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Successful Strategies to Reduce Food Insecurity in the United States

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe St., Chicago

Almost 50 million Americans live in households that are food insecure meaning that, at some point over the previous year, they did not have enough resources for food for all the family members. This food insecurity rate remains at historically high levels and, given the myriad health consequences associate with food insecurity, has become a key concern for the United States. 

In this presentation, Dr. Craig Gundersen, an internationally, recognized expert on food insecurity and the evaluation of food assistance program, provides an overview of food insecurity, its determinants and consequences, and what has proven successful in reducing food insecurity. Dr. Gundersen is the Soybean Industry Endowed Professor of Agricultural Strategy in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois and is a member of the Technical Advisory Group at Feeding America. 

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Graduate School and Career Search Prep for NRES Students

2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Monsanto Room, ACES Library

Preparing to apply to graduate school or search for your first job after college should begin early! Learn what you can be doing NOW to position yourself for success after completing your undergraduate degree.

This session will comprise of three presentations:

  • Preparing to apply to graduate school
    Dr. Jeff Brawn, NRES Department Head
  • Graduate school application process in NRES and PEEC
    Dr. Jim Miller, Director of NRES Graduate Studies
  • Preparing to search for employment
    Jean Drasgow, Director of ACES Career Services

Questions may be directed to Susan Helmink at