UHAA 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

LinkedIn Webinar

with Engineering Alumni Association and Engineering Career Center
Wednesday, Mar 3 | 12:00 PM CT

NSM Movie Night

Hidden Figures
Friday, March 26, 2021 | 6:15 PM CT

Exclusively for Everyone

Public Art of UHS
Tuesday, April 20 | 6:00 PM

2021 Webinars Coming Soon!

LinkedIn Webinar

with Engineering Alumni Association and Engineering Career Center

In honor and in celebration of Engineers Week 2021, the Engineering Alumni Association is excited to announce a new initiative to provide our alumni with professional & personal development opportunities through virtual webinars and workshops. As such, the EAA is thrilled to partner with Dr. Yolanda Norman, Assistant Director of the Engineering Career Center at University of Houston, as she discusses how alumni can build their LinkedIn profiles to serve us in a variety of ways — as a tool for branding, to job search, a career change, to connect and network with professionals and organizations — and more! All alumni are welcomed to attend and should be prepared to learn something new about how LinkedIn can serve them professionally.

The virtual webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, March 3 at 12:00 PM CST, and will be held virtually through Zoom. Registration is required, and is open to all UH alumni, faculty, staff and students. Registration will close on Wednesday, March 3 at 9:00 AM CST.  Any questions regarding the event can be directed towards Director of Engineering Relations, Lauren Sposato, at lsposato@central.uh.edu.

Be sure to connect with the Engineering Career Center & the Engineering Alumni Association on LinkedIn too!

Date & Location

Wednesday, March 3 | 12:00 PM CT
Via Zoom – instructions to join will be sent to all registrants prior to the webinar

About the Speaker

Dr. Yolanda Norman

Assistant Director, Engineering Career Center

NSM Movie Night: Hidden Figures

About the Event

Tune in for a special edition of NSM Movie Night. You’ll hear from a panel including Mathematics Professor Garret Etgen, who worked at NASA during the time of Hidden Figures, and Dr. Camille Wardrop Alleyne, Elizabeth S. Smith and Jennifer Scott Williams, all of whom currently work for NASA in various official capacities.

Movie Night Schedule

6:15 pm
Live movie introduction and panel discussion
7–9:10 pm
Watch the movie on your own
9:45–10 pm
Interactive Q&A about the movie.

Accessing the Movie

Hidden Figures is free to watch with a Disney+ or Hulu subscription. You can rent the movie starting at $3.99 from a variety of sources. We’ve listed some popular sites below:

You’ll receive the Zoom link via email two days before the event.
If you have questions, please contact Jasmine Harrison at 713-743-7952 or jkharris@central.uh.edu.

Date & Location

Friday, March 26, 2021 | 6:15 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).

Exclusively for Everyone

Public Art of the University of Houston System

About the Event

Join Maria C. Gaztambide, PhD, director and chief curator of Public Art of the University of Houston System as we discuss one of UH’s and the City of Houston’s most unique cultural gems. We’ll touch upon Public Art UHS’s storied history, the evolution of its collection and recent projects, including the temporary exhibition Color Field. On view through May 31, the exhibition is the first curated exhibition of outdoor sculptures at UH and among the largest ever presented in Houston.

Date & Location

Tuesday, April 20 | 6:00 PM
Via Zoom – instructions to join will be sent to all registrants prior to the webinar

About the Panel

Maria C. Gaztambide, Ph.D.

is the inaugural director and chief curator of Public Art of the University of Houston System. Her work over the years has focused on the intersection of art, technology, and the public realm.

Prior to joining UH, Dr. Gaztambide served as associate director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston  a research center focused on twentieth century Latin American and U.S. based Latino art. During her nearly 13-year tenure at MFAH, her work spanned administration, research, publications, and long-term exhibition projects such as Contesting Modernity: Informalism in Venezuela, 1955–1975 (2018), Contingent Beauty: Contemporary Art from Latin America (2015); and Intersecting Modernities: Latin American Art from the Brillembourg Capriles Collection (2013). There she also directed a continentally-scaled collaborative program centered on the archival retrieval and massive dissemination of primary sources and critical documents from Latin America and Latino U.S. that are made available to the global learning community through a web-based platform. Previously, she was a curator and taught at Tulane University; worked for the Smithsonian Institution (Archives of American Art) in Washington, New York, and Puerto Rico; as well as for the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico during its gestational phase.

Dr. Gaztambide has been at the forefront of deploying digital imaging and online technologies in the visual arts since the onset of related breakthroughs, spearheading landmark projects for the MFAH and Tulane. She also publishes regularly on modern and contemporary art and recent books projects include El Techo de la Ballena: Retro-Modernity in Venezuela (University of Florida Press) and On Site: 50 Years of Public Art at the University of Houston System (Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers), both from 2019. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Gaztambide holds M.A. degrees in Art History and Arts Administration as well as an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Latin American Studies (Art History) from Tulane University.

Grad School 101

About the Event

In partnership with the UH Graduate School, this webinar will provide tips about choosing a graduate program and school, preparing a strong application, and funding your graduate studies.  Includes Q&A time for answering specific questions.

Date & Location

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 5:30 PM CT
Instructions to join will be sent to all registrants prior to the webinar.

About the Panel

Sarah C. Larsen
is the Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Houston and a Professor of Chemistry (2018-present). At the University of Houston, she oversees all graduate and professional programs. She has focused on increasing graduate enrollment and on promoting and implementing professional development opportunities for graduate students.   Currently, she is also the chair of the Association of Texas Graduate Schools.
Dr. Larsen earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from Bowdoin College and her PhD in Chemistry from Harvard University. She was a Department of Energy Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory prior to starting a faculty position in Chemistry at the University of Iowa where she also served as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Graduate College.

Susan E. Scarrow
is Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.  In this capacity she oversees recruiting, admissions and student success for the college’s 12 doctoral programs and 16 master’s degrees.  She is a Professor of Political Science and former chair and graduate director in the department of Political Science.  She holds a University of Houston Moores Professorship.

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