Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Training Summer Camp Workshops

Junior and senior high school students are invited to learn about the vast career opportunities in pharmacy, health, research and other science fields during a three-day camp at UH campus. Event highlights include tours of active research labs and the Texas Medical Center; presentations/discussions with working pharmacists from diverse practice settings; and tips/guidance on how to prepare for pursuing degree in health/sciences.

Arts andy coolquitt blaffer

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.

Arts Culture Featured Entertainment

The Summer Book Club is back! We will be reading Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee this month. Afterwards we will meet in the Women’s Resource Center at noon on Wednesday, June 26th to socialize and discuss the book. (The Women’s Resource Center is located on the second floor of the UC, beside the bank.) Bring a brown bag lunch and we’ll provide the drinks and desserts. All students, staff, faculty and alumni are welcome to participate. Contact Catherine Essinger at if you wish to borrow a copy of the book from the UH Libraries. Summer Book Club is jointly sponsored by the UH Libraries and the Women’s Resource Center. Jasmine is the story of Jyoti, a young woman who leaves her native India for America, where she twice reinvents herself, eventually settling in rural Iowa with the name “Jane Ripplemeyer.” The New York Time Book Review praised it as, “One of the most suggestive novels we have about what it is to become an American.”

Lecture or Conference Research Featured

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