- Fall 2018 Health and Wellness: Yoga
Fridays, Sept. 28-Nov. 2, 1-2 p.m
Join Jalaine Hunter, our yoga instructor with over 10 years of experience in the Clear Lake area, as she teaches research-based mindful movement, meditation, and breathing techniques in a secular, nonjudgmental setting. This class is open to students, faculty, staff and community members at all levels of proficiency, from beginner through advanced. Please bring your mat! If you're interested in learning about your progress on cognitive and mental health variables after the course ends, you'll have an opportunity to participate in research questionnaires and receive a brief “before and after” report. More information on the research opportunity will be emailed to participants prior to the first day of class.
- Fall 2018 Presenter Schedule
Friday, Sept. 28, at 9 a.m.
Monkey Business in the Amazon!
Join us in an exploration of the diversity and ecology of tamarins, marmosets, howlers and other New World monkeys that call the Amazon home. We'll look at where and how they live, why some make better neighbors than others, the conservation issues they face, and some recently discovered new species.
Friday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m.
Eating Culture: Food and Anthropology
Everyone eats, but food contains multiple meanings. It contains cultural symbols, it's linked to our memories and identity, it can unite people in communities, and it can divide people by race, class and ethnicity. This presentation will address some connections between food and culture with examples from the U.S., Mexico and elsewhere. We will explore the ways the production and consumption of food can create inequalities as well as build bridges across differences.
Friday, Oct. 5 at 9 a.m.
Interest was recently renewed in the topic of art stolen by the Nazis before and during WWII. This renewal occurred after the George Clooney film "The Monuments Men" and the publicity surrounding the discovery of some 1,500 works of art in the Munich apartment of an elderly recluse son of a prominent Nazi era art dealer. What happened to the some 650,000 objects the Nazis confiscated? We will explore the significance as well as efforts at discovery, identification, and repatriation of these works.
Friday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m.
Your Personal Security in 2018
Please join our chief of police at UHCL, Allen Hill, as he guides us through the issues surrounding personal security in the 21st century. Be prepared to learn about how the brain reacts to danger and how to make a personal plan to defend yourself. Your life may depend upon it!
Friday, Oct. 12 at 9 a.m.
See Your Universe from Your Back Yard: An Introduction to Amateur Astronomy
The universe is open for viewing on every clear night. This course tells you where to look, what you can see, how you can see it, and what equipment you will need.
Friday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m.
Bitcoin: What the Heck Is It?
This discussion will provide under-the-hood introduction to Bitcoin, and the technology behind it, Blockchain, which is regarded as the backbone of the next big thing: the Internet of Value. All Greek to you? Come to this class and find out everything you've always wanted to know!