The Hive - University of Houston
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THE HIVE is our knowledge community and discussion group. Historically, the WGRC has hosted Book Clubs, but as we expanded to new media, we took on a new name! THE HIVE will explore:

  • Books (and book chapters)
  • Videos
  • Scholarly articles
  • TV episodes
  • Podcasts
  • Movies
  • Short stories
  • And more


THE HIVE is named for a beehive, a working environment where every inhabitant contributes. Whether gathering pollen and nectar, building the honeycomb, or reproducing, each bee ensures the collective is the priority. Bees are nature's hardest workers, active in not only making honey but in creating intricate internal structures that provide safe spaces for the queen to nest.
Any member of the UH community is welcome (Faculty, Staff, and Students). THE HIVE is open to all identities and genders and anyone looking to learn more about gender, inclusion, and/or equity.
THE HIVE will be meeting every 2nd Friday of the month from 12 to 1 PM.
Meetings of THE HIVE will occur on Zoom for the Spring 2021 semester. You will be sent a calendar invitation upon providing your information in the sign-up form. 
You are welcome to join at whatever session(s) you can make. Come to one or come to all of them! Even if you have not read the text for the meeting, you are still welcome to join the discussion.

Houston Public Library If you do not already have a MY Link card, apply here. A Houston Public Library membership is available to all UH students, faculty, and staff (even if you live outside of Houston). Your HPL membership will give you access to Hoopla and Libby, two services that provide eBooks, audiobooks, films, and more.

Kanopy is a free resource for documentaries and classic films. You can access Kanopy through your UH account.

CoogTV If you are living on campus this summer, CoogTV provides access to tons of free movies.

YouTube Because it's free, we're going to try and find as many video clips as possible on YouTube!

We may also pull from sites that have a fee such as Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime, but each week will also have free suggestions.