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UC Riverside Spring Science Lecture Series to Focus on Food Security and Nutrition

March 25, 2015 |

UC Riverside’s College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences in partnership with the UC Global
Food Initiative and California Agriculture and Food Enterprise (CAFÉ) present the Spring 2015 Science Lecture Series:


UC Riverside Extension Center
Conference Rooms D&E
1200 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92507
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

All lectures are free and open to the public (no charge for parking). For more information, visit

April 9 – Feeding Botswana: From Field to Lab to Vaccine
Larry Grill (’79 Ph.D. Plant Pathology), Dean of Research, and Director, Vaccine Research Center, Keck Graduate Institute,  Claremont, CA

April 23 – Food Security for Africa: The Cowpea Story from Lab to Plate
Phil Roberts, UCR Professor of Nematology; Timothy Close, UCR Professor of Genetics; and Jeff Ehlers, plant geneticist, and Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

May 7 – Seeds of Change: UCR’s Healthy and Sustainable Food Initiative
Cheryl Garner, Executive Director of UCR Dining, Conference and Catering Services; and Neal Malik, Registered Dietician, UCR Dining Services

May 21 – What You Eat Is How You Feel: Nutrition and Its Impact on Immunity and Health
Ilhem Messaoudi Powers, Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences, UCR School of Medicine


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