Thursday, July 24, 2014
STEM Summer Camps

Supports middle school students who have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and introduces them to college life. Taught by award winning faculty at the University of Houston. Students must be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2014. Also available are: Pre-Academy Activities (8:00a.m.—10:00a.m.): $50.00/week Post-Academy Activities (3:00p.m.—5:00p.m.): $50.00/week. Application deadline is April 25.

Two-week residential camp sponsored by The Harris Foundation (THF), in partnership with the ExxonMobil Foundation. The camp is open to promising middle school students and provides opportunities to enhance their proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education while living on a college campus - all at no cost to the child or family. Scholarships applicants should apply by the April 4 deadline.

STEM Summer Camps

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, Adobe Photoshop, 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, iMovie, Live Movie Maker, 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. Session Timings: (See the link below) Morning Sessions: (10AM to 12PM) Afternoon Sessions: (2PM to 4PM) Evening Sessions: (6PM to 8PM) 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 & Location details from here:

The Woods is a trilogy of video installations by renowned South African artist Candice Breitz that takes a close look at the world of child performers and the performance of childhood in order to probe the dreams and promises embedded in mainstream cinema. Consistent with Breitz’s interest in the role that mimicry plays in the forging of selfhood and her ongoing analysis of the circular relationship between real life and reel life, The Woods traverses three continents to explore the rituals and conventions governing the on camera and off-camera personae of professional child actors, as well as adult actors who have become famous playing child roles. The trilogy brings together footage shot in Los Angeles, Mumbai and Lagos, seeking to observe and grasp the aspirational logic that is shared by Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood. Engaging actors and crews whose creative labor would ordinarily be subsumed into these three giant popular cinema industries, the three chapters of The Woods bring a behind the-scenes eye to industries that typically prefer to mask their inner workings.