The UH Weeks of Welcome was established to promote and inform the UH community about the multitude of events that take place during the first two weeks of the fall semester. This tradition will continue to provide information, connect new and returning UH students to student organizations, departments, and resources, through the promotion of events and programs on a centralized web-calendar at www.uh.edu/wow.
The “UH Weeks of Welcome” online calendar features on-campus events that took place on Thursday, August 22nd through Friday, September 6th.
For his debut at Blaffer Art Museum, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, Coolquitt will recombine 60 discrete sculptures and tableaux made between 2006 and 2011 into a site-specific installation which, in its singularity and temporariness, reflects on the condition of the gallery space as a codified place of encounter for people and works of art. The exhibition will also include pieces that occupy a hybrid position between autonomous artworks by Coolquitt and what the artist calls somebody-mades and in-betweens. Somebody-mades are assemblages of objects that are presented just as the artist found them in the streets, while in-betweens combine such found assemblages with interventions of his own. Presented alongside and interspersed with his own work, these elements serve to further complicate the relationship between the contexts of creation and reception, artist and audience, and blur the boundaries between art and life.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated monograph co-published by Blaffer Art Museum and University of Texas Press with contributions by Rachel Hooper, Dan Fox, Matthew Higgs, and Jan Tumlir.
The Bauer Transfer Connection is an event designed to help new fall 2013 transfer students to ease their transition to the University of Houston and the Bauer College of Business. Students will be able to start building their community by making connections, creating study groups, and other group activities.
For more information visit http://www.bauer.uh.edu/undergraduate/newstudents/transferconnect.asp
The First Lecture exposes students to leaders with a national voice in order to motivate and challenge them to set the bar for expectations high -- and then to exceed those expectations. The 2013 College of Education First Lecture features keynote speaker Bonnie Dunbar. Retired NASA astronaut and leader of the new University of Houston STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Center, Dr. Dunbar was a NASA mission specialist astronaut and is a veteran of five space flights. She logged more than 50 days in space and inspires young people everywhere she goes. She is committed to improving STEM education and increasing underrepresented student participation and success. Her legacy is a testament to how STEM can impact education at all levels and how our future educators can inspire their students.
After the lecture, join our party to launch the new year with icy refreshments, photo opportunities, and out-of-this-world festivities.