Food Science honoring Nelson with day of events

July 8, 2010

A symposium, special announcement and open house on July 15 will mark the retirement of Philip Nelson, the 2007 World Food Prize winner, from the Department of Food Science.

At the symposium, Nelson, the Scholle Chair Professor in Food Processing and former head of the department, will be the last of five speakers. The 2003 World Food Prize laureate, Catherine Bertini of Syracuse University, is another of the speakers, which includes two international speakers also. The symposium, titled "Global Food Security and Safety," is scheduled for 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Deans Auditorium (Room 241), Pfendler Hall.

The special announcement will be at 1:30-2 p.m. in the foyer of the Food Science Building. The open house will be at 2-4 p.m. in the Food Science Building.

All three of these events are free and open to the public. The full schedule for the symposium is at