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Art and Special Events Calendar January-May 2013

The choice is clear.


Engage and Inspire Your Creative Self Your guide to the world of art programs at UHCL begins here with the Spring 2012 Art and Special Events Calendar, as the university offers a variety of community programs that inspire and engage your creativity. Whether you are interested in visual arts, performing arts or interactive and informative lectures, you can find it at UHCL. While you are on campus enjoying exceptional events, you can also experience what makes UHCL unique. With the harmonic blending of architectural structures and the surrounding natural wildlife reserve, the campus is an ideal location to explore your creative self.

Inside track to incredible experiences Admission: Most of the events are free. Programs requiring tickets are offered at affordable prices and package discounts are available.

Parking: Paid parking is available in the Visitors Lot or in metered parking on the street. Please consult the program contact person for specific event information.

Event Location: Most events take place in the Bayou Building at UHCL. Please consult the program contact person

Office of University Advancement | 2700 Bay Area Blvd. | Houston, Texas 77058-1098 www.uhcl.edu | 281-283-2021

Photo by Michael Livingston

for specific event information. Event dates and times are subject to change. Please call to confirm printed information. For directions, visit www.uhcl.edu/maps.


January 2013 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Art Exhibition through Feb. 1

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5

Geraldine Ondrizek

CLASP (Freeman) 10:30 a.m.

How to Stay Young the First 100 Years

Community Cinema

Soul Food Junkies

6

7

8

9

10 CLASP

13

14

15

First Class Day – Spring 2013 CLASP (Knapp)

No Apologies!

20

21

16 Art Exhibition

FIRST DAY

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art

10 a.m.

22

23 Art Event

11 5:30 p.m.

Schubert’s Death and the Maiden

17

18 3:30 p.m.

Dominic Walsh Dance Theater Performance

Art Exhibition

Houston Rodeo School Art Physics Seminars

7 p.m.

Have You Ever Considered Being a Seismologist?

27

28

29

30

31 Physics Seminars

7 p.m.

High Density Magnetized Fusion Plasmas

Film & Speaker Series

Argo

TBD

19 The Art of Asking

25 LAST DAY

12 8 p.m.

CADD

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Opening Reception

24 6 p.m.

Cultural Arts

The Current and Present Status of Harris County Pct. 2

Art Event

7 p.m.

26

10:30 a.m.


February 2013 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1

2

CLASP (Freeman) 10:30 a.m.

Filming History

Community Cinema

The Powerbroker

3 Community

4

5

6

CLASP Physics Seminars

11 CLASP (Knapp)

Environmental Responsibility

17

8

18

12

13

10 a.m.

By the Light of a Watery Moon

19

20

15

Houston

Physics Seminars

7 p.m.

25

26

27

28 Physics Seminars

7 p.m.

Physical Theory of the Immune System

10:30 a.m.

Problems in Public

22 FIRST DAY

Physics and Neuroscience

24

TBD

16 CADD

7 p.m.

21 Art Exhibition

The Sessions

5:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

14 Physics Seminars

9 Film & Speaker Series

Aubrecht / Švolík Reception

Art School for Children and Young Adults

10

7 Art Event & Exhibition 5 p.m.

FIRST DAY

7 p.m.

23 Film & Speaker Series

Lincoln

TBD


March 2013 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1

2

CLASP (Freeman) 10:30 a.m.

Unprecedented

Community Cinema

Wonder Women!

3

4

5

6

7 CLASP

Community TBD

Day of Service

7 p.m.

8

9

15

16

5:30 p.m.

50 Years in the Bay Area Physics Seminars

7 p.m.

Space Radiation Research

10

11 CLASP (Knapp)

Unprecedented

17

18

12

13

19

20

14

10 a.m.

21

22

Art Event

5 p.m.

Physics Seminars

7 p.m.

Ceramics Exhibition / Lecture

Waves in the Earth

24

25

26

27

28 Physics Seminars

7 p.m.

Fluorescence of SingleWalled Carbon Nanotubes

31

Art Exhibition

23 LAST DAY

CADD

10:30 a.m.

Vojtěch Aubrecht and Miro Švolík Exhibitions

Transitions for Success

29

30


April 2013 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

1

2

3

4

8 CLASP (Knapp)

14

9 10 a.m.

Community

10 12:30 p.m.

Community

CLASP Physics Seminars

5:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

Community Cinema

Physics Seminars

Lone Star Flight Museum

The Island President

12

13

Small Talk. Big Ideas. Breakfast Roundtable

Numerical Cosmology

15

16

17

18

19

2013 UHCL BFA Reception

High School Senior Art

FIRST DAY

22 Community

23 LAST DAY

Art School for Children and Young Adults

29

30

Last Class Day – Spring 2013

Final Exam Week – Spring 2012 (Apr. 30 – May 6)

24

Art Event & Exhibition 5 p.m. Art Event

6 p.m.

Physics Seminars

7 p.m.

25

Chili Cook-Off

7 p.m.

Spring Teacher Job Fair

Art Exhibition

Community TBD

7 p.m.

High School Reception

28

6

CLASP (Freeman) 10:30 a.m.

How to Stay Young the First 100 Years

Clear Creek High School Senior Art Awards

21

5 LAST DAY

11 7 a.m.

Saturday

Art Exhibition

Houston

7

Friday

Art Exhibition Cultural Arts

LAST DAY

A Little Night Music

26

8 p.m.

20

CADD

10:30 a.m.

Fostering Independence in Adolescents and Adults with Autism

27


May 2013 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

1

2 CLASP

5:30 p.m.

Climate Change Impacts on the Texas Coast

Friday

Saturday

3

4

CLASP (Freeman) 10:30 a.m.

Teen and Police Service Academy Community Cinema

7 p.m.

The Revolutionary Optimists

5

6

7

8

9 Cultural Arts

10

11

17

18

25

8 p.m.

Beethoven’s 4th and 5th

12

13 CLASP (Knapp)

Revolution Egypt

14

15

10 a.m.

16 Art Exhibition

2013 UHCL BFA

LAST DAY

19

20

21

22

23

24

26

27

28

29

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31


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Art Events and Exhibitions Showcasing exhibitions ranging from emerging student artists to established international artists, the UHCL Art Gallery is Bay Area Houston’s premier venue for contemporary visual art. The art gallery is on the first floor of UHCL’s Bayou Building near Atrium I. Hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. – noon; closed weekends, university holidays, and during exhibition installations. Coordinator of Audience Development Jeffrey Bowen, bowen@uhcl.edu, 281-283-3376 Gallery Assistant Karen L. Fiscus, fiscus@uhcl.edu, 281-283-3311 www.uhcl.edu/artgallery

2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Exhibition Wednesday, January 16 – Thursday, January 24 Bayou Building, Atrium I, Level 2 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 17, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Giddyup! UHCL is honored to be this year’s host for Clear Creek Independent School District’s exhibition of works submitted to the School Art competition for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Dominic Walsh Dance Theater Performance Wednesday, January 23 6 p.m. Bayou Building, Art Gallery Join us for an evening of contemporary art and dance! Dominic Walsh Dance Theater will present a dance production specially choreographed by Dominic Walsh in response to Geraldine Ondrizek’s artwork on view in the gallery. Space is limited, register online at dwdtperformance.eventbrite.com.

Vojtěch Aubrecht and Miro Švolík Geraldine Ondrizek – Works from 2008 through 2012 Through Friday, February 1 Bayou Building, Art Gallery Geraldine Ondrizek engages diverse artistic media to portray, explore and enhance images of the genetic testing of human and animal cellular tissue as reproduced by geneticists and biologists.

Thursday, February 7 – Friday, March 22 Bayou Building, Atrium I, Level 2 Opening Reception: Thursday, February 7, 5-7 p.m. UHCL is pleased to host two solo exhibitions of international photographers Vojtěch Aubrecht and Miro Švolík. Both artists are faculty members at International Art Consortium institutions: Aubrecht is professor of photography at the Institute of Art and Design


at the University of West Bohemia in Plzen, Czech Republic, and Švolík is head of the creative photography studio at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Houston – A Geological Dynamic Wedge Thursday, February 21 – Thursday, April 4 Bayou Building, Art Gallery Closing Reception and Lecture with Don Van Nieuwenhuise: Thursday, March 21, 5-7 p.m., Bayou Building, Garden Room This exhibition showcases work produced by students during Professor of Art Nick J. de Vries’s fall sculptural ceramic course that introduced geoscience into the classroom, specifically how Houston is located on a Gulf Coast “clastic wedge,” an area formed by thickly deposited sediments. In conjunction with the exhibition, Don Van Nieuwenhuise, director of the Petroleum Geoscience Program at the University of Houston, will give a lecture during the closing reception.

2013 UHCL Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition Thursday, April 18 – Thursday, May 16 Bayou Building, Art Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, April 18, 5-7 p.m. This year’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition will be juried by UHCL International Art Consortium member institution professors Bedrich Kocman and Jan Kocman (University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic) and Michael Marshall (University of Hawaii at Hilo). Works selected into the exhibition feature a flurry of media including drawings, paintings, ceramics, prints, sculptures, textiles, photographs, and digital media.

Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs CLASP is an outreach initiative of UHCL that provides education and intellectual challenge to our community. Admission is free and open to community friends of all ages. No reservations required. Events are held at the following locations: UHCL Bayou Building, Garden Room Freeman Branch Library 16616 Diana Lane, Houston Melvin Knapp Center 2424 South Park Avenue, Pearland Office of Alumni and Community Relations 281-283-2021 www.uhcl.edu/clasp

How to Stay Young the First 100 Years by Cindy Tovar, D.C., chiropractor, Total Bodywork Friday, January 4 10:30 a.m. – noon Freeman Branch Library


The Current and Present Status of Harris County Pct. 2 by Jack Morman, commissioner, Pct. 2 Thursday, January 10 5:30-7 p.m. Bayou Building, Garden Room

No Apologies, I Am Proud To Be An American!

Environmental Responsibility: How Can I Help Keep Pearland Beautiful? by Fay Watson, assistant director, Keep Pearland Beautiful Monday, February 11 10-11:30 a.m. Melvin Knapp Center

by Samuel Gray, former tactical trainer and adviser for the U.S. Federal Government Monday, January 14 10-11:30 a.m. Melvin Knapp Center

Unprecedented: The Abdication of King Edward VIII

Filming History: U.S. Genre Film 1930-45

Reflections on 50 years in the Bay Area

by Barbara Hales, Ph.D., associate professor of history and humanities, UHCL Friday, February 1 10:30 a.m. – noon Freeman Branch Library

NASA Life Sciences Research and Development: Benefits for Earth and Space by Jeff Davis, M.D., director, Space Life Sciences and JSC Chief Medical Officer Thursday, February 7 5:30-7 p.m. Bayou Building, Garden Room

by Betty Crockford Friday, March 1 10:30 a.m. – noon Freeman Branch Library by Jennifer Ross-Nazzal, Ph.D., historian, NASA Johnson Space Center; Sandra Johnson, production coordinator, JSC History Office; and Rebecca Wright, coordinator, JSC History Office Thursday, March 7 5:30-7 p.m. Bayou Building, Garden Room


Cultural Arts Series The Cultural Arts Series features a variety of choices that are sure to entertain patrons of all ages. Performances are held at 8 p.m. in the Bayou Theater, located on the second floor of the Bayou Building’s Atrium I. Tickets are (pre-sale) $10 for General Admission, $6 with a UHCL I.D.; or (at the door) $12 for General Admission, $8 with a UHCL I.D. Office of Student Life 281-283-2560 www.uhcl.edu/culturalarts

Schubert’s Death and the Maiden Friday, January 11 Join us to experience some of the cornerstones of chamber music. Originally written for string quartet, Mercury will perform these works arranged for string orchestra.

Mozart’s A Little Night Music Friday, April 19 Join us as we perform arguably the greatest and most well-known of all of Mozart’s works. Experiencing the genius of this music firsthand makes clear the reason for its extraordinary longevity in the musical pantheon.

Beethoven’s 4th and 5th Thursday, May 9 Mercury continues its Beethoven symphony cycle with the underappreciated Symphony No. 4 and the mammoth and iconic Symphony No. 5.

Film & Speaker Series The Film & Speaker Series features films with a discussion on thought-provoking topics that are led by a distinguished speaker. All film dates are subject to change due to film license availability. Individual tickets are $3.75, unless otherwise noted. Films are held in the Student Services and Classroom Building’s Lecture Hall. Office of Student Life movies@uhcl.edu, 281-283-2560 www.uhcl.edu/movies


Argo

Soul Food Junkies

Saturday, January 12

Friday, January 4

The Sessions Saturday, February 9

Soul Food Junkies explores the history and social significance of soul food, a quintessential American cuisine, to black cultural identity and its effect on African American health, good and bad.

Lincoln

The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights

Saturday, February 23

HoustonPBS Community Cinema HoustonPBS Community Cinema, presented by the Independent Television Service, is a free monthly screening series featuring films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series “Independent Lens.” Cinema showings are held in the Student Services and Classroom Building’s Lecture Hall and begin at 7 p.m. Office of Student Life 281-283-2560 www.uhcl.edu/movies

Friday, February 1 The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights follows Whitney Young’s journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. Unique among black leaders, he took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents.

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines Friday, March 1 Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.


The Island President Friday, April 5 The Island President is a little like a non-fiction Mr. Smith Goes to Washington elevated to the world stage. The filmmakers received exclusive access to follow President Nasheed as he prepared over several months for the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit in December. The terms of the 1997 Kyoto Treaty on Climate Change were about to expire, and leaders from around the world converged on Copenhagen to hammer out a new treaty with renewed urgency. Go behind the scenes with President Nasheed as he tries to convince world leaders to finally take serious action against looming danger of climate change. The stakes couldn’t be higher for President Nasheed, who has one last chance to save his homeland, and the world.

The Revolutionary Optimists Friday, May 3 The Revolutionary Optimists follows Amlan Gangulyas as he attempts to replicate his work empowering children using street theater, puppetry, and dance. Through his work the children in Calcutta’s slums have cut their neighborhoods’ malaria and diarrhea rates in half, and turned former garbage dumps into playing fields.

Physics and Space Science Seminar Series The UHCL Physics and Space Science Seminar Series exposes a general audience to ongoing research in Physics and Space Science. The seminars are open to the public and are held at 7 p.m. in the Bayou Building, Room 1218. School of Science and Computer Engineering 281-283-3703 www.uhcl.edu/physics

Have You Ever Considered Being a Seismologist? by Sandra Saldana, geophysicst, Geoscience Technology Group Thursday, January 24

High Density Magnetized Fusion Plasmas by Roger Bengtson, professor, University of Texas Thursday, January 31

The Climatic and Hydrologic Evolution of Water on Mars by Stephen Clifford, senior staff scientist, Lunar and Planetary Institute Thursday, February 7


By the Light of a Watery Moon: New Discoveries About Lunar Volatiles

Interaction Between the Lunar Surface and the Solar Wind

by Paul Spudis, staff scientist, Lunar and Planetary Institute Thursday, February 14

by Georgiana Kramer, visiting scientist, Lunar and Planetary Institute Thursday, April 4

Where Physics and Neuroscience Meet

Numerical Cosmology

by Evan Richards, physics and engineering instructor, Lee College Thursday, February 21

by David Garrison, associate professor and physics chair, UHCL Thursday, April 11

Physical Theory of the Immune System

Characteristics and Physics of Plasma Detachment in the VASMIR Engine

by Michael Deem, professor, Rice University Thursday, February 28

Space Radiation Research at Prairie View A&M University by Richard Wilkins, professor/director, Prairie View A&M University Thursday, March 7

Waves in the Earth: An Introduction to Borehole Seismic Geophysics by Katie Mahoney, Borehole geophysicist, Schlumberger Data and Consulting Services Thursday, March 21

Fluorescence of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: From Fundamental Studies to Applications by Bruce Weisman, professor of chemistry, Rice University Thursday, March 28

by Chris Olsen, Ph.D. candidate, Rice University Thursday, April 18

CADD Autism Speaker Series In their efforts to assist more local families, caregivers and teachers of autistic children, UHCL’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities is hosting a speaker series. The informative lectures, which are sponsored by Hegwood & Associates, P.C., JSC Federal Credit Union and Spectrum of Hope/Basis are provided by the center at no cost. Lectures are held from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Student Services and Classroom Building’s Lecture Hall. A question and answer session and a complimentary luncheon follow each lecture.


Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Director Dorothea Lerman, AutismCenter@uhcl.edu

Community Programs

hsh.uhcl.edu/CADD

Art School for Children and Young Adults The Art of Asking: Teaching Simple to Complex Requests by Adeline Low Saturday, January 19

Problems in Public: Strategies for Managing Problem Behavior in Community Settings

Sunday, February 3 – Monday, April 22 5-9 p.m. Arbor Building, Rooms 1315.02 and 1315.03 hsh.uhcl.edu/ASC

Transitions for Success

Students 3 1/2 years old through 12th grade will study Native American art forms and the artworks of Georgia O’Keffee and Frederic Remington. Classes are held at UHCL, as well as in many local afterschool settings and cost $80-125, depending on the course. For more information, please call 281-283-3344.

by Kristen Vaughn Saturday, March 23

Day of Service

by Charles Peterson Saturday, February 16

Fostering Independence in Adolescents and Adults with Autism: Teaching Independent Living Skills by Lauren Haddock Saturday, April 20

Saturday, March 2 Times and locations vary by project www.uhcl.edu/slice Join your fellow students, faculty, staff, alumni, community and family members to volunteer for one of many service projects during UHCL’s Day of Service program, formerly called Community Outreach Day. The purpose is to connect our UHCL family to volunteer


opportunities within our community and develop a heart for servant leadership. All (over the age of 18) are welcome to volunteer. Registration is required.

Small Talk. Big Ideas. Breakfast Roundtable

Chili Cook-Off

www.uhcl.edu/smalltalkbigideas

Saturday, April 6 www.uhcl.edu/chilicookoff The 24th Annual Chili Cook-Off is a family-friendly event where students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members can tastetest and vote for the best team chili recipe while enjoying a festivallike atmosphere. Kid-friendly amusements, as well as various food and drinks, will be available. This event is free and open to the public.

Spring Teacher Job Fair Tuesday, April 9 12:30-2:30 p.m. Bayou Building, Atrium II www.uhcl.edu/jobfairs

Wednesday, April 10 7-9 a.m. Bayou Building, Garden Room

The UHCL Alumni Association hosts a morning of fascinating discussions over breakfast with university experts. Select one of our conversationalists to chat with on a range of thought-provoking topics and enjoy! Tickets are $12 for UHCL students and alumni, or $15 for community members. Seating is limited.


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