Fall 2018 CLASP Speaker Series

CLASP is an outreach initiative of University of Houston-Clear Lake created to encourage life-long learning through free monthly presentations that involve and engage community members of all ages in a wide variety of topics. These presentations take place on Thursdays from 5:30 - 7 p.m. and are open to the public. For events at UHCL, free parking is available in the Visitors Lot. Speakers, presentations and locations are subject to change. 

Upcoming Presentation: "The Oxford of the Floodplain" 

Join UHCL Professor Emeritus of Literature John Gorman at UH-Clear Lake for this presentation on the history of UHCL. Gorman directs the Poets Roundtable critique group and has been active with First Friday, Houston Poetry Fest, Public Poetry and other reading series. His poems, gathered in four chapbooks, have appeared in many journals in Texas, nationally and in Canada. 
At UHCL, Gorman has long been cited with a mixture of affection and irony, as the university’s poet laureate. "The Oxford of the Floodplain," a collection brought out in 1994 as part of our 20th anniversary celebration, lends its title to and provides much of the format for his CLASP talk — a look at UHCL’s journey through time via (often humorous) commemorative verse.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Presentation Topic
Dec.  6 "The Oxford of the Floodplain": The Saga of UHCL in (Mostly) Light Verse Dr. John Gorman, UHCL Professor Emeritus of Literature UHCL Bayou Building, Garden Room

Past Fall 2018 Events

Date Presentation Topic Speaker Location
Nov. 1 Exercise and Nutritional Health Institute Grand Opening Dr. William Amonette, Executive Director of Exercise and Nutritional Health Institute Recreation and Wellness Center
Oct. 4 Robots in the Doctor's Office Dr. Thomas L. Harman, UHCL Chair of College of Science and Engineering  UHCL Bayou Building, Garden Room
Sept. 6 The Symbiotic Relationship Between Exercise and Nutrition for Health (view presentation) Dr. William Amonette, Associate Professor of Exercise and Health Sciences UHCL Bayou Building, Garden Room
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