University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Physics Lecture Series continues with a discussion on the correlation between missing electrons or “holes” and incorrect base-pairing of DNA, which can result in cellular mutation, such as cancer.
University of Houston Professor of Physics John Miller will present “Normal and Impaired Charge Transport in Biological Systems” at 7 p.m. March 27 in the Student Services and Classroom Building lecture hall, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.
Costs for those pursuing continuing education credit are $15 for individual, $40 for any three lectures in the series, or $99 to attend the entire series. The series is free for anyone not pursuing continuing education credit. For more information, visit www.uhcl.edu/physics or call 281-283-3530.
Gleason documentary: Living with Lou Gehrig’s disease
New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason’s post-NFL career took him down an unexpected path. Diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS in 2011, he became a global activist for awareness, funding and research into the disease. He documented his personal journey for his unborn son in the film “Gleason,” which will be shown 7 p.m. Saturday in UHCL’s Student Services and Classroom Building lecture hall.
ALS is commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease — named for the famed New York Yankees batter who died of the disease in 1941.
Speakers after the film screening include UHCL Associate Professor of Biology Richard Puzdrowski, and Assistant Professor of Nursing Karen Alexander.
The film is rated R. Admission is $4, or free with a UHCL student ID, and is open to the public. Free parking is available in Student Lot D. For more information, visit www.uhcl.edu/movies or call 281-283-2560.
CADD speaker series: Preparing teens for first job
Learn about research and issues surrounding employment of individuals with disabilities and ways to help teens prepare for their first job with speaker Carolyn Grob in the presentation “How to Make ‘You’re Hired’ a Reality: Preparing Teens for Their First Job.”
The lecture will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Garden Room of UHCL’s Bayou Building.
Grob, a student research assistant in UHCL’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, will make the presentations as part of CADD’s Community Speaker Series. The event is free and lunch is included
Registration is required. To register or for more information, visit www.uhcl.edu/autism-center, or call 281-283-3452.
Admissions preview for transfer and graduate students
Join UH-Clear Lake experts and counselors on March 30 for an evening of informative workshops, mingling and snacks for graduate and transfer students only. Learn more about admissions requirements, Undergraduate Automatic Transfer Scholarships and more.
The workshop will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Student Services and Classroom Building.
On-the-spot admissions decisions are also available for some majors, if all documentation is provided. For more information or to register, visit www.uhcl.edu/admissionspreview.