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and Social Sciences
The University of Houston
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Houston, TX 77204-3000
News & Events
News from CLASS
- The serendipitous life journey of neuropsychologist Julia Hannay
- The unspoken art of Gael Stack
- Anadeli Bencomo awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant
- New Arts Leadership Master’s Program accepting applications
- Job market seeking masters of applied economics
- Moores students create soundtrack for Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show
- CLASS and other UH Professors share expertise during Women’s History Month
- Public Official of the Year Award Winner: retired NASA Center Director Michael Coats
- Student spotlight: Dr. Eva Coffey, U.S. State Department diplomat in training
March 22: – Screening of the Lebanese film Under the Bombs and post-screening talk by Latif Adnane of the Houston Palestine Film Festival hosted by the Arab Studies Program in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and the Arab Student Union. Free event with food served is from 1 – 4 p.m. in the Room 101 of the Social Work Building.
March 29: – Opening reception for the 35th School of Art Masters’ Thesis Exhibition
Celebration of the creativity of the 2013 School of Art Master of Fine Arts candidates: Megan Badger, Christopher Cascio, Erica Ciesielski Chaikin, Fiona Cochran, Carrie Cook, Stacey Farrell, Elicia Garcia, El Franco Lee II, Jessica Ninci, Stephen Paré, Jasleen Sarai, and Katelin Washmon. Free event from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Blaffer Art Museum. The show runs from March 30 – April 13.
For more events, check the CLASS calendar
CLASS in the Media
Amanda Baumle, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, was quoted in the Demographic research on lesbians and gays emerges from shadows article in the Washington Post.
Glaundor – the theatrical improve team representing the School of Theatre & Dance in the College Improv Tournament in Chicago on March 9 – was featured on KRIV-FOX26.
Groundbreaking, surprise Houstonian lands major honor: The Texas Artist of the Year is . . . Rachel Hecker, associate professor of painting in the School of Art. CultureMap Houston has the story.
Shayne Lee, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, opines on Michael Jordan’s Greatest Achievement in the Huffington Post Sports blog.
Carroll Parrott Blue, a research professor affiliated with the Center for Public History, was featured in Woman's goal: transformation of southeast Houston in the Houston Chronicle.
Anjali Kanojia, assistant director for India studies in the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies, is quoted in Social media rearranges arranged marriages, which aired on KRIV-FOX26.
The New York Times published the op-ed Égalité Meets Gay Marriage written by Robert Zaretsky, professor in the Department of History.
Lecture highlights women of Civil Rights Movement provides coverage in the Baylor Lariat of a speech delivered by Linda Reed, associate professor in the Department of History.
John Vincent, professor in the Department of Psychology, comments in the KRIV-FOX26 look at alter ego online dating in Fantasy not only for football, but dating as well.
The Mitchell Center for the Arts: An Interview with Karen Farber in Temporary Art Review.
Dr. Kayla Price, linguistic anthropologist and director of the Language Acquisition Center, discusses influences on dialect in the Houston Chronicle article, Texas twang is on the wane.
Dr. Tatcho Mindiola, director for the Center for Mexican American Studies, offers political analysis in Associated Press article, NM, Nev. governors head GOP minority recruiting, published in the Houston Chronicle and many other newspapers.
CLASS Alums Making News
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the College salutes history-making and notable alumnae.
Elizabeth Warren was elected in Massachusetts to the United States Senate on November 6, 2012. The former Harvard law professor earned a bachelor’s degree in 1970 at UH in Communication Science and Disorders.
Emmy and NAACP Image award winning actress Loretta Devine will be honored on April 27 with the Distinguished Alumni Award presented by the University of Houston Alumni Association. Ms. Devine earned a speech and drama bachelor’s degree in 1971 from the School of Theatre & Dance.
“You Owe Me” by writer Miah Arnold is included in The Best American Essays 2012 edited by New York Times columnist David Brooks. Ms. Arnold received in 2009 her Ph. D. in writing and literature from the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English. Her first novel Sweet Land of Bigamy was published in July 2012.
Margaret Spellings was the U.S. Secretary of Education from 2005 to 2009 under the administration of President George W. Bush. She led the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), a historic national initiative to provide enhanced accountability for the education of 50 million U.S. public school students. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1979.
- A Black History Month remembrance of Lynn Eusan, the first UH African American homecoming queen and a founding member of the organization that started the African American Studies Program at UH, produced by KPRC-NBC2 and Valenti School of Communication students.