Why Don’t We Trust Our Food? Obesity and Infection Today

Name: Why Don’t We Trust Our Food? Obesity and Infection Today

Time & Date: 8:15 P.M., Saturday, October 24, 2009

Location: Lecture Hall No. 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre

Description: The Vancouver Institute, in association with Green College, will present a Cecil and Ida Green Lecture by Professor Sander Gilman from Emory University, Georgia.

A cultural and literary historian, Dr. Gilman is the author or editor of over eighty books. His Fat: A Cultural History of Obesity appeared in 2008; his most recent edited volume, Race and Contemporary Medicine: Biological Facts and Fictions was published that same year. He is the author of the basic study of the visual stereotyping of the mentally ill, Seeing the Insane. For twenty-five years he was a member of the humanities and medical faculties at Cornell University where he held the Goldwin Smith Professorship of Humane Studies. He has been the Henry R. Luce Distinguished Service Professorship of the Liberal Arts in Human Biology at the University of Chicago, and was a distinguished professor of the Liberal Arts and Medicine and creator of the Humanities Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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