Welcome to CLASS

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is the heart of the University, dedicated to spurring intellectual curiosity, creativity, and transformative education. Encompassing humanities, social sciences, and health sciences, CLASS is truly a mosaic of disciplines that broaden perspectives, inspire potential, and advance possibilities yet unimagined.

New Dean of CLASS Announced

Provost Paula Myrick Short recently announced the selection of Dr. Antonio Tillis for the position of Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Dr. Tillis joins the University of Houston from the College of Charleston having served as Dean for the School of Languages, Culture, and World Affairs. His appointment will be reported to the University of Houston System Board of Regents at the December 1, 2016 meeting.

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Campus Life

We provide an environment that encourages learning and creativity at the highest level. Not only does the university maintain academic excellence, but we wish to create a friendly community between our students and staff. Great things wait for every student that steps foot into the University of Houston.

News

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CLASS mourns loss of Dr. Valentini Brady

The college is saddened by the loss of our former faculty member, Dr. Valentini Brady, professor emerita of French. During her long career at the University of Houston, Professor Brady served on countless departmental, college, and university committees, was a long-standing, active member of the Faculty Senate, and served as Chair of the French Department in the1980s and as director of the MCL French program from 1999 until 2008.

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Competing attitudes about the homeless complicate public policy

Research has shown that policies designed to help the homeless are more popular with the public than those aimed at helping other social groups, including immigrants. But that hasn’t stopped policies that target the homeless and make their lives more difficult, such as banning lying down in public or making it illegal to feed the homeless.

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CLASS ASLI Program and Main Street Theater offer groundbreaking collaboration

Main Street Theater’s recent production of the children’s play, Duck for President, offered an American Sign Language shadow-interpreted performance with students from CLASS’s ASLI program serving as interpreters. This performance was unique in that, instead of using placed interpreters positioned on the side of the stage, the audience witnessed “pure shadow interpreting.”

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UH ROTC Program receives grant to fund scholarships, activities

CLASS’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Ed Rachal Foundation to support their activities and help students finance their education. CLASS’s ROTC program has a long-standing relationship with the Ed Rachal Foundation. Each year, ROTC conducts adventure training and at least two field exercises at a ranch that is owned, operated and supported by the foundation.

Events

Dec 2 10:00am

CLASS Resume Table

University Career Services has set this time aside specifically for CLASS students. They will review your resume on the first floor of Agnes Arnold Hall from 10 a.m. – noon. They will return again on December 12 to review resumes at the Blaffer Art Museum Courtyard.

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Dec 2 9:00am

$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop

$tart $mart is an interactive workshop designed to give college women the confidence and skills they need to earn fair compensation. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Agnes Arnold Hall, room 210. It is free to female UH students. Space is limited so RSVP to mzhutchinson@uh.edu or 713-743-3214.

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Dec 8 10:00am

CLASS COOGS Senior Celebration and Cap Decorating

Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 CLASS grads are invited to this event. Everything is free – decorating supplies, food, snacks, and soft drinks. The event will be held in Agnes Arnold Hall, room 210 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Dec 16 9:00am

CLASS Convocation Ceremony

CLASS Convocation will include all Fall 2016 bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degree candidates and all Summer 2016 graduates from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Families and friends are encouraged to attend. The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. in the UH Basketball facility.

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