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If any of you are interested in finding out about the University of Gastronomic Sciences in the Emilia-Romagna (Parma) and Piemonte (Bra) please read on.

Co-founded in 2003 by Slow Food and the Italian regions of Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna, the University's innovative approach is to create a new understanding of gastronomy, linking the act of eating with the act of producing, along with all the phases in between. Four programs at two Italian campuses follow a multidisciplinary learning model, merging science with humanities, sensory training with communications, classroom study with field seminars (including travel to five continents).

Slow Food Los Angeles welcomes David Szanto, the North American representative of the University of Gastronomic Science, to Los Angeles for an information session at the UCLA Art|Sci Center + Lab at CNSI.

When: Friday, February 27, 2009 from 7:00pm-9:00pm

Where: California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), UCLA Campus, Los Angeles. Directions to the CNSI are available at

Cost: Free of charge. (On-campus parking is available for $9; limited on-street metered parking is available on Westwood and LeConte.)

RSVP: If interested in attending, please email your name and telephone number to David Szanto at

David Szanto will explain the Slow Food–inspired educational philosophy of the university, present the undergraduate and graduate degrees, discuss internships and work opportunities within the food world, and answer other questions. The session is open to all students, professionals, and members of the public. This program will be of particular interest to prospective students who wish to learn more about the school, its foundation, and its programs, including

++ Undergraduate degree in Gastronomic Sciences
++ Graduate degree in Gastronomy and Food Communications
++ Master of Italian Gastronomy and Tourism
++ Master of Food Culture and Communications

For more information about the University of Gastronomic Sciences and its programs, visit the UNISG website at:

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