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On Display: Tales of Environmental Turbulence

An exhibition involving 24 artists addressing the intersection of art and science in their work will hold an opening exhibition in the University of Minnesota Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library and at Institute on the Environment on Thursday, October 17, 2013. “Tales of Environmental Turbulence: the Common Trail of Art and Science” aims to bridge multiple disciplines of environment, science, sustainability and the arts to create and inspire conversations and opportunities for participation and interpretation of critical issues in our cultural environment and beyond.   The public is invited to attend the two-part exhibition opening on October 17. The first reception will take place from 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. in the Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library (Rapson Hall, 89 Church…

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Can Design Change Food Safety Behavior?

Can design change food safety behavior? Students on a team from TERI University in Delhi, India and the University of Minnesota, including Master of Landscape Architecture student Allyson Czechowicz, asked questions like these during Acara's multi-disciplinary course last fall. Acara is a program through the Institute on the Environment that prepares young leaders to take on environmental challenges facing the world. The program's annual Acara Challenge brings together international teams of students from around the United States and India to develop entrepreneurial solutions to specific sustainable development challenges. In 2011 the theme for the Acara Challenge was food security. At the end of the semester, Czechowicz and her teammates presented their business idea for a food safety consulting and…

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Design Students Compete To Launch Environmental Social Ventures

Three students from the College of Design, Sara Saboonian (architecture), Allyson Czechowicz (landscape architecture), and Indira Manandha (architecture in sustainable design) are competing on separate teams for international scholarships from the Acara program. Acara, a program of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment, will award up to eight scholarships to the Acara Summer Institute in Bangalore, India, where winning teams can continue working on ventures they developed last fall. The 2011 topic focused on creating businesses that improve food security and/or the environment in India The St. Paul-based competition finals event is from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at CoCo, 213 4th St. E., and is open to the public. Five teams of U.S. and…

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