- Each year, only the top scholars and artists in North America are selected as Guggenheim Fellows. Among the 2014 recipients of this prestigious fellowship is noted poet and University of Houston Creative Writing Program assistant professor Ange Mlinko.
- Soon, University of Houston School of Art professor Abinadi Meza will be immersed in Rome’s landscapes and culture. Meza is among the recipients of the prestigious Rome Prize – presented by the American Academy in Rome (AAR). The award recognizes excellence in arts and humanities, and rewards recipients with fellowships and stipends that support residencies in Rome.
- A celebration of reading, books and “bookjoy” is planned at the 3rd annual Children’s Day-Book Day (El día de los ninos/El día de los libros) Thursday and Friday, April 24 and 25, at three branches of the Houston Public Library.
- The University of Houston’s Center for Creative Work presents Dionysia 2014: “A Gathering of All Good People.” The center, based in UH’s Honors College, will host a series of banquets featuring live music, storytelling and meals prepared and served by students. The event will serve up food and fun April 24 – 28 on campus and around Houston.
- While their classmates worked with traditional Houston businesses, including oilfield service firms and energy production companies, one group of University of Houston students chose something different as the final project for their degree in Supply Chain and Logistics Technology. The team is hoping to help Houston’s Theatre Under The Stars draw a younger audience to TUTS Underground, a series of musical theater performances described as “edgy, captivating (and) rockin’.”
- Research on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight on how to identify and help children with emotional behavior issues in other areas of the world, which may have limited access to healthcare and further research that could lead to successful interventions.
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