The Avery Point Global Café is a faculty-driven, student-focused interdisciplinary learning community engaged in critical dialogues on topics related to local environments and global citizenship since 2009.
During the fall 2016 semester, the Avery Point Global Café will explore the work of groundbreaking scientist, conservationist, and visionary Rachel Carson (1907-1964), who served as one of the first full-time female fisheries scientists hired by a US federal agency. This theme offers course connections and discussions relating to the environment, the development of the modern environmental movement, gender in science, education, and politics, and the impacts of biocides on soil and water, wildlife, and human health. The Global Cafe invites intersections of unique disciplinary perspectives relating to these themes brought forth through Carson’s seminal work, Silent Spring (1962).
The mission of the Global Cafe is to bridge disciplinary perspectives, provide students opportunities to make connections across courses, and enrich our campus's learning community through lunchtime discussions and events.