College of Liberal Arts
and Social Sciences

The University of Houston
402 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3000
Phone: 713-743-4002
Fax: 713-743-2990

News and Events


News from CLASS

CLASS Event Calendar

  • Through July 2: Immanuel & Helen Olshan 2011 Texas Music Festival Moores School of Music
  • Through Nov 27: Anton Ginzburg: At the Back of the North Wind Blaffer Art Museum
  • July 5-Aug 7: Summer Program in China Department of Modern & Classical Languages
  • July 15-July 31: Summer Program in Ghana African American Studies
  • July 29-Aug 6: Houston Shakespeare Festival: Othello School of Theatre & Dance
  • July 30-Aug 7: Houston Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew School of Theatre & Dance
  • Aug 4: CLASS Dean's Night at the Houston Shakespeare Festival featuring Othello starring Seth Gilliam and directed by Leah Gardiner

CLASS in the News

Aristotle and the Higher Good Aristotle and the Higher Good
A review of  “Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics” co-translated by Susan Collins, associate professor of political science
New York Times Sunday Book Review: July 3, 2011
(illustration credit: Vivienne Flesher – New York Times)
Indo American News Youth Leadership Development Program Session on Art and Culture
On-campus youth program features Creative Writing professor Chitra Divakaruni
Indo American News: June 24, 2011

Metro - study Study: Metro board not in need of new members
Story on political science professor and Survey Research Institute director Richard Murray’s research
Houston Chronicle: June 23, 2011

Erica Fletcher Filmmaker, scholar Erica Fletcher wraps University of Houston experience with fellowship
Feature on CLASS alumna Erica Fletcher '11 (B.A. in anthropology and sociology)
The Cypress (TX) Times: June 22, 2011

Opera takes a new look at Grimm Brothers Operas take new look at Grimm Brothers
Feature on Lone Star Lyric Theater, which was founded by Moores School of Music master's graduate Kelli Estes. Also mentions Moores School of Music alum and composer Omari Tau.
Houston Chronicle: June 21, 2001

Is Sundance deal good for Houston? Is Sundance deal good for Houston?
Economics professor Steven Craig is quoted
Houston Chronicle: June 21, 2011
(photo credit: Cody Duty - Houston Chronicle )

Novel Prize laureate Rabindranath Tagore MFAH celebrates work of Indian Nobel Prize laureate Rabindranath Tagore in movie series
Creative Writing professor Chitra Divakaruni is quoted
CultureMap Houston: June 19, 2011

Free Concert spotlights young musicians Free concert in Woodlands spotlights young musicians
Feature on the Moores School of Music's Texas Music Festival Orchestra
Houston Chronicle's 29-95 magazine: June 15, 2011

Barton Smith Local jobless rate edges up
Barton Smith, professor emeritus of economics, is quoted
Houston Chronicle: June 17, 2011

Students Study finds few learning gains from gifted services
Article about research conducted by Economics professors Steven Craig and Scott Imberman
Education Week magazine: June 13, 2011

Photos of Gingrich and Perry Gingrich's loss could be Perry's campaign
Jim Granato, director of the Hobby Center for Public Policy is quoted
Houston Chronicle: June 10, 2011
(photo credit: Reuters)

Texas Tea found in Gulf Texas tea found in the Gulf
Economics professor Edward Hirs quoted
KIAH-TV, Channel 39, Houston: June 10, 2011

Nancy Sims Houston paying now for past bonds, tax cuts
Nancy Sims, adjunct professor of political science, is quoted
Houston Chronicle: June 5, 2011

Anton Ginzburg Visting Artists – Anton Ginzburg
Feature on the artist the Blaffer Art Museum presented in a Venice Biennale collateral event
New York Times Magazine: June 2, 2011 (with slide show)

Richard Murray What will motivate Latinos to vote?
Political science professor and Survey Research Institute director Richard Murray is quoted
Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News: May 27, 2011

Kyle Scott Eminent domain protections lost in numbers game
Commentary by Kyle Scott, a lecturer in the Department of Political Science
The Columbia Missourian: May 27, 2011

PODS: Storage units transformed into art Invasion of the PODS: Storage units are transformed into art in Discovery Green display
Blaffer Art Museum exhibit featured
CultureMap Houston: May, 20, 2011

Floating art Theatre The floating art theater: Tex Hex brings a new wave in cinema (CultureMap)
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center exhibit featured
CultureMap Houston: May 17, 2011

Floating art Theatre The killing of bin Laden: A renewal of hope
Editorial written by Rita Griffin, adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science
Houston Chronicle: May 7, 2011
(photo credit: Associated Press)