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Spanish-language Hispanic Heritage Month events kick off this week

The UC ANR Latinx & Friends Affinity Group invites UCOP staff to attend its Spanish-language Hispanic Heritage Month events, starting this Wednesday, Oct. 5. The events feature three UC researchers who will explain their research interests — contemporary and historic topics related to the Hispanic community.

For more Spanish-language Hispanic Heritage Month content, including a special Latino playlist, Latino movie recommendations and museum exhibits, visit ANR’s Hispanic Heritage Month webpage.

All events will take place on Facebook Live on the UC ANR en Español Facebook page.

Susana Matias, Ph.D.

Susana Matias, Ph.D.: Healthy living
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1 – 2 p.m. (PT)
Susana L. Matias Medrano, Ph.D., UC Cooperative Extension specialist in the Department of Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology at Berkeley, will lead a discussion of healthy living, including considerations around obesity and breastfeeding. Susana’s research interests include maternal and child nutrition, immigrant health, food security, obesity and diabetes prevention, nutritional and behavioral interventions, and evaluation research.

Magda Argueta

Magda Argueta: Mayan pollinating techniques
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1 – 2 p.m. (PT)
UC ANR Global Food Initiative Fellow and UC Riverside doctoral candidate Magda Argueta will discuss her research around ancient Mayan pollinating practices with stingless bees.

Samuel Sandoval Solis, Ph.D.





Samuel Sandoval Solis: Climate Change Effects
Thursday, Oct. 13, 1 – 2 p.m. (PT)
Join Samuel Sandoval Solis, Ph.D., UC Davis assistant professor and Cooperative Extension specialist, for a discussion of the effects of climate change, including what individuals can do to reduce impact and UC ANR’s sustainability initiatives. Samuel’s expertise is in water resources planning and management for sustainable water systems.


Questions? Contact Ricardo Vela.

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