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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

​Tim Wise, Scholar-in-Residence Events
Jan. 31 - Feb 2, 2017

Tuesday, January 31
Milam/ Travis Room at 10:30am-12:00pm

Administrator and Staff Development Seminar-Identifying
and Addressing Structural Inequalities at Minority Serving
Institutions of Higher Education

Student Activists and Community Leader Workshop
A300 at 2:00pm-4:00pm
Co-sponsored by Student Affairs and the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Wednesday, February 1
A700 (TTLC) 11:30am—12:30am
Scholar Interview—Center for Critical Race Studies Interview Series

Student Luncheon: Digital Racism and Hi-Tech Social Justice
Buffalo Bayou Room at 12:30pm--2:00pm
Co-sponsored by Center for Public Deliberation

Faculty Development Seminar-Addressing Structural Inequalities in
Higher Education Classrooms
Milam/ Travis Room at  3:00pm-4:30pm

Thursday, February 2
TBA at 3:00pm-4:30pm
Social Justice Engagement—A Local Community Empowerment Event

Critical Race Studies Annual Lecture Series
Robertson Auditorium at 6:00pm-8:30pm
Lecture, Book Signing and Public Reception
For more information contact Dr. Vida Robertson at View the poster.

Black History Month Events

African-American Read-In
February 6, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., White Oak Room

WAFF Film Festival
February 16, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Robertson Auditorium

Spoken Word - Open Mic
February 21, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Robertson Auditorium

Tribute to President Barack Obama's Legacy:
Discussion of "My President Was Black by

Ta-Nehisi Coates
February 23, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., A629

3rd Thursday with CHSS
Graduation Information Session
February 16, 2017
10th Floor Advising Lobby, One Main Bldg.

Learn more about the advising event.

Literary Translation, A Conversation with Willis Barnstone, Aliki Barnstone, and Tony Barnstone
February 21, 2017
2:30 – 4:00pm
University of Houston-Downtown, Room TBD
Free and open to the public

“Through the Spoken Word – Reflections on the Sacred”
Presented by the Rothko Chapel in partnership with Saint Julian Press
February 21, 2017
7:00 – 8:00pm
Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon Street, Houston
Tickets may be purchased for $10

Sponsored by the UHD Cultural Enrichment Center

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A Reading of Daniel Peña's Short Story, "Safe Home"
Winner of 2017 Pushcart Prize
February 23, 2017
Girard St. Building, Welcome Center Tour Room
6:00 PM

Dr. Peña is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Faculty at UHD. Reception following the reading in the Welcome Center Lobby.  Visitor parking is available. Buffet, Wine and Beer Bar.  Contact Dr. Sucheta Choudhuri  for more information. Visit the Cultural Enrichment Center's event page to register to attend this event.

Islam and Judaism: Faith & Medicine
March 7, 2017
Robertson Auditorium
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Ali Candir, Chaplain, Baylor-St. Luke’s Medical Ctr. Rabbi Stuart Federow, of Congregation Shaar Hashalom How do people of faith address medical science, and seek medical care? What is the relationship of faith and science generally? In relation to life-death situations? These speakers discuss these issues, as well as other issues related to talking across faiths. Reception to follow. Contact Dr. Paul Fortunato for more information,   Sponsored by the Center for Public Deliberation and Center for Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Split Second by Dennis McIntrye
Feb. 28, 2017
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
A300 White Oak Room

A concert reading by UHD students and professional actors. Followed by a discussion about police shootings and violence in America. For more information contact. Dr. Rachel Dickson

“There Is No Bootcamp for College, or Navigating the Complicated Transition from the Military to Higher Education”
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
11:00 AM, Houston Room (A300)
Student Event

Dr. Hart will speak with students about finding a place in the university and drawing on the particular strengths that veterans bring to the university.

“Bridging the Military-Academic Divide: Creating Inclusive Campuses for Student-Veterans”
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
2:30 PM, Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium (A350)
Faculty, Staff Event

Faculty and administration are invited to discuss how best to build on veterans' experiences and presence in our classrooms and in our pedagogy, and how to consider veterans from a model of strength and possibility, rather than the lens of deficit that many veterans are subject to in popular discourse about veterans.

A Conversation with Jan Freeman
March 23, 2017
2:30 - 4:00 PM

Reading, Q&A, Book Signing for Blue Structure: Poems
5:30 - 7:00 PM
O'Kane Gallery, 3rd floor Girard St. Building

Contact Dr. Robin Davidson,  Sponsored by UHD Cultural Enrichment Center

Community Conversations: How Can We Use Our Influence to Address Quality Education Access for Houston's Children?
March 29, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, in the Milam-Travis Rooms in the UHD Welcome Center

Please register to attend. Breakfast provided. Free parking only to participants who are not UHD members. Please contact Dr. Windy Lawrence for more information at

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Lecture on "The Fourteen Points and the Versailles Treaty from the German Perspective"
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
4pm at the Lone Star-CyFair Main Stage Theatre

Dr. Aaron Gillette will present a lecture on "The Fourteen Points and the Versailles Treaty from the German Perspective," for the colloquium “Echoes of a Forgotten War: World War I and Today" in remembrance of the US entrance into World War I in April 1917. The colloquium will feature presentations by academics and a panel-audience discussion thereafter. The event is expected to attract several hundred faculty, students, and members of the community from throughout the Houston area.


March 27, 2017
11:00 - 1:00 PM, 3rd Floor Main Blg at Mural
Arts & Communication Kick-Off Party #UHDartscomm Binge

6:00 - 7:00 PM, Robertson Auditorium
African Dance Workshop

March 28, 2017
10:00 AM, North Deck
Gator Sidewalk Chalk Drawing featuring Giant Gator Drawing by Bobby Ramos

5:00 - 6:00 PM, Ammar Alobaidi Exhibit
O'Kane Gallery, Root Beer Closing Reception

6:30 - 8:30 PM, Robertson Auditorium
UHD Civic Jazz Orchestra & Young Sounds of Houston Jazz Concert

March 29, 2017
11: 30 - 1 PM, A300
Fine Arts & Communication Studies Internship Fair

5:00 - 5:30 PM, 3rd Floor Main Bldg. by Mural
Music 1303 Recorder Concert

6:00 - 7:00, 3rd Floor Main Bldg. Mural Area
Poetry/Story/Monologue Slam!

March 30, 2017
12:00 - 2:00 PM, 3rd Floor Main Bldg, Mural Area
Open Mic Karoke

March 31, 2017
6:30 - 7:30 PM, O'Kane Theatre
Opening Night Reception of "Proof"

8:00 - 10:00 PM, O'Kane Theatre
Opening Night Performance of "Proof" by David Auburn

10th Annual Gender Conference
April 12, 2017
Location: TBA

Conference theme is Gender Issues Past and Present. Visit the conference website.

CHSS Alumni - Student Networking Event
APRIL 18, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Milam & Travis Rooms, in UHD Welcome Center

For current CHSS Majors:

  • Meet & network with CHSS Alumni
  • Learn about our alumni's experiences as a student
  • Discover what alumni are doing post-graduation

Refreshments will be served. Contact Assistant Dean, Crystal Guillory at

April 18 & 19, 2017
U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera
Reading and Class Visit

Sponsored by UHD Cultural Enrichment Center

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Technical Communication Majors Week
April 24 - 28, 2017

Wednesday April 26
Mural Area (3rd Floor), 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Great Careers in Professional Writing and Technical Communication
Learn about careers in web design, social media, business, medical and legal spheres, engineering, and the energy/oil & gas industries available with the Bachelor of Science in Professional Writing and Master of Science in Technical Communication degrees. Also, join us for a book sale, enter a drawing to win prizes, and take part in many games. Refreshments provided.

Friday April 28
N602, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
STC Career Workshop
Meet representatives from local companies and learn about oil and gas writing, policy and procedure writing, medical and science writing, educational and article editing and writing, software writing, and industrial writing. The event is organized by the Society for Technical Communication, Houston chapter. Refreshments provided.

Friday April 28
UHD Welcome Center, 6:30 p.m.
30th Anniversary Celebration of Professional Writing Program
Join us to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Professional Writing Program. Refreshments provided.

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