Monthly Archives: February 2016

Women in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Career Paths and Experiences Panel Discussion

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join the CALS Diversity Council on March 23 from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Fralin Auditorium as we host an interactive discussion with several leading women in the college.

Discussion topics include paths to success, overcoming challenges, and the diverse career opportunities in the agriculture and life sciences fields.

More more information, contact Erin Ling at ejling@vt.edu or see Women’sMonthCALSDiversityCouncilPanel2-2016.

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Study Abroad Ecuador: Cultural Immersion through Food

Flag_of_Ecuador_svgThe core of this unique experience is a two-week trip to Ecuador that explores food, culture, and agriculture across several geographical and ecological regions in Ecuador.

“Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are,” wrote renowned gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1825. The type of food we eat, and ultimately how we prepare it and share it reflects who we are and where we come from. Therefore, the social context for food is very important and significant.

While in Ecuador, we will visit cultural and historical sites, universities, and most importantly we will learn about local food, cook with the locals and experience their “food culture”. Furthermore, we will explore the driving force behind what we eat across several cultural boundaries.

The framework for this highimpact experience is a special study course offered during first summer session. Preparation for the trip occurs during spring semester.

Click here for the full flyer detailing the this study abroad experience:

Ecuador flyer

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AgriCorps Presentation

John Romo, Director of Recruitment for AgriCorps will be conducting an open forum regarding the opportunities they offer on Thursday, February 11 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in 1810 Litton-Reaves Hall. AgriCorps is an organization that connects agriculture professionals to developing countries to teach agriculture.

For more info, see the following attachments.

AgriCorps Job Flyer copy

AgriCorps Mission

agricorps-flyer-join-oct2015-v1

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