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Fulbright visiting scholar to speak at UH-Hilo

Sethuraman Paramasivan, a Fulbright visiting scholar from India, will present a public lecture on “Functional Foods — Development, Marketing and Consumption in India” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the University of Hawaii at Hilo in University Classroom Building (UCB) Room 100.

Paramasivan is senior scientist at the Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Indian Council of Agricultural Research in Trivandrum, India, and current Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University in Tallahassee. His specialty is the psychology of eating and his work focuses on how psychological and health factors influence the choice and consumption of foods.

Paramasivan’s visit is underwritten by the Outreach Lecturing Fund, which allows Fulbright visiting scholars who are currently in the United States to travel to other higher education institutions across the country. The event is also sponsored locally by the UH-Hilo College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management. For more information, contact CAFNRM at 932-7691.


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