Fermentology Miniseminars: The Prehistory of Bread

The origins of bread have long been associated with the development of farming communities that first cultivated and domesticated cereals in the Fertile Crescent 10,000 years ago. However, most recent discoveries show that bread was not a product of farming […]

Fermentology Miniseminars: Pickling With Chef Vivian Howard

Chef Vivian Howard will tell the story of her wild ride from a small North Carolina city (Kinston) to New York and back — a story that is far from over and features a wildly successful television show, a growing […]

Coffee and Viz: Visualization and Pattern Recognition Using Deep Learning

Pattern recognition can be used to identify behavioral changes related to biological and health outcomes in model organisms. These data are complex and require visualization and the implementation of advanced machine learning and statistical techniques that capture spatiotemporal responses. David […]

Student Moving Image Showcase

Though we can’t be together in person, we continue the audience-favorite tradition of showcasing the remarkable work of students in a variety of media: film, video and animation. We've planned two nights of the showcase this year, each with unique […]

Fermentology Miniseminars: The Evolution of Fermentation by Primates

Katie Amato is a biological anthropologist studying interactions between diet, physiology and the gut microbiome in nonhuman primates and humans. Amato will present data describing patterns of fermented food consumption in primates and link it to the existing fermentation literature […]

Student Moving Image Showcase

Though we can’t be together in person, we continue the audience-favorite tradition of showcasing the remarkable work of students in a variety of media: film, video and animation. We've planned two nights of the showcase this year, each with unique […]

Read Smart Book Discussion: Kindred by Octavia Butler

Join us for a discussion of Octavia Butler’s Kindred, her acclaimed 1979 novel. Alexis Briggs, a doctoral student in applied social and community psychology, will facilitate the discussion. Kindred tells the story of Dana, a modern Black woman who is […]