Important COVID-19 Update
In accordance with the CDC's recommendation of social distancing, all continuing education sessions will be offered online via Zoom until further notice. For more information, contact Christine Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For university and health alert updates related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the UHCL Health Alert webpage.
Fall 2020 Series Fees
The one-time membership fee for the fall 2020 series is $12, plus the standard fee of $18 for the first class.
Each subsequent class will also be $18. See events below for more details.
- Fall 2020 Series
Oct. 2, 9:30 a.m.
Police and Youth: Working to Reduce the Social Distance
Since 2011 the Teen And Police Service Academy has provided, training, teaching, research and programming with thousands of police officers, youth and adults to reduce their social distance. This talk will explore social distance as a sociological term defining the closeness each group feels toward each other and the application and outcomes today in light of the tension between police and the communities they protect. More information about TAPS Academy can be found at www.tapsacademy.org.
Oct. 9, 4 p.m.
Mexican Anti-Fascist Music of the 1930s
Eric will discuss the history and importance of Mexican anti-fascist composers and their pieces that were composed in the early to mid-20th century. Emphasis will be on Mexican composers, Manuel Ponce, Carlos Chaves and Silvestre Revueltas, to name a few.
Oct. 16, 4 p.m.
Local and Global: UHCL's Exhibition of Taller de Gráfica Popular Prints
This session will provide an introduction to the World War II-era political prints of Mexico City's Taller de Gráfica Popular (People's Graphic Workshop, or TGP), some of which will be exhibited in the UHCL Art Gallery during the 2020-2021 academic year. We'll talk about the contexts in which these prints were created, the local and global issues they sought to address, and the ways in which these works of art resonate deeply with our local community and the current political moment. Finally, you'll be invited to lend your own voices and interpretations to a community-created exhibition.
Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m.
Disembodied Women: A History of Women in 1950s Radio
Come join us as we discuss how women fought postwar gender stereotypes to contribute to radio broadcasting and amateur radio operating. Like the black female engineers and computers in Hidden Figures, radio women commemorated historical female models, built female mentoring networks, and represented themselves as technical experts and patriots in the media, in order to combat sexism and racism at home and Communism abroad.
Oct. 30, 9:30 a.m.
Noël Coward’s Hilarious Haunting: Love, Death, and Spiritualism in "Blithe Spirit"
Come join UHCL Professor Samuel Gladden as he introduces us to one of Noel Coward’s most beloved comedies, “Blithe Spirit” which continues to delight audiences since 1941. We will learn about Coward’s typical topics: society’s upper crust, the foibles of the famous, theatricality of private relationships, and their unexpected consequences, which careen completely and comically out of control.
Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m.
2020 Vision of a Turbulent Year
For most of us, the year 2020 has been unlike any other year. Join us for a discussion of the events of this year, from the pandemic to politics to systemic racism, and what it all means for the country moving forward. How have we changed? How will the American experiment survive and thrive? What can we do to help? This will be an interactive class, so come ready to debate the issues.