Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS)

The UWM Distinguished Lecture Series at UWM presents

An Evening with Samin Nosrat, NYTimes columnist, author and host of

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7PM

UWM Student Union, Wisconsin Room

2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53211

While an undergraduate studying English at UC Berkeley, Samin Nosrat stepped into the kitchen at Chez Panisse restaurant in San Francisco, an act that happily determined the course of her life and career. Since 2000, she has pursued her twin passions of food and words with equal passion, writing the brilliant cooking guide Salt Fat Acid Heat, also now streaming on Netflix. Her work as a chef and author has always had the aim to inspire, create community, and raise cultural, social and environmental awareness. Food is more than fuel, but also a way in which we connect with each other, and Samin Nosrat will show us both the how and the why in this evening at the UWM Union.

For more information, call 414.229.5780 or email activities@uwm.edu. Sponsored by UWM Student Involvement and UWM Restaurant Operations. Books will be sold at the event by Boswell Book Company.


All tickets are FREE for UWM students and can be picked up at the UWM Student Union Information Desk beginning September 23.

All non-UWM student tickets will be available at the Information Desk beginning September 30.

General public tickets will be available online as well – click here for online tickets

In Advance:                                                                     At the door (if not sold out):

Free UWM Students                                                         Free UWM Students

$5 Non-UWM Students                                                     $8 Non-UWM Students

$8 Campus Community                                                    $10 Campus Community

$10 General Public                                                           $12 General Public


Complementary Programs


Drop off non-perishable goods at any event listed on this calendar to go towards the UWM Food Center and Pantry! Visit uwm.edu/studentassociation/uwmfcp for a full list of most-needed items.


Wednesday, October 2 – 11:30am-1:30pm – UWM Student Union, Fireside Lounge

FAD Diets! (Food and Dignity) – A Lunch and Learn with Dr. Monique Liston

Have you ever thought about what it means for humanity if everyone has to eat to live but we all understand food in different ways? In this discussion, we explore food as a network of cultural practices. When disrupted, food has the capacity to be our most powerful tool in undoing the harm of oppression. Let’s E.A.T. (educate, advocate, and taste)! Free, with lunch provided for the first 25 students.

Cosponsored by Sociocultural Programming, Student Involvement, and the UWM Food Center and Pantry


Tuesday, October 8 – 10am-4pm – Union Concourse and Spaights Plaza

Artist Fair and Harvest Fest

Our Harvest Fest this year brings back some beloved traditions with a corn roast, pie sale, free coffee, and a pumpkin decorating station! Proceeds from the pie sale will benefit UWM’s Fruity Nutty Orchard Club! Join us on the Union Concourse and Spaights Plaza to enjoy these highlights of fall, while perusing handmade items by student and community artists at the Craft Centre’s Fall Artist Fair.

Cosponsored by UWM Office of Sustainability, Studio Arts and Craft Centre, and Student Involvement


Friday, October 18 – 10:30am – 2:30pm (sign up starts at 10am at the Union Concourse)

Explore MKE: Food and Community

Milwaukee is a city with some extraordinary people working to address social problems in unique ways. In this Explore MKE tour, storyteller Adam Carr will lead us to places in our city that are working on food justice, access to healthy food for everyone, and that are taking seemingly radical approaches to how food can connect people. But are they radical, or are they simply grounded in love and community? Come meet some amazing folks and eat along the way – all food provided! Free and open only to UWM students with ID.

Cosponsored by Sociocultural Programming and Student Involvement


Friday, November 1 – 10am-4pm – UWM Student Union, Room EG80


Help collect food from across campus donated through the UWM Food Center and Pantry‘s Fall Food Drive!