Kevin has put together an awesome new site for the triple session that I co-organized with him, Tolu, and Denver at 4S. Use your smartphone with this QR code, or just follow this link to knowledgefromthemargins.org to check it out!
I am trying to figure out where we should eat at 4S 2011 which is in Cleveland Ohio from November 2nd through 5th. My favorite pick from the locations surrounding the Cleveland City Centre Hotel at urbanspoon.com is Dim and Den Sum as I thought it would be a dim sum chinese restaurant. Instead it is, apparently, a locally sourced taco truck that is closed because the owner/chef has been filming with his new food truck, Hodge Podge, for the Food Network. I'm guessing the likelihood of either of them being available in snowy November is low. Other potential lunch places that looked interesting are Teahouse Noodles (with daily specials that are $7) and Tomaydo Tomahhdo (might be good for a soup and sandwich).
Luckily, based on reviews that I found at cleveland.com, I believe that I will instead have the opportunity to eat locally sourced food at Pura Vida or the Greenhouse Tavern (GHT). The first apparently specializes in American Cuisine and is located on Public Square, while the second specializes in French Cuisine and is located in the E. 4th St. district. Both Pura Vida and GHT believe in providing vegan/vegetarian options. While I am not vegan/vegetarian, I like fresh local food and that often comes with the territory. So I might actually check out the vegan deli/cafe Flaming Ice on Public Square while I am in Cleveland.
Finally, some other happy hour options recommended by cleveland.com (besides Pura Vida and GHT) might be Bar Louie in the warehouse district or Pickwick & Frolic (yes named for Dickens' novel) in the E. 4th St. district.
To keep this data together so that I do not have to look it all up again, I have put together a google map with these interesting restaurants on it.
The NSF Triple Helix project in the department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer has funding for new Graduate Fellows beginning in AY2012 (starting August 2012). Graduate funding (tuition and stipend) is guaranteed for a minimum of 4 years.
Graduate fellows accepted for the program will explore how cutting-edge science and technology research might be adapted to address the problems encountered by low-income communities (health, environment, poverty, crime, information access, etc.). They will also teach in inner city middle school classrooms to apply these social/technical connections to education in communities affected by these challenges. Additional travel funding will be available for fellows interested in extending this research to low-income communities in Africa or Latin America, or among U.S. Native American populations. The Fellow must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Current grads in the program come from a variety of backgrounds, including sociology, media arts, and urban development. Their projects include the use of cell phones for low-income health information, working with software developers to create new culture-based educational technologies, and deploying pollution sensors for both rural and urban communities. For further information see the Triple Helix website.
To apply send email describing your interests to:
Dr. Ron Eglash, Professor
Science and Technology Studies
Sage Labs 5502, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
110 8th St, Troy, NY 12180-3590
Work: 518-276-2048 Fax: 518-276-2659
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