Marian University to host Academic Symposium, April 10-11

March 16, 2018

Marian University will hold its 15th annual Academic Symposium on April 10-11 in the Stayer Center for Executive Learning and Technology.

The keynote presentation will be held on Tuesday, April 10 from 7 – 8:30 pm. Mr. Michael Twitty will address the multifaceted intersection between American culture, race, and cuisine by reflecting on his own family origins and the foods and recipes passed down to him. He will use his book, The Cooking Gene, for the basis of his presentation.

In addition, the academic symposium will feature a variety of workshop sessions throughout the day on Wednesday, April 11 from 9am – 4:30pm. Topics range from issues of food justice to nutrition and from memories of foods past to an exploration of the future of food.

Participants will learn, discuss, debate, understand, and reflect upon the topic, Food for thought: Safety, Science, and Sovereignty, at Marian University’s 15th Academic Symposium. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit