Rice invites Houston to head back to school Sept. 4


Jeff Falk

Rice invites Houston to head back to school Sept. 4

HOUSTON – (Aug. 23, 2019) – Rice University’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies invites the Houston community to head back to school for its Fall Preview Sept. 4.

This free event will showcase the school’s community learning and engagement opportunities, featuring a range of free, brief preview lectures highlighting upcoming personal development courses. Visitors will have an opportunity to learn about the school’s professional development and graduate degree offerings and experience the school’s home, the state-of-the-art Anderson-Clarke Center.

Registration is suggested but not required. Visitors are welcome to attend individual sessions or the entire event.

What: Glasscock School of Continuing Studies’ Fall Preview.

When: 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4.

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 in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences, including the history of Houston’s six wards and the conceptual artist Sol LeWitt, whose “Wall Drawing #1115” will be installed at the Anderson-Clarke Center this fall, as well as a range of offerings in photography, studio art, meditation and health.

Presenters will include Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and a professor emeritus of sociology at the university, who will speak on “Universal City: Immigration and the Future of Houston and the U.S.“; Elizabeth White-Olsen, a local poet and writing instructor, who will speak on “Houston Stories: Writing and Reading About the Bayou City”; John Boles, the William Pettus Hobby Professor of History at Rice, who will speak on ”Political Beginnings of the American Nation”; Debra Dickinson, an artist-teacher of opera studies at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, who will speak “On Broadway in the 1970s and 1980s”; and Daniel Kramer, a commercial and editorial photographer speaking about photography.

For the complete fall course catalog, see https://glasscock.rice.edu/community.

For a full event schedule and more information about the fall preview, go to https://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 director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.