Congressman and U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul visited with faculty from the Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute (BTI), led by UH. BTI is a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, which brings together leading experts and researchers to conduct multidisciplinary research and education for homeland security solutions.
Jakob Holder, executive director of the Edward F. Albee Foundation, was among the speakers who shared personal stories and tributes to Edward Albee’s life. The evening included monologues from selected Albee plays, live music and an exhibition of artwork from Albee’s personal collection.
US Paralympic Swimming Team
US Paralympic Swimming Team conducted practices and visited with students in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium in advance of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
Hilton College student and chef Tyler Henderson was the star of the campus watch party for the Food Network program “Chopped” in an episode where he competed against established industry chefs. Henderson is also owner and executive chef of Plate, a hip Southwest fusion restaurant in Durango, Colo.
Mark Anthony Neal
Noted American author and academic Duke University professor Mark Anthony Neal participated in “A Conversation About Hip Hop and Masculinity” event and pop-up exhibit hosted by UH Libraries and UH Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies program. Two weeks later, Neal returned to UH to deliver the John P. McGovern Endowed Lecture “Negotiating Black Masculinity in America.”
Renowned Indian yoga guru Swami Ramdev took photos with fans and UH students outside of a luncheon in his honor at the UH Hilton.
Founder and president of StoryCorps and author Dave Isay delivered a public lecture and participating in activities with students and faculty as part of the 2016 Provost Summer Read programming. Isay is author of the provost’s 2016 book choice: “Listening is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project.”