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Tending Your Inner Ecosystem: Nutrition for your Digestive System

Learn how our invisible residents shape our lives from birth to old age. In this 1-hour class, we will discuss the importance of our “inner ecosystem” to our health and longevity. We will explore how modern lifestyle and dietary habits (such as readily available, highly processed foods) have altered our gut flora and impacted many aspects of our health, including immunity, digestive health, and even insulin sensitivity. We will talk about the myths and realities of prebiotics and probiotics, and how you can nurture your healthiest “inner” environment.

Najia Ashar: The Evolution of Electronic Media in Pakistan: Its Impact on Society and Challenges

Since the last decade the media in Pakistan has become very vibrant because of the privatization of TV channels. Like the media of the world, the primary functions of electronic media are tri dimensional; to inform, educate, and entertain. In Pakistan the electronic media is providing information at a very large scale. It is playing an outstanding role in reshaping masses opinion, lifestyle and strengthening the society. But there is a dark side of Pakistan’s information revolution. Media comes under censorship of both state and not state actors.

Constitutional Conversation with Kurt Lash, "The Fourteenth Amendment and the Privileges and Immunities of American Citizenship."

Please join Professor Kurt Lash for a discussion of his recent book, The Fourteenth Amendment and the Privileges and Immunities of American Citizenship(Cambridge University Press, 2014), exploring the origins and meaning of the Privileges or Immunities Clause.

Dinner will be served at 5:45pm and the talk will begin at 6:00pm.

Healthy Kitchen, Happy Heart: A Glimpse at Heart Healthy Cooking

What better time than the month of February, American Heart Month, to turn our Healthy Kitchen focus to your heart, and the hearts of your loved ones? In this class, we will learn to prepare dishes with healthy fats, fiber, and lots of flavor. We will discuss how to limit sodium without compromising taste. In addition to sharing tips on creating your own heart-healthy, plant-based recipes, you will taste a variety of culinary creations prepared by instructors Amanda Perez and Rosalyne Tu. Take home recipes to try out on your Valentines!

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