Water for Food

Water for Food Institute to host ‘Transdisciplinary Conversations’ Oct. 24


Oct. 14, 2013,

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute will host its next “Transdisciplinary Conversations” event Oct. 24 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Wick Alumni Center (1520 R St.) on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus. Light food and drinks will be served. This event is open to all University of Nebraska faculty, staff, and students. Advance registration is required. To attend, please RSVP by Oct. 21: http://waterforfood.nebraska.edu/event.php?eventID=763

“Transdisciplinary Conversations” is a monthly series of events intended to bring together University of Nebraska colleagues from diverse fields with a shared interest in water and food research to gather informally, discuss cross-cutting questions, and explore new directions for collaborative research.

A brief, informal talk will be given by James Van Etten, William Allington Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology and co-director of the Nebraska Center for Virology. Van Etten will discuss the important role collaborations and serendipitous discussions have played throughout his distinguished career.

Next month’s “Transdisciplinary Conversations” event will be Nov. 20 from 4:30-6 p.m. (Wick Alumni Center, UNL City Campus).

The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska is a research, education, and policy analysis institute committed to helping the world efficiently use its limited freshwater resources, with particular focus on ensuring the food supply for current and future generations. For more information, visit: http://waterforfood.nebraska.edu

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