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A Celebration of Reading

Join Maria and Neil Bush and other members of the Bush family as national best-selling authors bring their books to life and notable entertainers perform at the 25th annual A Celebration of Reading. This fundraiser continues to benefit the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. After the program,…

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Beyond the Page Luncheon

Angie Thomas's ground-breaking debut novel, The Hate U Give, is described as a literary ramrod that will be remembered as a classic. Angie Thomas will take guests beyond the page with a presentation that brings alertness to the vibrant truths of our culture and social climate. The Hate U Give stayed on the New York Times best-seller list for over…

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An Evening with Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood has long been a literary titan, but “current events have polished the oracular sheen of her reputation,” says The New Yorker. With her 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale back on the bestsellers lists and its television adaptation awarded eight Emmy Awards, it seems Atwood’s sharp eye is more necessary—and prescient—than ever. Atwood will speak on a…

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Noon Lecture-Giant: The Making of a Legendary American Film

Don Graham, professor from UT Austin, will share stories from his book about Giant. A larger-than-life narrative of the making of the classic film, marking the rise of America as a superpower, the ascent of Hollywood celebrity, and the flowering of Texas culture as mythology. Featuring James Dean, Rock Hudson, and Elizabeth Taylor, Giant is an epic…

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Mapping the Ocean Floor by 2030

The Seabed 2030 initiative is being facilitated by the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) project in partnership with The Nippon Foundation (NF) as a means to inform global policy, improve sustainable use, and advance scientific research. Fugro is leading the marine survey industry in support of NF-GEBCO Seabed 2030, a global initiative to…

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