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CLASS Event Calendar

Dec. 17: Fall 2015 Commencement
The College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (CLASS) commencement ceremony is 9 – 11:30 a.m. in Hofheinz Pavilion on Cullen Boulevard

Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
(federal and state holiday)

Jan. 19: Kristen Yon Faculty Recital
7:30pm-9:30pm at Dudley Recital Hall
Moores School of Music faculty members Kristen Yon, Anthony Kitai and Timothy Hester will perform. For ticket information contact the Moores School of Music Box Office at 713-743-3388.

Jan. 20: Encounters and Discoveries in Literature: Celebrating Arte Público Press and Twentieth Century Latina/o Literature
5 pm - 7 pm in the M.D. Anderson Library Rockwell Pavilion
Opening reception of the new exhibit, Encounters and Discoveries in Literature: Celebrating Arte Público Press and Twentieth Century Latina/o Literature. Materials in the exhibit will include books, archival documents, photographs, and works of art produced or recovered by Arte Público Press and its subdivisions. For more information contact Lisa Cruces at 713-743-9903.

For more events, check the CLASS calendar.

CLASS Expertise in the Media

J. Leigh Leasure
The New York Times included comments by J. Leigh Leasure, associate professor of psychology, in their article The Close Ties Between Exercise and Beer.
   
Todd Romero
Todd Romero, associate professor of history, offered his expertise on Houston’s Food and Dining scene in the following articles:
   
Jennifer Wingard
The Washington Post recently intereviewed associate professor of English Jennifer Wingard for their article, Is our ‘out of control’ political rhetoric really all that extraordinary?
   
Francisco Cantu
Francisco Cantú, assistant professor of political science, co-authored an article for the Washington Post titled, Was Argentina’s election stolen? Here’s how you can tell.
   
Tracy Xavia Karner
Manhattan as Muse: Streetscapes by Harvey Stein, an article that recently ran in the Huffington Post reviewed the book, Briefly Seen: New York Street Life. The book includes essays from sociology department chair Tracy Xavia Karner.
   
Lorenzo Cano
The Boston Globe interviewed Lorenzo Cano, associate director of the Center of Mexican American Studies, for the article, Census considers more race choices.
   
Abdel Razzaq Takriti
Associate professor of modern Arab history, Abdel Razzaq Takriti, was featured in The Cougar article, Head of Arab studies program aims to shape understanding of the Middle East
   
Moores Opera House
For the fifth consecutive year, productions by the Moores Opera Center have earned top honors from the National Opera Association's annual Opera Production Competition. The Houston Chronicle article, University of Houston Moores Opera Center honored, describes the recognition.
   
Paul R. Gregory
The National Review ran an article authored by Paul Roderick Gregory, professor of economics, titled, Russia’s Economic Stagnation. In addition, he authored the article, Why Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a bad ally for Hindustan Times.
   
Stephan Hillerbrand
The work of Stephan Hillerbrand, associate professor of photography and co-owner of the Hillerbrand+Magasamen design studio, was featured in the KHOU story, Festival features flicks with real NASA footage.
   
Richard Murray
Bloomberg interviewed Richard Murray, professor of political science, for their article, Obama Pins Hope on Supreme Court After Latest Immigration Defeat. He was also quoted in the Chicago Tribune article, Obama's loss on immigration case may be political win for party.
   
Emran El-Badawi
Emran El-Badawi, director of Arabic studies, offered comments in the Houston Chronicle article, Survey: Christian Americans view Muslim values 'at odds' with those of America.
   
Veteran broadcaster and host of ABC's "What Would You Do?" John Quiones, was the keynote speaker at the Center for Mexican American Studies' annual Noche Cultural Banquet. The event was covered by ABC-13 in the story 'What Would You Do?' host John Quiñones delivers keynote speech at UH banquet.
   
Brandon Rottinghaus
Associate professor of political science, Brandon Rottinghaus, offered comments in the following articles:
   
Michael D. Snediker
Poetry by Michael D. Snediker, associate professor of English, was featured in The Spectrum article, Poem-A-Day — ‘The Abasement of the Northmores’ by Michael D. Snediker
   
Robert Zaretsky
Professor of modern and classical languages, Robert Zaretsky, wrote the following articles:

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May 21, 2013: Moores Concert Chorale takes top prize in German competition

May 7, 2013: M.A. in Arts Leadership Program Director Appointed

April 18, 2013: Center for Arts Leadership Director Appointed

March 15, 2012: Movie about Creative Writing Professor Nick Flynn opens Friday

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Grants in Review

Last calendar year, CLASS amassed about $4 million in grants from national and local organizations. These research dollars are crucial to the continued development of the liberal arts and social sciences through critical and creative thought.

Federal Grants

Faculty
Project
Agency Award Department
Candice Alfano “When Parents Go to War: Psychosocial Adjustment among the Families of Deployed OEF/OIF Service Members” Department of Defense flow through University of Central Florida $557,150 Psychology
Jennifer Augustine “Mother's Education After Childbearing and Family Well-being” National Institute of Child Health and Human Development $160,063 Sociology
Ferenc Bunta,
David Francis,
Arturo Hernandez
“Phonological acquisition in bilingual children with cochlear implants” National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders $451,417 Communication Science and Disorders
Casey Due-Hackney “Editing as a Discovery Process: Accessing centuries of scholarship in one 10th century manuscript of the Iliad” National Endowment for the Humanities $276,115 Modern and Classical Languages
Samantha Farris “Panic-Relevant Sensations and Smoking Motivation” National Institute on Drug Abuse $32,173 Psychology
Carolyn Ha “The Effects of Intranasal Oxytocin on Social Cognitive Functioning in Adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder compared to a sample of Non-clinical Adolescents” National Institute of Mental Health $34,471 Psychology
J. Leigh Leasure “Brain Damage and Exercise Neurorestoration After Repeated Binge Alcohol Exposure” National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism $211,504 Psychology
Paul Massman “Clinical Neuropsychology Training-Michael E. DeBakey, VA Epilepsy Ctr. of Excellence (ECE), Neurology Care Line-Collins: Student J. Grabyan” Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center $19,559 Psychology
Paul Massman “Clinical Neuropsychology Training-Michael E. DeBakey, VA TBI Center-Pastorek: Graduate Student Jennifer Nicole Seidl” Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center $16,299 Psychology
William Paloski “NASA Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Agreement: Manager, Human Research Program” NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Johnson Space Center $413,525 Health and Human Performance
Claudia Schmuckli “Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art” National Endowment for the Arts $50,000 Blaffer Gallery
Amanda Venta “Oxytocin and Social Engagement” National Institute of Mental Health $62,350 Psychology
Sharon Wen “STARTALK Texas Teacher Program at the University of Houston” National Security Agency $92,050 Modern and Classical Languages
Rheeda Walker-Obasi “A Transdisciplinary Prevention Center Focused on Rural African American Families” National Institute of Health flow through University of Georgia $20,817 Psychology
Michael Zvolensky “Integrated Smoking Cessation Treatment for Emotional Dysregulation” National Institute on Drug Abuse $660,565 Psychology
Michael Zvolensky “Anxiety Reduction Treatment for HIV+ Individuals” National Institute of Mental Health $34,471 Psychology

National Foundations and Organizations

Faculty
Project
Agency Award Department
James Conyers "ACT Preparation in Houston, Texas:  The Mate Masie Educational Model" National Council for Black Studies $1,800 African American Studies
Karen Farber “Proposal Development Funds REPRESENT!” Association of Performing Arts Presenters $5,000 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
Karen Farber “Radar LA – Hospital” New England Foundation for the Arts $700 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
Nicolas Kanellos “At Risk: Latino boys and men across California” Marguerite Casey Foundation $50,000 Arte Publico Press
Charles S. Kayne “Enhanced Development of the Office of Scientific Data Review and Dissemination - Joshua Yellen” WYLE Laboratories $45,625 Health and Human Performance
Elaine Liu “Confucianism and Social Preferences: Evidence from Lab Experiments” Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange $13,354 Economics
Carla Sharp “The effects of exogenous oxytocin on mentalizing and the moderating role of attachment security in adolescents with borderline traits” American Psychoanalytic Association $19,748 Psychology
Christiane Spitzmueller “Assessing Incident Rates Among INGAA Foundation Member Organizations” INGAA Foundation $5,400 Psychology
Jennifer Tackett “Behavior and Personality Development Research for ACT” ACT, Inc. $40,950 Psychology

State Organizations

Faculty
Project
Agency Award Department
Alan Austin “Texas Music Festival 2013” Texas Commission on the Arts $9,000 Moores School of Music
Karen Farber “Arts Respond Performance Support grant: Sehba Sarwar 2” Texas Commission on the Arts $4,500 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
Nicolas Kanellos “TCA-HEALTH & HUMAN SERVIES: Hispanic Children's Wellness Books” Texas Commission on the Arts $2,535 Arte Publico Press
Nicolas Kanellos “TCA Operational Support” Texas Commission on the Arts $6,000 Arte Publico Press
Nicolas Kanellos “TCA Education - Arts Respond Project” Texas Commission on the Arts $4,000 Arte Publico Press
Rex Koontz “South-Central Mesoamerican Conference 2013 Keynote Address” Humanities Texas $1,400 Art
Paul Massman “Clinical Neuropsychology Training-UTHSCH Breier: Graduate Student Lindsey Harik” University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston $19,559 Psychology
Lan Ni “Ethical Community Stakeholder Engagement in the Global Environment: Impact on Relationship Management and Conflict Resolution” Penn State University - The Arthur W. Page Center Research Center $3,000 Jack J. Valenti School of Communication
John Roberts TRIP-CLASS Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board $112,500 Dean, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Claudia Schmuckli “BLF Yr1 Arts Create - FY 13/14” Texas Commission on the Arts $14,000 Blaffer Gallery

City Organizations

Faculty
Project
Agency Award Department
Anthony Gary Dworkin “Agreement between Aldine Independent School District and University of Houston” Aldine Independent School District $18,000 Sociology
Karen Farber “En-Masse” The Houston Arts Alliance $10,000 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
Nicolas Kanellos “HAA - General Operation Support 2014” The Houston Arts Alliance $10,000 Arte Publico Press
Paul Massman “Clinical Neuropsychology Training-The Methodist Hospital-Dulay/Podell- Student: Alex Alverson” The Methodist Hospital $8,962 Psychology
Paul Massman “Clinical Neuropsychology Training-Houston Neuropsychology Group-Largen/Davis: Student Lee Wiegand” Houston Neuropsychology Group $17,923 Psychology
Paul Massman “Clinical Neuropsychology Training-TIRR Mem Hermann-Struchen” TIRR Memorial Hermann $37,480 Psychology
Paul Massman “Clinical Neuropsychology Training-BCM/TCH Blue Bird Circle Clinic-Chapieski: Graduate Students John Elias & Elyssa Gerst” Texas Children’s Hospital $37,480 Psychology
Paul Massman “Clinical Neuropsychology Training-The Methodist Hospital-Dulay/Podell-Student: V.Williams”  The Methodist Hospital $9,780 Psychology

Universtiy of Houston

Faculty
Project
Agency Award Department
Candice Alfano “Targeted Behavioral Treatment (TBT) of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in Children” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 Psychology
Kenneth L. Brown “Testing the Use of Designs as Symbols in 18th Through Early 20th Century African American Culture” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 Comparative Cultural Studies
Lindita Camaj “The Impact of Freedom of Information (FOI) Legislation on Journalists' Access to Public Records in a New Democracy” University of Houston - New Faculty Research Program $6,000 Jack J. Valenti School of Communication
Jennifer Clark “The Institutional Foundations of Party Unity in the 101 U.S. Legislatures” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 Political Science
Mabel Cuesta “Lydia Cabrera, Anthology and Fobidden Desires” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 Hispanic Studies
Stephanie Daniels “Feasibility of Screening Swallowing in Stroke Patients” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 Communication Science and Disorders
Emran El-Badawi “The Qur'an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions” University of Houston - New Faculty Research Program $6,000 Modern and Classical Languages
Stacey Gorniak “Comparing the Effects of Duration and Severity of Type II Diabetes in Upper Extremity Function to Health Individuals” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 Health and Human Performance
Helen Hattab “16th and 17th Century Commentators on Aquina's Doctrine of Substantial Forms” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 Philosophy
Daphne Hernandez “Food Insecurity and Obesity Paradox Among Hispanic Mothers and Children” University of Houston - New Faculty Research Program $6,000 Health and Human Performance
Samantha Kwan “Bodywork - Clusters and Sequences, Psychological Health, and Social Networks” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 Sociology
Tracey Ledoux “A Parent Focused Approach to Developing Healthy Eating Behaviors Among Toddlers - A Feasibility Study” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 Health and Human Performance
Delilah Montoya “Contemporary Casta Portraits” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 Jack J. Valenti School of Communication
Christopher Northup “The Eyes Have It - Understanding User Gaze and Information Processing” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 Jack J. Valenti School of Communication
Howard Pollack “John Latouche - A Biography” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 Moores School of Music
John Reed “Phantom - Midi Instruments to Allow Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Performance in Novel Musical System” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 School of Art
R. Todd Romero “Metacom's New England (originally titled, King Philip's New England)” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 History
Arthur Santana “Engaging a New Channel of Information:  Reporter's Use of Social Media” University of Houston - New Faculty Research Program $6,000 Jack J. Valenti School of Communication
Susan Scarrow “Political Party Database Project - Database Preparation Support” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 Political Science
James Schafer “The Business of Private Medical Practice:  Doctors, Specialization, and Urban Change in Philadelphia, 1900-1940” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 History
Carla Sharp “The Effect of Oxytocin on Trust Between Parents and Adolescents” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 Psychology
Tamler Sommers ” A Very Bad Wizard - Morality Behind the Curtain. 2nd Edition (Nine New Interviews)” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 Philosophy
Judith Steinhoff “Representing Grief in Gothic Tuscan Art - Image, Religion, and Civic Proscriptions” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 School of Art
Andrea Szabo “The Interaction of Formal and Informal Markets in Ghana” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 Economics
Cedric Tolliver “Of Vagabonds and Fellow Travelers:  African Diasporic Cosmopolitan Culture and the Cold War” University of Houston - New Faculty Research Program $6,000 English
Jennifer Wingard “Branded Bodies, Rhetoric, and the Neoliberal Nation-State” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 English
Zhiwen Xiao “Ecological Risk Factors of HIV Infection Among African American Women” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 Jack J. Valenti School of Communication
Sandra Zalman “Surrealism in the 1960s” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 School of Art
Ling Zhu “Political Exclusion, Welfare Reforms, and the Chilling Effect on Immigrant's Health Take-Up:  A Multi-Level Analysis” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 Political Science
Michael Zvolensky “Panic-Relevant Sensations and Smoking” University of Houston-Small Grants Program $3,000 Psychology

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Keliy Anderson-Staley named 2014 Carol Crow Memorial Fellow

Houston Center for Photography honors assistant professor of photography with solo show

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Keliy Anderson-Staley

Keliy Anderson-Staley, assistant professor in the School of Art, has been named the Carol Crow Memorial Fellow for 2014.

The Houston Center for Photography awards the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship every year to one Houston-based artist. The fellowship includes a $3,000 monetary award and a solo exhibition in the summer of 2014.

This year’s competition for the fellowship was juried by Elisabeth Biondi, an independent curator in New York City who worked for 15 years as the visuals editor of the New Yorker magazine.

Professor Anderson-Staley came to the University of Houston after teaching at universities in Arkansas and New Jersey and at the Center for Alternative Photography in New York City. She works in color film and a range of historic photographic processes, including wet-plate collodion.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College and her Master of Fine Art degree from Hunter College.

Images of Prof. Anderson-Staley's work

Ellen, 2011 Copyright: Keliy Anderson-Staley Ellie, 2010 Copyright: Keliy Anderson-Staley
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Gulf Coast Food Project awarded $100,000 NEH grant

National Endowment for the Humanities commits to growing food studies at UH

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Gulf Coast Food Project at the University of Houston.

The grant is designed to deepen the teaching, research and community engagement activities delving into the history of food production and consumption in the U.S. Gulf Coast region. It will fund the creation of a reading group that will develop curriculum for a graduate certificate and an undergraduate minor in food studies, as well as a 2016 conference and an ongoing lecture series.

“This grant allows us to immerse ourselves in the latest pedagogy and research on food studies and push forward in our work here in the Gulf Coast region in a more concentrated way,” says Monica Perales, co-director of the project and associate professor in the Department of History.

“This is not just about foodies getting together and talking about the food they love; this is thinking critically about what food tells us about the world in which we live,” Dr. Perales said.

The Gulf Coast Food Project is a collaboration between the Center for Public History, the Department of History, and the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication with support from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Education, Blaffer Art Museum, and the El Paso Lecture Series.

But the project was started by Dr. Perales and History Associate Professor Todd Romero a few years ago.  Soon after, they were joined by Temple Northup, assistant professor in the Valenti School, who leads the project’s media studies and documentary film aspects.

In the spring 2013 semester, the project produced the "Houston Eats" documentary series of student-crafted short films that examine how food shapes the city’s culture.

“The single thing we’ve figured out about food in the Gulf Coast region is that it’s incredibly diverse and always changing,” said Dr. Romero. “A word like ‘tradition’ on the Gulf Coast doesn’t mean much because the traditions are always evolving.”

Community partners, including Whole Foods Market on Kirby, Saint Arnold Brewing Company and the H.E.B. Buffalo Speedway Market, also have stepped up to support and encourage the study of food ways in the Gulf Coast region.

“When we host the conference, we don’t want it to just be historians and humanists in the conversation,” Dr. Romero said. “We want to involve anyone who is involved in food studies in any way possible.”

- By Shannon Buggs

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Moores Opera Center earns national honors for third straight year

National Opera Association recognizes productions of ‘Moscow, Cheryomushki,' and 'Rigoletto'

Moscow, Cheryomushki and Rigoletto - art work

Audiences in Houston are well aware that the Moores School of Music runs an ambitious and entertaining opera program. Following recent awards from the National Opera Association (NOA), opera aficionados around the country are starting to discover what local audiences have known all along.

For the third year in a row, the Moores Opera Center (MOC) has taken top honors in NOA’s annual Opera Production Competition. The center earned first place in the competition’s Division V for its production of Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Moscow, Cheryomushki” and second place in Division IV for Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto.”

Categories are divided according to operas’ sizes and budgets, and competitions entries are submitted through video recordings of productions. Awards will be presented during NOA’s annual convention Jan. 9 – 12 in New York.

The Moores Opera Center performed “Moscow, Cheryomushki” in January. Buck Ross, MOC director, directed the production, and Jake Sustaita, MOC general manager, conducted the music. Principal roles were performed by students Brandon Grimes (Boris), and Katrina Van Mannen and Leah Bobbey (alternating as Lydochka).

Ross also directed “Rigoletto.” MSM faculty member Brett Mitchell served as musical director. Principal roles were performed by students James Rodriguez as Rigoletto and Chris Trapani as the Duke. Ashly Neumann and Kirsten Leslie alternated the role of Gilda.

“This validation of our philosophy at the Moores Opera Center is very gratifying, especially to see how our adventurous repertoire has been consistently singled out for recognition,” Ross said. “We only started entering this competition three years ago and to have won each of those three years is yet another demonstration of UH’s Tier One status.”

Last year, the Moores Opera Center’s production of “Amelia” took first place Division IV of this same competition. The center also took home second place in Division V for “Der Rosenkavalier.” In 2011, the center took first place in Division IV for “Il Postino.”

Up next for the center is Gian-Carlo Menotti’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera “The Counsul” (Jan. 23 – 26) and “The Barber of Seville” (Jan. 24 – 27). Both operas will be performed in the Moores Opera House.

Ross founded the Moores Opera Center in 1986. The center produces four productions each season. Among the MOC’s Houston premieres are Nino Rota’s “The Italian Straw Hat,” Daron Hagen’s “Amelia,” Daniel Catán’s “Il Postino,” Robert Aldridge's “Elmer Gantry,” Ricky Ian Gordon’s “The Grapes of Wrath,” Sergei Prokofiev's “The Love for Three Oranges,” Carl Maria von Weber's “Der Freischütz,” Samuel Barber's “Vanessa,” Jules Massenet's “Chérubin,” Gioachino Rossini's “Il viaggio a Reims,” and Kurt Weill's “The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.” Professional recordings include the center's productions of Dominick Argento’s “Casanova's Homecoming” and a DVD release of Robert Nelson’s “A Room With a View.” For more details on the Moores Opera Center, visit http://www.music.uh.edu/opera/

Each year, NOA’s production competition recognizes excellence in operas from small opera companies and training programs such as conservatories and academic institutions. NOA also sponsors annual competitions focusing on opera vocals, scenes, compositions, scholarly papers and dissertations.

Founded in 1955, the National Opera Association promotes opera and musical theater, and supports projects that improve the scope and quality of opera. To learn more about NOA, visit www.noa.org.

- By Mike Emery

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Dr. Jeffrey Church awarded Best First Book prize

Political theorist’s book on Hegel and Nietzche earns national recognition

Dr. Jeffrey Church

Jeffrey Church, associate professor in the Department of Political Science, has been awarded the Best First Book prize by the Foundations of Political Theory section of the American Political Science Association. 

His book, Infinite Autonomy: The Divided Individual in the Political Thought of G. W. F. Hegel and Friedrich Nietzsche, was published by Penn State University Press in 2012. 

The First Book Award recognizes the best first book published in the previous year by a scholar in the early stages of his or her career in the area of political theory/philosophy. Committee members described Dr. Church’s book as a “remarkably fresh and counter-intuitive take on these two German thinkers.”

Dr. Church is a political theorist whose research area is the history of modern political thought, with particular interest in Continental thought from Jean-Jacques Rousseau through Friedrich Nietzsche. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Ursinus College and has master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Notre Dame.

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Dr. Guillermo de los Reyes Heredia receives recognition for GLBT academic activism

Dr. Guillermo De Los Reyes Heredia

Dr. Guillermo de los Reyes Heredia, Associate Professor of Latin American Cultures and Literatures and Associate Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, was recently named the 2014 Michael Lynch Service Award recipient, a recognition presented by the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association.

The GL/Q Caucus for the Modern Languages is an allied organization of the Modern Language Association. The mission of the organization is to promote the study and dissemination of LGBT and queer studies, and to provide a space for support and camaraderie for scholars who engage in LGBTQ studies.

The Michael Lynch Service Award was designed to honor individuals, like Dr. Heredia, whose activism is rooted in academics. The type of work recognized includes supporting non-discrimination clauses in contracts; working to establish domestic partner benefits, increasing awareness of transgender issues in housing and health services, or other LGBT-friendly campus policies.

Dr. Heredia’s research interests include gender, sexuality, and queer theory, Latin American cultural studies, and policy studies. He is currently working on a book-length project titled, “El pecado nefando:” Rethinking Gender and Sexuality in Colonial Mexico.

He traveled to Chicago to receive the award during the MLA’s annual convention in January.

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January 20 – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The University of Houston campus will be closed in observance of the national holiday.

January 22 – The University of Houston MLK Day Celebration
The University community comes together each year to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s celebration will also commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The program is from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the University Center Theatre.

January 23, 25 and 26 – Moores School of Music presents The Consul by Gian-Carlo Menotti
A woman is trapped in a Kafka-esque nightmare of bureaucracy and spies in this Broadway operatic drama that won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize and a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award that same year. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Moores Opera House. Tickets are $12 for students and senior citizens and $20 for the general public.

January 24, 26 and 27 - Moores School of Music presents The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini
The cries of “Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!” echo through the streets, for everyone needs the famous barber. You won’t be able to do without him either in this comic classic. The show on the 26th is a 2 p.m. matinee and the shows on the 24th and 27th start at 7:30 p.m. in the Moores Opera House. Tickets are $12 for students and senior citizens and $20 for the general public.

For more events, check the CLASS calendar.

CLASS in the Media

The CLASS Laboratory for the Neural Bases of Bilingualism recently published a new research study on bilingualism and how new languages are assimilated in the brain. Arturo Hernandez, director of the Laboratory for the Neural Bases of Bilingualism, Ferenc Bunta, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, and post-doctoral researcher Pilar Archila-Suerte are featured in several articles regarding their study:
The Daily Cougar article, Language research to influence education, featured the researchers and their study.

Their research was also featured in the Ft. Bend News article, UH research finds potential key to learning a new language.

Texas Higher Education Journal also included an article about the study, titled Can't Learn a New Language? New Research Finds That it's All in Your Head.

Tatcho Mindiola, director of the Center for Mexican American Studies, was quoted in the Houston Chronicle article about the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death titled, Camelot recalled as 50th anniversary of JFK's Houston visit nears.

Associate professor of political science, Brandon Rottinghaus appeared in several media outlets last month:
He wrote a commentary for the Washington Post titled, Why Rob Ford is still in office, and what might make him resign.

He also was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article about Houston's recent runoff elections, titled Early voting in council, HCC runoffs starts Wednesday.

KTRH 740AM included comments by Rottinghaus in their article, Would They Lie To You about lying politicians.

George P. Bush's future in politics was discussed on News 92FM. Rottinghaus commented on Bush's political leanings.

Jacqueline Kennedy’s poise during the time of her husband's death was the focus of the Chicago Tribune article, Jacqueline Kennedy's iconic image shaped on a day of national grief. Nancy Beck Young, professor of history, was quoted in the story.

Huffington Post Live's program, Legalese It! with @MikeSacksHP, recently featured a panel of experts who commented on recent, notable legal stories. Among the panelists were Gerald Horne, professor of history.

Art professor, Abinadi Meza, is creating an aural portrait of Houston's climate based on temperature and barometric pressure for an installation to be placed in Hermann Park. The work - "Vein of Sky" - will be the first of eight artworks in the Art in the Park series marking the park's 2014 centennial. An article titled, Symphony of nature to kick off Hermann Park centennial, about the project appeared in the Houston Chronicle.

The NewStatesman included a commentary by professor of English David Mikicks about how reading a classic novel forces individuals to confront certain human experiences. His piece is titled, What Crime and Punishment can teach you that the internet can’t.

The University of Houston Choral Ensemble was mentioned as part of the Mayor’s Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting in the Houston Chronicle article, Merry music for the holidays.

The School of Theatre and Dance reception honoring the Patsy Swayze Scholarship was mentioned in the Houston Chronicle article, Reception Honoring Patsy Swayze Scholarship scheduled Dec. 6.

Your Houston News included an article about the Moores School of Music program, “Joy to ALL the World" in their article, UH musicians spread ‘Joy to ALL the World’.

Today’s digital world often allows personal attacks to posted anonymously. Arthur D. Santana, assistant professor of communications, offers his expertise on this topic in the Asia One article, Sites have to find their own way with anonymity.

Robert Zaretsky, professor of history, contributed to the New York Times opinion pages with his article, Why Machiavelli Still Matters.

'Zineb Sedira: Lighthouse in the Sea of Time', an exhibit at the Blaffer Art Museum, was featured in the MySA article, Lighthouses shine in 'Sea of Time'.

The future of weight loss could lie in your lingerie, according to the Prevention article, The Microsoft Bra That Helps You Lose Weight. Tracey LeDoux, assistant professor of health and human performance, was quoted in the article about bra sensors utilized for weight loss.

Professor of Music and renowned pianist, Abbey Simon, founded the International Piano Festival in 1983 to bring Houston audiences concerts and master classes that celebrate the piano and feature world-class performers. According to the Katy News article, 31st Annual International Piano Festival, this year's event will be held Jan. 31 - Feb.2.

¡LatinoLA! recently published an article titled, Televisa Foundation Live the Dream-Anglica Vale, which featured a foundation established to inspire English Language Learners in K-12 public schools to pursue their dreams and education. Arturo Hernandez, professor of psychology, was a guest speaker at the Houston-area event

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/Half400//class/_images/spiff-images/160622-tmf.pngsite://CLASS/class/_images/spiff-images/160622-tmf.pngCLASS160622-tmf.png160622-tmf.pngJune 18: TMF: Musical Firsts

June 24 & 25:  TMF Orchestra Series: 'The Audience's Guide to the Orchestra'

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor. St. John Flynn, narrator.
Juan Esteban Martinez, clarinet (Winner of 2016 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition)
6:30 - 7:20 p.m., Moores Opera House Lobby - Pre-concert entertainment
6:30 - 7:10 p.m., MSM Room 108 - Settling the Score: Pre-concert lecture
7:30 p.m., Moores Opera House - Festival Orchestra Concert

http://www.uh.edu/class/music/tmf/season-schedule/index.php#festival3
//class/_images/spiff-images/160618-blaffer.pngsite://CLASS/class/_images/spiff-images/160618-blaffer.pngCLASS160618-blaffer.png160618-blaffer.pngSummer: Blaffer Art Museum to Host Exhibitions by Artists Matthew Ronay and Hilary Lloyd

Summer: Blaffer Art Museum to Host Exhibitions by Artists Matthew Ronay and Hilary Lloyd

Works by two artists on the rise will be on view at UH's Blaffer Art Museum throughout the summer months.

http://blafferartmuseum.org/current-exhibitions/
//class/_images/spiff-images/160618-hsf.pngsite://CLASS/class/_images/spiff-images/160618-hsf.pngCLASS160618-hsf.png160618-hsf.pngJuly 29 - August 7: Houston Shakespeare Festival

July 29 - August 7: Houston Shakespeare Festival

Henry V: July 30, August 3, 5, 7
Much Ado About Nothing: July 29, 31, August 2, 4, 6

Each summer, the Houston Shakespeare Festival produces a season of two Shakespeare plays in repertory. All performances by Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre start at 8:15 p.m.

http://www.houstonfestivalscompany.com/hsf/
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UH Moment: Franz Krager

Franz Anton Krager is Professor of Conducting and Director of Orchestras at the University of Houston Moores School of Music. He has led orchestras around the world, and for 24 years has been instructing musicians at UH.

http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/uh-moment/2016/06/15/156847/156847/
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June 24 & 25:  TMF Orchestra Series: 'The Audience's Guide to the Orchestra'

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor. St. John Flynn, narrator.
Juan Esteban Martinez, clarinet (Winner of 2016 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition)
6:30 - 7:20 p.m., Moores Opera House Lobby - Pre-concert entertainment
6:30 - 7:10 p.m., MSM Room 108 - Settling the Score: Pre-concert lecture
7:30 p.m., Moores Opera House - Festival Orchestra Concert

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//class/_images/spiff-images/160618-blaffer.pngsite://CLASS/class/_images/spiff-images/160618-blaffer.pngCLASS160618-blaffer.png160618-blaffer.pngSummer: Blaffer Art Museum to Host Exhibitions by Artists Matthew Ronay and Hilary Lloyd

Summer: Blaffer Art Museum to Host Exhibitions by Artists Matthew Ronay and Hilary Lloyd

Works by two artists on the rise will be on view at UH's Blaffer Art Museum throughout the summer months.

http://blafferartmuseum.org/current-exhibitions/
//class/_images/spiff-images/160618-hsf.pngsite://CLASS/class/_images/spiff-images/160618-hsf.pngCLASS160618-hsf.png160618-hsf.pngJuly 29 - August 7: Houston Shakespeare Festival

July 29 - August 7: Houston Shakespeare Festival

Henry V: July 30, August 3, 5, 7
Much Ado About Nothing: July 29, 31, August 2, 4, 6

Each summer, the Houston Shakespeare Festival produces a season of two Shakespeare plays in repertory. All performances by Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre start at 8:15 p.m.

http://www.houstonfestivalscompany.com/hsf/
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UH Moment: Franz Krager

Franz Anton Krager is Professor of Conducting and Director of Orchestras at the University of Houston Moores School of Music. He has led orchestras around the world, and for 24 years has been instructing musicians at UH.

http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/uh-moment/2016/06/15/156847/156847/
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