CounterCurrent and Earth Week return to campus
There is no shortage of events on and off campus this week. The CounterCurrent festival and Earth Week return with events all over campus and the city, and renowned professor Helen Longino will present an Ethics in Science lecture on the study of behavioral concepts.
Monday to Friday all over campus
The Office of Sustainability presents Earth Week, a week-long celebration of environmentally-friendly and sustainable activities that show students how to form habits that help the planet.
Activities include an Eco-Artist performance at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the Student Center South Ballroom, a Bike Maintenance Workshop at noon Wednesday in the Student Center Plaza and a Farmer’s Market at 3 p.m Friday in the Welcome Center Garage.
Tuesday to Sunday across Houston
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts presents the annual CounterCurrent festival, a gathering of experimental art curated by the Mitchell Center. Events all over Houston — in Midtown, Montrose and here on campus — will feature audiovisual and conceptual works and live performances from artists around the world.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Student Center South Ballroom
Volunteer with the Metropolitan Volunteer Program and make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the homeless, dog toys for cards for hospital patients and veteran and blankets for Star of Hope.
Transportation will be provided for anyone who wants to distribute sandwiches after the event.
3 to 5 p.m. at the Dudley Recital Hall
Pianist Eduardo Delgado has traveled the world with his art. This week, he will come to UH for a master class at the Moores School of Music and a performance with cello professor Vagram Saradjian on Sunday.
6 to 8 p.m. in Belcher Hall, room 170
The “Teaching Shakespeare in Houston Project” comes to campus with a screening of “Romeo is Bleeding,” a documentary centered on a group of teenagers in Richmond, California, who create an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet to reflect their city riddled with gang violence.
A panel discussion on curbing violence featuring professors Laura Turchi and Ann Christensen will follow.
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in PGH room 232
Renowned philosopher and professor Helen Longino will explore the ways behavioral concepts are defined for scientific study and the social consequences of the operationalizations adopted.