Students, faculty members explore real, imagined worlds at UHV conference

Jang Woo Park, a University of Houston-Victoria assistant professor of mathematics, presents “Numbers in Apocalypse” Friday during the Zombies, Cyborgs & Other Monstrosities of Real & Imagined Worlds conference. The UHV School of Arts & Sciences held the interdisciplinary undergraduate conference to give students a chance to present their papers, multimedia, creative writing and artwork. A total of 28 students and seven faculty members made presentations, covering topics such as humanity, fear, monstrous behaviors in society, war and justice, and psychological issues and stigmas. The event also included a film viewing of “Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages” and a Human vs. Zombies conceptual game of tag. More than 75 people attended the conference. Also pictured are Amjad Nusayr, left, a UHV computer science lecturer; Ricardo Teixeira, a UHV assistant professor of mathematics; and Charles Alexander, UHV’s poet and designer in residence.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Jeremy Shapiro