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Mar14

African Agency in Development

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bruce D, Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC)

African Students Organization, 12th Annual Forum

Theme: African Agency in Development, Successes and Opportunities

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela, The Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Guest Speakers
Dr. Milu Muyanga Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University
Dr. Andrade Juan Division of Nutritional Sciences- UIUC
Dr. Muturi J Ephantus Director of Medical Entomology, Illinois Natural History Survey, UIUC
Dr. Maimouna A. Barro Center for African Studies, UIUC

African cusines will be served.

Sponsored by: SORF, Office of International Program-ACES, BNAACC, Office International Affairs and International Programs, Division of Nutritional Sciences, and Center for African Studies.

Mar30

The Role of Water in Bioenergy Systems

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Monsanto Room, ACES Library, 1101 S. Goodwin, Urbana

Join us on March 30 as Seth Snyder, Water Initiative Leader for Argonne National Laboratory, presents "The Role of Water in Bioenergy Systems," as part of the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory's ACES 501: Advanced Bioenergy Seminar Series.

Mar16

Biofuels: Impact on Engine Health and Performance

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Monsanto Room, ACES Library, 1101 S. Goodwin, Urbana

Join us March 16 to hear Al Hansen, professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the U of I, present, "Biofuels: Impact on Engine Health and Performance," as part of the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory's ACES 501: Advanced Bioenergy Seminar Series.

Mar09

Feeding Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles to Beef Cattle

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Monsanto Room, ACES Library, 1101 S. Goodwin, Urbana

Join us March 9 to hear Larry Berger, Marvel L. Baker Department Head and Professor in Ruminant Nutrition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln present, "Feeding Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles to Beef Cattle" as part of the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory's ACES 501: Advanced Bioenergy Seminar Series.

Mar14

African Agency in Development - Successes and Opportunities

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, 51 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign, IL

Keynote Speaker Dr. Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela, the Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies at the U of I will highlight this exciting event sponsored by the African Students Organization. Guest speakers include Dr. Milu Muyanga of the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University; Dr. Juan Andrade of the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the U of I; Dr. Ephantus J. Muturi of the Illinois Natural History Survey at the U of I; and Dr. Maimouna A. Barro of the Center for African Studies at the U of I. This event is sponsored by SORF, ACES Office of International Programs, BNAACC, Office International Affairs and International Programs, Division of Nutritional Sciences, and Center for African Studies. African cuisines will be served.

Joey Kreger
U of I is absolutely respected across the nation as an institution that gives you a solid technical background in food science.
Naperville, Illinois

Testing beverages from juice to sport drinks to alcohol sure sounds like a fun job, and food science and human nutrition graduate Joey Kreger definitely agrees. Joey is a sensory project manager for Givaudan Flavors Corp. His day-to-day activities include running sensory and consumer tests of the different beverages that his company produces. 

“I get to work for so many different customers on several types of products, from fruity juices to adult beverages,” Joey says.  “Being on the supplier side of the business has been a great fit for me—every day brings new challenges, which keeps it fresh and motivating.”

Knowing how to work with his team members is vital to Joey’s job success.

“Being able to work in a team is key—so my verbal and written communication skills have helped me a lot,” Joey says. “In addition, having a general technical background in all aspects of food science really helps with my ability to communicate with our team and our customers.”

Joey believes the university gave him much in a broad range of areas to be successful in his career, including professional connections and opportunities.

“U of I is absolutely respected across the nation as an institution that gives you a solid technical background in food science,” Joey says. “One thing I really appreciated was the wide industry connections available through the university. The rush of companies coming down to campus for recruitment every fall was a great way to get to know the industry and its career opportunities.”

 

Mar10

Social Transition and Agricultural Potential in the Caucasus and Central Asia Regions

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
101 International Studies Bldg, 910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign

Presented by Dr. Mohammad Babadoost, Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Illinois

As part of the Noontime Scholars Lecture Series

Sponsored by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Eight of the old Soviet Union republics are located in the Caucasus and Central Asia regions,which include Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia in the Caucasus region and Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan in the Central Asia region. Land area of these regions is approximately 3.3 million square miles, with a population of 85 million. Almost all kinds of food crops (e.g., cereals, legumes, vegetables, fruit and nut crops) are grown in these regions. There are tremendous agricultural potentials in the regions, which could help to improve food security in the world. People in these regions are well-educated, but they need help to put their knowledge in action. University of Illinois can play a constructive role in improving food production and quality in these regions.

Mar03

Dr. Ruopeng An, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Community Health

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spicebox, Bevier Commons

Please join us Tuesday, March 3rd for the Nutritional Sciences Special Seminar

Featuring Dr. Ruopeng An, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Community Health

"A Health Plan's Approach to Improve Diets: Evaluation of a Rebate Program on Healthy Food Purchases in South Africa"

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