Past Events 2011-2012

October 2011:  Volunteering with NYCares

WINS members volunteered for New York Cares' bi-annual day of service. Alongside nearly 6,000 other volunteers, the scholars created murals, cleaned and painted classrooms, and helped with landscaping at a New York City public school.

 

January 2012: Dinner and Games at Dave & Busters

The scholars kicked off the spring semester with an evening of great food, friends, and games.

 

March 2012: Marion Nestle speaks on the Politics of Nutrition

Calories--too few or too many--are the source of health problems affecting billions of people in today's globalized world. Although calories are essential to human health and survival, they cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted. They are also hard to understand. Marion Nestle's presentation focused on what calories are and how they work, both biologically and politically.

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University. She is the author of What to Eatand, from UC Press, Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health; Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety; and Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine
WINS was honored to have Dr. Nestle speak at their 4th Annual Lecture.

 

April 2012: Oral Cancer Foundation Walk

 WINS members participated in the Oral Cancer Foundation's awareness-raising walk in lower Manhattan on April 28. 

 

April 2012: Learning from Professional Women in Science: An Evening with NYU Poly

Members of WINS and an all-female group from NYU Poly came together for an evening of mingling, thought-provoking activities, and discussion. After an intense Tangoes competition, attendees broke into small groups to more intimately discuss the perceived challenges, pressures, and rewards of being a female scientist. Female postdocs, educators, and researchers were in attendance to facilitate the conversation and add their perspective.