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Alumnus Credits Heritage and UH for Creative Writing Fellowship

It may seem as if Darrel Alejandro Holnes, who received his Bachelor of Arts from UH at just 20 years of age, was destined to receive a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Creative Writing Fellowship. Even before his college career began, he possessed a love for the written and spoken word. Read more

UH Professors Explore Food History with Assignment on ‘The Green Book’

Before “Green Book”  was awarded Best Picture at the 91 st Academy Awards, University of Houston Department of History associate professors Monica Perales and Todd Romero had the foresight to develop an assignment based on the publication that gave the film its name . “The Negro Motorist Green Book,” commonly referred to as “The Green Book” (1936), was a Jim Crow-era guide for African-American travelers in search of hotels, restaurants, gas stations and other establishments that would welcome and serve them. Read more

UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences to Host 2019 Latino Art Now! Houston

The University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) will host the 2019 Latino Art Now! conference Thursday Apr. 4- Saturday, Apr. 6. This triennial event welcomes the nation’s foremost Latino artists and scholars for a lively series of conversations, keynote presentations and exhibitions. Read more

Media for Social Justice: Journalism, Activism and Technology

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Jack J. Valenti School of Communications presents its second annual Global Communication Summit. This year’s theme is “Media for Social Justice: Journalism, Activism and Technology.” The summit will bring together journalists, activists, scholars, and students from Latin America and the United States to explore the media-social movement relationship and ways journalists and activists can collaborate to take a stand and denounce injustice. Read more

Fares Lecture in Arab Studies

he Department of History invites you to attend the Nijad and Zeina Fares Arab-American Educational Foundation Annual Distinguished Lecture in Arab Studies, featuring Dr. Akram Khater, professor of history and the Khayrallah Chair in Diaspora Studies at North Carolina State University. He also serves as the Director of the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies. The lecture series will focus on the early history of the Arab-American community. Read more

Slavery by Another Name

In celebration of Black History Month, please join the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Department of History and Dr. David McNally, Cullen Distinguished Professor of History and Business for a talk titled Slavery by Another Name. The discussion will examine the discovery of the remains of 95 black inmates at the Imperial Farm Prison in Sugar Land, which has drawn national attention to the history of convict leasing in Texas and the Greater Houston Area. The distinguished speakers will explain this history and the current struggle to honor and memorialize the lives and deaths of these 95 men. Read more

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