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Student panel focuses on food security and biodiversity action plan

A panel of Manchester University biology students will present a vision for improving food security and biodiversity on the North Manchester campus. 

The presentation is 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5 in the Jo Young Switzer Center, upper level. It is free and open to the public.

The forum, facilitated by professors Suzanne Beyeler and Kristen Short, is a culmination of interdisciplinary course work completed in the Principles of Biology class. Following the presentation, a panel of students, faculty and staff will engage the audience in a discussion focused on setting priorities and goals for implementing the action plan.

This is the fourth presentation in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) series this semester. The SDG series was developed by an interdisciplinary group of Manchester faculty affiliated with the Peace Studies Institute to organize events based on the 17 SDGs.

This program is part of Manchester’s Values, Ideas and the Arts (VIA) programming, which offers students cultural exposure, artistic experience and intellectual enrichment.

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Organizers for this event are Suzanne Beyeler, director of environmental studies, and Kristen Short, associate professor of biology. Contact them at or

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November 2022