The Future of Food: A Panel Discussion about the Science and Meaning of American Foodways Panelists, from left to right: Peter Schutt (Curb Market and Winchester Farm), Willie Bearden (moderator, standing), Janice Person (Monsanto, blocked in photo by Bearden), Michael Hansen (Consumers Union), Stephen Duke (USDA) October 3, 2017
Election Teach-in Panelists, from Left to Right: Scott Marler (standing), Luvell Anderson, Beverly Tsacoyianis, Virginia Solomon, Sharon Stanley November 16, 2016
Photo is: Beverly Tsacoyianis, Melanie Conroy, Carey Mickalites, Kathryn Hicks, Spring 2017 Faculty Freeburg Fellows

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Named in honor of one of the university's most beloved Professors of History, the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities (MOCH) leads and supports an array of initiatives aimed at broadening and deepening humanistic inquiry not only within the University of Memphis community but in the city of Memphis and the wider MidSouth region.

MOCH-sponsored programming includes large public lectures featuring prominent and provocative thinkers from institutions across the nation and the globe, academic fellowships for UM faculty and graduate students, and intimate workshops for faculty and students to discuss and share their work in progress.

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