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Fall 2015 Events

September 24, 2015
Robertston Auditorium at 4:00 pm

Dr. Peter Garretson Lecture on A New Middle East: the Kurds and the Islamic State
Sponsored by UHD's Cultural Enrichment Center and the Department of Social Sciences


Robert Pinsky
Free Public Reading

September 8, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium
A350, 3rd Floor Academic Building

UHD is pleased to welcome Robert Pinsky to our campus, for a one night special event.  He is a Poet, Translator, Essayist and Professor, as well as a former US Poet Laureate.  As Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky founded the Favorite Poem Project, a program dedicated to celebrating, documenting and encouraging poetry’s role in American’s lives.  Thousands of Americans – of varying backgrounds, ages, and geographic areas – shared their favorite poems, giving poetry a voice for the American audience.

This event features:

  • Reading of his personal work
  • Question & Answer session
  • Book signing

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
The Favorite Poem Project
Houston Public Library, Julia Ideson Bldg.
500 McKinney, Houston, 77002

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Talk & Book Launch; ARTlines2 Anthology – Art Becomes Poetry
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Brown Auditorium
1001 Bissonnet, Houston, 77005

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September 24, 2015
Robertston Auditorium at 4:00 pm

Dr. Peter Garretson Lecture on A New Middle East: the Kurds and the Islamic State
Sponsored by UHD's Cultural Enrichment Center and the Department of Social Sciences.


UHD Welcomes Dr. Cornel West
November 6, 2015
in Robertson Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.

One of the foremost human rights activists of our contemporary era, Dr. West will talk on race, America and the Black Lives Matter movement.  His presentation is part of UHD's celebration of Citizenship Month and its ongoing commitment to community engagement and social justice. 

This is a ticketed event with limited seating available.  Free tickets will be provided on a first-come basis during mid-October.

This lecture is supported by the Center for Critical Race Studies, the Cultural Enrichment Center, the Departments of Arts and Humanities, English, and Social Sciences.


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