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George H.W. Bush Biographer, City Floods and ‘Prairie Home’ Host Chris Thile: Houston Matters Weekend for Feb. 4, 2017

Posted on · In his 2015 biography Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, author Jon Meacham explored how the nation’s 41st president has conducted himself throughout his life, through extensive interviews over a decade with the president, his family, friends, and colleagues. Meacham was also granted access to the former president’s audio diaries and […]

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Protecting Houston From Storm Surge and Flooding

Posted on · On Wednesday (Jan. 18, 2017), officials will gather to discuss protecting Houston from flooding and storm surge at a symposium at the George R. Brown Convention Center. We get a preview from some of the panelists: Stephen Costello, the City of Houston’s Flood Czar, and Mary Anne Piacentini, executive director of the Katy Prairie Conservancy.

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Houston Professor Hosting Symposium with Five Siblings

Posted on · Dr. Anne Sereno is a cognitive neuroscientist with the McGovern Medical School who will be hosting a symposium with her five siblings — who are also scientists — for the 42nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in January. It’s called the Sereno Symposium: The Lanscape of Human Cognition. Maggie Martin sat down with Dr. Sereno, professor of neurobiology and anatomy […]