College of Nursing and Health Fall Lecture
November 16, 2021 ✦ 7 pm ✦ Ignatius Chapel ✦ Zoom
The College of Nursing and Health has a new tagline—Health in Mind, Body, and Spirit—and we welcome New York Times food correspondent Brett Anderson as our fall lecturer to help us reflect on the implications of our tagline. We look forward to his perspectives on the complexities of restaurants and food, what they might say about human wholeness, and what social justice implications he might draw from his work.
Free and open to the public
To attend in person or on Zoom, please RSVP.
Light refreshments will be served in Ignatius Chapel
Free Parking on campus in the West Road garage from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Per City of New Orleans requirements, those who attend the lecture on-campus in Ignatius Chapel must wear a mask. Guests 12 years of age and older must provide proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine or negative PCR test within 72 hours.
Brett Anderson is a food correspondent for The New York Times. He joined the Times in 2019 after serving as restaurant critic and features writer for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans for nearly 20 years. He has won three James Beard Awards, including the Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award, and was a member of the Picayune staff awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2013, and his groundbreaking reporting on sexual harassment in the restaurant industry has garnered numerous accolades, including being named Eater’s Reporter of the Year in 2017. He was on the team awarded the Scripps Howard Edward J. Meeman Award for environmental reporting for his work covering the BP oil spill in 2010, and he received the Excellence in Journalism Award from the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation for “Louisiana Loses Its Boot,” a longform story about the state’s disappearing coastline. His work has appeared in newyorker.com, Travel & Leisure, Oxford American, Gourmet and the Washington Post; and his stories have appeared in eight editions of the anthologies Best Food Writing and in six of Cornbread Nation. He began his career writing about music, among other topics, for alternative weekly newspapers in Minneapolis and Washington, DC, both edited by his mentor, David Carr.