By Jim Mandelaro
Food for thought: What if two groups of students could get together for one common study?
It will happen on Monday, Nov. 9, when Sage Art Center hosts the OS Fermentation Workshop from 3:25-4:40 p.m.
Cary Peppermint’s Digital Art students will be working with Leila Nadir’s Food Media Literature (Sustainability) students to hack vegetable, fruits and the Android operating system in order to generate a creative moment of live culture – on campus and beyond.
The workshop is inspired by students’ investigations of the politics of industrial food, microbiology and public health, and by Peppermint’s students’ exploration of the politics of new media culture and proprietary computing.
For the first time, this event will be livestreamed right here for a global public audience.
OS Fermentation is a slow-cooking class, a healing ritual and a spiritual revival of interspecies collaborations and new networks of open-source micro-practices. It is part of Peppermint and Nadir’s new series of social sculptures, EdibleEconomics.
The event is open to anyone who wants to come and watch the process.
The last OS Fermentation Workshop was held in spring 2014.
Commons open at break: Wilson Commons will be open from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 – the day before Thanksgiving. It will then close and reopen on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 10 a.m.
Rocky’s Subway Shop and Lounge, the Common Market and the Mane Attraction all will be closed on Nov. 25.
Thanksgiving break begins on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Classes resume on Monday, Nov. 30.
UAA Volleyball Championships here: UR is hosting the University Athletic Association women’s volleyball championships this weekend.
Matches will be held starting at noon on Friday in the Palestra and the Goergen Athletic Center. The Yellowjackets are seeded sixth in the eight-team field and will play third-seeded Case Western Reserve at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Palestra.
The winner of the UAA Championship will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Playoffs. Currently, four UAA teams are ranked in the Division III Poll issued by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
Emory is No. 2, Washington-St. Louis is No. 3, Chicago is No. 20 and Carnegie Mellon is No. 25. Case Western Reserve is among others receiving votes.
Seedings for the UAA Championships are based upon head to head results in two round robins. The first round robin was held at NYU. The second was held at Case Western Reserve.
Here is the full schedule:
Friday, November 6:
Palestra – #1 Emory vs. #8 Brandeis
Court A – #2 Washington-St. Louis vs. #7 NYU
Palestra – #3 Case Western Reserve vs. #6 Rochester
Court A – #4 Chicago vs. #5 Carnegie Mellon
Palestra – Winner of #1/#8 vs. Winner #4/#5
Court A – WInner #2/#7 vs. Winner #3/#6
Palestra – Loser #3/#6 vs. Loser #2/#7
Court A – Loser #1/#8 vs. Loser #4/#5
Saturday, November 7
Court C – 7th place match – losers of Friday’s 6 pm games
Court A – 5th place match – winners of Friday’s 6 pm games
Palestra – 3rd place match – losers of Friday’s 4 pm games
Palestra – Championship – winners of Friday’s 4 pm games
All Sessions Pass
$6 seniors and military
One Day Pass
$4 seniors and military
Students with ID are admitted free.
Children Under 12 are free.
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