Are Local and Organic More Nutritious? Farm Forum Discussion Tonight
Nationally recognized author, nutritionist, and organic foods expert Joan Dye Gussow, Ed.D., will give a talk entitled “Home Food: From Scary Spinach to Hardy Mache” on Monday evening, March 26 at 7 p.m. in The Gorge of Withey Hall. Gussow is the Mary Swartz Rose Professor Emeritus of Nutrition and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and former head of the Nutrition Education Department. She is the author of many articles and books, including This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader (Chelsea Green). Among her many professional activities, Gussow has served on the Diet, Nutrition and Cancer Panel of the National Academy of Sciences, the Food and Nutrition Board of NAS, and the National Organic Standards Board. A long time organic mini-farmer, Gussow lives on the west bank of the Hudson River in Piermont, NY, where she grows her own produce. As with other GMC Family Farm Forum presentations, the talk will include an audience-guided discussion. For more information, contact Prof. Philip Ackerman-Leist at ext. 8254.
Sports Nutritionist to Speak Tonight
Beth Glace, a Research associate and sport nutritionist at the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma located in Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, will speak Monday evening, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the East Room of Withey Hall. With a focus on the nutritional needs of student athletes, Glace’s lecture will focus on making good food choices in the dining hall and while traveling, food to enhance endurance, food to enhance strength sport performance, hydration, and maintaining a healthy weight. This special presentation is sponsored by the Athletics Department and open to all. For more information, contact Jamey Ventura at ext. 8238.
Hurlyburly Opens Friday
The play Hurlyburly, directed by senior Alejandro Flores-Howland, will open this Friday at 7 p.m. in Ackley Theatre, with a second performance Saturday at 7. Set in the early 80s, Hurlyburly is a Tony-award winning play that follows the intertwined lives of a handful of Hollywood players as they navigate the seamy world of the movie industry. Both are searching for meaning in what has become a hollow and isolated existence. Written by David Rabe, Hurlyburly was performed in Chicago and on Broadway then adapted to screen in the 1998 film starring Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey, and Robin Wright Penn. This is the senior project of Flores-Howland, a self-designed theatre major. Admission is free to GMC faculty, staff, and students with ID. $5 general public. Tickets available at the door.
Final Week for Jane Horner Exhibit
The Jane Horner exhibit at the Feick Arts Center is in its last week. This beautiful exhibit features pieces are crafted from found objects in the natural and man-made realms. Vines, seed pods, palm grasses, hemp, copper and steel filament, tools and toys all recombine in new and beautiful ways in the assembly of her work. Stop by week days between 1-5 p.m. The gallery will also be open on Saturday, March 31, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Faculty Colloquium Wednesday
Professor Mark Dailey (anthropology) will give a faculty colloquium presentation this Wednesday, March 28 at noon in Terrace Hall 124. Dailey and a group of Green Mountain College students traveled to China in June 2006 to conduct research on the evolving place of ancestry in a rapidly modernizing China. The trip was funded through a grant from the ASIANetwork. Dailey’s talk is open to all. For more information, contact Prof. Vangie Blust, coordinator of the Faculty Colloquium, at ext. 8295.
Student Colloquium Presentation
Nicolas Bourges: Speaking about Paper Mills on the Uruguay River: The Paper War, Argentina vs. Uruguay. A Case Study and Ethical Implications. Kasey Benthin: Speaking about, It's all about Context, Baby: Feminism and Pornography. Click here for a complete schedule.
Clarence Darrow Presentation
GMC’s Pre-Law Program has organized a trip to see a performance of "Clarence Darrow: The Search for Justice," starring Gary Anderson, a nationally renowned Darrow portrayer. Clarence Darrow, one of the most hated and celebrated lawyers in American history, fought creationism in public schools, racism, the death penalty, conspiracy laws and attacks on civil liberties. This is Clarence Darrow, the legendary lawyer, as warrior, returning to engage our government and justice system in a presentation that trembles with inescapable timeliness. The first 15 students to sign up go for free. After that the cost is $20.00. There is a sign-up sheet on Prof. Rebecca Purdom's office door in Terrace 129. Please contact Rebecca Purdom for more information at ext. 8301.
Prof. Susan Sutheimer (chemistry) and GMC junior Necole Whitcher attended the 31st Annual Conference of the New England Association of Environmental Biologists at the Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center, Mount Snow, West Dover, Vermont. Session topics included Lake and River Management and Integrating Science into American Thought and Policies. Poster sessions included bioassessment, geomorphology, and nutrients in surface waters from authors throughout New England. Whitcher is an Environmental Studies major (Natural Science Track) who is especially interested in wetlands. She is currently doing research measuring the amount of salt in stream water (conductivity) before and after snowstorms to assess the impact of salting roads.
Prof. Karen Swyler (fine art) took three students, Lindsey McFarland, Allison Berniker, and Pat Girard, to the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference in Louisville, KY last week. The group attended lectures on topics in ceramic art and toured a variety of ceramic shows at galleries throughout the city. They also attended the opening reception of Swyler’s solo show titled Nuance: New Works in Porcelain.