This weekend, Boston University’s History Department will host a two-day conference as part of its Food and the City initiative. Held in Room 906 of the Photonics Center, the conference will focus on the historical relationship between food and cities. By incorporating multi-disciplinary and global perspectives, the conference will nurture a necessary discussion that has its roots in the past and also looks forward, aiming to inform the future of urban food systems. Ken Albala from University of the Pacific will serve as the conference keynote.
For further information, contact conference chair Robyn Metcalfe at email@example.com.
Next week, a number of events will be hosted around campus in honor of World AIDS Day. Free HIV/AIDS testing will take place throughout the week: Tuesday, November 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the third floor of the George Sherman Union; Wednesday, November 30th and Thursday, December 1st from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.; and Friday, December 2nd from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Student Health Services. For all testing sessions, pre-registration is available in the GSU Link and walk-ins are also welcome.
On Thursday, December 1st, World AIDS Day information tables will be set up in the GSU Link from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. That night, at 7:30, “Global Meets Local” will take place in the Law Auditorium. This event will feature performances and testimonials from South Africa, as well as live footage.
On Friday, December 2nd from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore will interview MTV’s Georgia Arnold about her work with the Staying Alive Foundation. Their discussion will stream live from BU Central. Shortly afterward, Dean Elmore will host a Coffee and Conversation with Georgia Arnold in the Howard Thurman Center from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., which is free and open to the public.
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