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Five things to look forward to this week

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To start your Monday morning off right, here are a few events that are circulating campus this week. Happenings include Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Day, a documentary screening that follows U.S. reproductive health clinics as they fight to keep abortion safe and legal and a Nonprofit and Governmental Career Fair. Check out this week’s five things below.

Monday: Cultural Conversations: Cultural Appreciation versus Appropriation

Student Center South Room B12

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Center for Diversity and Inclusion ambassadors will lead a discussion about the difference between cultural appropriation and culture appreciation and how there can be a blurred line between the two. From fashion and music to language and traditions, students can engage in dialogue on how appropriation can look at UH and in the Houston community and raise awareness on campus about cultural sensitivity.

Tuesday: “Trapped” Screening and Panel Discussion

Hilton Hotel, Shamrock Ballroom

6 to 8 p.m.

Students and staff members are invited to watch a free screening of the documentary “Trapped” that will lead into a panel discussion to follow. “Trapped” follows the struggles of the clinic workers and lawyers who are on the front lines of a battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women.

Wednesday: Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Day

Student Center Games Room

Noon to 2 p.m.

As part of the Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation week, the Graduate School will host a Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Day. All enrolled graduate students are welcome to attend. As an incentive, there will be free food and giveaway for all those who attend.

Thursday: Nonprofit and Governmental Career Fair

Student Center South Houston Room

1 to 4 p.m.

Find a job or an internship where you can truly make a difference. University Career Services and the Graduate College of Social Work invite students to the 2016 Nonprofit and Governmental Career Fair. This event will allow them to explore job opportunities and to network with organizations from the nonprofit and governmental sectors.

Click here to see the list of participating organizations.

Friday: Zika Virus Workshop: Public Health and Legal Control Measures

Law Center, Room 109 BLB

8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

In the wake of heightened public concerns over the spread of the Zika virus to the U.S. and into the Houston area, the Health Law and Policy Institute will hold a public health preparedness program for public health professionals. The speakers will address the current understanding of the spread of the Zika virus and its health effects, including its link to birth defects.

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