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World Hunger, Keegan Flanigan, Garrett Cruz Dec 2012

World Hunger, Keegan Flanigan, Garrett Cruz

COLA 100: Feast and Famine In a Global World Poster Assignment

U.S. to Mauritania Comparisons

  • 40% of food processed in the United States is thrown away
  • 1.3 billion tons of food, more than 1/3 of the world's food production is lost or wasted annually.
  • If food waste in the United States was reduced by 15%, the amount of food could feed 25 million people (five times the population of Mauritania) for a year.


Hunger In America, Kamay Tu Dec 2012

Hunger In America, Kamay Tu

COLA 100: Feast and Famine In a Global World Poster Assignment

Hunger in America is becoming more and more an issue. Although the advance from hunting and gathering to farming and agriculture should solve this issue, it hasn't. The question is why?


Life Cafe: Food Conservation And Health, Michelle Panko Dec 2012

Life Cafe: Food Conservation And Health, Michelle Panko

COLA 100: Feast and Famine In a Global World Poster Assignment

Challenges of Health and Conservation in Las Vegas

  • Las Vegas is a very large and busy city, with locals operating on a very hectic agenda often times resulting with a need for instant gratification.
  • Because of this, many food industries in Las Vegas tend to distribute unhealthy foods in large Quantities.
  • According to the Springs preserve NV blog, Las wastes produces 9,000 tons of trash a day.


University Scholar Series: Jan English-Lueck, Jan English-Lueck Oct 2012

University Scholar Series: Jan English-Lueck, Jan English-Lueck

University Scholar Series

On October 24, 2012 Dr. Jan English-Lueck spoke in the University Scholar Series hosted by Provost Ellen Junn at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. Dr. Jan English-Lueck is the associate dean of the College of Social Sciences and a distinguished anthropologist. She has written ethnographies detailing the lives of California's alternative healers and China's scientists. She is also the author of several books on Silicon Valley that explore how working in Silicon Valley shapes our communities, families, and bodies.


To Live Means To Suffer: Exploring The Identity Of Chronic Pain Conditions, Gabriela Harris Mar 2012

To Live Means To Suffer: Exploring The Identity Of Chronic Pain Conditions, Gabriela Harris

Annual Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society

This paper examines the necessary identity reconstruction for chronic pain patients through the use of illness narratives. The biographical interruption of a chronic illness, partnered with the patients’ inability to discuss embodiment and pain wholly (because language failures to capture the essence of pain and suffering) creates a devastating chasm between the world of the healthy and the world of the sick. Psychosomatic pain, and illnesses without diagnosis, are all the more divisive conditions, because these factors rob the patient further, disallowing them from constructing even an illness identity. Utilizing published patient interviews, sociological and anthropological texts, as well as ...


Anthrofest 2012, Jennifer Mcauley, Alexander Niculescu, Paul Mitchell, Julia Mclean, Monika Wasik, Myles Karp, Ollin Venegas, Alex Tickle Feb 2012

Anthrofest 2012, Jennifer Mcauley, Alexander Niculescu, Paul Mitchell, Julia Mclean, Monika Wasik, Myles Karp, Ollin Venegas, Alex Tickle

Anthrofest

The University of Pennsylvania anthropology annual undergraduate research conference known as ANTHROFEST brings together undergraduates involved in research across all concentrations in anthropology, as well as faculty and the broader undergraduate and graduate community. Each year, select students present and discuss their original research to the community at Penn. The conference is open to the public.