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November 2016

October 28: CLASSmates Academic Advising Day

Join CLASS Academic Affairs and the department advisors as we welcome our CLASSmates student group to an advising function where time has been set aside to answer questions about registration, courses, tutoring, etc. as we get ready for spring 2017 registration. It will be held from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the KIVA Room 101, Farish Hall. read more

October 29: ASLI students to perform with Main Street Theater’s “Duck for President”

ASLI seniors will be featured as volunteer American Sign Language shadow interpreters for the 11am show. This performance is unique in that, instead of using placed interpreters positioned on the side of the stage, the audience will witness “pure shadow interpreting.” Sharon Hill, ASL Interpreting Program Director, explains what that means here. read more

November 1: Reception for Dr. Cristina Rivera Garza celebrating new Ph.D. program

Next fall, CLASS will begin offering a unique Ph.D. program, and the woman at the helm is a CLASS alumna, Dr. Cristina Rivera Garza, a Distinguished Professor of Hispanic Studies and Creative Writing. The University of Houston is the only university in the country to offer a Ph.D. program in Spanish with a concentration in Creative Writing. The event will be held at the Honors College Commons from 5:30 – 7 p.m. read more

November 5: Write-a-Thon

A write-a-thon is like a marathon, but instead of running, participants write. To participate, grab a sponsor who will pledge money in your name either by the hour or as a set amount. All money raised benefits department of English’s Boldface Conference. The event begins at 9 a.m. If unable to attend the event, there is an opportunity to support the Boldface Conference by visiting learn more

November 5: Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Certificate Program and Post Baccalaureate Leveling Program Information Sessions

Attendance at an information session is a required component for application to the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Certificate Program and the Post Baccalaureate (PB) Leveling Program. Individuals must attend one of the sessions in order for their application to be considered. The session begins at 10 a.m. read more

November 14: The Barbara Karkabi Living Archive Series

This event, titled “FirePower: Women, Guns & Gun Control,” is hosted by CLASS’s Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. It will be held at the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library from 11:30a.m. – 1 p.m. read more

November 16: Poetry and Prose: Featuring CLASS’s Chitra Divakaruni and Peter Turchi

Poetry and Prose is a reading series featuring UH faculty, students, alumni and other well-known writers. This event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at Honors College Commons. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served. The series is presented by the University of Houston Libraries, in cooperation with the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. read more

November 17: "Why Meaning is so Meaningful"

The Hobby School of Public Affairs' Dr. Richard Gelwick Speaker Series will feature Dr. Walter Gulick, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Humanities and Religious Studies at Montana State University Billings. He is delighted to be sharing his findings to date in a lecture series honoring Dr. Richard Gelwick. The event begins at 5 p.m. and will be held at the UH Hilton in the Shamrock A room. read more

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Please note, due to our holiday publication schedule any events taking place in December 2016 or January 2017 must be submitted by November 11, 2016.

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