- Beginning in fall 2016, students will be able to pursue one program that prepares them for professions in public policy and social work. The UH Hobby Center for Public Policy and the Graduate College of Social Work are offering a dual program that allows students to earn a master’s degree in social work and public policy concurrently.
Huffington Foundation Endows Chair for Brené Brown, Social Work Researcher, Author of ‘Daring Greatly’
- The Huffington Foundation has pledged $2 million to fund the Brené Brown Endowed Chair in the Graduate College of Social Work. Brown, the author of three No.1 New York Times bestsellers, researches vulnerability, courage, shame and worthiness.
- Distinguished scholar John Briggs has focused research on two famous (yet very different) wordsmiths – Abraham Lincoln and William Shakespeare. Soon, the professor of English at University of California, Riverside will share his insights on the president, the playwright and other topics as the 2016 Ross M. Lence Master Teacher.
- Genomics researcher J. Craig Venter will present the 2016 Farfel Distinguished Lecture Feb. 8, the latest in a series of world-renowned scientists, artists and thinkers to deliver the University of Houston’s most prestigious lectureship.
- A panel of experts will discuss the potential impact of the Iran nuclear agreement on the United States – including the impact on energy markets – at the University of Houston later this month.
- New research suggests that ravens – birds singled out by many cultures as a symbol of intelligence and wisdom – share at least some of the human ability to think abstractly about other minds, adapting their behavior by attributing their own perceptions to others.
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