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College of Architecture lectures online


UH students, staff, and faculty may now access recent lectures made by guest speakers at

They are:

Jason Smith speaking on William R. Jenkins

Archiving Places by Lewis Hodnett, Jr.

Beatriz Colomina on Frederick Kiesler

Panel on Asia-Houston, Import-Export

and guest lecturer Andreas Pederson

UH Trading Cards giveaway


Come by the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library service desk to receive a UH Trading Card.  Students may qualify for prizes and a $1000 scholarship once they collect them all.  See for more information.

Check out a laptop


Library laptops may now be taken outside the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library.  Laptops may be borrowed for two hours.  Check with the library staff is you need a laptop longer than two hours.

Color printing and copying now available


The William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library now offers color copying and printing service to UH students.  Students may use the free printing credits provided by the UH Libraries to print and copy in color.  Each printed page will subtract 15 cents from the credit allotment.

Students may also use the color copier to scan and email material to themselves for FREE.

For less expensive black and white copying, students may visit the M.D. Anderson Library.  Black and white printing is still available in the Jenkins Library.

Library book on display at the MFAH


One of the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library’s first edition copies of Learning from Las Vegas is now on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  The exhibition,  Ruptures and Continuities: Photography Made after 1960 from the MFAH Collection, will be on view through May 9th.  This is the second consecutive year that the MFAH has borrowed a book from the collection for an exhibit.  See for more information.

Architecture for Humanity screening


Architecture for Humanity’s Houston Chapter has organized a charitable screening of the documentary “One Peace at a Time” that will take place Wednesday, March 3rd.  100% of ticket sales will benefit Architecture for Humanity’s relief efforts in Haiti.   Tickets are $15 each, again with 100% of proceeds going directly to the cause.  Advance ticket purchases will enable the River Oaks Theater to move the documentary to a larger screen.  Recent College of Architecture graduate Bridget Rynne has helped organized this event and suggests those interested visit the following sites:

RDA website:


River Oaks Theater website:


Can we provide basic rights – water, nutrition, education, healthcare, and a sustainable and peaceful environment – to every child on Earth? In his inspiring documentary One Peace at a Time, director Turk Pipkin searches to answer this question, addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems. Filmed in 20 countries on 5 continents, the solutions chronicled include Ethiopian Water projects with A Glimmer of Hope, education solutions with The Hole in the Wall, the model Indian orphanages of The Miracle Foundation, along with other innovative programs. The film includes insight from Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Physicist Steven Chu (Barack Obama’s Secretary of Energy), Dr. Helene Gayle (CEO of CARE, International), Cameron Sinclair (Founder and Executive Director of Architecture for Humanity), and many others. Music by Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, Jack Johnson, Cat Stevens, Explosions in the Sky, and more.


The Houston Chapter screening, in collaboration with the Nobelity project, is part of Architecture for Humanity’s international fundraising effort to provide immediate shelter and long-term reconstruction support after the January 12th earthquake that left much of the vital infrastructure of the country destroyed. Architecture for Humanity works primarily in the reconstruction phase of post disaster situations and will be focused on both transitional and permanent housing and community structures. AfH has partnered with Yele Haiti, AIDG and other local groups by supplying them with pro bono construction and design professionals, setting up community housing resource centers and support in the design and building of earthquake resistant structures. These include the Youth Sports and Disaster Recovery Center in Port-au-Prince, which was planned in 2009 and is ready to begin construction.

To watch the film’s trailer and learn more about The Nobelity Project at:

To learn more about Architecture for Humanity, or make a direct donation to the Rebuild Haiti Fund, go to:

2010 Student Art Exhibit now on Facebook


Visit the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library page on Facebook to see photographs of artists and work featured in the 2010 Student Art Exhibit.  The exhibit will be on display on the third floor of the M.D. Anderson Library’s red wing until April 15, 2010.  See for more information.

Andy’s Studio by Joel Rodriguez, one of four Judge’s Choice winners

Women’s Archives featured on ABC News


Visit the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library page on Facebook to see photographs of artists and work featured in the 2010 Student Art Exhibit.  The exhibit will be on display on the third floor of the M.D. Anderson Library’s red wing until April 15, 2010.

Student Art Exhibit opening


The University of Houston Libraries is pleased to host its third annual Student Art Exhibit in the M.D. Anderson Library.  The exhibit opening will take place at 5:30 on the third floor of the M.D. Anderson Library’s red wing.  It will be on display from February 11-April 15, 2010.

The twenty artists whose work was selected by the jury, represent a broad cross-section of University of Houston students.  All classifications, from freshman to Master’s candidates, are represented.  While most of the students are majoring in Studio Arts, several artists were selected from other disciplines, including English, pharmacy, and biomedical engineering.  The artwork on display includes paintings, sculpture, photography, and graphic art.

The competitive art exhibit was juried by representatives from local museums, arts organizations, and the UH School of Art faculty.  The exhibit jury selected thirty-three works from nearly one hundred submissions.  Katherine Veneman, the Curator of Education at the Blaffer Gallery, served on the jury and curated the exhibit.

Student Art Exhibit jury announced


The third annual Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the University of Houston Libraries, will be on display February 11-April 15, 2010. The deadline for submissions has been extended to February 2nd. Students enrolled in the spring semester may submit their work at the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library or in room 220 at the M.D. Anderson Library. The jury that will select work for the exhibit are:

Jillian Conrad, School of Art, University of Houston

Clare Elliott, Menil Collection

Vanessa Perez McCalla, Art League of Houston

Katherine Veneman, Blaffer Gallery

Christine Jelson West, Lawndale Art Center

Dena Woodall, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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