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  • Vivian Halloran is on the planning committee for this year's Themester program. In this capacity, she has organized an exhibit at the Lilly Library called "Book Bites: "Texts that Influenced and Reflected How America Eats," which features a number of texts from the Lilly's food-related collection (see for more information). The exhibit, and opening reception, were featured in the Herald-Times on October 8 (see

  • Professor Joan Linton, has been awarded the Inspiration Award in the faculty category from the Asian Pacific American Faculty and Staff Council (APAFSC) for her work in outreach, support, and celebration of the Asian Pacific American heritage at IU and the broader community and for her leadership in the Asian community.


  • Wednesday, September 10, Noon, State Room East, IMU
    As part of the Themester Fall 2014 Eat, Drink, Think: Food from Art to Science Chef Edward Lee will discuss his development of a new vision of Asian-American cuisine. Chef Lee is a Korean-American who grew up in Brooklyn, trained in NYC kitchens, and has spent the better part of a decade honing his vision at 610 Magnolia restaurant in Louisville, KY. His cooking combines Korean and southern US influences in a creative way, and has earned him exposure on venues such as Iron Chef America and Top Chef. But he is also a very thoughtful culinary explorer, as is evident in his book from last year, Smoke & Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen.

  • Wednesday, September 10, 12:15-1:00 p.m. Gallery of Western Art, first floor, IU Art Museum
    "Beyond Food Porn: Images and Affect in the Politics of Eating" -- Vivian Halloran will explore how viewers' visceral reaction to food art can be manipulated to affect political or behavioral change.