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Five things to look forward to this week



To start your Monday morning off right, here are just a few things happening around campus this week, including a chance to recycle electronics equipment at the recycling drive, a conversation about immigration and the coming age of America and the annual Texas Job Fair.

Monday: Matt de la Peña shares perspective on power of literature

MD Anderson Library Rockwell Pavilion


Craft Talk and Q&A

Farish Hall Kiva Room

3-4 p.m.

Matt de la Peña, the New York Times bestselling author of six young adult novels and two critically-acclaimed picture books, will be featured at two speaking events on campus. He will discuss the transformative power of literature and will also lead a craft talk and Q&A. Both talks will be followed by a book sale and are free and open to the public. Students are especially encouraged to attend.

Tuesday: Lives in Limbo

UHLC Heritage Room University Law Center

4 to 5 p.m.

Roberto Gonzales, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Harvard University and Associate Editor of Social Problems will present a lecture on “Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America.”

The event is sponsored by several UH programs, including the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Law Center’s Immigration Clinic, the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law, the Center for Borders, Trade and Immigration Research, the UH Center for Immigration Research and the UH Department of Sociology.

Wednesday: How to Start a Company 

Energy Research Park, Innovation Center, Building 4, Floor 2

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Join Nicole Moss, an attorney and serial entrepreneur, in a discussion about the nuts and bolts of starting a company.

Topics will include how to hire an attorney or accountant, how to incorporate your business, the pros and cons of different types of corporate structures (LLC, C-corporation, S-corporation) and how to hire your first employee.

Wednesday: Texas Job Fair 

Houston Room and East/West Ballroom

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Each spring, Houston Area Consortium of Career Centers hosts the Texas Job Fair-one of the largest college job fairs in Texas. This event attracts over 1,500 students and alumni from HACCC institutions, in addition to graduates from institutions throughout Texas.

For more information, please contact Cynthia Olmedo at 713-743-3445, [email protected].

Friday: Electronics Recycling Drive

Student Center Circle Drive

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Office of Sustainability and Bass Computer Recycling are hosting the second annual electronics recycling drive as part of the RecycleMania competition. Students, faculty, staff and alumni who have inoperable and dated electronics equipment they don’t know what to do with can drop it off at the electronics recycling drive.

Items that will be accepted include mainframes, cable/wire, phones, networking equipment, testing equipment, VCR/DVD players, computers, circuit boards, scanners, servers, drives, monitors, printers, integrated circuits, cell phones, power strips and fax machines.

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