Five things to look forward to this week
To start off your Monday morning off right, here are a few of the events to look forward to this week, including Culture Connect Week, a film about women’s rights and the battle for equality in the United Kingdom’s suffragette movement in the early 20th century, as well as the University Career Services’ first annual STEM Career Fair.
Monday: Classifying People by Color: How Racial Categories Change Over Time, Seminar
232 Philip G. Hoffman Hall
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Alberto Martinez, a professor of science history at the University of Texas at Austin, will lead a discussion about the continual classification of people by the color of their skin. Martinez argues that we should stop utilizing traditional racial categories and demonstrating how they have changed over time to illustrate their arbitrariness.
The seminar is part of the Ethics in Science Lecture Series.
Tuesday: Learning about the Deaf Community
SC South Skyline Room 223
12 to 1:30 p.m.
Did you know there was a difference between those who identify as “Deaf” versus “deaf”? Ever wondered what was the best way to greet and interact with members of the Deaf community?
Come out to an interactive presentation by Sharon Grigsby of the American Sign Language and Interpreting Program, where she will be giving a presentation on the Deaf culture and community as well as answering any questions the audience members have.
Tuesday: “Suffragette” screening
SC South Theater
6 to 8:30 p.m.
The screening, brought to you by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Women and Gender Resource Center and Student Program Board, is free, along with complimentary popcorn. Watch a powerful film that follows a group of women in Britain who risk their lives, families and homes for their right to vote.
The movie explores the United Kingdom’s suffragette movement in the early 20th century, and the experience of a group of women as they fight for equality. After the movie, there will be a panel discussion with students, faculty and staff to discuss how the women’s rights movement looked different across race and socioeconomic status, as well as what the women’s rights movement looks like today.
Thursday: STEM Career Fair
Athletic Alumni Center
1 to 4 p.m.
University Career Services will host the first annual STEM Career Fair.
This event is open to all UH main campus, UH Sugar Land and UH Northwest campus students and hopes to bring together students from the Colleges of Engineering, Technology and Natural Sciences and Mathematics. All majors and all classifications are welcome, but the event is specifically targeting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) majors.
For more information, students can log into Cougar Pathway to review the current employers attending, and are required to RSVP in Cougar Pathway.
Thursday: Night Dance Fusion
SC South Houston Room
7 to 10 p.m.
Need a fun social event after a stressful week? The Center for Diversity and Inclusion will bring a night filled with dancing and music from different cultures, including: East Coast Swing, Belly Dancing and Salsa dance lessons. The first 45 minutes will be dance lessons in separate rooms, and for the remainder of the event, participants will dance together in a large social.
Pizza and beverages will also be provided. In addition, free t-shirts will be given for dance lesson participants.