The Frizzell Family Speaker and Learning Series (the “Frizzell Series”), is a year-long, student-organized series of events that engages the fields of agriculture, environment, health, and best practices drawn from social science inquiry. Administered by the College and the Program on Global Environment, the series aims to better enable students to interact with thought-leaders, alumni, faculty, and advocates in order to build skills, knowledge, and confidence through problem-solving related to a major theme addressing agriculture, environment, and health.
The Frizzell Series is meant to commemorate the life, accomplishments, and aspirations of Alexandra Frizzell. A young woman whose boundless curiosity about the world fueled audacious learning and strong ties to friends and family alike, Alex exemplified the undergraduate for whom wisdom builds upon intelligence. For her, life knowledge, the inspiration of community, and enhancing the chances of others fueled commitment to learning, as well as joy in life. It is intended that her legacy can affirm and encourage undergraduates coming after her to celebrate the value of education that strengthens the building of community, along with the edification of self.
As a tribute to Alex as friend, student, and advocate, annual planning for the Frizzell Series is led by student leaders from areas of campus life that mattered most to her: social and health advocacy; student-centered learning in areas such as the environment, economics, and public policy; and the Greek system.
Last year, the Frizzell Family Speaker and Learning Series focused on the intersection of health and food. Similar to previous years, the 2016-2017 Frizzell Committee chose to organize a two-part event: an activity that engaged directly with the community and a...
If you missed the A Conversation with Sam Kass, you can now watch the full discussion below! Check out this great discussion between Sam Kass and Monica Eng about food policy, health, and new sustainable initiatives.
A new featured article by the UChicago College site traces Sam Kass' path to the White House and recaps his talk for the Frizzell Family & Learning Series on Earth Day!...