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It is often said that New York is a city only for the very rich or for the very poor. The New York of the rich is a vertical metropolis, the other one - the one I presented as a guest lecturer to Food Studies students - is horizontal.

The M.A. Food Studies students were excited to return to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) on April 4 for the annual George McGovern lecture, presented this year by Dr. Christopher B. Barrett of Cornell University.

Congratulations to AUR Graduate School alumna Victoria Rose (M.A. Food Studies class of 2018) on starting a new job with USAID in Washington, D.C. and presenting her Master’s thesis at a conference in Budapest.

There was no April fooling when the M.A. Food Studies students visited Agricoltura Nuova on Monday, April 1, as part of their Sustainable Food Systems course.

Like much of the Abruzzo, Umbria, and Lazio regions, the towns of Amatrice and Compotosto are still recuperating from an earthquake that struck in August 2016 and demolished what were once some thriving tourist destination.

On April 3, 2019, the MA Program in Food Studies and the Center for Food Studies hosted a guest lecture on 'Eating for 1.5°C: Contested pathways to ‘cooler’ diets' by Dr Colin Sage, Department of Geography, UCC & Chair of the Cork Food Policy Council.

The Food Writing Across Media class kicked off spring break with a tour of Roman markets last Saturday.

As part of the Food, Rurality and Local Development course, students learned how Metafarm is trying to revitalize the rural landscape by engaging consumers in an alternative, experiential form of to

Students were guided students of the Sustainable Food Systems class through the vineyards, grotto, and winemaking facilities by Ludovico, one of the three Botti brothers who founded and run the enterprise.

Congratulations to Professor Gaia Cottino, whose project "Mountains as Laboratories of Coexistence. Migrations and Food cultures in the Maritime Alps" (Montagne laboratorio di Convivenza.