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March 15: Last day to see Anton Ginzburg: Terra Corpus and Tears and Politics: Works by Phil Collins and Christian Jankowski exhibits at the Blaffer Art Museum.

March 27 — 30: "Nineteenth-Century Energies" — The Interdisciplinary 19th Century Studies Conference at Hotel Zaza. Go to incs2014.org for more information.

March 28 — 30: UH Ensemble Dance Works 7:30 p.m.performances at Wortham Theatre on campus. School of Theatre & Dance ticket office: 713-743-2929.

March 31: Center for Public History Lecture: “Garbage, the Civilized Dark Side” by Song Tian, Ph.D., a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the Department of History of Science at Harvard University and Professor in the College of Philosophy and Sociology at Beijing Normal Unviersity. 10 a.m. in Room 317 of McElhinney Hall. For more information, call 713-743-3039.

For more events, check the CLASS calendar.

CLASS Students in the Media

Andrew Joseph Pegoda is currently completing his Ph.D. in history. His article, Teaching Writing Intensive Courses, was recently featured in Inside Higher Ed.

Creative Writing PhD candidate David Tomas Martinez was featured in the article, Saving lives with words: Celebrity poet preaches the power of prose at Houston's Writers Ball, which appeared in CultureMap Houston.

The research of doctoral candidate Markie McBrayer and Political Science Assistant Professor Ling Zhu was cited in two recent news articles. They found that that Texas and California, two large, racially and ethnically diverse states with high rates of uninsured residents, are headed in opposite directions in health insurance enrollments because of politics. Their findings appeared in the Houston Chronicle article, Politics affects California, Texas health insurance enrollments, research finds and The Daily Beast's article, Texas: Where Crazy Gets Elected.

A series of paintings by undergraduate painting majors were recently installed in the frozen food section of a local Fiesta grocery store. The collection was highlighted in two Glasstire articles: Menil/Fiesta: Paintings by University of Houston Painting Majors and UH Art Students Hit the Big Time: The Frozen Food Aisle!

Gulf Coast, the literary journal published by CLASS creative writing graduate students, was mentioned in .Behold, someone has written poetry about Tim Riggins. which appeared in the The Philadelphia Inquirer. The publication was also mentioned in. Give In to Tim Riggins–Inspired Poetry. which appeared in Vulture.

“UH Goes to the Barn”, a dance recital choreographed, produced, and performed by School of Theatre & Dance students, was recently held at The Barn Theatre. Students Lauren Burke, Bryan Peck, and Katrina Woods were participants in the event according to the article, University Dance Theatre presents UH Goes to the Barn., in the Guidry News Service.

The Paper article, Hermann Park Celebrates 100 with Art in the Park., includes information about ReFRAME x FRAME, a collaboration between the UH Graduate Design/Build Studio in the College of Architecture, the Graphic Communications Program in the School of Art and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts. The semi-permanent, open-air micro pavilion demonstrates the principles of sustainable design and construction using Allsteel System frames and incorporates lighting and a motion-activated sound installation by Houston-based artist Abinadi Meza.

The Houston Press featured the School of Theatre & Dance’s production of “Our Country’s Good” in the article, Actors Play Convicts Playing Actors in Our Country's Good at UH.

CLASS Faculty in the Media

History professors Robert Palmer and Catherine Patterson offer 10 things to know about Magna Carta and its Houston appearance in the Houston Chronicle article, 10 things to know about Magna Carta. See it in Houston!

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education recently ran an article about the racial and ethnic makeup of UH faculty. James Conyers, director of African American Studies, is quoted in the article, An Examination of Faculty Diversity at the University of Houston.

Professor of English, Mat Johnson, was recently part of a Twitter exchange which was featured in the article #yonoveljokes: The Texas tie to the funniest literary hashtag on Twitter in The Dallas Morning News.

NewsFix recently ran a story about the way people move in and out of Houston titled, Census data on people that leave Harris county. Luis Salinas, professor of sociology, commented in the piece.

Garth Jowett, professor of communications, was interviewed on KHOU-CBS Channel 11’s Great Day Houston in a segment titled, Origin of Valentine’s Day.

Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, Daphne Hernandez was quoted in the NewsFix article, Big Drop in obesity among preschoolers.

The Santeria faith is featured in the Houston Chronicle article, An often misunderstood faith, Santeria community thrives here. Keith McNeal, assistant professor of Comparative Cultural Studies, is quoted in the piece.

A bilingual mystery series that features a kid detective is published by Arte Público Press. The series was featured in Dromgoole: Bilingual mystery series features kid detective by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

Christine Leveaux, assistant professor of political science, commented about the issues discussed during the President’s recent State of the Union address that affect Texas and Houston during the Houston Matters program, What Are the Implications for Houston & Texas in State of the Union Address?

According to the Houston Chronicle, the Mayor recently released audit letters detailing weaknesses in the city’s financial accounting. Steven Craig, Associate Dean of Faculty and Research, commented on the letters in the article, Mayor releases audit letters that controller kept secret.

Craig also commented in the NEWSFix article, Should the dollar be replaced by a global currency?

Shayne Lee, associate professor of sociology, appeared on KTRK’s Crossroads, to discuss his recent book which is about Bishop T.D. Jakes and the role of the church in a post-civil rights era.

Arturo Hernandez, associate professor of psychology, appeared in a number of media outlets recently:

He is featured in the Texas Medical Center News article, Study May Change the Way Foreign Languages are Taught.

He was also interviewed for KUHF’s story, How A UH Professor Maps Brain Activity While A Bilingual And Monolinguals Process Words.

Hernandez also authored an article for the OUPblog titled, Why nobody dreams of being a professor.

WNYU also featured Hernandez in the program, The Doppler Effect.

Offcite, recently ran an article titled, Holding Ground: A Look at University of Houston’s “Environmental Past” Exhibit. Teresa Tomkins-Walsh, Director of Houston History Archives, was mentioned in the piece.

Political Science professor, Richard Murray, was quoted in a story about political campaign’s advertising during the Olympic games in the Houston Chronicle article, Candidates hope to capture some Olympic glory.

Ed Hirs, a lecturer in Economics, appeared in the Texas Monthly article, The Generation Gap. The article discusses whether Texas is producing sufficient electricity to meet our needs.

Political Science professor, Richard Murray, appeared in several media outlets recently:
In the Houston Chronicle’s article, Dem primary: Ogg on campaign trail, Oliver on the couch, Murray commented on the Democratic nomination for Harris County District Attorney.

He was quoted in the Austin American Statesman about the rapidly changing demographics of Houston – and the United States – in the article, The face of Houston is changing.

Murray commented in the Guns & Patriots article, Texas GOP poll: Cornyn 43% leads Stockman 28%; Failure to garner 50% triggers run off.

The Texas Tribune quoted Murray in the article, A Small Subset of Voters Holds a Lot of Sway.

Friends of Women’s Studies recently hosted the 17th Table Talk luncheon. The event was announced in the Houston Business Journal article, Meet the speakers: 17th UH Table Talk luncheon to honor 50 women.

Associate professor of political science, Brandon Rottinghaus, was quoted in the article, Feeling pressure from the left, Obama backs off of Social Security cuts, for now, in the Washington Times.

Rottinghaus also commented in the Politico article, The Clinton library's secret files.

The Master of Public Administration program recently hosted their annual Public Official of the Year event. The Pasadena Citizen announced the honorees in the article, UH MPA program announces honorees for public service.

Demetrius Pearson, Professor of Health & Human Performance, was the featured guest on KTRK’s Crossroad’s program. The topic was African American cowboys.

The Houston Press announced a photography competition in the article, Are You Houston's Best Music Photographer? Richard Carson, lecturer in the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, will be a screener for the contest.

Robert Zaretsky, professor of history, appeared in several media outlets recently:
He wrote a piece for The Jewish Daily Forward titled, Martin Heidegger's Black Notebooks Reignite Charges of Anti-Semitism.

Zaretsky authored The Great French Gender-Bending Panic of 2014 in Real Clear World.

Times Higher Education featured his article, Turbocharge teaching with a team of rivals.
Franz Anton Krager, director of the Orchestra of the Moores School of Music, was quoted in the Bellaire-River Oaks-West University Examiner article, Treble Choir preparing for trip to Carnegie Hall.

The Guidry News recently announced that Jeronimo Cortina, assistant professor of political science, will be the keynote speaker at the College of the Mainland Symposium. The article, Call for papers at second COM symposium, details the event.

Nicolás Kanellos, professor of Hispanic studies, was quoted in the San Antonio Express News article, Telling Latino stories 'way too long untold'. The article details the need for the history of Latinos in the U.S. to be better documented and preserved.

A recent study from the Hobby Center for Public Policy examines the factors that contribute to foreclosures in Houston. Jim Granato, Chair of the Center, recently appeared on Houston Matters in the show titled, Despite a Strong Housing Market, Foreclosures Are Still a Problem in Houston, to discuss the issue.

Professor and Director of the Center for Forensic Psychology, John Vincent, was recently quoted in the Time Warner Cable News story, Understanding the legal definition of 'bullying'.

The Alley theatre will be moving to UH’s Wortham Theatre for the 2014-2015 season while their buildings are being renovated.
KTRK-TV detailed the move in the story, Alley Theatre plans major building renovation, forcing relocation for season.

The Houston Business Journal also announced the move in the article, Alley Theatre relocates 2014-15 performances to begin renovation work.

The move was featured in KHOU’s story, Alley Theatre moving shows to UH during renovation.

The Houston Chronicle mentioned the move in This week's ups and downs.

Broadway World also mentioned the move in the article, Alley Theatre Announces Renovation Plans.

The Daily Cougar covered the move in Prestigious theatre shines spotlight on UH.

CLASS Alums in the Media

Christine Ha
Christine Ha, who earned a master’s degree in creative writing last May, was featured in the Houston Chronicle article, Blind chef Christine Ha guest of Lunar New Year event. Ha, who won the third season of the television reality series MasterChef, recently teamed with Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar chef Rishi Singh on a tasting menu for the Asia Society Texas Center Young Professionals' Lunar New Year celebration.
Photo by: Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle
   
David Stuart MacLean
In 2002, David Stuart MacLean woke up on a train platform in India with no idea of who or where he was. The CLASS writing program graduate was suffering from amnesia. His journey of figuring out where he belonged is detailed in his book, The Answer to the Riddle is Me, according to the Houston Press article, David Stuart MacLean and The Answer to the Riddle Is Me, A Memoir of Amnesia.
Photo by: Heather Eidson Photography
   
Bao-Long Chu
Bao-Long Chu, a Houston poet and author, wrote the text for "Bound," an opera that premiered by Houston Grand Opera. Chu graduated from CLASS’s creative writing program. According to the Houston Chronicle article, Family is at the heart of 'Bound', the production is based on the story of Diane Tran, a straight-A student at Willis High School who was working two jobs to help support her family. Tran missed so many days of classes a judge jailed her for truancy.
Photo by: Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle
   
Jim Parsons
Former theatre student, and current star of The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons recently hosted Saturday Night Live. His appearance was featured in the The Loop article, ‘Big Bang Theory’ star headed to ‘SNL’. A story about his SNL appearance also ran in CultureMap Houston in the article, Houston humble: Jim Parsons insists he doesn't deserve to host Saturday Night Live.
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From My Mother’s Mother premieres Saturday at Korean Festival

Poet and Ph.D. candidate Janine Joseph writes opera libretto

Janine Joseph
Janine Joseph

The libretto of From My Mother’s Mother,  the fifth chamber opera in Houston Grand Opera’s East + West series, was written by Janine Joseph, a Ph.D. candidate in literature and creative writing.

Earlier this academic year, Joseph was awarded a CLASS Dissertation Completion Fellowship to finish her doctorate degree. Her dissertation “Extended Stay” is a collection of linked poems called a poetic sequence. Her book tracks the life of a young undocumented immigrant from the Philippines over a twenty-year period  from her arrival in the United States to the her receipt of her green card.

The opera series celebrates Houston as a meeting place for Eastern and Western cultures. Joseph has written a poignant account of the passing down and, sometimes, rejection of tradition through multiple generations of Korean-American women. Dr. Jeeyoung Kim was commissioned to compose the music for this an opera focused on Korea.

Dr. Jeeyoung Kim says of the composition, “I felt very emotional when I composed the piece. The story reminds me of the love and sacrifice of my own grandmother and mother, as well as my relationship with my own daughter who was born and is raised in the United States.”

Mika Shigematsu will return to HGO to create the role of the mother (Om-Ma). The grandmother (Hal-Mo-Ni) will be brought to life by Hyo Na Kim. Hana Park will sing the role of the daughter (Soo-Yun), and the role of her husband (Jensen) will be performed by Houstonian, Lee Gregory.

Furthermore, internationally recognized specialist in gayageum (a strung Korean zither), Na Jung Jin, will lend her award-winning expertise to this production.

Sandra Bernhard, director of HGO’s community collaboration efforts, said, “From my Mother’s Mother explores what we embrace and what we leave behind as we merge our traditions with others in a new country, using a new language, sometimes with our own new family.”

Schedule of performances – all FREE and open to the public:

Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 1 p.m. - Korean Festival at Discovery Green (1500 McKinney Street)

 Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 2 p.m - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Brown Auditorium, 1001 Bissonnet Street).
Note: seats may be reserved at this performance. Download and print the flyer to get free admission to the museum on that day.

 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 6 p.m. - Houston Public Library, Downtown (Auditorium, 500 McKinney Street)

 Friday, November 9, 2012 at 12 p.m. - University of Houston, Quintero Theatre (133 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts Building, Entrance 16 off Cullen)
Note: Seats may be reserved at this performance.

 Friday, November 9, 2012 at 7 p.m. - University of Houston, Quintero Theatre (133 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts Building, Entrance 16 off Cullen)
Note: Seats may be reserved at this performance.

For more information, or to reserve tickets visit: https://www.houstongrandopera.org/Site/Tickets/calendar/view.aspx?id=3651

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Psychologist Jennifer Tackett’s research honored with an early career award

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Dr. Jennifer Tackett’s research on self-dysregulation in children has earned her national recognition among her professional peers. She was recently named as the recipient of the 2013 Samuel J. and Anne G. Beck Award from the Society for Personality Assessment. The award is presented annually to recognize outstanding early career research in the field of personality assessment.

“The Society for Personality Assessment is a unique organization, filled with many psychologists who share my two primary backgrounds (identifying as both clinical and personality psychologists),” said Dr. Tackett. “In addition, their focus on assessment and measurement is in line with my own areas of clinical interest and expertise. It is an enormous honor to be recognized by the leading researchers integrating the disciplines of personality and clinical psychology and I look forward to close ties with the organization in the years to come.”

The award will be presented to Dr. Tackett during the SPA’s annual meeting in San Diego, CA in March 2013.

Dr. Tackett’s research examines how a subject’s personality can affect the development of psychopathology, as well as the clinical effectiveness of factoring personality into assessments and interventions in applied settings.

“For example, if you are developing a treatment plan for a child with inattention problems, your recommendations for an extremely shy, inattentive child might be different than your recommendations for an incredibly outgoing, inattentive child,” said Dr. Tackett. “In this way, attending to the child's personality may result in more effective targeted approaches in our clinical work. Many clinicians probably already incorporate information about personality implicitly, but my work supports the integration of explicit personality assessment and systematic integration into clinical assessment and treatment, even in work with younger populations.”

Dr. Tackett is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Prior to coming to UH, she completed her clinical internship at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center and was a tenured member of the faculty at the University of Toronto.

“The Department of Psychology is extremely excited to have added Jennifer Tackett to the faculty this past year,” said Dr. David Francis, UH Psychology Department Chairman and Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor. “Jennifer is a rising star in developmental psychopathology, and this award simply underscores what her colleagues in psychology already knew. This award from the Society for Personality Assessment signals that Jennifer is a first-rate scholar with significant international impact that will continue to grow.  We could not be more excited to have her among the faculty in the Department of Psychology.”

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Preserving U.S. Latino culture -- one text, one historic site at a time

National Parks Service commissions book by Dr. Nicolás Kanellos and other Latino scholars

Jose Marti [centered] (University of Southern Florida)

Jose Marti [centered] (University of Southern Florida)

Facts, quite often, are unwelcome. Truth can disrupt a narrative, revealing what seemed accurate for centuries to always have been false.

When the National Park Service commissioned Latino scholars from across the nation to write a book of essays, The Making of the United States: American Latino Theme Study, identifying “the missing links” connecting American Latino people, sites and history to the broader American narrative, the writers had to grapple with how much of the truth should be told.

“If I tell the true story, if I say the hard things, the book could be cancelled. That happened to me before with a project for the Smithsonian,” said Nicolás Kanellos, Brown Foundation Professor of Hispanic Studies and a contributor to the book.

“From the very beginning of this project one of the big questions was how honest should we be because, after all, this is coming out from the government, the Department of the Interior, and some of those truths, some of that history isn’t so pretty,” said Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, associate professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, another contributor.

Vincente Martinez Ybor’s Cigar Factory, site of Marti’s “Cuba Libre” speech, Tampa, Florida (Library of Congress)

Vincente Martinez Ybor’s Cigar Factory,site of Marti’s “Cuba Libre”
speech,Tampa, Florida (Library of Congress);

She credited Dr. Kanellos with making the strongest case for the scholars to make the most of this opportunity by sharing as many facts as possible.

“He said if we’re not honest, we lose our credibility and legitimacy for everybody and we never accomplish what we are trying to accomplish,” Dr. Rivas-Rodriguez said.

So Dr. Kanellos’ essay “Envisioning and Re-visioning the Nation: Latino Intellectual Thought” begins with this:

Latinos have resided in North America since before the arrival of northern Europeans at Jamestown and Plymouth. They already lived in lands that became English colonies and later the states of the early American Republic.

“When you talk about becoming part of the national fabric and the narrative and the identity of the United States, this is how you start,” Dr. Kanellos said.

The book, scheduled to be published and released online before the end of the year, is part of a commitment the National Park Service made in 2011 to better integrate American Latino heritage into the story of the United States of America as told through national historic landmarks.

At the time the commitment was made, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar noted that less than 3 percent of the national landmarks are designated as significant to women, Latinos, African Americans or other members of minority groups.

The National Park Service promised to recommend and evaluate new sites significant to Latino heritage as possible national historic landmarks and to expand the conversations and curricula interpreting the history of existing Latino heritage sites. The Service also agreed to commission the book of essays.

To aid in this work and consult with its own advisory board, the National Parks Service assembled the American Latino Heritage Scholars Panel, which includes Dr. Kanellos, director of the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project.

Cover of Regeneracion newspaper, September 1910 (Pitzer College)

Cover of Regeneracion newspaper, September 1910 (Pitzer College)

“This is a canonizing moment,” Dr. Kanellos said. “This is when the official institutions of the nation recognize Latino individuals and culture as part of the national narrative and signify it by establishing monuments, publishing books, building exhibits that say, yes, these, in fact, are Americans.”

This fall, the César E. Chávez National Monument was established at Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz in Keene, California, Chávez’ home and the headquarters of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) since the early 1970s when Chávez was its president.

Last month, Dr. Kanellos convened the recovery project’s biennial conference in Houston. More than 200 scholars participated in the two-day meeting to discuss efforts to locate, preserve and disseminate written forms of Hispanic culture produced in the United States since colonial times until 1960.

In addition to leading the recovery effort, Dr. Kanellos is director of Arte Público Press, the nation's largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovery literature by U.S. Hispanic authors.

- Shannon Buggs

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Pulitzer Prize winner alumnus guest lectures in photojournalism class

 Pulitzer Prize winner and Valenti alumnus Adrees Latif

Pulitzer Prize winner and Valenti alumnus Adrees Latif shared a slideshow presentation
and words of advice with Prof. Richard Carson’s photojournalism classes recently.

Adrees Latif, ’99 talks about the risks and rewards in news photography

Adrees Latif is a true inspiration to his fellow Cougars. He is the first UH graduate to win a Pulitzer Prize, winning the prestigious journalism award for breaking news photography in 2008.

Last month, he returned to the Valenti School of Communication to talk about his craft and the photo that won him the Pulitzer with the students in Professor Richard Carson’s photojournalism classes.

Latif was covering the 2007 Saffron Revolution in Burma when he took the photo that sped up the trajectory of his career. Burmese soldiers opened fire on a crowd of protesters during the uprising of a group of Buddhist monks.

“Bullets and fruit from the crowd were whizzing by my head from every direction,” Latif recounted.  “I was trying to compose myself through my lens while following a large group of people running for their lives.”

“I shot this picture without realizing that the man had been shot,” he said, referring to Kenji Nagai, the Japanese journalist and principal element in the photograph, who was fatally wounded during the soldier's attempt to disperse the crowd.

Nagai's outstretched hand and last attempt to document the chaos as he lies injured on the pavement, preserves a truly dramatic and raw moment in time.

After Latif’s talk, Radha Khetpal, a print journalism major, said, “The presentation was really good – I learned a lot. It gave me an idea of what this industry is all about. You don’t really think about risking your life in this line of work.”

While an undergraduate at UH, Latif also had not contemplated the physical risks of being a photojournalist. But he knew quite well, the academic risks.

Latif worked as an intern and staff photographer for the Houston Post the majority of his undergraduate years from 1991 – 1999. Without talking to his professors about scheduling conflicts, he often put news assignments ahead of classwork, he told the photojournalism students.

“Don’t do what I did,” he said. “Work with your professors to reschedule or make up tests. They understand this business and will work with you.”

Shortly after graduating with his bachelor’s in journalism in 1999, Latif joined Reuters, an international news agency headquartered in London, as a freelancer. 

Since then he has taken on a variety of significant roles in the field of photojournalism, living by the philosophy, “I will do anything I have to do, as long as I can take pictures.”

From his positions as Senior Photographer in Bangkok, Thailand to Regional Photo Editor in Pakistan, Latif has seen the majority of the eastern world through his camera.

He was honored with the International Centre of Photography's (ICP) Infinity photojournalism award for the images he captured during the devastating floods in Pakistan in 2010.

Latif now resides in New York City and is the Editor in Chief for Reuters International.

by Ethan LeCuyer, Valenti School of Communication student

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Dr. Nansen Saleri honors his mother with $75,000 gift to Blaffer Art Museum

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Blaffer Art Museum’s nationally recognized Young Artist Apprenticeship Program now has its first permanent home inside the newly renovated museum thanks to a $75,000 gift from Dr. Nansen and Marina Saleri.

The program, which develops the creative abilities of high school students, had been housed in a trailer on campus.

Despite being in a less than ideal physical setting, YAAP earned national honors in 2009 by winning a Coming Up Taller Award for excellence in afterschool and out-of-school arts and humanities programs from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Now, the students under the guidance of their artist mentors will create independent and collaborative artworks in the Kristin Saleri Studio, named for Dr. Saleri’s mother, a prolific painter and mentor to youth artists.

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“We are thrilled to have the name of a forward thinking artist and educator attached to the studio,” says Blaffer’s Director and Chief Curator Claudia Schmuckli. “Mentorship is a driving philosophy behind our education programs and for students to be able to identify with an individual makes the experience more personal and adds incentive to continue with their artistic education.”

“I really responded to the idea of using the studio to sponsor youth programs and other artistic involvement with children of Houston of all ethnic and social backgrounds. That’s what my mother was all about,” said Dr. Saleri, chief executive officer and president of Quantum Reservoir Impact, a high-tech firm that helps energy companies manage oil and natural gas reservoirs.

Of Armenian descent, Kristin Saleri was born and raised in Turkey. During her lifetime (1915-2006), she produced about 3,000 pieces of art and won several international awards.

Upon her death on October 30, 2006, in Istanbul, her son made her a promise that he would keep her name alive. Toward that end, he named the art studio for her and established the “Discovering Kristin Saleri Project” to revive international interest in her art..

“Her work is an interesting mix of Eastern mysticism and Western impressionism,” Dr. Saleri said.

His plans include the Turkish and English publication this month of a book celebrating her career and featuring critiques by six scholars and a retrospective opening on Nov. 30, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey to coincide with the book's release.

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Election Day 2012 – Voting today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Exercise your right to vote today at your local polling place

Despite the construction, the University of Houston polling location is still in the University Center on the second floor in room 205.

If you don’t live on campus or did not register to vote using your on campus address, you can find your polling place through the Harris County Clerk’s office or the Texas Secretary of State’s office.

Voters registered in Harris County: Click Here

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On Election Night 2012 Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honors Society, and the Political Science Department organized an election watch party at the Rockwell Pavilion in the M.D. Anderson Library.   Students, including many first time voters, dropped in all evening to catch the latest updates projected on the big screen television, and tracked on a hand-colored map of Electoral College votes.  Political Science Assistant Professor Beth Simas watched along with the students and added her own interpretations.

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Emerging choreographers showcase, Dec. 6 -8 in Quintero Lab Theater

Students choreograph, design, light and direct the entire production

The unique aspect of the Emerging Choreographers Showcase is that the entire evening is choreographed, lit, designed and produced by students, presenting works that are a culmination of their undergraduate studies. Many works go on to be presented professionally at festivals, such as the Houston Fringe Festival and the Big Range Dance Festival. Ali DiNunzio and Jessica Capistran performed a duet at the Houston Fringe Festival this past August that originally premiered at the Emerging Choreographer Showcase last fall. Both DiNunzio and Capistran have since entered the Houston dance scene professionally and are featured in the upcoming production of Karen Stokes Dance's Vine Leaf Dances.

The student works are crafted under faculty members Karen Stokes, Teresa Chapman and Becky Valls, who give feedback throughout the semester to hone the student's choreographic skills. Dance Production faculty Toni Valle supervises the production and promotion of the concert.

DiNunzio has choreographed a new piece that uses juxtaposition as its motivation, "The first section is classical and structured while the second section has more inventive movement and works against the music." DiNunzio is designing the lighting as well, under faculty member, Jonathan Middents.

Another student choreographer, Stephanie Sermas, is premiering a work on human adversity. Sermas, who also works professionally with City Dance, comments, "Dance is about the exploration of the trials of life and how to overcome them." Sermas hopes this work will be the beginning of her own evening-length concert at City Dance's new studio/performance space.

The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance presents Emerging Choreographers Showcase at 7:30 p.m. December 6-8 in the Quintero Lab Theater, 133 CWM Center for the Arts, Houston TX., 77204. Ticket prices are $12 general seating and $10 students. For tickets, contact the School of Theatre & Dance box office phone number at (713) 743-2929. For more information, visit www.uh.edu/class/theatre-and-dance or contact Toni Valle: (713) 409-2838.

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WHAT: Emerging Choreographers Showcase

WHO: University of Houston School of Theater & Dance

WHEN: December 6-8 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Quintero Lab Theater, 133 CWM Center for the Arts, Houston TX. 77204

HIGHLIGHTS: Showcase is entirely created by University of Houston students

Ticket prices: $10 students, $12 general

Box office phone :(713) 743-2929

Contact: Toni Valle (713) 409-2838

Website: http://www.uh.edu/class/theatre-and-dance

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  • Nov. 3 – "What had happened wuz..." Workshop
    The American Sign Language Interpreting Program in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders presents this workshop on idiomatic language and spoken English as used by African Americans in conversation. In other words, how African American slang impacts the work of ASL interpreters.
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  • Nov. 9 – Fall Meeting of the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
    1 p.m., Agnes Arnold Auditorium 2.
  • Nov. 7 – Poetry & Prose
    A reading series sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English and the UH Libraries. The November event features new graduate students in the Creative Writing Program.
    http://www.class.uh.edu/wordpress/index.php/event/poetry-prose-readings/
  • Nov. 16 – Episode IX of “Craft in America” on PBS Channel 8 features Assistant Professor Jenni Sorkin.
    The episode is titled "Crossroads" and also includes Luca Pollonini, an assistant professor in the College of Technology and Berkeley-based weaver Lia Cook, who recently had an exhibition at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, where the segment was partially filmed.
    http://www.pbs.org/craftinamerica/tv_series.php

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TMF annually hosts students from various musical disciplines and helps them develop their talents under the watchful eyes of master musicians. The festival also spotlights both student and professional musicians during concerts at UH and throughout the Houston area. This year the festival will take place from May 30 to June 28, 2014.

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For its 40th anniversary, the festival will present “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” and “Henry IV, 1” Aug. 1 – 10 at Miller Outdoor Theatre. In the tradition of past festivals, noted guest artists will contribute their talents to this year’s performances:  Mirron Willis  and  Brendon Fox.

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Mario Diaz, director of the City of Houston Department of Aviation and a leading authority on the future of commercial aviation, was named the 2014 Public Official of the Year by the UH Master of Public Administration Program.

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UH Ensemble Dance Works | April 5-7

Annual show featuring contemporary works by faculty and guest artists with our pre-professional dance company, the UH Dance Ensemble.

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7 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at Heights Church of Christ, 16th Street and Heights Blvd. Kemper Crabb brings to life music that blends medieval and Celtic traditions using the mountain dulcimer, recorder, tin whistle, bells, mandolin, and bazouki.

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5:30 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 17 at Honors College Commons, M.D. Anderson Library. Featuring undergraduate Creative Writing students with work appearing in Glass Mountain literary magazine.

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4 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 in Discovery Green Park in downtown Houston. A participatory outdoor performance event with newly commissioned music by Artist in Residence Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR.) Directed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph in collaboration with Troy Bennefield (UH Cougar Marching Band.)

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Texas Music Festival

TMF annually hosts students from various musical disciplines and helps them develop their talents under the watchful eyes of master musicians. The festival also spotlights both student and professional musicians during concerts at UH and throughout the Houston area. This year the festival will take place from May 30 to June 28, 2014.

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For its 40th anniversary, the festival will present “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” and “Henry IV, 1” Aug. 1 – 10 at Miller Outdoor Theatre. In the tradition of past festivals, noted guest artists will contribute their talents to this year’s performances:  Mirron Willis  and  Brendon Fox.

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Dean John W. Roberts has appointed a task force to enhance the academic offerings of the African American Studies Program and strengthen the program’s interdisciplinary ties to other CLASS departments

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Mario Diaz, director of the City of Houston Department of Aviation and a leading authority on the future of commercial aviation, was named the 2014 Public Official of the Year by the UH Master of Public Administration Program.

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