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Frontiers in the Environment: Why We Can't Stop Eating (Allen Levine)

Date: 04/07/2010

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: IonE Seminar Room R380 Vocational-Technical Education

Cost: Free


 "Why We Can't Stop Eating"
Allen Levine, Dean, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

The world is home to 1 billion overweight and 300 million obese people. There are a variety of hypotheses about the cause of the obesity epidemic. This seminar will address the central nervous system controllers that regulate food intake and the rewards associated with ingestion.

Watch live via UMConnect: http://umconnect.umn.edu/IonEFrontiers


The Institute on the Environment is breathing new life into the old lecture series. Frontiers in the Environment explores the frontiers of knowledge in climate change, renewable energy, land use, food security and many other environmental hot topics. Our speakers go easy on the PowerPoint slides and heavy on the big ideas. They provide the audience with a true understanding of the issue, its global significance and breakthroughs on the horizon. Join us Wednesdays for a presentation and Q&A session, followed by a casual get-together in the IonE Commons. The lectures also air live on the Web and are archived for future viewing.



  • Name: Stephanie Szurek
  • E-mail: sjszurek@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: Institute on the Environment

More information: http://environment.umn.edu/news_events/events/frontiers.html

Disability Options:

Room is handicap accessible.

Event Recording: http://umconnect.umn.edu/IonEFrontiers

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