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April 27, 2011
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Sports and Fitness will host the workshop, "Take Your Fit Breaks," from noon to 1 p.m. today, April 27, in room N-1099, One Main Building.

The Registrar's Office will host its first Registration Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, April 27, in the Coffeehouse for Summer Registration and Fall 2011 Priority Registration.

UHD students will present Don Nigro's bizarre comic murder-mystery, "Ravenscroft," as the final show of the year starting at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the O'Kane Theatre, N-364, One Main Building.

The final film of this semester's Hispanic Film Series will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in room A-405, Academic Building.

 

UHD's CMS Colloquium Series will feature Natali Hritonenko, professor, Prairie View A&M University Department of Mathematics, at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in room A-409, Academic Building. See abstract below. 


Sports and Fitness workshop addresses need to 'Take Your Fit Breaks' on April 27 

Sports and Fitness will host the workshop, "Take Your Fit Breaks," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in room N-1099, One Main Building. 

Individuals who work seven to eight hours a day owe it to their bodies to take short breaks to recharge and maintain good circulation, Sports and Fitness instructors say. If people sit more than 60 minutes at a desk without a break, then it's time to break that bad habit. If students are in a class, they can learn some ways to take a break without disrupting the class. If staff members are in an office, push away from the desk and walk around or do a few of the workshop exercises. Breaks are also a great time to get in a healthy snack. Workshop presenters will share snack ideas and have several samples for participants to taste.

Snacks will be provided. To review the flier and to reserve a spot for this seminar, click Take Your Fit Breaks!  

New choir class auditions set for May 2  

 

The Department of Arts and Humanities is offering a choir class this fall for 30 students, and auditions are 4 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, in room N-279, One Main Building.

 

The new UHD Choir will give two performances each semester on or off campus including accompanied anthems, major concert works, a cappella spirituals and world music. Enrollment in the three-hour choir class is limited to 30 students, who will be accepted via audition only. No advance preparation for the audition is required.

 

For more information, contact Jason Oby, adjunct instructor, at jasonoby@sbcglobal.net or Carrie Allen, assistant professor, at allencar@uhd.edu. A flier is available here.  

Sports and Fitness annual banquet  will be Saturday, May 14

 

The 15th annual UHD Sports and Fitness Banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in room A-300, the Special Events Center, third floor, Academic Building.

 

The event includes a dinner, awards presentation for UHD's outstanding sports and fitness participants and door prizes. Tickets are $5 until April 30 and $10 after that. No tickets will be sold at the door. This event always sells out, so buy your tickets now at the UHD Student Life Center.

Hispanic Film Series ends with Argentinian film April 28 

 

The final film of this semester's Hispanic Film Series will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in room A-405, Academic Building.

 

Don't miss Juan Josť Campanella's "El secreto de sus ojos," winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2010. This film deals with the subject of Argentina's "Dirty War," the repression carried out by the military Junta against its own civilians in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the name of stamping out communism in the country.  

Ravenscroft
The drunken inspector considers the widow's offer of marriage in the gothic thriller, 'Ravenscroft.'

Final play of the year, gothic thriller 'Ravenscroft,' opens Thursday, April 28 

 

UHD students will present Don Nigro's bizarre comic murder-mystery, "Ravenscroft," as the final show of the year starting at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the O'Kane Theatre, N-364, One Main Building.

 

Directed by UHD alumnus Miguel Roman (Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts), this funny, yet frightening, work includes skeletons in the closet, ghosts on the staircase and much more than the unsuspecting detective investigating the case expected. Audience members won't be able to guess the ending, but will be teased, seduced, bewildered and amused as they are led to the conclusion.

 

"Ravenscroft" will be repeated at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Admission is free. Seating is first-come, first-seated. 

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Colloquium speaker addresses 'Optimal Control in Environmental Adaptation, Mitigation and Carbon Sequestration' 

 

UHD's CMS Colloquium Series will feature Natali Hritonenko, professor, Prairie View A&M University Department of Mathematics, who will discuss Optimal Control in Environmental Adaptation, Mitigation and Carbon Sequestration at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in room, A-409, Academic Building. 

 

Abstract

"Human responses to negative environmental impacts vary depending on the level of a country's economic development, geographic location and social preferences. In spite of these differences, environmental adaptation and mitigation are always among the major strategies to deal with environmental changes. Carbon sequestration is sometimes considered as a special form of a mitigation technique and sometimes as an independent strategy. Modeling of adaptation and mitigation and the corresponding optimal control problem help to develop an optimal investment strategy for adaptation and mitigation in different countries. An environmental-economic model of forest management is analyzed under different climate change scenarios taken from the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The objective is to find the maximum revenue from timber production and carbon sequestration. Other objectives can include estimation of the change in the tree growth rate caused by climate change and the corresponding adjustment of a management regime. Two models, methods of their investigation, and results of the qualitative analysis will be presented during the talk. Special attention will be given to the interpretation of the results obtained." 

AAMMP sponsors basketball tournament  

The African-American Male Mentorship Program is sponsoring a free five-on-five basketball tournament from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 29, in the Student Life Center, One Main Street.

There will be eight teams with a maximum of eight players each.
Students, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to get a team together and participate. Everything will be provided.

For information contact UHD Academic Advisors Sherman Parker at
ParkerS@uhd.edu or Trevor Jones at JonesT@uhd.edu.    

No Administrative Professionals Day event this year in order to trim costs   

 

Administrative Professionals Week is April 24-30 and the UHD Administrative Professionals Day Committee decided not to conduct an Administrative Professionals Day Event this year following the example set by the University community in its efforts to trim costs.

 

However, Committee members would like to express their deepest appreciation to all administrative and business professionals for the dedication and service they provide to the University day after day. The Committee hopes staff and faculty will honor Administrative Professionals in a special way this coming week.

   

Registrar's Office Registration Fair is today in the Coffeehouse 

 

The Registrar's Office will host its first Registration Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the Coffeehouse for Summer Registration and Fall 2011 Priority Registration.

 

Summer Registration and Fall Priority Registration have already begun. Regular registration for Fall 2011 begins at 8 a.m. Monday, May 2.  

 

The Registrar's Office staff strongly encourages students to register early for Fall courses because popular sections fill quickly.The fair will include food, drinks and games. Advisors will be on site, and registration stations will be available. A flier is available here

Greek Extravaganza set for April 28  

 

UHD's Multicultural Greek Council will host its annual Greek Extravaganza from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday, April 28, on the North Deck.

 

This free event is open to everyone. All UHD fraternities and sororities will participate and the event will include stepping, presentations, strolling and more. Energizer the DJ will provide music. Complimentary meals will be provided to attendees on a first-come first-served basis.

 

For information, contact Maria R. Garrett in Student Activities at GarrettM@uhd.edu or 713-221-8573. A flier is available here

Master of Arts in Teaching Program celebrates 10th anniversary May 3    

 

UHD's Department of Urban Education is commemorating the 10th Anniversary of its Master of Arts in Teaching program at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in room C-100, Commerce Street Building.

 

Celebrate the important work MAT graduates do in classrooms around the country. Outstanding graduate students and alumni, along with current students, will discuss how the program has affected their teaching and their students' learning.  

 

For information contact Sue Mahoney, assistant chair of graduate programs, Department of Urban Education, at mahoneys@uhd.edu.

   

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

 

Today

10 - 11 a.m. - Blackboard: Assessments

Thursday, April 28

10 - 11 a.m. - Blackboard: Managing Course Content

Thursday, April 28

1 - 2 p.m. - Turnitin

 

Photoshop

 

Friday, April 29

10 - 11 a.m. - Photoshop: Photo Retouching

 

End of sem skyline 

End of Semester Wrap-up 

 

Thursday, May 5

1 - 3 p.m. - End of the Semester Wrap-Up (Snack and Learn) 

 

See all current IT training available

 
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In this issue
Sports and Fitness workshop addresses 'Fit Breaks'
New choir class auditions set for May 2
Sports and Fitness banquet will be May 14
Hispanic Film Series ends this week
Final student play of the season opens Thursday
Colloquium scheduled for Thursday
AAMMP sponsors basketball tournament
No Administrative Professionals Day event this year
Registration Fair is today in the Coffeehouse
Greek Extravaganza set for April 28
Urban Ed plans MAT 10th anniversary celebration
IT offers training classes
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