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Five things to look forward to this week


To start off the first week back right, here are just a couple of events circulating campus for the rest of the week including a reading symposium, meeting new trainers and an opening reception for the upcoming Encounters and Discoveries in Literature.

January 19-20: Cougar First Impressions welcomes students back

UH Campus

7 to 5 p.m.

Sponsored by UH Staff Council, Cougar First Impressions offers students a chance to receive campus maps, directions to class and reusable water pouches from UH staff members stationed across campus during the first two days of the semester.

Their goal is to create a sense of community among staff, faculty and students by providing new and returning students with resources and  service at key areas on the campus during their first days back on campus. CFI will be located in six different locations around campus, so if you need a refresher for directions towards a building or need a free map, definitely stop by.

For more information, feel free to contact Cassandra Millhouse at 713-743-1578.

January 19-21: Meet the new fitness trainers

Wellness and Recreation Center Rotunda

4 to 7 p.m.

Meet the #UHrec Personal Trainers and ask your health and fitness questions. While you’re there, take advantage of the free body composition analysis they’ll be providing to students!

January 20: Encounters and Discoveries in Literature: Celebrating Arte Público Press and Twentieth Century Latina/o Literature

M.D. Anderson Library, Rockwell Pavilion

5 to 7 p.m.

Students and staff members are welcomed to join the opening reception of the new exhibit Encounters and Discoveries in Literature: Celebrating Arte Público Press and Twentieth Century Latina/o Literature.

Encounters and Discoveries is a retrospective look at Arte Público Press and its place in the larger context of Latin literature throughout the 20th century.

The exhibit will include books, archival documents, photographs and works of art produced or recovered by Arte Público Press and its subdivisions, Piñata Books and the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Project. Beyond a mere presentation of objects and literary works, the contents of the exhibit explore the Latina/o experience and the societal conditions documented in Arte Público’s publications.

The exhibition will run from January 18 to June 30. For any additional information, contact Lisa Cruces at 713-743-9903.

January 22: Center for Sustainability and Resiliency Symposium 2

M.D. Anderson Memorial Library, Rockwell Pavilion

8 to 1 p.m.

The Center for Resistance and Sustainability will have symposium in order to get people to share community perspectives regarding our policy context, discuss sustainability and resilience priorities and highlight philanthropic priorities.

Panelists include Steve Stelzer from City of Houston Green Building Resource Center, Chuck Wemple, chief operating officer of Houston-Galveston Bay Council and Elizabeth Love from Houston Endowment among others.

The event is free for all who attend and lunch will be provided.

If you have questions on the additional guests or about the event, contact Dr. Bruce Race at [email protected] or 510-604-1709.

January 22: Gulf Coast January Reading Series Special Translation/Transnation

Asia Society, 1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX.

7 to 9 p.m.

Join Gulf Coast at Asia Society for its January Reading Series special-Translation/Transnation. A few featured guests will include Jake Levine, Kim Kyung Ju, Henk Rossouw and Luisa Muradyan Tannahill.

The Coast reading series is a highlight of the Houston literary art scene and brings in well-known authors and future luminaries from the campus’ creative writing program.

For any additional information, contact Adrienne Perry at [email protected]

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