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June 1 — Sept. 6: Candice Breitz: The Woods exhibition at Blaffer Art Museum
The Woods delivers a trilogy of video installations exploring the performance of childhood and capturing adolescent actors on and off camera working in the entertainment industries in Los Angeles (Hollywood), Mumbai (Bollywood) and Lagos (Nollywood.)

August 1 — 10: Houston Shakespeare Festival
Presented by the School of The School of Theatre & Dance, this summer's 40th anniversary production of the Houston Shakespeare Festival presents The Two Gentlemen from Verona and Henry IV, Part 1. All performances at the Miller Outdoor Theater in Hermann Park begin at 8:30 p.m. and are free. Learn more about the festival here.

For more events, check the CLASS calendar.

CLASS Faculty in the Media

Funny Once: Stories, the recently published story collection by Antonya Nelson, professor of English, has garnered significant attention and praise. “First Husband,” a story in the collection, was published in January in The New Yorker magazine ahead of the book’s publication in May. Another story from the collection, “The There There” was included in the May 2014 issue of Harper’s magazine.
Fiction Chronicle: 'Song of the Shank' by Jeffery Renard Allen and 'Funny Once' by Antonya Nelson Wall Street Journal
Review: “Funny Once,” by Antonya NelsonHouston Chronicle
Short stories review: ‘Funny Once,’ by Antonya NelsonDallas Morning News
Author Antonya Nelson on LitFest, buying books and Funny OnceDenver Westword
The Houston Chronicle recently ran Q&A: University of Houston professor Elizabeth Gregory writes that school schedules should fit with modern realities. Elizabeth Gregory is a Professor of English and Director of Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies.

David Ashley White, Professor of Composition and Music Theory, was recently profiled in the Houston Chronicle article, Early influences led composer to a lifetime of musical delights.

Jim Johnson, Director of the School of Theatre and Dance, was featured in the Houston Matters program, Teaching Actors to Perform Accents.

Temple Northup, assistant professor School of Communication, and his research on food labeling were featured in local, regional, national and international publications. Dr. Northup will be featured on the Sunday morning show for Fox & Friends on August 10 in New York City and in an upcoming piece in Consumer Reports next month. Here are some of the articles based on interviews with Professor Northup:
Food labels such as 'organic', 'gluten-free' or 'antioxidant' mislead shoppers into thinking they are eating well, study warns - Daily Mail (London)
Health buzzwords on food labels are misleading consumers, study finds – Los Angeles Times 
7 health buzzwords and what they really mean – ABC News Online
Food labels 'fool us’ into thinking products are healthyTelegraph (London) 
Shoppers are being fooled by ‘healthy’ labels containing 'buzzwords' on foodExpress (London) 
Research shows buzzwords on food packaging implies false sense of health – NewsFix
Abinadi Meza, assistant professor of art, was featured in the Houston Chronicle article, Abinadi Meza is on a roll, detailing his journey from college student to college professor who established UH’s graduate program in Interdisciplinary Practices and Emerging Forms.

A new book written by Gerald Horne, professor of history and African-American studies, was featured in the Salon article, White supremacy and slavery: Gerald Horne on the real story of American independence. The article is a Q&A with Horne, whose book looks more closely at slavery and the slave trade in order to better explicate the founding of a slave-owning republic in 1776.

WIA Report ran a feature article about research conducted by Daphne Hernandez, assistant professor of health and human performance, titled University of Houston Study Finds a Link Behind Childhood Poverty and Risk of Adult Obesity for Women.

The Blaffer Art Museum is hosting an exhibit by New York artist Francesca DiMattio that was featured in the Houston Chronicle article, Two exhibits explore tough themes with unusual media.

The Texas Music Festival was featured in the News 92FM story, Texas Music Festival Promotes Young Artists with Famous Conductors.

The Houston Chronicle recently ran a feature article on Andrzej Grabiec, professor of violin, titled Violin professor proves music transcends borders. The story details Grabiec’s accidental start in music and his immigration from Poland to the U.S. through his performance at this year’s Texas Music Festival.

Robert Zaretsky, professor of history, authored several published articles recently:
How the French saw D-Day in the Boston Globe
Never Teach a Class Outdoors and Other Key Lessons I Have Learned in The Chronicle of Higher Education
Quick Trigger in Inside Higher Ed
The Providence Journal recently ran an article titled, Kyle Scott: Flat screens in classrooms produce students with flat minds, which was written by Kyle Scott, political science lecturer. The Desert News also ran an article by Scott titled, My view: All that glitters is not gold: Why books are better than screens in the classroom.