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
At the Study Abroad Fair students can learn how to earn UH academic credits for a Major or Minor, how to complete a language requirement, how to get an internship or how to do research in a different country. Representatives from faculty led, affiliated, and exchange study abroad programs will be hosting booths providing information and answering questions about studying abroad.
InfoEd will soon be the research administration management system for the University of Houston. Learn about the basic eight steps that a researcher works through when setting up a new proposal and learn about the setup questions which guide the proposal through the proper internal reviews and processes that are particular to the specifics of your project.