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Oct. 27, 2010
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The University Theatre will present its fall production of The Laramie Project beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in the O'Kane Theatre, third floor, One Main Building, and tickets are on sale starting today.

Eleftherios Gkioulekas, assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Texas-Pan American, will discuss "The Effect of Asymmetric Ekman Damping on Energy and Enstrophy Injection in Two-Layer Quasi-Geostrophic Turbulence" at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in room A-628 in the Academic Building.

UHD night with the Houston Rockets will be Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Toyota Center for a 7:30 p.m. game against the Denver Nuggets.

Sports and Fitness is sponsoring a workshop free to UHD students, faculty and staff called Healthy You = Healthy at noon Nov. 3 in room N-1099, One Main.
Sports and Fitness sponsors workshop
Health You = Healthy on Nov. 3


 Sports and Fitness is sponsoring a workshop free to UHD students, faculty and staff called Healthy You = Healthy at noon Nov. 3 in room N-1099, One Main.


Who buys the groceries in the family?  Do your children go to the grocery store with you?  Do you know what to buy when shopping for the entire family?  If you know the best things to purchase, everyone in your household can benefit.  Join us as we listen to recommendations from a nutrition expert and bring your questions about how to plan for a healthier you and a healthier family.


To reserve a spot for this workshop, please visit the web page: http://www.uhd.edu/sportsandfitness/fitness/hafw/healthy_you_healthy_family.html

Company offers program 'Let's Say Thanks' to send message to troops


Xerox is sponsoring a program and website called "Let's Say Thanks" which enables users to send a message of gratitude to deployed soldiers.


Choose a card design, write a message, and Xerox will print and distribute the card. Your support means a lot to those who serve, said Michael Records, UHD manager of Veterans Services.


To participate in the program, please visit: http://www.letssaythanks.com.

UHD's Men's Club Soccer Team will play Mizzou Friday at Texas Tech


UHD's unbeaten Men's Club Soccer Team will play 8th ranked University of Missouri in the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association Region IV Tournament at Texas Tech University in Lubbock at 7 p.m. Friday (Oct. 2).


The most recent rankings of clubs in Region IV, published Oct. 14, put UHD's club team at No. 5 in the very competitive region behind Texas A&M (1), University of Kansas (2), University of Texas (3), and Washington University in St. Louis (4).  Since then UHD won the in the Houston Club Sports Conference Title for the third straight year. This is UHD's third straight appearance in regional play.


If UHD wins the match, the team will play Texas Tech next at 8 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 30).  Elimination rounds begin at 6 p.m. Saturday.

 

 

Social Sciences holds information session on philosophy degree program


The Department of Social Sciences is holding an information session "What can I do with a Philosophy Degree?" from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in room N-602, One Main Building, to kick off spring registration.

 

The event will include discussion and free pizza. Early registration begins on Nov. 1. Regular registration begins on Nov. 8. This event is designed for undeclared students, philosophy majors and minors, and those interested in philosophy although everyone is welcome to attend. Participants will discuss the benefits of majoring in philosophy, and faculty will be on hand to answer questions about the courses being offered in the spring semester.

 

For information contact Jeffrey Jackson, assistant professor and coordinator of philosophy, at jacksonjef@uhd.edu.

Discussion focuses on students who have an interest in criminal justice


First- and second-year students interested in criminal justice are invited to attend an open discussion from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in room C-100, Commerce Street Building, with juniors, seniors, and graduate students who have already declared the major and are working towards graduation.

 

Pizza will be provided.  Bring your own beverage. The event, hosted by Clete Snell, criminal justice department chair, and Chuck Jackson, assistant professor of English, is part of the UHD Intended Majors Project to retain first-year students with common scholarly interests.  Jackson has been teaching a section of English 1301: Topics in Criminal Justice with Snell as a course consultant.


For more information, contact Snell at snellc@uhd.edu or Jackson at jacksonchar@uhd.edu.

 

UHD's online eservices portal will get new name on Nov. 22


OnlineUHD's online portal to eservices, UOnline, will become MyUHD on Nov. 22.


 The access to UHD services will not change, only the name and look of the login. Changing the name will pave the way for UHD to better group and market online degrees and classes under a UHD Online umbrella later this academic year.


During the next few weeks, individuals across campus will be working to make the switch on web pages across the university. 

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Laramie
Tickets on sale for University Theatre's staging of drama 'The Laramie Project'


The University Theatre will present its fall production of The Laramie Project beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in the O'Kane Theatre, third floor, One Main Building, and tickets are on sale starting today.


Written by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project, this powerful stage piece is based on the 1998 kidnapping, torture and death of University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard, and seems most timely today with all the current news events dealing with hate crimes and sexual discrimination, said Thomas Lyttle, professor of Arts and Humanities. The thirteen students appearing in the show find the script to be emotionally involving and intellectually stimulating and hope their work touches their audiences spiritually and intellectually, he said.  


Additional performances will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 30 and Nov. 4, 5 and 6; 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31; and at 1:30 p.m. for special student performances on Wednesday, Nov. 3 and Friday, Nov. 5.


Tickets are $3 and can be purchased at the University Cashier's Office on the third floor beginning today. Any unsold tickets will be available at the theater door 30 minutes before each performance.  Seating is open.

Guest lecturer discusses energy and enstrophy problem Friday


Eleftherios Gkioulekas, assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Texas-Pan American, will discuss "The Effect of Asymmetric Ekman Damping on Energy and Enstrophy Injection in Two-Layer Quasi-Geostrophic Turbulence" at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in room A-628 in the Academic Building.

 

For more information onf Gkioulekas visit the website, http://www.math.utpa.edu/lf/. The presentation abstract follows:

 

"In the Nastrom-Gage spectrum of atmospheric turbulence we observe a  k-3 energy spectrum that transitions into a  k-5/3 spectrum with increasing wavenumber k. The transition occurs near a transition wavenumber kt located near the Rossby deformation wavenumber kR.

 

The Tung-Orlando theory interprets this spectrum as a double downscale cascade of potential enstrophy and energy, from large scales to small scales. We show that in a temperature forced two-layer quasi-geostrophic model, the rates with which potential enstrophy and energy are injected places the transition wavenumber kt near kR, as long as most potential enstrophy and energy cascade to small scales. We also show that, contrary to what occurs in two-dimensional turbulence, the effect of asymmetric Ekman damping is to intensify the energy flux in the subleading downscale energy cascade and it may increase or decrease the flux of the downscale potential enstrophy cascade depending on the distribution of energy between kinetic and potential energy for the forcing range wavenumbers.

 

Using a random gaussian forcing model we also show that suppressing the bottom layer forcing term decreases the ratio η / ε of injected potential enstrophy over injected energy thereby tending to decrease kt further. Based on these results we argue that the Tung-Orlando theory can account for the approximate coincidence between kt and kR."

Admissions open house
Fall Open House recruited prospective students for 2011 spring semester


Prospective students who preregistered could check in electronically for UHD's fall open house Destination Downtown on Saturday. The event featured campus tours, opportunities to meet faculty and staff members, previews of UHD's five colleges and 44 degree program along with financial aid information and information on student organizations.

South deck
Family Festival draws large crowd to enjoy activities and great fall weather


The fifth annual Fall Family Festival featured a day of fun activities including games, a craft show, food, contests, music and more for UHD students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families. Pleasant weather added to the festivities that followed the university's fall open house for the first time. The sumo wrestling booth sponsored by the UHD Police Department attracted many participants and the face-painting booth was a hit with the children. Other activities including a hot dog eating contest for all comers and a costume contest for children.

Veterans info session
Veterans Services Office information fair


UHD's Veterans Services Office sponsored a Veterans Information Fair on Saturday featuring representatives from difference agencies who answered  questions about benefits and services. The Student Veterans' Organization also recruited members. For more information, contact Michael Records, UHD's manager of Veterans Services.

Sports and Fitness announces weigh-in for holiday weight-loss program


Sports and Fitness is sponsoring a program, Maintain Don't Gain, to help participants avoid gaining weight during the holiday season starting with weigh-ins Monday on the third floor of the Student Life Center.

 

The average American gains 7 to 10 pounds during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. One way to avoid the gain is to be more accountable to yourself and the scale during these times. Sign up with Sports and Fitness for weekly weigh-ins and weekly email tips on avoiding holiday weight gain.

 

Five simple tips that can help you avoid a weight gain:

·   Drink lots of water

·   Increase your exercise a little bit each day

·   Cut back where you can at non-holiday meals

·   Eat what you like - but

only a few bites

·   Don't eat after 7p.m.

 

Weigh-ins will continue through Jan. 7. Participants who do not gain weight during this time will receive a T-shirt and water bottle. Interested participants can register by visiting www.uhd.edu/sports&fitness. A flyer is available here.

UHD night with Houston Rockets is Oct. 30; discount tickets are available


UHD night with the Houston Rockets will be Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Toyota Center for a 7:30 p.m. game against the Denver Nuggets.


Sports and Fitness and the Campus Activities Board are sponsoring the night which features discounted tickets for seats in sections 101 and 126. The tickets are $55 each for a $20 savings over the original $75 ticket price. Tickets can be purchased at the Student Live Center or the Student Activities office in room 204-South.


For more information, call Sports and Fitness at 713-221-8225 or Students Activities at 713-221-8573. A flyer is available here.

Texas Renaissance Festival discount tickets available to UHD employees

The "Texas Renaissance Festival" festival is being held 9 a.m. to dusk though Nov. 28, Saturdays and Sundays only (with the exception of the Friday after Thanksgiving).


Employees may purchase tickets at the 'Group Ticket' rate. The discounted rates are $15 for adults and $6 for children (5 yrs - 12 yrs). The ticket handling fee of $1 per ticket will be waived. To receive the 'Group Ticket' rate, you must use our discount code UHS-1488 and must purchase tickets in advance via credit card by phone or fax.


To place an order by phone, call 1-800-458-3435. To place an order by fax, use the attached form and fax to 1-936-894-2391. Orders are accepted Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Your tickets will be mailed to you so please make sure you purchase your tickets in advance. For complete details, pleasevisit www.texrenfest.com.


If you have any questions, please contact Bobbie Horack, Work/Life Coordinator, at horackb@uhd.edu or 713-222-5318.


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IT Training for Faculty/Staff/Alumni


Register for IT training opportunities at the links below.  To schedule a one-on-one appointment or other assistance, please call 713-221-8200.

Blackboard Vista

 

Wednesday, Oct. 27

1 - 2 p.m. - Blackboard:  Managing Course Content

 

Monday, Nov. 1 
1-2 pm - Blackboard: Gradebook Set-up

Tuesday, Nov. 2

2-3 pm-Blackboard: Assessments

Wednesday, Nov. 3

1-2 pm -Blackboard: Getting Started

Monday, Nov. 8
1-2 pm - Blackboard: Managing Course Content

Wednesday, Nov. 10

3-4 pm -Blackboard: Communication Tools

Thursday, Nov. 11

1-2:30 pm -Blackboard: Mail, Calendar, and Who's Online

 Friday, Nov. 12
10-11 am - Blackboard: Assignments

Classroom Tools

Thursday, Nov. 4
1-2:30 pm - Useful Classroom Gadgets

e-Portfolio

Tuesday, Nov. 9  
1-2 pm - TaskStream: e-Portfolio

Internet Applications

Friday, Nov. 5

10-12 pm -Photoshop Open Lab

Microsoft Office

Thursday, Oct. 28 

10 - 11 a.m. - Outlook 2007 Enhanced Features

Friday, Oct. 29 
2 - 3:30
p.m. - Excel: Charts and Graphs

 

See all current IT training available

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In this issue
Coming up at UHD
Sports and Fitness sponsors workshop
Company offers program to thank troops
Men's Club Soccer plays at regionals Friday
Social sciences holds information session on philosophy degree
Information session set on criminal justice degree
UHD's online portal gets new name
Guest lecturer discusses math problem
Fall open house recruited students
Fall Family Festival draws large crowd
Veterans Services Office sponsors information fair
Sports and Fitness launches Maintain Don't Gain program
Tickets available for UHD Rockets night
Discount Texas Renaissance Tickets available
IT training classes available
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