College of Liberal Arts
and Social Sciences
The University of Houston
402 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3000
News & Events
News from CLASS
- Ready… Set… Commence!
- Ellen Happe Phillips appointed as CLASS Senior Development Officer
- Holiday festivities shine light on food insecurity
- Houston Mayor declared December 11, 2012 “Houston History Day”
- Professor of Political Science, Former UH Provost, Robert L. Lineberry Passes Away
- Orchestra-band concept concert in national spotlight
- Front page news or quietly kept, suicide exists in African American culture
- Tagore Passport Operating Scholarship awarded
- Landmark exhibition on the abnormal life experience of war
- December 11 – Mayoral Proclamation for Houston History Magazine
Houston History received a Mayoral Proclamation at the Houston City Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11th, at 1:30 in City Hall. Each of the council members received a copy of the new issue, “UH Celebrates 85 Years: The Road to Tier One.”
- December 21 – Fall 2012 Graduation Celebrations
CLASS Dean’s Reception: 7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. in the O’Quinn Great Hall of the Athletics/Alumni Center
CLASS Commencement Ceremony: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Hofheinz Pavilion
For more events, check the CLASS calendar
CLASS in the News
Rep. Ted Poe is Washington's talker of the town quotes Richard Murray, a professor of political science, in the Los Angeles Times.
Art City: Karen Stokes’ garden of dance spotlights new choreography by Karen Stokes, director of the dance program in the School of Theatre & Dance, in the Houston Chronicle.
Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall: Election Aftermath features commentary on national and state election results by Jeremy Bailey, associate professor of political science on KPRC- TV.
Speech pathology combines 'science, compassion and art' article spotlights the speech pathology program in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders.
Albert Camus: the stranger who resembles us essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education was written by Robert Zaretsky, professor of history.
Author Chitra Divakaruni's favorite room is a space of calm during creative storms profiles the professor of creative writing in CultureMap Houston.
Arte Público Press: Built Book by Book profiles Nicolás Kanellos and Arte Público, the oldest and largest publisher of U.S. Hispanic literature in the country and a unit within CLASS.
Class alumna Elizabeth Warren was elected in Massachusetts to the United States Senate on November 6, 2012. The former Harvard law professor earned a bachelor’s degree in 1970 at UH in Communication Science and Disorders.
CLASS alumna Amber Dermont's debut novel, The Starboard Sea, is included in the New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2012 list. Dermont earned a PhD in literature and creative writing at UH and will speak in Houston in March 2013 as part of the Inprint Brown Reading Series.
The Art League of Houston is exhibiting in December the work of two School of Art alums – Jamal Cyrus (BFA, 2004) in a weeklong residency as part of the “Stacks” project and Adela Andea’s (BFA, 2009) outdoor installation “Primordial Garden.”
Former student Matt Mullenweg developed what became the WordPress software that powers many of the blogs on the Internet while majoring in political science. He and his business were recently profiled in Forbes magazine: With 60 million websites, WordPress rules the web. So where's the money?