How did we learn to trust food in opaque packages? In her new book, Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry, Dr. Anna Zeide reveals the answers through the story of the canning industry, taking us on a journey to understand how food industry leaders leveraged the powers of science, marketing, and politics to win over a reluctant public, even as consumers resisted at every turn.
Environmental Studies & Sciences
Getting Your Passion Going to Save the Planet: A Lecture by Sam Lovejoy
The Film and Media Studies program at Rhodes College presents a public screening of Werner Herzog’s THE WILD BLUE YONDER (2005), followed by a Q&A session with the legendary filmmaker himself.
How do nature and technology shape where water flows? How do they affect who has access to it? Using Paris as a case-study, Soppelsa examines the city's "waterscape" to investigate the place of water in society during a period where how Parisians used their water changed dramatically and became highly politicized. He raises fundamental questions about how humans and non-humans make ecological change. Soppelsa's talk resonates with today's debates on "water wars," water infrastructure, and water pollution.