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Monday, October 2, 2023


Five things to look forward to this week

Political science senior Sarah Wood (center) performed “the woman who loved to make vaginas happy.” | Aisha Bouderbaden/The Daily Cougar

Students who attend The Vagina Monologues can expect to hear about subjects such as sex, birth control and the changing face of reproductive rights. | The Daily Cougar file photo

To start your Monday morning right, here are a few things around campus this week: from the Special Collection’s discussions of the evolution of fairy tales to monologues about the female experience in The Vagina Monologues, here are five things to look forward to this week.


PGH Breezeway

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Houston’s First Baptist Coogs are giving students free bacon for students who stop by. All the information you’ll ever need.

Tuesday: Unique Holdings: Once Upon a Time

M.D. Anderson Library, Rockwell Pavilion

Noon to 1 p.m.

The library invites faculty, staff, students and researchers to attend a brown bag presentation. Modern and classical languages and ethnic studies librarian Andrea Malone, English and linguistics librarian Jesse Sharpe and library specialist Kristine Greive will present “Once Upon a Time,” a discussion on the evolution of fairy tales, featuring rare books housed in UH Special Collections.

Bring your lunch and enjoy an enlightening discussion.

Wednesday: The Vagina Monologues

Student Center South Theater

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Women and Gender Resource Center will host a production of The Vagina Monologues, where students deliver several monologues the feminine experience, including topics like sex, love, rape, menstruation, female genital mutilation, masturbation, birth, motherhood and the various slang terms for the vagina.

TVM is a student-led production and other students, faculty, staff and off-campus guests are all welcome to attend. Admission is $5.

Friday: Innovative Teaching and Learning Symposium

Classroom and Business Building and Cemo Hall

8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Innovative Teaching and Learning Symposium, a joint venture from all four UH campuses, is designed to bring together individuals interested in the review and evaluation of emerging technologies. The interactive sessions bring out workshops, discovery sessions, information sessions and hands-on demonstrations.

Derek Bruff, director of the Center for Teaching and senior mathematics lecturer at Vanderbilt University, will be presenting the keynote in the event. His talk, “More Than Just Shiny Objects: Using Technology to Support Student Learning,” is one of the interactive sessions, so students: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).

Saturday: UH Public Art Day

Moores School of Music’s The Grove

Noon to 3 p.m.

The Public Art Collection will supply students and attendees with partial tours of the University’s broad art collection, taking place every 30 minutes from noon to 2 p.m. They can also enjoy live music and dance performances by students and all children are invited to participate in printmaking and mixed media art activities. Parking, admission and participation are free, as well as finger foods for the first hour.

Food trucks will be at the event after 1 p.m.

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