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Fall Series 2022!

The main goal of any educational institution is for students to learn. But how does learning work? What factors make learning more or less likely to occur? Let's join Rob, as he leads our discussion on these questions. Find out what students of all ages can do to maximize their learning and what teaching techniques are most helpful.
** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 list price with a $26 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday September 30 at 9:30am

Robert Bartsch

As we observe Hispanic Heritage Month, please join our panel discussion where community members will join Latinx Committee members to discuss and reflect on their experiences of "survivance"(narrative of survival) through the pandemic and beyond. ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 list price with a $26 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday September 30 at 11am

LLAS Committee panel

This presentation examines how policing has influenced how we think about mental health in our country. In this brief look into the history of disability in the U.S., we will discuss the establishment of "nuisance" and "ugly" laws, how poor people have been institutionalized under these frameworks, and how resulting ways of thinking continue to bolster police violence against minoritized communities. ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 list price with a $26 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday October 7 at 9:30am

Christina Cedillo

Get ready for a discussion with Chief Russell, our Chief of Police for UHCL, on how to take personal responsibility for your safety in a variety of situations. We will discuss road rage, crime prevention and personal protection, and your questions are always welcome! ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 list price with a $26 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday October 7 at 11am

Chief Russell Miller, UHCL PD

What does it take to plan a season of the Bayou Theater? How are UHCL Art Gallery exhibitions selected? Join Cultural Arts Director Eric Despard as he discusses the Bayou Theater, UHCL Art Gallery, and facilitates art across the campus. If you have never been backstage at an event, you would not imagine what is going on! We will also get some exciting updates on future programs and provide input too! ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 list price with a $26 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday October 14 at 9:30am

Eric Despard

Has a cat ever attacked you? You may have wondered why and Jennifer is here to help us to understand the many reasons why cats aggress against people. But it can be especially problematic when the cats are up for adoption. In fact, it is one of the primary contributing factors to cat relinquishment or being passed over for adoption. In this talk, we will learn about series of research projects conducted at UHCL to determine the cause of each cat’s aggression and how it was treated. All cats were up for adoption through a local rescue organization, and all cats in the first study were adopted following the treatment. Jennifer will tell us of current projects in progress, as well as future directions for the cat lab at UHCL. Their goal is to help these fabulous “feisty” felines land a loving home of their own – and help their humans love on them while respecting their boundaries. ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 list price with a $26 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday October 14 at 11am

Jennifer Fritz

Let's learn with Angie about how lessons from zoos and animal shelters can inform your daily life. With a specialty in animal behavior, Angie will share lessons learned from her research with lions, tigers, and (panda) bears along with elephants. She will also share some insights on the behavior of common companion animals. Overall, this session should help you better understand your canine best friend, and maybe your human one as well. ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 list price with a $26 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday October 21 at 9:30am

Angela Kelling

Every year thousands of foreign-born Filipino and Indian nurses immigrate to the United States. Despite being well trained and desperately needed, they enter the country at a time, not unlike the past, when the American social and political climate is once again increasingly unwelcoming to them as immigrants. Drawing on rich data collected over a four-year period, the talk explores the role religion plays in shaping the professional and community lives of foreign-born Filipino and Indian American nurses in the face of challenge, while working at a Veterans hospital (Book now in print with Rutgers University Press). ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 list price with a $26 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday October 21 at 11am

Stephen Cherry

Why is Korean pop culture receiving such attention throughout the world? Only 70 years ago, South Korea was one of the poorest countries, so what is the secret of their miraculous success? Let's join Mr. Yohan Park as he helps us to understand the unique geographic position and current relations with Asian neighbors as well as the U.S. We will learn about solutions to realizing peace on the Korean Peninsula through cultural and economic exchanges. ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 list price with a $26 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday October 28 at 9:30am

Mr. Yohan Park, Chairman, Korean National Unification Advisory Council of Houston

Books have the power to introduce readers to new knowledge, ideas, and perspectives. Throughout history, authorities have attempted to prohibit or limit access to certain books featuring content deemed objectionable by various groups. Which books have commonly been targeted, and for what reasons? How have the goals and methods of banning books changed over time? In this session, take a journey through the history of book bans and challenges in America, from colonial times to the recent surge of censorship efforts in public schools. ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 list price with a $26 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday October 28 at 11am

David Palmer

From the Munich terror attack during the summer Olympics, to the (now) second worst political scandal in American history, 1972 was a horrible year for idealism. Let's join Bill and find out all the details! ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 list price with a $26 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday November 4 at 9:30am

Bill Powers

Let's join Sarah and learn about her collaborative project with Houston’s Menil Collection to investigate and share the “biographies” of some of the works in the museum’s antiquities collection. Sarah worked with a team of scholars and students to fill in the missing pieces of the history of objects in the collection. We will learn about the project, the idea of “object biography”, and why the long stories of the lives of objects are more interesting than what we usually learn through a museum display. ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee, and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 list price with a $26 discount applied at checkout.)

Friday November 4 at 11am

Sarah Costello

Beyond the Book!

It may look like an ordinary book sitting on the shelf, but it is much more than that. Join book artist Janet Reynolds as she leads you in transforming a Reader's Digest book into a special box. The ideas for using this box are endless. Keep it in your kitchen as a place to save favorite recipes, store mementos from special events in your life or gift it to a young relative with photos and family keepsakes as a legacy box. This is a great gift for any occasion! All materials and tools will be provided, and no experience is necessary. PLEASE REGISTER BY THURSDAY AT 3PM TO GUARANTEE SUFFICIENT SUPPLIES FOR ALL.

Friday November 11 at 10am - 12noon

Janet Reynolds