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CLASS Mourns the Loss of One of its Own - Dr. James L. Conyers, Director of the African American Studies Program

“I am deeply saddened to announce that our beloved professor, scholar, author and philanthropist James ‘Jim’ Conyers, director of the UH African American studies program, has passed away,” said Dr. Daniel P. O’Connor, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. 

Borderline Personality Disorder: Don’t Ignore It

For many years, clinicians have been hesitant to diagnose adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), believing it was a mental health “death sentence” for a patient because there was no clear treatment. Carla Sharp, professor of psychology and director of the Developmental Psychopathology Lab at the University of Houston, begs to differ.

The Voices of Hurricane Harvey

Three and a half years after Hurricane Harvey devastated the greater Houston area, many people are still dealing with its lingering effects. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, the University of Houston Center for Public History is hosting a live, virtual event with a group of survivors, first responders and volunteers who will share their stories from during and after the historic storm. “Resilient Houston: Documenting Hurricane Harvey” begins at 6 p.m. Click here to register.

Destination: United States Space Force

Two University of Houston Air Force ROTC cadets are marching toward Cougar history, on a mission to become the first members of Detachment 003 to enter directly into the United States Space Force (USSF). Lieutenants Christopher Williams and Mitchell Montalvo were competitively selected to serve in the newest branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Three CLASS Faculty Named to Prestigious Listing of American Black Scientists

The University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is pleased to announce that professors Rheeda L. Walker, Michael W. Williams, and Monique T. Mills, have been recognized for their accomplishments and inspiration in the scientific community and named to the list of 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America.

UH Professor Receives Prestigious NEH Grant for Digital Exploration of Syrian Culture

The University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is proud to recognize Assistant Professor of History Kristina M. Neumann, Ph.D., who received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant for her work as co-director of “The SYRIOS Project: Studying Urban Relationships and Identity over Ancient Syria.”