Thursday, February 20, 2014
8:00am
STEM

Science and Engineering Fair Houston


10:00am
Arts Culture Entertainment

Antena is a language justice and language experimentation collaborative founded in 2010 by Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, both of whom are writers, artists, literary translators, bookmakers and activist interpreters. From January 18 – May 10, 2014, Antena will be in residence at Blaffer, where they will inhabit various spaces of the museum to explore how critical views on language can help us to reimagine and rearticulate the worlds we live in. url: http://www.blafferartmuseum.org/antena-at-blaffer-antena-en-blaffer/

The telenovela is one of the most popular products of Latin America. It is a format that exploits the world market through the articulation and preservation of cultural difference, and at the same time serves as a powerful tool of self-representation and the re-signification of the continent’s colonial legacy. soy mi madre (2008) by Phil Collins and Crying for the March of Humanity (2012) by Christian Jankowski both employ the format of the telenovela for critical purposes that draw on the aesthetics of the melodrama to talk about issues of immigration, class and race, and the relationship between arts, media and politics.

The University of Houston Libraries now offers a series of technology training courses open to all UH students, faculty and staff. Courses cover Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, and content are tailored for basic, intermediate and advanced skill levels. More courses will be added to the rotation, including training on software such as Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and other commonly-used programs. Sessions run for 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the topic and skill level, and most sessions will take place in the Learning Commons training areas. Requests for group training will be considered in the future. The full training calendar is posted online and is updated on a monthly basis. Seating is limited to about 15 people per session and currently first come, first serve basis. See upcoming Training Sessions: http://info.lib.uh.edu/services/library-technology/training


1:00pm
Arts Culture Entertainment

The GENIUS module of InfoEd allows for dynamic, customizable biographical sketch and CV. Learn how you can populate your profile, update it, and customize it for different purposes, including use beyond proposals. Also, see how you can use GENIUS to set up delegates or back-ups for proposal routing


6:00pm
Training Workshops

Free Market Solutions to Climate Change presented by Bob Inglis followed by a Q&A with UH Law Center professor Tracy Hester

Come audition for various student run productions, as well as being placed into our archives which we will use to pick talents for future commercials, shows, movies, shorts and things of the like !


6:30pm
Lecture or Conference Research

Ithaca-based filmmaker Vincent Grenier is a master of quiet, delicate forms, gradual transitions, and wry misdirection. Working primarily in digital media for several decades now, Grenier explores the capacity of video to alter our perception of landscape and the natural world, particularly our uncertain place within it. His work belies any assumptions about the “coldness” of post-cinematic images; he is a true poet of th e medium.