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It’s Food Day: Watch “Food Deserts: Legal, Social, and Public Health Challenges” Live from UC Hastings at 1:00 PM

Monday, October 24th, 2011

OMG, it’s Food Day 2011, so check the link to see what’s going on about the Bay Area today.

Here’s the manifesto:

At UC Hastings in Civic Center, the UCSF / UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy will put on Food Deserts: Legal, Social, and Public Health Challenges starting at 1:00 PM.

Watch it on the livestream, why not? Or see about heading over to this free event yourself.

All the deets:

“Food Deserts: Legal, Social, and Public Health Challenges

Start: 10/24/2011 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: 200 McAllister, Alumni Reception Center

The UCSF / UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy is sponsoring a conference entitled “Food Deserts: Legal, Social, and Public Health Challenges” on Food Day, October 24, 2011.
The conference will bring together scholars from the health sciences and the law, as well as policymakers, activists, and food industry members, to discuss two important aspects of “food deserts,” places where access to a nutritionally-adequate diet is severely restricted.

One panel, Nourishing Our Neighborhoods: Insights from Law, Planning, and Industry, will cover the broad issue of geographical food deserts, usually urban areas inhabited by mostly-poor people whose transportation and finances are limited, where food sellers are predominantly small stores that cannot stock a wide variety of fresh food items, and where full-service grocery stores hesitate to locate. Are there policies (such as those in zoning rules) that could be changed to enable oases in these food deserts? What impact does, for example, the addition of a full-service grocery store have on the health of the neighboring area?

Another panel, Food and Nutrition in Correctional Institutions, will consider issues relevant to prisons and jails. While food offerings must meet certain basic caloric and nutritional requirements, the institutional nature of food preparation and food service might make that food less than appealing, and the healthier elements of meals might well be those not regularly or fully consumed. The supplemental food offerings – those for sale in these institutions – are not likely to be nutritious. Some research suggests that improved nutrition in prisons leads to improved penal outcomes. If that is so, what policy changes should be implemented? Would such changes be cost-beneficial, considering penal outcomes and the government’s responsibility for health care of prisoners?

At 5 pm, Dr. David Kessler, former Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration and Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF, will give the keynote address on The End of Overeating. This conference will be free and open to the public.”

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Symposium: “Beyond the Bailout” at UC Hastings on April 16th, 2009

Monday, April 13th, 2009

It’ll be on this Thursday at UC Hastings School of Law in the Civic Center, because the Hastings Business Law Journal is putting on an all-day symposium: Beyond the Bailout. It’s going to be mega.  The Keynote Speaker will be Lynn E. Turner, former Chief Accountant for the SEC, but you’ll also be able to hear from some locals, such as Staff Writer for the San Francisco Chronicle Carolyn Said.

You lawyers might also be able to get some Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit, so why not? Here’s the agenda and there are more deets below.

See you there!

Hastings Business Law Journal Symposium – “Beyond the Bailout”

Start:  4/16/2009 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location:  200 McAllister, Alumni Reception Center
You have heard about the credit crisis and the national bailout in the news, now come and listen to esteemed professionals and renowned professors speak on the subject at the Hastings Business Law Journal‘s symposium, “Beyond the Bailout:  Risk, Responsibility and the Road Ahead”

Topics that will be addressed include:

  • The scope and effects of the crisis on the financial real estate markets both in the U.S. and abroad
  • Regulating risk and how regulators failed to make credit-rating agencies, banks, and securities firms rein in their risk before the crisis
  • How to bring values to Wall Street to reduce corruption and fraud
  • Innovation and the resurgence of the Bay Area and beyond

We have the privilege of hosting Mr. Lynn Turner, the former chief accountant for the Securities and Exchange Commission, as the keynote speaker. Turner recently testified at the congressional hearing on the collapse of AIG. 

Come with your questions and expect a fresh, intellectual, and multi-faceted discussion of the economic crisis.

Lunch and snacks will be served. Please click here to view the entire program, including a detailed list of speakers and more.

NOTE: MCLE credit available!

Speakers 

Keynote Speaker Lynn E. Turner, former Chief Accountant for the SEC 

Professor Jo. Carrillo – UC Hastings Law

Professor Joel Paul - UC Hastings Law 

Professor Heather Field – UC Hastings Law 
  
Ms. Rhyen Cooms - Photographic Journalist   

John Hunt – UC Berkeley, Research Director and Law Fellow

Professor Reza Dibadj – USF Law School, author of “Rescuing Regulation”
 
Professor Talbot  – USF Law School, Director of Center of Investor Justice

Carolyn  Said  –  Staff  Writer  for  the  San  Francisco  Chronicle  
 
Professor  Denise  Kleinrichert  –  San  Francisco  State  University:  Graduate  School  of  Business,  
 
Professor  Bruce  McNamara  –  UC  Hastings  Law,  Partner  and  head  of  the  Corporate  Governance   and  Transactions  practice  at  Perkins  Coie 

Professor  Ward  Hanson  –  Policy  Forum  Director  of  Stanford  Institute  for  Economic  Policy  Research    
 
Mr.  Rob  LaFave  –  Chief  Executive  Officer  of  Foodzie 
 
Ilya  Spivak  –  Currency  Analyst  at  Forex  Capital  Markets