Summer Book Club is back

The Summer Book Club is back!  We will be reading Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee this month.  Afterwards we will meet in the Women’s Resource Center at noon on Wednesday, June 26th to socialize and discuss the book. (The Women’s Resource Center is located on the second floor of the UC, beside the bank.)  Bring a brown bag lunch and we’ll provide the drinks and desserts.  All students, staff, faculty and alumni are welcome to participate.  Contact Catherine Essinger at if you wish to borrow a copy of the book from the UH Libraries.  Summer Book Club is jointly sponsored by the UH Libraries and the Women’s Resource Center.


Jasmine is the story of Jyoti, a young woman who leaves her native India for America, where she twice reinvents herself, eventually settling in rural Iowa with the name “Jane Ripplemeyer.”  The New York Time Book Review praised it as, “One of the most suggestive novels we have about what it is to become an American.”

Posted on June 5th, 2013 by Catherine Essinger and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Summer Book Club is back

Scheduled downtime: Catalog unavailable Thursday

Access to the UH Library Catalog will be unavailable from 9AM to 3PM, Thursday, May 30, 2013. While the UH Library Catalog is down for maintenance OneSearch users may retrieve search results that contain incomplete information about library collections (call number or real-time status information).

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Student Art Exhibit opening Friday, February 22nd

The Sixth Annual UH Libraries’ Student Art Exhibition will open Friday, February 22nd at 5:00 pm on the third floor of the M.D. Anderson Library. Attendees will experience the original work of up-and-coming UH artists from multiple classifications and academic departments. Attendees will also have the opportunity to mingle with the student artists themselves, as well as the exhibition’s jurors and organizers.

This exhibit was juried by Raphael Rubinstein, author, UH professor, and former editor of Art in America,  Susan Sutton, Curatorial Assistant at the Menil Collection, Katherine Veneman, Curator of Education at UH’s Blaffer Art Museum, and Christine Jelson West, Executive Director of Lawndale Art Center.

Features the work of:  Peter Broz, Araceli Casas, Jose Cordova, Brenda Cruz, Chanquilla Gordon, Vladimir Hernandez, Lan Hoang, Darwin Itzep, Greg Jackson, Daniar  Listyasari, Lauren Fort, Linh O’Briant, Frederick Ockrassa, Tiffany Perez, Sandra de la Rosa, Sonakshee Shree, Jason Wilkinson, Amy Wright, and Brandon Zech.

Posted on February 14th, 2013 by Catherine Essinger and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Student Art Exhibit opening Friday, February 22nd

Call for Artists

UH Libraries’ 6th Annual  Student Art Exhibit 2013

The Architecture and Art Library is now accepting artwork for the UH Libraries’ sixth Annual Student Art Exhibit, a competitive juried exhibit that will be on display in the M.D. Anderson Library February 22 – April 12, 2013. Jurors will include  curators from the Menil Collection and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as well as prominent members of the Houston arts community and UH School of Art faculty.

The exhibit is open to all UH students enrolled spring 2013 – any classification or major. Students are welcome to submit multiple entries. Requirements of submissions: 2D in any medium, ready to hang with wires/brackets or on foam core, not to exceed 5’x5’, 5 pounds, or extend more than 4” from the wall.     Sculpture with pedestals, no more than 20 pounds total and must fit inside a library elevator.

Students should submit their work to the Architecture and Art Library, located in the College of Architecture. Deadline for submissions is February 8, 2013. Artists must complete a waiver form, as well as an exhibition agreement for each work submitted.

For more information visit the Architecture and Art Library’s homepage at or contact


Posted on January 18th, 2013 by Catherine Essinger and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Call for Artists