Antena is a language justice and language experimentation collaborative founded in 2010 by Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, both of whom are writers, artists, literary translators, bookmakers and activist interpreters. From January 18 – May 10, 2014, Antena will be in residence at Blaffer, where they will inhabit various spaces of the museum to explore how critical views on language can help us to reimagine and rearticulate the worlds we live in. url: http://www.blafferartmuseum.org/antena-at-blaffer-antena-en-blaffer/
The telenovela is one of the most popular products of Latin America. It is a format that exploits the world market through the articulation and preservation of cultural difference, and at the same time serves as a powerful tool of self-representation and the re-signification of the continent’s colonial legacy. soy mi madre (2008) by Phil Collins and Crying for the March of Humanity (2012) by Christian Jankowski both employ the format of the telenovela for critical purposes that draw on the aesthetics of the melodrama to talk about issues of immigration, class and race, and the relationship between arts, media and politics.
The University of Houston Libraries now offers a series of technology training courses open to all UH students, faculty and staff. Courses cover Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, and content are tailored for basic, intermediate and advanced skill levels. More courses will be added to the rotation, including training on software such as Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and other commonly-used programs. Sessions run for 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the topic and skill level, and most sessions will take place in the Learning Commons training areas. Requests for group training will be considered in the future. The full training calendar is posted online and is updated on a monthly basis. Seating is limited to about 15 people per session and currently first come, first serve basis. See upcoming Training Sessions: http://info.lib.uh.edu/services/library-technology/training
A speaker will discuss the project and the issues surrounding it during the first Distinguished Leaders Series of the year on Feb. 18. Buckeye GP President and CEO Clark C. Smith will share his insights on “Midstream and the Keystone Pipeline.” Presented by AGL Resources and their Houston-based companies, the DLS serves as an opportunity for exploring topical issues in business, with an emphasis on the energy industry.
On Feb. 19, the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston will host Marvin Odum (MBA ’95), Shell Oil president and Upstream director for Royal Dutch Shell’s subsidiary companies in the Americas, as he presents “Energy: Its Future & the Impact on Human Capital” during a special Distinguished Leaders Series at 6 p.m. in Cemo Hall’s Stubblefield Auditorium. Odum will discuss the energy industry’s future and its impacts on society before opening the floor for a question-and-answer session for Bauer students and the UH community.