Reduced Hours and Activities During Late July/August

We love to welcome campus visitors, but before you make your plans, please note that amazing changes are underway at the CIA campuses during the summer and our visiting hours and restaurant hours may be affected.

Please note that classes for degree and certificate program students at all of our U.S. campuses will not be in session from July 28–August 21, 2017. Classes will resume on August 22.


  • The Admissions Office at all three campuses will be open to welcome prospective students and their families.


  • Since many of our restaurants rely on our students for the full CIA dining experience, please refer to for the most up-to-the-minute information.
  • At the New York campus, all restaurants will be closed during this period.
  • At our California campus locations (Copia and Greystone), The Restaurant at CIA Copia and The Bakery Café by illy will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, Nao will be open for lunch and the outdoor taco stand will also be open.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts

Dr. Maureen Costura, CIA Assistant Professor—Liberal Arts, participating in the CIA's food studies program

Faculty Bio: Dr. Maureen Costura

Liberal Arts
Professor—Liberal Arts

PhD, MA, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. BA, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.

Professional Background:
Teaching Assistant, Instructor, Cornell University, Ithaca. Excavation Director, French Azilum Archaeological Fieldschool, Pennsylvania State Historic Site, Towanda, PA. Archival Specialist and Curatorial Assistant, Sampson World War II Veterans Museum, Romulus, NY. Crew Chief, Cornell University Robert Treman State Park Excavation, Ithaca; Mehrengar Trust Naguar Fort Excavation, Nagaur, India; Barbados Ethnohistorical Project and Fieldschool, Holetown, Barbados and St. Vincent. Crew Member, Preliminary Fieldwork, Lago Yojoa and Roatan Island, Honduras. Crew Member and On-site Laboratory Supervisor, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, New Harmony, IN. Crew Member, Lord Stirling Manner Fieldschool, Basking Ridge, NJ.

Christine Wilson Award, Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition, 2010. Research Grant, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies; Jacob and Hedwig Hirsch Bequest. Sage Fellowship, Cornell University, Ithaca.

American Anthropological Association. Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition. Society for Historical Archaeology. New York State Archaeological Association.

Dr. Costura is currently teaching as a part of CIA's Applied Food Studies bachelor's degree program.

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