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[BOLD]Title:[BOLD] University Lecture Series — “Creating Healthy Neighborhoods by Connecting Farmers, Institutions, and Consumers”

[BOLD]The Basics:[BOLD]David Eson, founder of Isidore Foods LLC, will explain how to aid family farms with distribution and market development of their products and, to provide consumers with fresh food from local farms in Western Pennsylvania. Isidore Foods, founded in 2006, supports community agriculture by forming buying relationships with farms that produce fruits, vegetables, meat, bread, milk, cheese, and butter and working with a local distributor to manage the online purchasing, packaging, and delivery of those products to consumers.

Currently, Isidore Foods represents 40 farms and businesses and serves over 500 customers, including the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon.

[BOLD]When:[BOLD] Today at 4:30 p.m.

[BOLD]Where:[BOLD] Adamson Wing (Baker Hall 136A)

[BOLD]Title:[BOLD] School of Art Lecture Series — Anne Ellegood

[BOLD]The Basics:[BOLD] Anne Ellegood, curator of contemporary art at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., will discuss her work.

Since arriving at the Hirshhorn in 2005, Ellegood has organized several exhibitions, including [ITAL]Directions: Jim Lambie[ITAL],[ITAL] The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture[ITAL],[ITAL] Amy Sillman: First Person Singular[ITAL], and [ITAL]The Cinema Effect: Reality, Illusion, and the Moving Image[ITAL]. Her project [ITAL]Terence Gower: Public Spirit[ITAL] is currently on view at the Hirshhorn Museum through March 22

[BOLD]When:[BOLD] Tuesday at 5 p.m.

[BOLD]Where:[BOLD] McConomy Auditorium, University Center

[BOLD]Title:[BOLD] “Islam and the African-American Community”

[BOLD]The Basics:[BOLD] Arif Jamal, a faculty member in the University of Pittsburgh Library System, will discuss the role of Islam in African-American culture.

Jamal oversees the African-American Collection and Buhl Social Work Collection at Hillman Library. He was a contributor on the subject of Islam and African-Americans for a seven-volume reference collection titled Resources for College Libraries, published in 2006.

[BOLD]When:[BOLD] Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

[BOLD]Where:[BOLD] Doherty Hall 1112

[BOLD]Title:[BOLD] Environmental Distinguished Lecture Series — “Doing business in a way that is good for people, the planet, and profits”

[BOLD]The Basics:[BOLD]
James E. Rogers, president, CEO, and chairman of the board of Duke Energy in Charlotte, N.C., will explain how Duke Energy is working to revise its business model in an attempt to modernize and decarbonize its power systems.

The company aims to maximize the energy efficiency of the communities it serves. Rogers will argue that if the company’s policy was applied on the national level, it would solve the country’s economic and environmental challenges.

[BOLD]When:[BOLD] Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

[BOLD]Where:[BOLD] Adamson Wing (Baker Hall 136A)

[BOLD]Title:[BOLD] School of Architecture Lecture Series — Fernando Romero

[BOLD]The Basics:[BOLD] Fernando Romero, Mexican architect and founder of the Laboratory of Architecture (LAR), will discuss his work.

LAR seeks to pursue new directions in architecture with which to serve contemporary society by developing new uses of space, materials, and building methods.

[BOLD]When:[BOLD] Friday at 6 p.m.

[BOLD]Where:[BOLD] Carnegie Museum of Art Theater