The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at UH

July News Update


Upcoming Events

June 13 - workshop
High School Workshop: Wonderworks Summer Enrichment
June 13 – July 15; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Price: $300 - $750 (need-based tuition waivers available)
Contact: 713-301-4882 or


China - Study Abroad
Department of Modern & Classical Languages Summer Program in China
Tuesday, July 5 –  Sunday, August 7

Location: Beijing
Contact: 713-743-8350 or


July 10  - cougar band camp
Cougar Band Camp: For middle-school and high-school students
July 10 – 14

Price: $325 for commuter campers, $485 residential campers
Contact: or


African American Studies Summer Program in Ghana
Friday, July 15 – Sunday, July 31

Location: Accra, Kumasi, Cape Coast and Aburi
Contact: 713-743-2811


July 23 - Workshop
High School Workshop: Houston Shakespeare Festival Summer Conservatory
July 23 – August 8

Price: $800 for commuter students, $1,250 for residential students


July 29 - Theater
Houston Shakespeare Festival: Othello
Friday, July 29 and 31 and Aug. 2, 4 and 6. All performances at 8:30 p.m.
Location: Miller Outdoor Theater
Price:Free. Open seating on the hill. Covered seat tickets available (4 per person) at the theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30 a.m. - 1p.m.
Contact: 281-373-3386


July 30 - Theatre
Houston Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew
Friday, July 29 and 31 and Aug. 2, 4 and 6. All performances at 8:30 p.m.
Location: Miller Outdoor Theater
Price: Open seating on the hill. Covered seat tickets available (4 per person) at the Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1p.m.
Contact: 281-373-3386


Summer Writing Institute: For rising high school seniors and incoming college freshmen
August 8 -11; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m..
Location: Miller Outdoor Theater
Price: $450 (all materials provided)



Dear Readers,

Welcome to the July issue of CLASS, the College’s monthly update of news and events.

The summer term is usually a time at the University when activities and events are at a minimum. This is not the case in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The stories featuring our faculty and students in this issue of CLASS provide ample evidence that outstanding accomplishments know no season.

Our academic programs provide quality activities and events throughout the summer. We are especially proud of our performing arts units that have developed programs that enliven the campus and the city with educationally-significant events. The most prominent of these summer programs are the Moores School of Music’s Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival and the School of Theatre and Dance’s Houston Shakespeare Festival .

Founded in 1990, the Texas Music Festival provides young professional musicians with a challenging musical environment in which to develop skills in orchestral, chamber music, and solo performance. This year it runs through July 2. Now in its 37th season, the Houston Shakespeare Festival brings renaissance drama to life each summer at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. This year, we present Othello and Taming of the Shrew from July 29 through August 7.

This summer, several of our programs went international with great success. The Moores School of Music’s Concert Chorale earned a second place prize in the mixed choir category in Tours, France at the Florilege Vocal de Tours international chorale competition. In Italy, the Blaffer Museum triumphantly opened  Anton Ginzburg: At the Back of the North Wind. This innovative project opened in Venice on June 3 and has been a huge success.

These successful international showings complement our growing faculty-led study abroad programs that allow students to engage with the world through travel, study, and cultural exploration. This summer, student groups will explore the opportunities for intellectual engagement in locations such as China, Ghana, Italy, and Spain.


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The College congratulates its Fulbright scholars

CLASS faculty, student and alumna awarded prestigious grants

Fulbright scholars

The College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences has claimed all of the Fulbright-affiliated grants awarded to University of Houston faculty and staff for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Adding to the Fulbright Scholar award to Rebecca Lee, associate professor of nutrition in the Department of Health and Human Performance previously announced in February are three more grants:. Read more.

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