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CLASS plans events, curriculum to coordinate with the “Big Game”

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences has planned a wide range of events and activities in light of Houston being the host city to the NFL’s “Big Game” on February 5. UH’s proximity to all the festivities surrounding the big game provides opportunities for students to enhance their education, and the community to hear from some industry leaders in the world of sports. read more

Dr. Anny Castilla-Earls earns NIH grant to examine language loss in bilingual children

At a time when movies like Hidden Figures are recognizing women for their contributions to STEM fields, Dr. Anny Castilla-Earls, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, is breaking ground as a Latina woman conducting innovative research in the field of speech language pathology. read more

HHP hosts sport administration summit for Brazilian delegation

A group of Brazilian sport administrators, best known for staging last summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, as well as the World Cup©, recently visited the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ (CLASS) Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) to learn from the department’s experts in sport administration. read more

CLASS students earn U.S. State Department scholarships to study abroad

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences recognizes two students who were awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study abroad and better prepare themselves to thrive in the global economy. Jessica Espaillat and Adriene Preston will travel to Tokyo, Japan and Cairo, Egypt respectively. read more

CLASS African American Studies Program prepares to celebrate Black History Month

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences African American Studies Program is gearing up with festivities in February to celebrate black history month with a myriad of events to mark the observance. Scheduled activities include a screening of a documentary on civil rights hero and congressional leader John Lewis, and the presentation of a documentary about the World Festival of Negro Arts. read more

CLASS National Endowment for the Humanities Award Recipients

In February 2015, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences hosted the Regional National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grants workshop. The goal of the two-day workshop was to provide insights and strategies for submitting strong applications. As a result, CLASS professors have successfully captured some of those very competitive grants. read more

Dr. Martin V. Melosi returns from speaking tour in China

Dr. Martin V. Melosi, Cullen University Professor of History and Executive Director of the Center for Public History in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, recently returned from a speaking tour in China. During his trip, he lectured at several universities and gave the keynote address at the International Forum on Waste and Civilization. read more

CLASS student saw college as a ‘blank slate’ to become a better, well-rounded student

As the child of immigrants from China, Winni Zhang is a first generation college student. Her parents sacrificed a lot to come to the U.S. so that she could have the opportunities America had to offer. In return, they expected her to earn high grades – they felt her grades were a reflection of the future she would have. When she got to UH she learned the skills necessary to make the grades she’d always desired, as well as how to get involved on campus and feel fulfilled. read more