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Professor Recognized by American Heart Association for Diabetes Research

The University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is  pleased to announce that Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) associate professor Stacey Gorniak has been named a fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA). Read more

UH Hosts First International Women’s Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

High-octane, full-contact wheelchair rugby action is coming to the University of Houston Campus Recreation and Wellness Center this week. The Women’s World Wheelchair Rugby Invitational Clinic, presented by the Halliburton Charitable Foundation, is the first international wheelchair rugby event exclusively for women ever to be held in the United States. Read more

Dean’s Mayoral Internship Program Gives Students Hands-On Experience in Houston City Government

This summer, five students in the University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) will get the chance to work alongside some of the city’s decision-makers. This unique opportunity is made possible through a new partnership between CLASS Dean Antonio D. Tillis and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, a graduate of CLASS. Read more

Money Talks. UH Professor Frank Holt Decodes Ancient Coins to Reconstruct History

University of Houston history professor Frank Holt hasn’t just studied ancient history, he’s reconstructed and rewritten it. Holt has discovered kings and queens of ancient civilizations by studying the heritage of ancient coins. It’s an area of study called numismatics. Read more