Rice invites Houston to head back to school Sept. 5

MEDIA ADVISORY

David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327

Jeff Falk
jfalk@rice.edu
713-348-6775

Rice invites Houston to head back to school Sept. 5

HOUSTON – (Aug. 31, 2018) – Rice University’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies invites the Houston community to head back to school for its fall preview Sept. 5.

A showcase of lifelong learning opportunities, the event will feature a range of free, brief preview lectures highlighting upcoming courses and also allow everyone to experience the school’s home, the state-of-the-art Anderson-Clarke Center. Registration is not required.

What: Glasscock School of Continuing Studies’ fall preview.

When: 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Where: Anderson-Clarke Center, on the west side of Rice’s campus at Entrance 8 at Stockton Drive and University Boulevard. Media can park nearby in Moody Lot.

Attendees can learn about a variety of topics, including the 2018 midterm elections, lessons from Hurricane Harvey, photography, women in space and mindfulness in action.

Presenters will include popular instructors such as Dirk Van Tuerenhout, curator of anthropology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, who will speak on “Lucy’s Legacy: An Anthropologist’s Guide to Human Origins”; Ellen Orseck, a Houston-based artist whose work has been exhibited across Texas, who will speak on studio art; Alexis Glynn Latner, a Houston author and editor, who will speak on “Publishing Your Story”; and Debra Dickinson, an artist teacher of opera studies at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, who will speak on “The Greatest Songwriting Teams of the Golden Age of Broadway.”

For the complete fall course catalog, see http://glasscock.rice.edu/search-catalog.

For more information about the fall preview, go to http://glasscock.rice.edu/about-gscs/schoolCalendar/glasscock-school-fall-preview.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps.

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.