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Previous Day Thursday, October 25, 2012 Next Day
8:00 am

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.

See the web site for more information.

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.

See the web site for conference agenda and additional information.

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”

See the web site for additional information.

6:00 pm

"Winter, Go Away!" (Russia, 2012)

Director Anna Moiseenko will be present for the event; documentary film chronicling the popular uprising against Vladimir Putin's presidential run.

Visionary Texas-based sculptural artist and Mitchell Center Artist in Residence, Dario Robleto, investigates the connection between creativity and loss. Part artist talk, part performance, Robleto uses storytelling, along with his vast collection of rarely seen sounds and images to suggest this profound connection between loss and creativity to change our notions of “deep time” and what we expect from the role of memory as a device to combat death and loss. A recent fellow at the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History in Washington D.C., Robleto will use as a key example his research around the Voyager space probe launched in the ’70s. The probe, which has now passed the edge of the Solar System, contains onboard the Golden Record, which the artist has called “the greatest DJ mixtape ever recorded.” This Golden Record is a document of humanity’s story told through sound and image and is, as Robleto describes, an example of the inventiveness that surrounds the creative respo nse to loss and should be considered within the tradition of mourning art.

The Boundary of Life Is Quietly Crossed is presented as part of the University of Houston Libraries’ symposium, “The Art of Death and Dying.”

See the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts web site for event details.


Jazz Concert

6:30 pm

This party is a "Friendraiser" for the LGBT Resource Center at the University of Houston. The center seeks to create a safe and welcoming environment for gay students, by conducting outreach and education to dorm staff, educators and fellow students. The wine reception is being held at the newly remodeled Blaffer Art Museum on the UH campus, and will feature art by artist Tony Feher. Free parking is available, across the street from Blaffer Gallery. There is no charge for the event, but there will be opportunities to buy tickets for door prizes, and of course, to make a donation.

Visit the web site for more information.

7:00 pm

SPB Presents - Insidious

Something about this time of year makes the nights a little longer, the dark a little darker, the noises in the night a little scarier...and gives SPB an excuse to show a horror movie.

  • FREE admission!
  • Popcorn provided!
  • We have a new movie screen, and it’s HUGE. And awesome.
  • Get scared! (If you’re into that sort of thing)