College of Education Welcomes Nearly 2,000 Future Educators to ‘Teach Tomorrow Summit’

College of Education Welcomes Nearly 2,000 Future Educators to ‘Teach Tomorrow Summit’

Jan 28, 2016

The University of Houston College of Education prepares to host nearly 2,000 high school students interested in becoming educators. The Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) is holding the 2016 Teach Tomorrow Summit from Saturday, Jan. 30 through Monday, Feb. 1 at UH and Crowne Plaza Hotel Near NRG-Medical.   For a tentative listing of workshops, visit the summit schedule site. TAFE is a nonprofit organization that encourages students to learn about careers in education and teaching. The conference will feature workshops on leadership, college readiness and competitions for scholarships. There are 31 competitive events. Winners of some of those events move on to a national competition. “This conference gives us a chance to highlight education as a desirable career and provides students with a chance to meet peers from across the state with similar interest,” said Robert McPherson, dean of the college. “They have the opportunity to attend sessions to help them learn what it takes to be successful in college, and to learn skills necessary to becoming a successful educator. We hope that this conference will inspire students to continue to pursue a career in education.”   For more information, visit...

UH Welcomes Noted Scholar Psyche Williams-Forson

UH Welcomes Noted Scholar Psyche Williams-Forson

Jan 28, 2016

    The University of Houston’s Gulf Coast Food Project welcomes Psyche Willliams-Forson, a food scholar from the University of Maryland, College Park, to explore food’s relationship to African American experiences, specifically enslavement, the Great Migration and Hurricane Katrina. Her talk, “‘In Her Mouth Was an Olive Leaf Pluckt Off’: Food, Race and Gender in Times of Displacement and Dislocation,” is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29 in the Rockwell Pavilion, second floor of the M.D. Anderson Library. “We are delighted to have Dr. Williams-Forson visit Houston,” said Todd Romero, associate professor of history and co-director of the Gulf Coast Food Project. “She is one of the most exciting scholars working in food studies today and her important work on race and gender in American foodways resonates powerfully with the history of our city and region. Her talk should appeal to anyone who cares about American food history.” Williams-Forson is a sought-after scholar on race, gender, material culture and food. Other publications include “Taking Food Public: Redefining Foodways in a Changing World” and the award-winning book “Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food & Power.” The talk is part of a year-long exploration of African and African American foodways, “Food and the African Diaspora” and is funded, in part, by a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to facilitate the development of food studies at UH. The event is made possible by the generous support of the UH Center for Public History Lecture Series and Foodways Texas, UH College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UH African American Studies program, and UH History Department, the Graduate School at Texas Southern University, Project Row Houses and Lucille’s Restaurant.       For more information, visit UH.edu...