Summary: Renu Khator
UH System Board of Regents Meeting
[A copy of President Khator's Fall Address is included as part of the November Il Chancellor's
Report to the Board of Regents]
The announcement was made last week that Blaffer Gallery's Young Artist Apprenticeship
Program, or YAAP, a six-week comprehensive art-making workshop for teenagers from
neighboring Houston Independent School District high schools, has earned a Coming Up Taller
Award from the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
In a ceremony at the While House last Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama presented
plaques to Blaffer curator of education Katherine Veneman and to Jessica Flores. a former
student participant. Blaffer Gallery also received $10,000 in support of the program.
Chosen from a nation-wide pool of 420 applicants, YAAP was the only program from Texas to
be a finalist for this prestigious award. In the award's 11-year history, YAAP is the first
program from Houston to be recognized.
Participating high schools are Austin. Cesar Chavez, Milby, Yates, and Eastwood Academy.
UHCL is celebrating its seventh annual Veterans Day Celebration in grand style today,