September 9: Barbara Karkabi Living Archives Series — #BlackWomensLivesMatter panel discussion
Hosted by the Friends of Women's Studies
11:30 a.m. — 1 p.m. in the Rockwell Pavilion in M.D. Anderson Library
The 2015-2016 Living Archives Series starts with an in-depth conversation about social justice advocacy created, organized and conducted now by Black women under the age 40 and how it's influenced by and differs from how women led and worked within the Civil Rights, Women's Equality and Affirmative Action movements. The event is free to students and Friends members and costs $10 for the general public. Lunch is provided to those who RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Parking available in the Welcome Center garage at Entrance One on Calhoun Road.
September 10: Pop-up Paint Party
6 — 8 p.m. in the Heights Room in the Student Center
Hosted by the Student Leadership Board of the Center for Arts Leadership
Need art for your dorm room? Come to the Heights Room in the Student Center to create your own masterpiece. The cost is $5 and all the supplies you need — and snacks — will be available.
September 12: Houston History Alliance's Fifth Annual Houston History Conference
8:30am - 3:45pm at the M.D. Anderson Library
The conference will explore the social, institutional, and economic changes in the Houston area before and after the Civil War. The event will include keynote speakers in the morning and afternoon breakout sessions. Registration and additional information is located at www.houstonhistoryalliance.org
September 16: Mitchell Artist Lecture featuring Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran
6 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Lecture in the Moores Opera House
Presented by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
Revered artistic and life partners, Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran will deliver the 2015 Mitchell Artist Lecture on artistic collaboration. Alicia Hall Moran is an operatic mezzo-soprano who curated the celebrated 26-performance event BLEED at the 2012 Whitney Biennial and had her Broadway stage debut in the Tony-winning production of Porgy and Bess. Native Houstonian Jason Moran is a jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, 2010 MacArthur Fellow, and Jazz Artistic Director at The John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. The Morans will discuss their 20-year partnership, improvisation, composition, race, gender, parenthood, and making art that matters.
September 16: Poetry & Prose reading series launch
Featuring the first-year Creative Writing Program graduate students
5:30 p.m. in the Honors College Commons in the M.D. Anderson Library
Presented by the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English and the UH Libraries
Poetry & Prose is a reading series featuring UH faculty, students, alumni and other well-known writers, that happens right here on campus. All readings take place in the Honors College Commons, located on the second level of the M.D. Anderson Library. Readings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served.
September 17: Till Now: Contemporary Art in Context Lecture Series
Déjà Vu: Contemporary Art and the Ghosts of Modernism by Dr. Claire Bishop
6:30 p.m. in Dudley Recital Hall, Room 132 of the Fine Arts Building
Presented by the School of Art, the Blaffer Art Museum and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
"Till Now: Contemporary Art in Context" is a speaker series that brings together leading voices in the field of contemporary art. Internationally recognized scholars, curators, artists and writers will investigate the idea of the contemporary as both a temporal and aesthetic framework to broaden a critical understanding about how we situate current artistic practice. Claire Bishop, a Professor in the PhD Program in Art History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, opens the series.
September 18: Houston Astros Deaf Awareness Night
7:10pm at Minute Maid Park
UH American Sign Language Interpreting Program is hosting its second annual Deaf Awareness Day at Minute Maid Park. UH ASL has arranged for special seating in section 309 for the game against the Oakland A's. For every $18 ticket sold, the Houston Astros will donate a portion of the tickets to the ASL and Interpreting Club at UH. To purchase tickets, click here
and use special offer code UHASL. For more information contact email@example.com
September 25: Gulf Coast Reading Series launch
7 p.m. at Rudyard's British Pub, 2010 Waugh Drive, Houston 77006
Presented by Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts
This year, the Gulf Coast reading series will present the poetry and prose of 21 CLASS graduate students, as well as 10 featured visiting writers, whose work have appeared in the pages of the magazine. Participating students will come from the MFA and PhD programs in Creative Writing, and range from first-years to fifth-years. Readings will alternate between Brazos Bookstore and Rudyard's Pub. New this year, in an effort to collaborate with literary partners and expand our community, Gulf Coast will co-sponsor Pop-Up reading events, partnering student-readers with published authors traveling through Houston.
September 25 — 27: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie play
7:30 p.m. performances on the 25th and 26th; 1:30 p.m. matinees on the 26th and 27th in Studio 208 of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts Building
Presented by the School of Theater and Dance
Written by Jay Presson Allen and directed by Professor and School of Theatre & Dance Director Jim Johnson, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie explores the relationships between teachers and students and how they build and destroy one another. Purchase tickets here
September 30 — Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program Open House
11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. in Room 624 in Agnes Arnold Hall.
This is an opportunity for interested students, faculty, staff and community members to meet one another and learn more about the program's new major, and courses, as well as upcoming public events.
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October 15: The 2015 Gulf Coast Gala honoring Jeff Fort
Keynote Speaker: Adrian Matejka, ward-winning poet, author of The Big Smoke
, and finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and the 2014 Pulitzer Prize.
This event brings together Houston's remarkable art aficionados and supporters of the literary and visual arts to raise money to support Gulf Coast: A Literary Journal of Literature and Fine Arts
. This year's event is in honor of Jeff Fort, a staunch supporter of the nonprofit periodical written and edited by Creative Writing graduate students. For more information, call 713- 743-3223 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
October 17: The 19th Annual Center for Mexican American Studies Scholarship Banquet honoring Dr. Tatcho Mindiola
Keynote speaker: John Quinones, Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist and host of the ABC newsmagazine Primetime
series, What Would You Do?
This event raises money for scholarships for University of Houston students. This year, the banquet will honor Associate Professor of Sociology Tatcho Mindiola for his 40 years of service to the University of Houston including 34 years as the director of the Center for Mexican American Studies. For more information, contact CLASS Development Officer Lyndsey Ray at email@example.com