Fridays, 1–2 p.m., in CEMO Hall
The New Grand Challenges Forum encourages students to think critically, discuss openly and learn unequivocally. The Honors College welcomes a diverse group of distinguished scholars, authors, activists and artists in an effort to further the University’s commitment to intellectual rigor, critical thinking and scholarly excellence. The New Grand Challenges Forum offers students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the local community a time to hear a wide range of lectures dedicated to a compelling theme.
This year’s theme is The Pivot: How purpose and perseverance lead to success. We will acknowledge and celebrate the incredible effort by the students, the University and the world to pivot and persist even in uncertain times. Speakers this semester will share work they have completed during the past year, highlighting adjustments made due to pandemic restrictions. Other speakers will share experiences in life and career when their decision to pivot led to greater success and fulfillment.
Hosted by the Honors College, in partnership with the Division of University Advancement, the New Grand Challenges Forum is open to the entire UH community.
In fall 2021, the lectures will be held on Fridays from 1–2 p.m. in CEMO Hall, Sept. 3 – Nov. 19 (subject to change due to University Covid protocols).
Study Abroad Pitch Party
Constitution Day: Allison Stanger, Ph.D.
“Consumers vs. Citizens: The American Constitution in the Digital Age.”
University of Houston Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Presentation
Elizabeth D. Rockwell Distinguished Visiting Professor
Brock Liu, Laeticia Guenoun, Veronica Romero, Bola Adeyer
“Upstanding In a Bystanding World”
Dr. Letitia Plummer
At-Large Position 4: Houston City Council Member
Chief Marketing Officer, Communities Foundation of Texas
Justice Through Community Grant: Art Congress
Justice Through Community Grant:
The Road to Change: An Honors Civic Engagement Initiative
Panel discussion on Food Insecurity, featuring:
Brandi McInnis, The Houston Food Bank
Alison Reese, The Souper Bowl of Caring
Laura Lee, Director of the PEEPS Pantry at UH
Justice Through Community Grant: CounterStories: Historical Truth Telling for Social Justice