OCW One Health, 2008
G. Kaufman, DVM
1. Sustainable Agriculture Class 2
1.1. Overarching exercise and presentations
How do we do interdisciplinary work? Group dynamics seminar - group leadership, active listening, group participation, learning how to talk to each other – The basics of interdisciplinary teamwork - Antje Danielson
Presentation on the State of Sustainable Agriculture in New England - Kathleen Merrigan
1.2. Class Activity
Work on problem statement and define interdisciplinary components
Determine disciplinary focus and begin research
1.3.1. Reading to prepare for this week:
Malcolm Gladwell The Tipping Point, The New Yorker, June 3, 1996
VUE map tutorial
Veronica Boix Mansilla - Interdisciplinary work at the Frontier, Issues in Integrative Studies, No. 24, pp. 1-31 (2006)
1.3.2. Assignments due next week:
Begin disciplinary research and explore your disciplines intersection with farming - collect review articles if you find them and post them on the wiki (citation or ecopy) in your personal reference page. Start to get a feeling for what is available.
22.214.171.124. eJournal assignment:
What are the major health issues associated with farming that you are concerned about from your disciplinary perspective?
How would you propose to investigate them?
126.96.36.199. Reading assignment:
Pew report "Putting meat on the table" Executive summary." Access at http://www.ncifap.org/reports/.
Life Cycle Assessment (EPA) – skim
Promed report on MRSA in pork (ProMED-mail ). Archive number: 20071109.3640. 09-Nov-2007
Hillel, Daniel and Cynthia Rosenzweig. Chapter 8 Biodiversity and Food Production IN Sustaining Life, How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity, edited by Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Sivapalasingam S, Barrett E, Kimura A, Van Duyne S, De Witt W, Ying M, Frisch A, Phan Q, Gould E, Shillam P, Reddy V, Cooper T, Hoekstra M, Higgins C, Sanders JP, Tauxe RV, Slutsker L. A multistate outbreak of salmonella enterica serotype newport infection linked to mango consumption: Impact of water-dip disinfestation technology . Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Dec 15;37(12):1585-90.