Eat with a Purpose: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and the Future of Food

Join us on Thursday, May 17th for an exciting panel discussion about innovative approaches to food education, food production, and food waste.

Science, Sustainability, and the Future of Food: A Conversation with Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown

Join us on October 19th for a discussion on food initiatives in our changing world!

2017 Frizzell Lecture

Sam Kass, former White House Chef, will be delivering this year’s lecture on food security, health, and youth! Read more about the event here.

2016 Frizzell Lecture

Dr. Robert Sargis delivers the 2016 Family Memorial Lecture on environmental connections to the growing diabetes epidemic.

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 Environmentthe 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.


Trip to the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences

On April 26th, students from the Frizzell Committee and the UChicago Horticultural Society toured the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. We had an incredible experience, and learned about the different agricultural career pathways that the school offers,...