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Thursday11/11
12:00 am12:00 am
National Healthy Skin Month

Do you ever wonder what skin care tips dermatologists use themselves to maintain healthy skin?

6:00 am11:00 pm
New! ERS Walk and Talk Podcast (available through all major podcast platforms)

Join us on a 20-30 minute walk while we talk about health, wellness, and life in general. From the Employees Retirement System of Texas, podcast host Lacy Wolff walks and talks with her mentors, friends, experts and leaders about health and wellness. Learn more through the link below, or search ERS Walk and Talk through your favorite podcast platform! Learn more and participate whenever convenient for you!

11:00 am2:00 pm
MVP Volunteer Fair: Coogs for a Cause

FREE FOOD
Looking for volunteering opportunities on campus and within the Houston community? Come show your Cougar pride and find out about local organizations. It will be a tabling style event and you can visit each community partner and they will stamp your card. Collect three stamps for pizza and collect all six for a giveaway prize!

11:30 am1:00 pm
Visiting Artist Talk - Erin Cunningham

Erin Cunningham (b. 1979 Honolulu, HI) is an artist living and working in Austin, Texas. She received her BFA from The School of Art Institute of Chicago in 2003 and an MFA in studio art with a focus in Metals from The University of Texas at Austin in 2007. She has shown both nationally and internationally, including The Metropolitan Art Museum in Tokyo, Monchskirche Salzwedel, in Salzwedel, Germany, The Contemporary Austin, Lawndale Art Center, and Tiger Strikes Astroid in Los Angeles. Artist residencies include BAER Art Center in Hofsos, Iceland, Atelierhaus Residency Hilmsen in Hilmsen, Germany, Oxbow School of the Arts, and Sloss Metal Arts in Birmingham, AL. Cunningham is a founding member of the ICOSA Collective, an artist-run exhibition space in Austin, TX. She currently holds a position as an Asistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. 

12:00 pm1:00 pm
Suicide Prevention Training

Join CAPS to learn the skills needed to prevent suicide and help create a community of care at UH!

12:00 pm
Meditation

UH Wellness offers meditation to provide a space for emotional and mental development.

1:00 pm2:30 pm
LGBTQ Awareness Workshop

This workshop educates UH students, faculty and staff on terminology, pronouns, heteronormative privilege and inclusive practices in support of the LGBTQIA community.

2:30 pm3:30 pm
Awards & Advancement Committee Meeting

The Awards and Advancement Committee is responsible for matters relating to scholarships, recognition and awards, and advancement initiatives including donor relations and fundraising.

4:00 pm5:30 pm
Social by SAGA

Come and chill with us at this arts and crafts social. SAGA is working hard to have something for everyone and we know it will be fabulous.

4:45 pm5:35 pm
Yoga

Breathing and meditation have never felt better, through this class participants will combine the pair with posture to center the mind. This practice is beneficial for reducing stress and anxiety as well as building strength and flexibility.

5:30 pm7:00 pm
School of Art Speaker Series - Dr. Julia Guernsey

Dr. Julia Guernsey is the D.J. Sibley Family Centennial Faculty Fellow in Prehistoric Art in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research and publications focus on the Middle and Late Preclassic periods (1000 BC to 250 AD) in ancient Mesoamerica.

Her most recent book, Human Figuration and Fragmentation in Preclassic Mesoamerica: From Figurines to Sculpture (Cambridge University Press, 2021), examines the relationships between human figuration, fragmentation, bodily divisibility, personhood, and community in ancient Mesoamerica. Her previous books include Sculpture and Social Dynamics in Preclassic Mesoamerica (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and Ritual and Power in Stone: The Performance of Rulership in Mesoamerican Izapan Style Art (University of Texas Press, 2006), and her co-edited volumes include The Place of Stone Monuments: Context, Use, and Meaning in Mesoamerica’s Preclassic Transition (Dumbarton Oaks, 2010), Sacred Bundles: Ritual Acts of Wrapping and Binding in Mesoamerica (Boundary End, 2006) with a third, Early Mesoamerican Cities: Urbanism and Urbanization in the Formative Period (Cambridge University Press) due out at the end of 2021.

Guernsey also continues to participate with ongoing analysis of materials from archaeological excavations at the site of La Blanca, Guatemala.

6:00 pm6:45 pm
Stretching

Long day of classes? Work your muscles with a gentle workout filled with different types of stretching. Be prepared to improve flexibility and range of motion.

6:00 pm7:00 pm
Ph.D. in Mathematics Ed Virtual Fair

Learn more about earning a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a focus on mathematics education at a free virtual open house Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 from 6 to 7 p.m. Learn about our focus on ending educational inequities, meet faculty, and get your admissions questions answered! RSVP.

6:00 pm8:00 pm
AAEF Paul Kardoush Memorial Lecture Presented by Professor Dana Sajdi

The Arab-American Educational Foundation Center for Arab Studies at the University of Houston cordially invite you to the 2021 AAEF Paul Kardoush Annual Memorial Lecture: “Damascus: A History in Words,” presented by Professor Dana Sajdi of Boston College.

7:00 pm7:45 pm
Latin Dance Choreo

Add some rhythm to your day with some dance. Merengue, salsa, and more! This session is with Dani!

7:00 pm10:00 pm
CSI InfraRED: Rolling Into UH

Visit the Houston Room on Thursday, November 11th at 7:00 PM for roller skating, arcade games, free food, t-shirts, prizes, and more!