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Student Playwright Premieres 'Cuckoo' at UH

Wed, 28 Oct 2015

By Mike Emery:: Written by University of Houston senior Troy Loftin and directed by School of Theatre & Dance (SOTD) professor Rob Shimko, comedy 'Cuckoo' will be performed Nov. 20 – 22 in the University’s Studio 208.

UH Projects Earn Honors for Keeping Houston Beautiful

Tue, 27 Oct 2015

By Mike Emery:: Recently, the city of Houston celebrated the movers and shakers who do their part to make the metropolitan area a beautiful place to live and work. Among those leading the charge to beautify the Bayou City are members of the Cougar community.

UH Professor Susan Rogers Named Architecture Educator of the Year in Houston

Wed, 21 Oct 2015

By Mike Emery:: Susan Rogers, an associate professor in the University of Houston’s Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, was named AIA Houston’s Educator of the Year. She is the third UH professor to earn this honor in the past three years.

UH Scaring Up Experts and Events for Halloween

Wed, 21 Oct 2015

By Mike Emery:: Halloween is the season for tricks and treats … costumes and candy … and experts and events at the University of Houston. UH professors are available to discuss topics related to All Hallow’s Eve. The campus also is hosting a variety of events for students and community members.

Your Brain on Art: Understanding the Brain in Creative Action

Tue, 20 Oct 2015

By Greg Ortiz:: Your Brain on Art is a collaboration between UH's Non-Invasive Brain Machine Systems Laboratory and Blaffer art Museum that seeks to understand what happens in the brain as people create and contemplate art.

Undergrads Tackle Real-world Issues with Hands-on Research at UH

Mon, 19 Oct 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: Representing more than 11 academic colleges and mentored by faculty from a wide range of disciplines, more than 175 undergraduate students will present posters and oral projects at UH’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day Oct. 22.

UH School of Theatre & Dance Transporting Audiences to ‘FuenteOvejuna’

Tue, 06 Oct 2015

By Mike Emery:: Audiences soon will experience the fact-based drama “FuenteOvejuna” at the University of Houston’s Jose Quintero Theatre. Presented by UH’s School of Theatre & Dance, the play will be performed Oct. 9 – 18.

Alum Rushion McDonald Back at UH Sharing Entertainment Industry Insights

Fri, 25 Sep 2015

By Mike Emery:: UH alumnus will bring his knowledge of show business to UH alongside several noted entertainers and broadcasters. The Entertainment Empowerment Tour offers panel discussions on the business of show business and will feature insights from veterans McDonald, Sherri Shepherd, Roland Martin and others.

UH Concert Chorale Ranked No. 3 Worldwide

Thu, 24 Sep 2015

By Mike Emery:: UH's Moores Concert Chorale is now ranked No. 3 in a recent list of the world’s leading choirs.

UH Special Collections Hosts Archives from Houston’s Blues History

Wed, 23 Sep 2015

By Mike Emery:: The king of the blues passed away this year, but his legacy lives on through music and memories. B.B. King had a long, storied career as a musician. Among the cities where he performed and recorded was Houston. Thanks to the University of Houston, music aficionados can revisit some of King’s experiences with the city, as well as those of other bluesmen who launched careers here.

TV Personality, Filmmaker Jason Silva to Deliver Rockwell Lecture at UH Oct. 22

Tue, 22 Sep 2015

By Mike Emery:: Audiences from around the globe have gravitated to Jason Silva’s energetic insights on creativity, spirituality, technology, humanity and a range of other subjects. Soon, Houstonians will have an opportunity to experience Silva live and in-person during the 2015 Elizabeth D. Rockwell Lecture on Ethics and Leadership at the University of Houston.

UH Hosting an Evening with Poet Richard Blanco

Mon, 21 Sep 2015

By Mike Emery:: The University of Houston’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion is presenting “An Evening with Richard Blanco” at 6 p.m., Oct. 12 in the Houston Room.

UH Opera Singers Delivering Show Tunes for Annual Fundraiser

Wed, 16 Sep 2015

By Mike Emery:: It’s time once again for the Moores Opera Center’s annual fundraiser, “What’s Opera, Duck?” The singing starts at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 22 on the stage of the Mucky Duck.

Legendary Developer, UH Join Forces to Host Architectural Forum

Tue, 08 Sep 2015

By None:: The Hines firm, in association with the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, will host, “A Conversation with Gerald D. Hines and Living Legends of Architecture.” The forum will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Sept. 18 at Houston’s Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

Writers on the Rise Encouraged to Enter Works for UH Provost's Prize

Tue, 08 Sep 2015

By Mike Emery:: The University of Houston has long been a haven for aspiring authors and passionate poets. In recent years, UH’s undergraduate literary community has expanded its presence locally and nationally. In an effort to fuel students’ creative output, the University created a new award that will recognize outstanding works of prose and poetry.

UH Researcher Seeks Connection Between Art and Science

Fri, 04 Sep 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: As part of a growing scientific emphasis on understanding the brain, a University of Houston researcher is studying what happens as people create and contemplate art and beauty.

UH Jazz Orchestra Paying Tribute to Tower of Power

Wed, 02 Sep 2015

By Mike Emery:: The University of Houston’s Jazz Ensemble joins forces with special guests to honor a visionary group that fused jazz, rock, funk and soul. Houstonians will experience “A Tribute to Tower of Power” at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 30 in UH’s Moores Opera House.

UH Mourns Passing of Architecture Professor Thomas Colbert

Fri, 28 Aug 2015

By Mike Emery:: Thomas Colbert was dedicated to preserving the coastlines along Texas and Louisiana. As an architect, researcher and educator, he was engaged in numerous projects that investigated innovative ways to protect coastal areas from storms and other threats.

Alicia Hall Moran, Jason Moran Delivering UH Mitchell Artist Lecture

Fri, 28 Aug 2015

By Mike Emery:: For 20 years, Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran have carefully balanced their artistic and life partnerships. Their respective bodies of work as individual artists have earned applause around the world. Soon, the husband and wife duo will share their insights on collaboration and innovation (among other topics) with audiences during the 2015 Mitchell Artist Lecture at the University of Houston.