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​SPRING 2021

2021 Virtual UHD Spring Arts and Communications Internship Fair

The 2021 Virtual UHD Spring Arts and Communications Internship Fair takes place Wednesday April 14, 2021 from 11:30 am - 1 pm.
The Internship Fair is a key component of the UHD Arts and Communications Festival, April 12 -16, 2021, as it introduces UHD students to a wide range of Houston area non-profit and business organizations our city and in turn connects those organizations with highly qualified candidates for internships. The fair is open to all UHD students, regardless of major.
Registration for the event is required.

​FALL 2020


Fall 2020 Public Speaking Content

Person standing on mountain topFifth Annual Contest: Triumph Over Adversity

Results of the contest video


"Voter Engagement in the Design Classroom

Professor Natacha Poggio submitted two posters from her ART 2302 Graphic Design ll class.  Projects created by Taalir Lollis and Maia Revells, respectively a junior and a senior in the Fine Arts program, have been accepted and will be shared at the national event happening October 23, 2020 from Noon to 1:30 pm CST.   Zoom link to this event will be available soon.

This event is sponsored by Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Cleveland State University.  The organizers are hosting a virtual event to contribute to the national collective energy around encouraging college students to vote in the 2020 election. The event, aimed at students participating in voting-themed projects this fall, will give them an opportunity to share their voting and civic engagement creative work with a vast network of peers across the country. This event is a means to draw attention to the collective power of students and stoke enthusiasm for participating in the 2020 election. The event is also an opportunity for faculty who develop civic engagement projects to connect for future support and collaboration.

Play Your Hand Cast Your Vote poster
Maia Revells
vote in different languages with mix and match face parts
 Taalir Lollis


UHD Fine Arts Alumna Becomes Associate Professor and  Co-Authors Book Chapter

Dr. Becky Black, a UHD Fine Arts alumna and now associate professor at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, recently published a co-written chapter with co-author Chelsea Shannon titled “Critical Digital Making and Public Pedagogy: Student-Institution Collaboration through Exhibition Making on Google Arts and Culture” in an edited book "Critical Digital Making in Art Education", edited by Aaron D. Knochel, Christina Liao, and Ryan M. Patton.

This chapter features a project she created with her ART 1310 Intro to Visual Arts students in collaboration with the MFAH and Google Arts and Culture while she was teaching as an adjunct faculty member at UHD, prior to earning her Ph.D.  You can read the chapter abstract.   She also co-authored a case-study in my co-edited book, Socially Engaged Art History and Beyond that features this project. 


Art Professor Floyd Newsum is Named as Part of 25 Most Influential Works of American Protest Art Since World War ll by the  New York Times

Project Row Houses, 1993 by Rick Lowe, James Bettison, Bert Long Jr., Jesse Lott, Floyd Newsum, Bert Samples and George Smith ranked 14th in New York Times' list of The 25 Most Influential Works of American Protest Art Since World War II.  View the full artricle (pdf)

Project row house what the government needs is adult supervision 


Professor Natacha Poggio Interviewed by Design Future Now!

Professor Natacha PoggioProfessor Natacha Poggio was interviewed on Instagram Live by AIGA (the Professional Association for Design).  In this interview, Professor Poggio discusses her involvement with AIGA Unidos and the Hispanic Heritage Talks which she has been co-organizing and facilitating. She also discussed the university, UHD students and the role of design in communication.

Listen to the Interview with Professor Poggio

Dr. Creshema Murray Participates in NPR Town Square Meeting and the Breckinridge Film Festival Panel

Dr. Creshema Murray NPR Town Square
Dr. Creshema Murray spoke on NPR Town Square on Sept. 28th to delve into the Breonna Taylor case and the ongoing scrutiny of justice in cases of police violence against Black Americans.  Listen to the NPR Town Square Meeting

Breckinridge Film Festival Panel
Dr. Creshema Murray spoke on a Breckinridge Film Festival panel, Racism Through the Lens: The Value of Media in Addressing Racial Justice, on September 19th. Panelists examined how film portrays the Black experience, and discussed the pros & cons of different types of films in the fight for racial justice. 
Read more about the Breckinridge Film Festival Panel.

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Last updated 5/16/2021 6:13 PM