As we engage in Food for Thought Theme Semester 2015, we are excited to announce Theme Semester Spring 2016. We will focus our efforts around social justice, bringing together our academics, campus, and community.
The University of Iowa’s Theme Semester is a collaboration that brings diverse perspectives to bear on a topic of importance to Iowa and the world. Grounded in the educational mission of the University, the Theme Semester provides opportunities for teaching, engagement, and learning both on campus and throughout the state of Iowa. We hope the events and activities surrounding each theme will help the University to forge new partnerships, promote publicly engaged scholarship, and contribute to communities statewide.
The second Theme Semester, Just Living, will focus on social justice. Visit justliving.uiowa.edu to learn how to get involved with Theme Semester 2016.
The Land Provides: Iowa's Culinary Heritage was an exhibit in the Hanson Humanities Gallery at the Old Capitol Museum. The exhibit ran from January 22 to August 2, 2015, and examined the world of food that Iowans grew, prepared, and enjoyed during the state’s early years.
In collaboration with Working Group Theatre and Hancher's play All Recipes are Home, individuals were asked to bring a canned food donation to the showing of the play in Iowa City, Grinnell, and Decorah to suppor
Mark Bittman spoke on Wednesday, April 8 at the Englert Theatre in downtown Iowa City. The lecture was free and open to the public, and as part of admission we asked you to please bring a canned food donation this evening to benefit HACAP and local food pantries.