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A Design Twist on the Local Foodie Movement

In a classroom on the first floor of McNeal Hall, students wait patiently with plastic spoons.They are inaugural participants in the first Food and Design class, a hands-on, edible experimentation course that teaches basic design principles through food. Today their assignment was to develop an innovative flavor and texture pairing in one spoon-sized bite. The bite-sized hors d'oeuvres on display, which needed to highlight a seasonal fruit or vegetable, range from caramelized sweet potatoes with crispy bacon to green tea Jell-O with maple cranberry apple sauce."I have always been interested in looking at food as a designed project," says instructor Barry Kudrowitz, assistant professor and the director of the product design program. "If you view food as something that you…

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Clinton Hewitt Receives 2012 President's Award for Outstanding Service

Clinton Hewitt (Emeritus, Landscape Architecture) is the recipient of the 2012 President’s Award for Outstanding Service, an award recognizing his remarkable work with the University and in the field of Landscape Architecture.  Professor Hewitt is recognized for greatly expanding the understanding and impact of landscape architecture. When he retired in 2009, friends and colleagues established the Clinton N. Hewitt Fellowship to celebrate his leadership and provide a financial award to landscape architecture students with exceptional potential.”Clint is the embodiment of the climate of respect that underpins the everyday dignity of the University of Minnesota,” said Professor Lance Neckar, head of the Department of Landscape Architecture. In 2011, Professor Hewitt was named a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architecture…

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