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Valenti to host summer institute on emerging 'Public Interest Communications' field

May 17, 2023

The climate crisis. Harsh border policies. A lack of affordable housing. Reproductive rights under attack.
Increasingly, students want to use the communications skills they learn at UH and at institutions nationwide to advance solutions to these and other pressing social issues.

Communication Sciences and Disorders celebrates 75 years while charging ahead

May 16, 2023

This year marks the 75th anniversary of communication sciences and disorders (COMD) at the University of Houston. The first program of its type in the Houston area, COMD has laid a strong foundation for teaching, scholarship and community service, and its initiatives have proven invaluable to people with hearing and speaking impairments.

CLASS welcomes visiting professor and first ICCR Chair of Indian Studies to promote cultural exchange

May 5, 2023

The University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences welcomes renowned scholar T. Vijayalakshmi as visiting professor of Tamil studies and the first Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Chair of Indian Studies at UH. Dedicated to research and academic success, her arrival represents the ever-expanding educational outreach of the University of Houston and the impressive formation of cultural bridges between India and the U.S.

Sondos Moursy (’22): From Track Star to Civil Rights Law Scholar

May 5, 2023

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences alumna Sondos Moursy (’22) has been selected as one of 10 Scholars of the Legal Defense Fund’s (LDF) Marshall-Motley Scholars Program. This prestigious scholarship will fund her law-school education as she trains to combat racial and economic injustice.

UH Student Receives First Place in National Chinese Speech Contest

May 3, 2023

Chinese student Zeeshaan Siddiqui participated in the National Chinese Speech Contest (NCSC), winning the first place at the college level.

CLASS honors five professors with annual excellence awards

May 3, 2023

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston honored  five outstanding professors with coveted awards on May 2. The Ross M. Lence Awards for Teaching Excellence and the Distinguished Faculty Award are bestowed on faculty who have shown outstanding achievement in academics, leadership and community service each year.