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Food for Thought: If Food Could Talk (All Alexandria Reads)

2022-04-26 16:00:00 2022-04-26 17:00:00 America/New_York Food for Thought: If Food Could Talk (All Alexandria Reads) Author and Scientist Theodore C. Dumas highlights thirteen important foods that will likely disappear in the very near future due to climate change and ways we can save these precious foods. Virtual - Zoom

Tuesday, April 26
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-04-26 16:00:00 2022-04-26 17:00:00 America/New_York Food for Thought: If Food Could Talk (All Alexandria Reads) Author and Scientist Theodore C. Dumas highlights thirteen important foods that will likely disappear in the very near future due to climate change and ways we can save these precious foods. Virtual - Zoom

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Author and Scientist Theodore C. Dumas highlights thirteen important foods that will likely disappear in the very near future due to climate change and ways we can save these precious foods.

Resilience is the theme of All Alexandria Reads 2022 celebrated through book discussions and various events throughout the month of April. The month of April also brings a renewed awareness to environmental issues with Earth Day. Through his new book, If Food Could Talk, Dumas hopes to encourage people to appreciate the climate problem on a more personal level and make changes in their daily lives.

Ted Dumas is an Associate Professor of Psychology who balances education and research to discover novel relationships between neural network activities and cognitive abilities and disseminate knowledge to students of all ages. Dr. Dumas received his B.S. degree at the University of Connecticut and double majored in Physiology and Neurobiology (Life Sciences Dept.) and Psychology. Having found his career niche in basic research, he then attended the University of Virginia where he earned his first individual NIH fellowship and received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the Neuroscience and Behavior Program in the Department of Psychology. He then moved across the country to work as an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Robert Sapolsky at Stanford University focusing on gene therapy techniques designed to prevent and promote recovery from brain injury. His second postdoctoral fellowship was at the University of Oregon with Dr. Clifford Kentros where he contributed to a large effort to produce novel transgenic mouse lines for the study of learning and memory. Dr. Dumas also delivers 6-hour continuing education seminars for health professionals on a national circuit and is heavily involved in engaging undergraduate and secondary school students in state-of-the art neuroscience. His laboratory has been funded by the Department of Defense, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the National Institutes of Health.

This program will take place by Zoom and registration is required. After registering, you will be e-mailed the link to join this Zoom meeting. If you have questions about the program, please contact Caroline at cpak@alexlibraryva.org.

 

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