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Food Science Seminars

The Food Science seminars are scheduled every Thursday during fall semester and every Tuesday during spring semester. Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held at 3:35 pm in Room 131, Food Science building, Athens. Varied topics of interest are presented by speakers from academia, government and industry. The schedule below is updated as information becomes available. In addition to regularly scheduled seminars, special seminars and Food Science graduate student defenses are listed. All seminars are open to the public. Degree award dates of alumni from our department are noted in parentheses.

Spring 2018




Jan 9

Dr. Rakesh Singh, University of Georgia
How to write a world class paper and improve your chances of publication

Jan 16

Dr. Abigail Borron, University of Georgia

Culture-centered communication in the realm of science communication

Jan 23

Dr. Casimir Akoh, University of Georgia

Writing, Publishing a Scientific Paper – Questions You May Have

Jan 30

Dr. Anand Mohan, University of Georgia

Standard of Identity for Processed Foods

Feb 6

No seminar - students should attend Suppliers' Night

Feb 13

Dr. Hong Zhuang, Research Food Technologist, USDA - Agricultural Research Service Emerging Broiler Breast Meat Quality Problems: White Striping (WS) and Woody Breast (WB)

Feb 20

Blake Hendrix, President & CEO, Desmet Ballestro North America Industrial application of Fat Modification technologies

Feb 27

Dr. Bahman Ghavimi, Consulting, Sales, Ingredient Supplier, Dr. G's Creations LLC
What is Ne Yu® ?

March 6

Dr. Christine Akoh Vitamin D: Is More Actually Better?

March 20

Dr. Brian Bowker, Research Food Technologist, USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Water-Holding Capacity in Poultry Breast Meat

March 27

Student Presentations

April 3

Student Presentations


April 10

Student Presentations


April 17

Student Presentations


April 24

Student Presentations


Dr. Mark Harrison has been selected as the 2017 Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award recipient from International Association of Food Protection (IAFP). The award is in recognition of his many years of outstanding service to the public, IAFP, and the Food Industry.  Congratulations, Dr. Harrison!

Lauren Hudson Dissertation Defense 4/19 @1pm ATHENS, GA at Food Science 04/19/2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Lauren Hudson will defend her dissertation titled, "Genomic Analysis of Listeria monocytogenes from Poultry Further Processing Plants," on Thursday, April 19, at 1pm in Food Science Building room 215. All are invited to attend.

Carlyn Oswald Thesis Defense 4/20 @10:30am ATHENS, GA at Food Science 04/20/2018 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Carlyn Oswald will defend her thesis titled, "Effect of Front of Package Symbols on Consumer Product Evaluation, Visual Attention, And Preferences," on Friday, April 20, at 10:30am in Food Science Building room 215. All are invited to attend.

CAES Graduation Convocation - Athens Athens, GA at The Classic Center 05/03/2018 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM

This ceremony is for undergraduate students graduating in Spring or Summer 2018 and graduate students graduating in Spring 2018. At this ceremony, every student will be individually recognized, have their picture taken with Dean Pardue, and be presented with a gift from the CAES Alumni Association.

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