College of Liberal Arts
and Social Sciences
The University of Houston
402 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3000
News & Events
News from CLASS
- 2013 CLASS Faculty Research & Creative Activity Reception
- Getting to CLASS right on time
- Cameron Buckner awarded first CLASS Digital Humanities post-doctoral fellowship
- Black History Month convergence of current events and recent past
- Table Talk 2013: Dining with women shaping Houston
- Dr. Robert Carp’s gift that came from a very good career decision
- Student Spotlight: Conner Clifton, political philosophy major and radio journalist
- Best in Texas: Moores Concert Chorale and Symphony Orchestra
- What is Chicano? It depends on the social or political context
Feb. 7 – “We Need Not Be Enemies: Iran and the U.S. in the 21st Century” lecture
5 p.m. in the Honors College Commons of M.D. Anderson Library
The Center for International and Comparative Studies welcomes to campus Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to General Colin Powell through Powell’s tenures as National Security Advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State.
Feb. 21 - 24 – Workshop on Printmaking & Philosophy of Art
The Department of Philosophy will host a three-day workshop on campus. Contact Dr. Christy Mag Uidhir firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website
Feb. 22 – Public Official of the Year Luncheon
The Master of Public Administration Program presents the 2nd annual award ceremony to acknowledge the work of unelected public officials in municipal and regional government. The keynote address will be delivered by Jeff Moseley, former president of the Greater Houston Partnership.
For more events, check the CLASS calendar
CLASS in the Media
Three-Minute Fiction Round 10: Leave A Message After The Beep notes that our Creative Writing graduate students are helping to read and review entries in the “Three Minute Fiction” writing contest sponsored by National Public Radio. Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 10
‘Evolving Perspectives’ on display at COM spotlights the exhibition by students in the Graduate Painting Program at the College of the Mainland Art Gallery through Feb. 7.
What will low turnout mean for special election to replace Sen. Mario Gallegos? commentary on KTRK-ABC 13 by Richard Murray, the Bob Lanier Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Political Science and Director of Surveying for the Hobby Center for Public Policy.
Robert Wuhl showcases stage production at University of Houston interview with alum Wuhl on KRIV-FOX26 about workshopping his play on campus before taking it to New York City.
UH professor talks MLK Day, race in America interview of Tyrone Tillery, associate professor of history, on KTRK-ABC13.
Jennifer Clark, assistant professor of political science, discussed the legacy of U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, during a segment of KTRK-Channel 13’s Visions community affairs show.
HuffPost Live discussion Led Into Temptation about moral leadership in African American churches features as a panelist, Shayne Lee, associate professor of sociology.
Again, Hall says he will challenge Parker includes quotes from Brandon Rottinghaus, associate professor of political science.
Moores School of Music Society’s kickoff party spotlighted in Shelby Hodge’s society column No ordinary kickoff party rocks River Oaks, Symphony gala creates buzz & big honors for a local icon in Culture Map Houston.
Being Flynn: Nick Flynn talks about his life on the page and screen in Houston Chronicle profiles the poet and professor in the Creative Writing Program of the Department of English
CLASS Alums Making News
Nadine Kaslow, Emory University professor and chief psychologist of Atlanta’s Grady Health System, has been elected 2014 president of the American Psychological Association (APA). She will serve as APA’s president-elect in 2013 and president in 2014. Dr. Kaslow received her doctorate in 1983 from the Department of Psychology.
Kathryn Kelley received a master’s of fine arts from the School of Art in 2006. Her exhibition The Uncontrollable Nature of Grief and Forgiveness (or lack of) is on display at the Art League of Houston until March 8
The annual report produced by the UH Graphics Alumni Partnership (UHGAP) has been recognized with a Merit Award by the HOW Magazine International Award Show. The winning design projects from the competition will be featured in the March 2013 issue of HOW magazine. One goal of the UHGAP membership is to provide scholarships for students in the Graphic Communications Program in the School of Art.
The 83rd Texas State Legislature Session convened on January 8, 2013 and is scheduled to end after 140 days on May 27, 2013. CLASS salutes our alums serving as elected officials in this session and all of whom earned bachelor’s degrees in the Department of Political Science.
- State Senator John Whitmire, B.A. in Political Science, 1975 and UH Law degree.
- State Representative Carol Alvarado, B.A. in Political Science, 1992, and UH MBA degree.
- State Representative Ana Hernandez Luna, B.A. double major in Political Science and Psychology, 1999 and UT-Austin Law degree.
- State Representative Sylvester Turner, B.A. in Political Science, 1977, and Harvard Law degree.
- State Representative Armando Walle, B.S. in Political Science, 2004, and attending UH Law Center.
- State Representative James White, M.S. and Ph.D. in Political Science, 2012 and B.S. in Political Pcience and M.Ed. from Prairie View A&M University.