October Food for Thought: We All Eat: Cuba October 25, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM When the Soviet Union fell, Cuba’s food system collapsed overnight. An isolated island nation had to feed its people and reinvent an entire food system. Cuba’s food system is a unique and fascinating story. Encompassing a sugar economy, a social contract between government and people, the emergence of agroecology and, most of all, the vibrant ingenuity central to the Cuban spirit. November Financial Planning Association of New Jersey Fall Conference November 02, 2017 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM FPANJ partners with William Paterson to host Fall Conference: http://www.wpunj.edu/ccob/gbfi/Education/fpanj Location: Ballroom A 7th Annual Educational Technology Conference November 03, 2017 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM Designing for the 21st century: The exploration of coding and virtual reality in P-12 classrooms Location: 1600 Valley Rd. An Evening with Artist and Designer Maya Lin: At the Intersection of Art and Architecture November 03, 2017 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM Winner of the National Medal of Arts, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, artist and designer Maya Lin interprets the natural world through history, politics, and culture, creating a body of work that balances art and architecture. Lin’s installations, such as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, become a part of the land, merging physical and psychological environments and presenting a new way of seeing the world around us. Admission: $28.00 General Admission Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts Food for Thought: Hunt fo Wild Foods with Author "Wildman" Steve Brill November 04, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Hunt for Wild Foods with Naturalist-Author “Wildman” Steve Brill, America’s Go-To Guy for Foraging Take a walk on the “wild side” as “Wildman” Steve Brill leads a tour on the grounds of William Paterson University, hunting for edibles and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms. Learn about and enjoy the commonly overlooked, palatable plants and mushrooms that can be found in your own backyard. Note: Please bring plastic and paper bags for plants and mushrooms, a digging implement for roots (optional), and containers for fruit and berries. Comfortable attire is recommended. The event will take place rain or shine. Admission: $10.00 (tickets needed for walk) Food for Thought: A Talk with Food Writer and Chef Ruth Reichl November 09, 2017 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM A Talk with Food Writer and Chef Ruth Reichl: Protect What We Eat: How to Fix America’s Great Food Failure Six-time James Beard award recipient, bestselling author, food critic, and judge on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, Ruth Reichl is one of the most recognizable and beloved culinary voices. The Seattle Times called her “one of the nation’s most influential figures in the food world.” This talk will address how we have become a nation of foodies, and discuss the future and safety of our food. Tickets: $25 Location: Shea Center for the Performing Arts The Great War through Women’s Eyes November 13, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Lecture by Michelle Moravec, associate professor, Rosemont College, in conjunction with For Home and Country: World War I Posters from the Newark Public Library.