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Institute for Diverse Leadership in Journalism and Communication (IDL) Scholar

Dr. Jennifer Vardeman, associate professor and director of graduate studies at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, is one of nine scholars accepted into the coveted Institute for Diverse Leadership in Journalism and Communication (IDL), sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in 2018. Thirty-one applicants applied to the IDL for the 2018-2019 term. Read more

UH Philosopher Recognized for Work on Animals and Rational Thought

Dr. Cameron Buckner, assistant professor of philosophy has received the 2018 Article Prize from the American Philosophical Association for work demonstrating that a wide range of animal species exhibit “executive control” in decision making, acting in ways long thought to require language. Read more

CLASS Fulbright's and Woodrow Wilson National Fellow Recipients.

Students and professors in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences accepted Fulbright awards and Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships recently. The group of honorees include CLASS students Bianca Salinas and Carolann Madden as well as Associate Professor Paul Guajardo, Assistant Professor José Ángel Hernández and Assistant Professor Rachel Afi Quinn. Read more

First UHin4 Class to Graduate

University of Houston commencement marks several special “firsts” for first-generation college student Yuvani Ochoa. Not only will she become the first in her family with a college degree, but she’s also a member of the first UHin4 graduating class. Four years after enrolling at UH, Ochoa has earned a degree in economics. This is a big accomplishment — fewer than 40 percent of students nationwide earn a degree in four years according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Read more

UH’s Oldest Spring 2018 Graduate to Receive Master of Arts Degree

For many people, retirement means spending more time with family, traveling around the world or picking up new hobbies. For Stephen Doiron, his golden years have been spent immersed in books at the University of Houston. In just a few days, the 75-year-old (he turns 76 on May 19) will receive a Master of Arts in English. He will also be the oldest person to graduate from UH this spring. Read more

For Mother’s Day: Later Motherhood Trend Continues among American Mothers

As Mother’s Day approached a review of the family finds that American women are choosing to have babies later and admitting that their choice to have children after 35 is one of the most positive choices they made in their entire lives. Read more