The UH Alumni Association is pleased to introduce our new webinar series that brings programs of interest to our alumni. The opportunity to engage online provides a great avenue for us to connect while expanding our knowledge. As part of this new initiative, dynamic presenters will provide education and insight into a variety of topics, sure to stimulate and inspire. Check out our upcoming webinars below and register to reserve your place – space is limited! If you cannot attend one of our webinars, we will have recordings available for later viewing.

Questions? Contact us at alumni@uh.edu.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The 2020 Election

Preview, Analysis and Predictions
with UH Political Science & HPM
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 7:00 PM CT

Homecoming Happy Hour

A Look Back with Legends
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 6:00 PM CT

Finding Balance

Tips for Managing Your Mental and Physical Health
Tuesday, Nov 17 | 5:30 PM

Holiday Retail Reimagined

with C.T. Bauer College of Business and College of Technology
Wednesday, Dec 2 | 10:00 AM CT

Holiday Retail Reimagined

with C.T. Bauer College of Business and College of Technology

As we near peak shopping season, have you ever been curious about the ins and outs of retail or are you part of the retail industry? Join us, along with experts from University of Houston’s C. T. Bauer College of Business and College of Technology, as we dive in to retail from the sides of both the corporate supply chain and consumer behavior, along with how this year’s retail industry has been and will be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date & Location

Wednesday, Dec 2 | 10:00 AM CT
Via Zoom – instructions to join will be sent to all registrants prior to the webinar

About the Speaker

Dr. Barbara L. Stewart

Dr. Barbara L. Stewart is Professor and Coordinator of Retailing and Consumer Science at the University of Houston in the College of Technology. She has served as an academic administrator and in leadership positions for numerous professional organizations and has authored approximately 240 professional papers and presentations.

Dr. Powell Robinson

Dr. Powell Robinson, a graduate of the University of Texas, is a Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Bauer College of Business where he has served as the coordinator for the supply chain management degree programs.  Prior to joining UH he was the Head of the Department of Information and Operations Management and the Tenneco Professor of Business at Texas A&M University.  He a former President and Interim Executive Director of the Decision Sciences Institute and served as an Associate Editor for Decision Sciences and Journal of Business Logistics.

His research and teaching center on logistics management, supply chain network design, forecasting and inventory systems and e-commerce oriented supply chains. His current interest are in sustainable supply chains, supply chain analytics and oil & gas supply chains. His research is published in leading research journals and received national recognition from the Decision Sciences Institute for its contribution to enhanced decision making.

Dr. Robinson has consulted with a variety of companies on supply chain issues and offered focused training in supply chain management, including network design, and forecasting and inventory planning.

Dr. Funda Sahin

Dr. Funda Sahin is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Houston. Prior to joining the UH faculty. Dr.Sahin served as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Logistics at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Sahin earned her Ph.D. in operations management from the Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. She also holds an MBA degree from Texas A&M University and BA in accounting and finance from Marmara University, Istanbul-Turkey. Dr. Sahin’s teaching and research interests are in logistics, operations and supply chain management, inventory planning and control, and information technology applications in supply chain management. Her research publications have appeared in leading operations and supply chain management journals. She also co-authored book chapters. She has been recognized for her research work and received various awards. Dr. Sahin consistently presents in academic/professional societies. She has been an invited speaker at many academic conferences and industry sponsored meetings. Dr. Sahin has consulted with various firms including Nissan, Peerless Pump, Estee Lauder, Cummins Filtration, Tyco Electronics and Boise Paper among others. She was also a research associate for the Information Systems Consortium for Supply Chain Integration, Thomas A. Read Center, Texas A&M University. She also served as an active member and a faculty advisor for the Supply Chain Forum of the University of Tennessee. Dr. Sahin is an active member and Immediate Past President of Decision Sciences Institute (DSI). She is also an active member and a Vice-President of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). Dr. Sahin has taught/teaches at the undergraduate, graduate (masters and doctoral) and executive levels. She also served as the Supply Chain Management Doctoral Program Coordinator at Bauer College of Business.

The 2020 Election

About the Event

In partnership with the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, as well as UH Political Science and Houston Public Media, join us for an in-depth conversation about the upcoming election on November 3.  Our panelists will discuss national Presidential and Congressional races, local and state elections, and will examine polling trends, policy differences, the effect of the economy and of COVID-19 on the election, as well as much more.  We welcome questions from the audience in the second half of the event.

Date & Location

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 7:00 PM CT
Instructions to join will be sent to all registrants prior to the webinar.

About the Panel

Jeronimo Cortina

is an award-winning Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Associate Director at the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston.  He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University, and he specializes in survey research, immigration, development, and quantitative methods.  He has published several books and many articles in prestigious Political Science journals.  He is also the President of the Faculty Senate at the University of Houston, and a regular commentator for local and national media.

Brandon Rottinghaus

is the Pauline Yelderman Endowed Chair of Political Science at the University of Houston.  He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University, and his teaching and research interests include the presidency and Texas politics.  His work on these subjects has appeared in several books and dozens of academic journals and edited volumes.   He has provided commentary on national and Texas Politics in hundreds of media outlets and is the co-host of Political Perspectives, a digital series on Houston Public Media and Monday Morning Politics on Houston’s Fox 26.

Jeffrey Church

is Professor and Chair of Political Science at the University of Houston.  His PhD is from the University of Notre Dame, and his work is on the history and criticisms of liberalism.  He has written three books and many articles for top scholarly presses.

Homecoming Happy Hour

About the Event

Join us and some of your favorite former Cougar athletes as they share memories of their UH glory days!

Date & Location

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 6:00 PM
Via Zoom – instructions to join will be sent to all registrants prior to the webinar

The Panel

Woody Williams (FS ’88)

Wade Phillips (’70)

Jolanda Jones (’89, JD ’95)

Alois Blackwell (’78)

Billy Ray Brown (’85)

Erik Barajas (’99)
Host

Wade Phillips (’70)

A linebacker at the University of Houston from 1966-68, Phillips began his coaching career with his alma mater as a graduate assistant in 1969. He is a veteran of 40+ NFL seasons, and became a Super Bowl Champion as a defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos. Phillips has been a part of 20+ different top-10 defensive units during his NFL career and has coached a total of 30+ Pro Bowlers, including a few Pro Football Hall of Famers. He is one of three individuals in NFL history to be named Assistant Coach of the Year multiple times by the Pro Football Writers of America. Phillips also received the Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman Award from the PFWA in 2016 (lifetime achievement as an NFL assistant coach).

Finding Balance

Tips for Managing Your Mental and Physical Health

About the Event

In partnership with the College of Education, join us for conversation and connection as we discuss taking care of our health amid the pandemic and racial tensions. Professionals from the education and health care fields will share insights applicable to all of us as we navigate these challenging times.

Date & Location

Tuesday, November 17 | 5:30 PM
Via Zoom – instructions to join will be sent to all registrants prior to the webinar

About the Panel

Anette Edens (M.B.A. ’77, M.Ed. ’89, Ph.D. ’94)

is a three-time Coog and licensed psychologist who works with families experiencing adolescent or adult child behavior problems and substance abuse.

Kayce Solari Williams

is a clinical assistant professor of health at the UH College of Education and president of the American School Health Association.

Kimberly Smoots

is a Ph.D. student in the school psychology program at the UH College of Education who is interested in reducing stigma around mental health.

Luis Landa (Ed.D. ’18)

who has an Ed.D. from the UH College of Education, serves as principal of Chavez High School in the Houston Independent School District.

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