Friday, August 22, 2014
Join us for a five-day certificate program from the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business Global Energy Management Institute (GEMI), aimed to equip tomorrow's leaders with the critical business tools needed for success.
3-Day Conference - Oct. 23-25
Evolving technological and social networks, intertwined and worldwide in scope, are rapidly transforming societies and economies. The Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI), a project sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is open and broadly inclusive, providing collaborative and exploratory environments for academia, industry and the public to catalyze groundbreaking discoveries and innovation in these emerging global networks.
Academic professionals and artists will explore the intersection of the end of life with the fine arts. Scheduled panels and presentations:
- Oct. 25: “Deathcare” by Jill S. Casid, professor of visual studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison
- Oct. 25: “The Importance of Place in Burial and Commemoration” by Donna Kacmar, UH professor of architecture; Martha Kondziella, professor at the University of Freiberg (Germany); Jason Sowell, assistant professor of architecture at the University of Texas at Austin
- Oct. 27: “The Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Life and Family” by Ward Albro, senior lecturer at the University of Texas at San Antonio
- Oct. 25: “The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed” by artist Dario Robleto.
- Oct. 26: Film screening of Isaac Julian’s “Looking for Langston”