Andrew Joseph Pegoda is currently completing his Ph.D. in history. His article, Teaching Writing Intensive Courses, was recently featured in Inside Higher Ed.
Creative Writing PhD candidate David Tomas Martinez was featured in the article, Saving lives with words: Celebrity poet preaches the power of prose at Houston's Writers Ball, which appeared in CultureMap Houston.
The research of doctoral candidate Markie McBrayer and Political Science Assistant Professor Ling Zhu was cited in two recent news articles. They found that that Texas and California, two large, racially and ethnically diverse states with high rates of uninsured residents, are headed in opposite directions in health insurance enrollments because of politics. Their findings appeared in the Houston Chronicle article, Politics affects California, Texas health insurance enrollments, research finds and The Daily Beast's article, Texas: Where Crazy Gets Elected.
A series of paintings by undergraduate painting majors were recently installed in the frozen food section of a local Fiesta grocery store. The collection was highlighted in two Glasstire articles: Menil/Fiesta: Paintings by University of Houston Painting Majors and UH Art Students Hit the Big Time: The Frozen Food Aisle!
the literary journal published by CLASS creative writing graduate students, was mentioned in .Behold, someone has written poetry about Tim Riggins
. which appeared in the The Philadelphia Inquirer
. The publication was also mentioned in. Give In to Tim Riggins–Inspired Poetry
. which appeared in Vulture
“UH Goes to the Barn”, a dance recital choreographed, produced, and performed by School of Theatre & Dance students, was recently held at The Barn Theatre. Students Lauren Burke
, Bryan Peck
, and Katrina Woods
were participants in the event according to the article, University Dance Theatre presents UH Goes to the Barn
., in the Guidry News Service
article, Hermann Park Celebrates 100 with Art in the Park
., includes information about ReFRAME x FRAME, a collaboration between the UH Graduate Design/Build Studio in the College of Architecture, the Graphic Communications Program in the School of Art
and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
. The semi-permanent, open-air micro pavilion demonstrates the principles of sustainable design and construction using Allsteel System frames and incorporates lighting and a motion-activated sound installation by Houston-based artist Abinadi Meza.
The Houston Press
featured the School of Theatre & Dance
’s production of “Our Country’s Good” in the article, Actors Play Convicts Playing Actors in Our Country's Good at UH
History professors Robert Palmer
and Catherine Patterson
offer 10 things to know about Magna Carta and its Houston appearance in the Houston Chronicle
article, 10 things to know about Magna Carta. See it in Houston!
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
recently ran an article about the racial and ethnic makeup of UH faculty. James Conyers
, director of African American Studies, is quoted in the article, An Examination of Faculty Diversity at the University of Houston
Professor of English, Mat Johnson,
was recently part of a Twitter exchange which was featured in the article #yonoveljokes: The Texas tie to the funniest literary hashtag on Twitter
in The Dallas Morning News
recently ran a story about the way people move in and out of Houston titled, Census data on people that leave Harris county
. Luis Salinas
, professor of sociology, commented in the piece.
, professor of communications, was interviewed on KHOU-CBS Channel 11’s Great Day Houston
in a segment titled, Origin of Valentine’s Day
Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, Daphne Hernandez
was quoted in the NewsFix
article, Big Drop in obesity among preschoolers
The Santeria faith is featured in the Houston Chronicle
article, An often misunderstood faith, Santeria community thrives here
. Keith McNeal
, assistant professor of Comparative Cultural Studies, is quoted in the piece.
A bilingual mystery series that features a kid detective is published by Arte Público Press
. The series was featured in Dromgoole: Bilingual mystery series features kid detective
by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
, assistant professor of political science, commented about the issues discussed during the President’s recent State of the Union address that affect Texas and Houston during the Houston Matters
program, What Are the Implications for Houston & Texas in State of the Union Address?
According to the Houston Chronicle
, the Mayor recently released audit letters detailing weaknesses in the city’s financial accounting. Steven Craig
, Associate Dean of Faculty and Research, commented on the letters in the article, Mayor releases audit letters that controller kept secret
also commented in the NEWSFix
article, Should the dollar be replaced by a global currency?
, associate professor of sociology, appeared on KTRK
, to discuss his recent book which is about Bishop T.D. Jakes and the role of the church in a post-civil rights era.
associate professor of psychology, appeared in a number of media outlets recently:
, recently ran an article titled, Holding Ground: A Look at University of Houston’s “Environmental Past” Exhibit
. Teresa Tomkins-Walsh
, Director of Houston History Archives, was mentioned in the piece.
Political Science professor, Richard Murray
, was quoted in a story about political campaign’s advertising during the Olympic games in the Houston Chronicle
article, Candidates hope to capture some Olympic glory
, a lecturer in Economics, appeared in the Texas Monthly
article, The Generation Gap
. The article discusses whether Texas is producing sufficient electricity to meet our needs.
Political Science professor, Richard Murray
, appeared in several media outlets recently:
Friends of Women’s Studies
recently hosted the 17th Table Talk luncheon. The event was announced in the Houston Business Journal
article, Meet the speakers: 17th UH Table Talk luncheon to honor 50 women
Associate professor of political science, Brandon Rottinghaus
, was quoted in the article, Feeling pressure from the left, Obama backs off of Social Security cuts, for now,
in the Washington Times
also commented in the Politico
article, The Clinton library's secret files.
The Master of Public Administration
program recently hosted their annual Public Official of the Year event. The Pasadena Citizen
announced the honorees in the article, UH MPA program announces honorees for public service
, Professor of Health & Human Performance, was the featured guest on KTRK
’s program. The topic was African American cowboys.
The Houston Press
announced a photography competition in the article, Are You Houston's Best Music Photographer? Richard Carson
, lecturer in the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, will be a screener for the contest.
, professor of history, appeared in several media outlets recently:
Franz Anton Krager
, director of the Orchestra of the Moores School of Music, was quoted in the Bellaire-River Oaks-West University Examiner article, Treble Choir preparing for trip to Carnegie Hall
The Guidry News
recently announced that Jeronimo Cortina
, assistant professor of political science, will be the keynote speaker at the College of the Mainland Symposium. The article, Call for papers at second COM symposium
, details the event.
, professor of Hispanic studies, was quoted in the San Antonio Express News
article, Telling Latino stories 'way too long untold'
. The article details the need for the history of Latinos in the U.S. to be better documented and preserved.
A recent study from the Hobby Center for Public Policy examines the factors that contribute to foreclosures in Houston. Jim Granato
, Chair of the Center, recently appeared on Houston Matters
in the show titled, Despite a Strong Housing Market, Foreclosures Are Still a Problem in Houston
, to discuss the issue.
Professor and Director of the Center for Forensic Psychology, John Vincent
, was recently quoted in the Time Warner Cable News
story, Understanding the legal definition of 'bullying'
The Alley theatre will be moving to UH’s Wortham Theatre
for the 2014-2015 season while their buildings are being renovated.
CLASS Alums in the Media
| Christine Ha
, who earned a master’s degree in creative writing last May, was featured in the Houston Chronicle
article, Blind chef Christine Ha guest of Lunar New Year event
. Ha, who won the third season of the television reality series MasterChef, recently teamed with Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar chef Rishi Singh on a tasting menu for the Asia Society Texas Center Young Professionals' Lunar New Year celebration.
Photo by: Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle
In 2002, David Stuart MacLean
woke up on a train platform in India with no idea of who or where he was. The CLASS writing program graduate was suffering from amnesia. His journey of figuring out where he belonged is detailed in his book, The Answer to the Riddle is Me
, according to the Houston Press
article, David Stuart MacLean and The Answer to the Riddle Is Me, A Memoir of Amnesia
Photo by: Heather Eidson Photography
| Bao-Long Chu
, a Houston poet and author, wrote the text for "Bound," an opera that premiered by Houston Grand Opera. Chu graduated from CLASS’s creative writing program. According to the Houston Chronicle
article, Family is at the heart of 'Bound'
, the production is based on the story of Diane Tran, a straight-A student at Willis High School who was working two jobs to help support her family. Tran missed so many days of classes a judge jailed her for truancy.
Photo by: Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle