Liebman Speaker Series

Liebman Speaker Series: Connecting Science and Everything

Friday mornings at MCC…

Join us for MCC’s new Liebman Speaker Series, where we will discuss the intersection of science and everything.

Food Science Innovations

Friday, October 26, 2018
Carey Lecture Hall (1st Floor), Liebman Science Center
10 - 11:30 a.m.

photo of Jonny Hunter

Jonny Hunter, chef and owner of Underground Food Collaborative in Madison, Wisconsin, will talk about innovation in food and how a small company can rethink its supply chain in order to compete with large, multinational corporations. In order to survive in a food industry that has pushed out small producers for the past 60 years, Hunter and his team focused on waste, innovation, health, and taste and discovered that this focus was one path toward a better food system that aligns with the values consumers are demanding.

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Future session topics include science and art; molecular gastronomy; astronomy; and technology and the brain. All sessions will take place on Friday mornings.

  • November 30, 2018 The Science of Science Fiction, Michelle Nichols-Yehling, Director of Public Observing, Adler Planetarium

    Science fiction novels set in the future often describe technologies that turn up in our current lives decades, centuries, or millennia ahead of time. We will take a look at Isaac Asimov’s writings, especially his Foundation and Robot novels, and see where sci-fi has turned into sci-fact in the latter 20th and early 21st centuries.

  • February 22, 2019 Architecture and Design in the Environment, Katherine Darnstadt, Founder of Latent Design architecture firm
  • March 2019 Meteorology and Broadcast
  • April 2019 Digital Technology, Social Media, and Learning, Dr. Jolie Matthews, Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences, Northwestern University

Speaker Series Highlights