Still time to register for Oct. 11 Dinner Lecture Series event

Just a friendly reminder that there’s still time to buy your tickets for a deliciously informative evening highlighting the food and culinary customs of the Andean region. UW-Green Bay’s Oct. 11 Dinner Lecture Series event will feature Assistant Prof. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz and visiting Scholar in Residence Alex Godoy-Faúndez, who will introduce campus and community attendees to this vibrant region through a dinner presentation focusing on culinary customs and style. The menu includes Grilled Beef Antichuchos Skewers (Peruvian Beef Kebabs); Corvina a La Chorillana (Peruvian Fish in Spicy Tomato Sauce); Papa a la Huancaina (Peruvian Potatoes); Peruvian Corn Cobs; Dessert Alfajores (Caramel Cookies); and beverages. Full details.

Oct. 11 Dinner Lecture event features Andean cuisine

Prof. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz and visiting Scholar in Residence Alex Godoy-Faúndez will keynote an evening of delectable education Thursday, Oct. 11, when the recently revived Dinner Lecture Series features the Andean region of South America. The menu will feature such authentic Andean cuisine as Grilled Beef Antichuchos Skewers (Peruvian Beef Kebabs); Corvina a La Chorillana (Peruvian Fish in Spicy Tomato Sauce); and Papa a la Huancaina (Peruvian Potatoes). Saxton-Ruiz and Godoy-Faúndez will offer an interdisciplinary style presentation on various aspects of the region’s gastronomy and eco-friendly advances in the food industry. The event begins at 6 p.m. in the Phoenix Room of the Union. Cost is $24. Full details.

UW-Green Bay presents Dinner Lecture Series event featuring Andean cuisine

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will continue its recently revived Dinner Lecture Series with a Thursday, Oct. 11 event featuring the Andean region of South America.

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz and visiting Scholar in Residence Alex Godoy-Faúndez will introduce campus and community attendees to this vibrant region through a dinner presentation focusing on the culinary customs and style of the Andean region. Visiting scholar Godoy-Faúndez is an assistant professor and research fellow in the Research Center for Sustainability, Faculty of Ecology and Natural Resources at Universidad Andres Bello in Santiago, Chile.

“In truly interdisciplinary fashion, Dr. Godoy-Faúndez and I will discuss the gastronomy of the Andean region from two separate fields of study,” said Saxton-Ruiz, assistant professor of Humanistic Studies and Spanish. “I plan on describing the region’s significant contributions to international cuisine through its autochthonous ingredients such as potato and quinoa. My Chilean colleague has prepared a presentation regarding how his country’s food industry has made strides in recent decades to become more sustainable and eco-friendly.”

The Dinner Lecture Series meal will feature authentic Andean cuisine including Grilled Beef Antichuchos Skewers (Peruvian Beef Kebabs); Corvina a La Chorillana (Peruvian Fish in Spicy Tomato Sauce); Papa a la Huancaina (Peruvian Potatoes); Peruvian Corn Cobs; Dessert Alfajores (Caramel Cookies); and beverages.

This is the second year of the recently revived UW-Green Bay Dinner Lecture series, which was for decades a popular campus and community fixture. In 2011 the UW-Green Bay Division of Outreach and Adult Access brought back the series, which offers an enjoyable, educational chance to broaden cultural horizons, said Mona Christensen, UW-Green Bay director of camps and conferences. Sessions during the 2011-12 academic year featured the cuisine of Israel and the Basque region of Spain, with related lectures and discussion featuring UW-Green Bay faculty members.

The Andean Experience dinner lecture event begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 with a pre-dinner gathering in the Phoenix Room of the University Union on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. The dinner and presentation will follow, also in the Phoenix Room, from 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $24. A cash bar will be available, featuring Peruvian wine.

Registration is available online at www.uwgb.edu/outreach/andes or via U.S. Mail (send to Camps and Conferences – Office of Outreach, UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311). For questions or additional information, call (920) 465-2775 (local), (800) 621-2313 or email felmera@uwgb.edu. Registration deadline is Oct. 8.

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Dinner Lecture Series event features Russ, Israel

UW-Green Bay presented the next installment of its newly revived Dinner Lecture Series March 29, featuring cuisine from and discussion about the country of Israel.

Prof. Meir Russ presented “Israel: The High-Tech Wonder in the Desert” during the evening event, which featured a meal of lentil soup, Israeli salad, Israeli roasted chicken, couscous with vegetables and Israeli apple cake for dessert. Russ is a professor of Management and chair of the Master’s in Management program at the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business. A native of Israel, Russ led a discussion on his home country and some of its high-tech innovations, including advancements in communication, biotechnology and sophisticated agriculture.

The Israeli event was the second in the newly revived Dinner Lecture Series, which was brought back earlier this year by UW-Green Bay’s Division of Outreach and Adult Access. The series was a popular campus and community fixture in the 1980s and ‘90s before it fell dormant for a number of years.

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Israel dinner/lecture by Russ is Thursday evening

Prof. Meir Russ of UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business will speak about Israel, its people and economic success in a dinner/lecture sponsored by Outreach and Adult Access this Thursday (March 29). The evening begins at 6 p.m. in the Phoenix Room with a cash bar followed by the dinner and slide-illustrated presentation at 6:30 p.m.  The cost is $24 per person. To RSVP or learn more, click here.
 

More details on next Dinner Lecture event featuring Russ, Israel

There’s now a full news release posted on the next installment in the newly revived  Dinner Lecture Series. On March 29, Prof. Meir Russ presents “Israel: The High-Tech Wonder in the Desert” during an evening event featuring education and Israeli cuisine. Russ, chair of our own Master’s in Management program, will tell audiences about Israel’s innovations and initiatives in the communication, biotechnology and sophisticated agriculture sectors, among others. More details.
 

Revived Dinner Lecture Series to feature innovations, cuisine of Israel

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will present the next installment in its newly revived Dinner Lecture Series Thursday, March 29, when Prof. Meir Russ presents “Israel: The High-Tech Wonder in the Desert” in the Phoenix Room of the University Union on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

The evening of international education and delicious Israeli cuisine will kick off at 6 p.m. with a social gathering, and continue with the dinner and presentation from 6:30-8 p.m. The all-Israeli menu includes lentil soup, Israeli salad (found at falafel street stands throughout the country), Israeli roasted chicken, couscous with vegetables and Israeli apple cake for dessert.

The event’s featured speaker, Meir Russ, is a professor in Management and chair of the Master’s in Management program at UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business. A native of Israel, Russ will lead a fascinating discussion on his home country and some of its high-tech innovations. Attendees will learn about Israel’s initiatives in strategic sectors, including communication, biotechnology and sophisticated agriculture. Russ will cover policy decisions that drove such advancements, and discuss how these innovations are being applied today.

“This Dinner Lecture Series event promises a fascinating look at Israel and its innovations,” said Mona Christensen, UW-Green Bay director of camps and conferences. “Steering clear of politics, Professor Russ’ lecture will address his native country’s sophisticated advancements in agriculture, communication and technology. Guests will enjoy an engaging lecture and some fantastic food.”

The Israel event is the second in UW-Green Bay’s newly revived Dinner Lecture Series, which kicked off in October with an event featuring the Basque Region of Spain. The series was a popular campus and community fixture in the 1980s and 1990s before falling dormant for a number of years. UW-Green Bay’s Division of Outreach and Adult Access is pleased to be reviving the series, which offers an enjoyable, educational chance to broaden cultural horizons, Christensen said.

Registration for the March 29 event is available online at www.uwgb.edu/outreach/israel or via U.S. Mail (send to Camps and Conferences – Office of Outreach, UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311). Cost is $24 per person, and a cash bar will be available. For questions or additional information, call 800-621-2313, 920-465-2775 (locally) or email Andrea Felmer at felmera@uwgb.edu. Deadline for registration is March 26.

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Outreach dinner lecture on Israel stars  Prof. Russ

UW-Green Bay Prof. Meir Russ, chair of the Master’s of Management program, is the presenter Thursday evening, March 29, when the division of Outreach and Adult Access hosts the next installment of its dinner lecture series. “Israel: The High-Tech Wonder in the Desert” is the program’s title. Registration is $24 per person. More details.