What’s on Lisa Falkenberg’s Mind?

Tuesday, March 27, 6:30–8:00 p.m. | Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, Hermann Park, 1500 Hermann Drive, 77004.

When we open the Houston Chronicle, we expect to get the news, but with Lisa Falkenberg’s column, we are drawn into a narrative whose path leads through a fact-based perspective to people, places, and ideas that we didn’t anticipate, that always recognizes the importance of our shared humanity.

For the past ten years, in her role as Metro columnist, Ms. Falkenberg has illuminated topics ranging from criminal justice to voter rights, from family illness to flooding, as well as city finances and political races. Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary, her “vividly-written, groundbreaking column” has been recognized by innumerable organizations including the American Bar Association of Texas and Houston’s Coalition for the Homeless.

Lisa Falkenberg graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000. During and after college she worked with the Associated Press and was named Texas AP Writer of the Year in 2004. Since then she has been with the Chronicle and mentors students through their high school journalism program.



Fall 2018 brochures are out! Please let us know if you did not receive one and we will be happy to send one to you.

Registration is now open. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. 


The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.


Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 


Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Please contact the registrar if you would like to be wait listed for this course. 


Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!


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