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CLASS Event Calendar

March 15: Last day to see Anton Ginzburg: Terra Corpus and Tears and Politics: Works by Phil Collins and Christian Jankowski exhibits at the Blaffer Art Museum.

March 27 — 30: "Nineteenth-Century Energies" — The Interdisciplinary 19th Century Studies Conference at Hotel Zaza. Go to incs2014.org for more information.

March 28 — 30: UH Ensemble Dance Works 7:30 p.m.performances at Wortham Theatre on campus. School of Theatre & Dance ticket office: 713-743-2929.

March 31: Center for Public History Lecture: “Garbage, the Civilized Dark Side” by Song Tian, Ph.D., a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the Department of History of Science at Harvard University and Professor in the College of Philosophy and Sociology at Beijing Normal Unviersity. 10 a.m. in Room 317 of McElhinney Hall. For more information, call 713-743-3039.

For more events, check the CLASS calendar.

CLASS Students in the Media

Andrew Joseph Pegoda is currently completing his Ph.D. in history. His article, Teaching Writing Intensive Courses, was recently featured in Inside Higher Ed.

Creative Writing PhD candidate David Tomas Martinez was featured in the article, Saving lives with words: Celebrity poet preaches the power of prose at Houston's Writers Ball, which appeared in CultureMap Houston.

The research of doctoral candidate Markie McBrayer and Political Science Assistant Professor Ling Zhu was cited in two recent news articles. They found that that Texas and California, two large, racially and ethnically diverse states with high rates of uninsured residents, are headed in opposite directions in health insurance enrollments because of politics. Their findings appeared in the Houston Chronicle article, Politics affects California, Texas health insurance enrollments, research finds and The Daily Beast's article, Texas: Where Crazy Gets Elected.

A series of paintings by undergraduate painting majors were recently installed in the frozen food section of a local Fiesta grocery store. The collection was highlighted in two Glasstire articles: Menil/Fiesta: Paintings by University of Houston Painting Majors and UH Art Students Hit the Big Time: The Frozen Food Aisle!

Gulf Coast, the literary journal published by CLASS creative writing graduate students, was mentioned in .Behold, someone has written poetry about Tim Riggins. which appeared in the The Philadelphia Inquirer. The publication was also mentioned in. Give In to Tim Riggins–Inspired Poetry. which appeared in Vulture.

“UH Goes to the Barn”, a dance recital choreographed, produced, and performed by School of Theatre & Dance students, was recently held at The Barn Theatre. Students Lauren Burke, Bryan Peck, and Katrina Woods were participants in the event according to the article, University Dance Theatre presents UH Goes to the Barn., in the Guidry News Service.

The Paper article, Hermann Park Celebrates 100 with Art in the Park., includes information about ReFRAME x FRAME, a collaboration between the UH Graduate Design/Build Studio in the College of Architecture, the Graphic Communications Program in the School of Art and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts. The semi-permanent, open-air micro pavilion demonstrates the principles of sustainable design and construction using Allsteel System frames and incorporates lighting and a motion-activated sound installation by Houston-based artist Abinadi Meza.

The Houston Press featured the School of Theatre & Dance’s production of “Our Country’s Good” in the article, Actors Play Convicts Playing Actors in Our Country's Good at UH.

CLASS Faculty in the Media

History professors Robert Palmer and Catherine Patterson offer 10 things to know about Magna Carta and its Houston appearance in the Houston Chronicle article, 10 things to know about Magna Carta. See it in Houston!

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education recently ran an article about the racial and ethnic makeup of UH faculty. James Conyers, director of African American Studies, is quoted in the article, An Examination of Faculty Diversity at the University of Houston.

Professor of English, Mat Johnson, was recently part of a Twitter exchange which was featured in the article #yonoveljokes: The Texas tie to the funniest literary hashtag on Twitter in The Dallas Morning News.

NewsFix recently ran a story about the way people move in and out of Houston titled, Census data on people that leave Harris county. Luis Salinas, professor of sociology, commented in the piece.

Garth Jowett, professor of communications, was interviewed on KHOU-CBS Channel 11’s Great Day Houston in a segment titled, Origin of Valentine’s Day.

Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, Daphne Hernandez was quoted in the NewsFix article, Big Drop in obesity among preschoolers.

The Santeria faith is featured in the Houston Chronicle article, An often misunderstood faith, Santeria community thrives here. Keith McNeal, assistant professor of Comparative Cultural Studies, is quoted in the piece.

A bilingual mystery series that features a kid detective is published by Arte Público Press. The series was featured in Dromgoole: Bilingual mystery series features kid detective by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

Christine Leveaux, assistant professor of political science, commented about the issues discussed during the President’s recent State of the Union address that affect Texas and Houston during the Houston Matters program, What Are the Implications for Houston & Texas in State of the Union Address?

According to the Houston Chronicle, the Mayor recently released audit letters detailing weaknesses in the city’s financial accounting. Steven Craig, Associate Dean of Faculty and Research, commented on the letters in the article, Mayor releases audit letters that controller kept secret.

Craig also commented in the NEWSFix article, Should the dollar be replaced by a global currency?

Shayne Lee, associate professor of sociology, appeared on KTRK’s Crossroads, to discuss his recent book which is about Bishop T.D. Jakes and the role of the church in a post-civil rights era.

Arturo Hernandez, associate professor of psychology, appeared in a number of media outlets recently:

He is featured in the Texas Medical Center News article, Study May Change the Way Foreign Languages are Taught.

He was also interviewed for KUHF’s story, How A UH Professor Maps Brain Activity While A Bilingual And Monolinguals Process Words.

Hernandez also authored an article for the OUPblog titled, Why nobody dreams of being a professor.

WNYU also featured Hernandez in the program, The Doppler Effect.

Offcite, recently ran an article titled, Holding Ground: A Look at University of Houston’s “Environmental Past” Exhibit. Teresa Tomkins-Walsh, Director of Houston History Archives, was mentioned in the piece.

Political Science professor, Richard Murray, was quoted in a story about political campaign’s advertising during the Olympic games in the Houston Chronicle article, Candidates hope to capture some Olympic glory.

Ed Hirs, a lecturer in Economics, appeared in the Texas Monthly article, The Generation Gap. The article discusses whether Texas is producing sufficient electricity to meet our needs.

Political Science professor, Richard Murray, appeared in several media outlets recently:
In the Houston Chronicle’s article, Dem primary: Ogg on campaign trail, Oliver on the couch, Murray commented on the Democratic nomination for Harris County District Attorney.

He was quoted in the Austin American Statesman about the rapidly changing demographics of Houston – and the United States – in the article, The face of Houston is changing.

Murray commented in the Guns & Patriots article, Texas GOP poll: Cornyn 43% leads Stockman 28%; Failure to garner 50% triggers run off.

The Texas Tribune quoted Murray in the article, A Small Subset of Voters Holds a Lot of Sway.

Friends of Women’s Studies recently hosted the 17th Table Talk luncheon. The event was announced in the Houston Business Journal article, Meet the speakers: 17th UH Table Talk luncheon to honor 50 women.

Associate professor of political science, Brandon Rottinghaus, was quoted in the article, Feeling pressure from the left, Obama backs off of Social Security cuts, for now, in the Washington Times.

Rottinghaus also commented in the Politico article, The Clinton library's secret files.

The Master of Public Administration program recently hosted their annual Public Official of the Year event. The Pasadena Citizen announced the honorees in the article, UH MPA program announces honorees for public service.

Demetrius Pearson, Professor of Health & Human Performance, was the featured guest on KTRK’s Crossroad’s program. The topic was African American cowboys.

The Houston Press announced a photography competition in the article, Are You Houston's Best Music Photographer? Richard Carson, lecturer in the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, will be a screener for the contest.

Robert Zaretsky, professor of history, appeared in several media outlets recently:
He wrote a piece for The Jewish Daily Forward titled, Martin Heidegger's Black Notebooks Reignite Charges of Anti-Semitism.

Zaretsky authored The Great French Gender-Bending Panic of 2014 in Real Clear World.

Times Higher Education featured his article, Turbocharge teaching with a team of rivals.
Franz Anton Krager, director of the Orchestra of the Moores School of Music, was quoted in the Bellaire-River Oaks-West University Examiner article, Treble Choir preparing for trip to Carnegie Hall.

The Guidry News recently announced that Jeronimo Cortina, assistant professor of political science, will be the keynote speaker at the College of the Mainland Symposium. The article, Call for papers at second COM symposium, details the event.

Nicolás Kanellos, professor of Hispanic studies, was quoted in the San Antonio Express News article, Telling Latino stories 'way too long untold'. The article details the need for the history of Latinos in the U.S. to be better documented and preserved.

A recent study from the Hobby Center for Public Policy examines the factors that contribute to foreclosures in Houston. Jim Granato, Chair of the Center, recently appeared on Houston Matters in the show titled, Despite a Strong Housing Market, Foreclosures Are Still a Problem in Houston, to discuss the issue.

Professor and Director of the Center for Forensic Psychology, John Vincent, was recently quoted in the Time Warner Cable News story, Understanding the legal definition of 'bullying'.

The Alley theatre will be moving to UH’s Wortham Theatre for the 2014-2015 season while their buildings are being renovated.
KTRK-TV detailed the move in the story, Alley Theatre plans major building renovation, forcing relocation for season.

The Houston Business Journal also announced the move in the article, Alley Theatre relocates 2014-15 performances to begin renovation work.

The move was featured in KHOU’s story, Alley Theatre moving shows to UH during renovation.

The Houston Chronicle mentioned the move in This week's ups and downs.

Broadway World also mentioned the move in the article, Alley Theatre Announces Renovation Plans.

The Daily Cougar covered the move in Prestigious theatre shines spotlight on UH.

CLASS Alums in the Media

Christine Ha
Christine Ha, who earned a master’s degree in creative writing last May, was featured in the Houston Chronicle article, Blind chef Christine Ha guest of Lunar New Year event. Ha, who won the third season of the television reality series MasterChef, recently teamed with Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar chef Rishi Singh on a tasting menu for the Asia Society Texas Center Young Professionals' Lunar New Year celebration.
Photo by: Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle
   
David Stuart MacLean
In 2002, David Stuart MacLean woke up on a train platform in India with no idea of who or where he was. The CLASS writing program graduate was suffering from amnesia. His journey of figuring out where he belonged is detailed in his book, The Answer to the Riddle is Me, according to the Houston Press article, David Stuart MacLean and The Answer to the Riddle Is Me, A Memoir of Amnesia.
Photo by: Heather Eidson Photography
   
Bao-Long Chu
Bao-Long Chu, a Houston poet and author, wrote the text for "Bound," an opera that premiered by Houston Grand Opera. Chu graduated from CLASS’s creative writing program. According to the Houston Chronicle article, Family is at the heart of 'Bound', the production is based on the story of Diane Tran, a straight-A student at Willis High School who was working two jobs to help support her family. Tran missed so many days of classes a judge jailed her for truancy.
Photo by: Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle
   
Jim Parsons
Former theatre student, and current star of The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons recently hosted Saturday Night Live. His appearance was featured in the The Loop article, ‘Big Bang Theory’ star headed to ‘SNL’. A story about his SNL appearance also ran in CultureMap Houston in the article, Houston humble: Jim Parsons insists he doesn't deserve to host Saturday Night Live.
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May 21, 2013: Moores Concert Chorale takes top prize in German competition

May 7, 2013: M.A. in Arts Leadership Program Director Appointed

April 18, 2013: Center for Arts Leadership Director Appointed

March 15, 2012: Movie about Creative Writing Professor Nick Flynn opens Friday

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Fulbright Fellow to research Mayan 'End of Days' prophecy

Anthropology Student Carminia Martinez

Anthropology student of Mayan heritage will travel to Yucatan to study Doomsday cultures

Much has been made of the expected events on Dec. 21, 2012. Whether or not the world comes to an end to fulfill the much-hyped prediction, a University of Houston Fulbright Fellow will have a front row seat as she pursues research on Mayan culture and the world view of participants in the Mayan end date.

“I have an opportunity to observe and document millenarian movements by providing a comparative study of two cultures, Mayan and New Age, during a one-of-a-kind event,” said Carminia Martinez, who is completing a master’s degree in anthropology.

She will spend a year on the Yucatan Peninsula conducting ethnographic research among Mayan groups, gathering histories, oral traditions, preparations and expectations about Dec. 21, 2012.

“The Mayan calendars conclude cycles of time, so the idea that time is cyclical means aspects of the past will be repeated,” she said. “In ancient Maya, the end represents a beginning. New Age beliefs maintain the planet and humanity are approaching a new spiritual era.”

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards scholarships to U.S. graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals, scientists and artists selected through a national, merit-based competition for study and research abroad. Academic fields include the social sciences, humanities and the sciences. Thirteen UH students have been awarded Fulbright scholarships since 1995..

“Carminia’s area of study, ‘The Return of the Mayan Ancestors,’ is based on intensive research and extensive knowledge pertaining to Mayan culture, religion and worldview,” said Susan Rasmussen, Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies.

Martinez will document in interviews and video a behind-the-scenes look at how the event is celebrated, the leading figures and rituals, and the relationship between the two cultures. In the months after Dec. 21, she’ll interview members of both groups—Mayan and New Age—to see how their perspectives about prophecies and the future have changed. Her research will culminate in a book about her yearlong experience.

The subject matter is more than “pop interest” to her. Her grandmother was Mayan.

“This research is very personal to me, a journey to learn more about my Mayan culture and traditions,” she said. “My grandmother spoke Mayan fluently. She inspired me to learn more about my heritage to be able to link it to present-day Mayan culture. I want to make my family proud.”

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 300,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

For more information on the Fulbright Program for U.S. Students, visit https://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html.

~ Marisa Ramirez

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Dual-degree Program between UH, UTHealth to speed nursing education

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Agreement offers first-time students two bachelor’s degrees in five years

A new dual-degree program will allow students entering the University of Houston (UH) to earn credit hours toward both a bachelor’s degree from UH and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing. Program participants should be able to complete both degrees within five years.

Patricia L. Starck, D.S.N., R.N., dean of the UTHealth School of Nursing, said the partnership is designed to address an urgent, ongoing need in health care by encouraging more baccalaureate-prepared nurses.

“By recruiting interested students at UH, our school benefits from a pool of high-quality B.S.N. applicants here in the Houston area,” she said. “And the students potentially will benefit from a seamless transition to the nursing profession resulting from our two institutions working together.”

“The new UH/UTHealth School of Nursing dual degree is the first of several dual degree programs being developing between UH and health profession schools in the Texas Medical Center,” said UH Assistant Vice President for University Health Initiatives Kathryn E. Peek, Ph.D. “Our goal is to provide seamless pathways for UH undergraduates interested in health careers to enter some of the top professional schools in the nation.”

Under the new agreement, first-time students in the UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) will have the new option of taking a three-year pre-nursing curriculum (at least 90 semester credit hours). The nursing prerequisite courses will apply toward a UH bachelor’s degree.

“We are very pleased to be working with the University of Texas Health School of Nursing to provide our students with an opportunity to receive a bachelor’s degree in nursing,” said UH CLASS Dean John W. Roberts. “This collaboration recognizes the value of the liberal arts in preparing students for careers in professional fields, as well as the quality of student preparation in the sciences at the University of Houston.”

After completing 30 semester credit hours at UH, program participants must declare a pre-nursing dual-degree major. After earning 75 credit hours, program participants will be advised to take a designated nursing admission examination and to apply for admission to the School of Nursing as a dual-degree applicant.

UTHealth School of Nursing’s Director of Clinical and Special Programs Stephanie E. Meyers, Ph.D., M.Ed., will be a coordinator and liaison of the dual-degree program.

“This program is designed for pre-licensure students, and they must begin at UH as a freshman,” said Meyers, who is a UH Honors College graduate and an assistant professor in the nursing school’s Department of Family Health. “It should offer an exciting career option for undergraduates interested in pursuing a B.S.N. degree. Streamlining the two degree plans will provide for an efficient educational path that provides a strong foundation in liberal arts and natural sciences.”

UTHealth will reserve a percentage of spots available during each admissions cycle for dual-degree program participants. If selected, they will be granted priority admission based on prerequisite cumulative grade point average (GPA), science GPA and scores on the nursing admission examination.

Faculty members and staff from both campuses will collaborate on admissions, recruiting and marketing, as well as providing pre-health professions advisors for the students.

Both universities will provide oversight, assessment and review of the program’s performance. For information on how to enroll, visit www.uh.edu/class/departments/nursing.

~ Lisa Merkl

About the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (CLASS) is a dynamic academic environment dedicated to the study of human creativity and society, as well as our mental and physical capabilities and conditions. The largest and most diverse of the 12 colleges at the University of Houston, CLASS is home to 16 schools and departments, encompassing the creative and performing arts, humanities, and social sciences. Our 345 permanent faculty members educate more than 10,000 undergraduate majors and minors and more than 1,200 graduate students, preparing them for future studies and professional achievements. For more information about the College, visit http://www.uh.edu/class.

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation’s fourth-largest city, UH serves more than 39,500 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country. For more information about UH, visit http://www.uh.edu/news-events/.

About UTHealth School of Nursing

Part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, it is the highest-ranked nursing graduate school in Texas and among the top five percent in the nation, according to the 2013 America’s Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report. Within a diverse interdisciplinary environment, this pacesetting school produces an average of 180 new nurses and 140 nurses with graduate degrees each year. More than 8,245 nurses have graduated from the UTHealth School of Nursing since 1972. For information, visit http://nursing.uth.edu/.

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Write-a-thon fundraiser helps to reduce cost of the Boldface emerging writers conference

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Push open the door and immediately you’re enveloped in the perfume of morning coffee and Shipley’s Donuts and the light chorus of tapping on keyboards and murmuring by writers.

When poet Tony Hoagland ambles into the room, this Saturday afternoon affair – 2nd Annual Boldface Write-a-thon – kicks into literary event high gear.

The Write-a-thon is a fundraising project conceived by the staff of Glass Mountain, the national undergraduate literary journal at the University of Houston. The magazine’s writers ask people to sponsor their participation in a full day of writing, similar to how walkers and runners garner donations for every mile they complete in a marathon or fun run.

“The Write-a-thon gives writers a chance to do what they do best, said Steven Simeone, managing editor of Glass Mountain. “The donations they receive support the Boldface writing conference.”

Boldface was launched in 2009 as a conference for emerging writers – undergraduate students and people who write for enjoyment and want to work on their writing intensively for a week.

This year’s Boldface conference runs from May 21-26 and will bring in distinguished writers to lead workshops, craft talks, readings, open mic events, and other writing related projects.

“It is important for us to keep the conference accessible to people in this community, the people that come to UH,” said Zack Bean, graduate advisor to Glass Mountain. “At the same time, we also wanted to offer a high-quality conference. The Write-a-thon enables us to keep registration fees very low.”

The conference registration fee is $100. Individual consultations with visiting writers as well as on-campus housing are available for an additional cost.

The registration fees do not cover the full cost of the conference. Boldface receives generous support from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The efforts of the Write-a-thon participants supplement the financial underwriting by the College and the registration fees.

This year’s writing marathon was on March 31 and featured prize categories for the best writers of limericks, shortest stories, haiku, and flash fiction. To help judge the contest, the journal’s staff brought in UH Creative Writing faculty members Mat Johnson, Tony Hoagland, Kevin Prufer, and Aaron Reynolds.

The submissions were especially impressive and are available for everyone to see at the journal’s website at www.glassmountainmag.com.

To register for the Boldface conference, go to www.boldfaceconference.com. The registration deadline is May 4.

~ Terence Yung c/o ‘12

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CLASS introduces new degree programs and minor concentrations

New offerings reflect student interest in professional degrees and global diversity

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce several new degree programs and minor concentrations that respond to our students’ and prospective students’ intellectual interests and career ambitions. These new bachelor’s and master’s degree majors and minors are available for enrollment now for classes that begin in Fall 2012..

Master’s Degrees

Master of Music with a Major in Sacred Music

sacred music

Moores School of Music

This new master’s degree is geared toward working professional church musicians, with requirements for coursework in sacred music, music and liturgy, contemporary service music, as well as private lessons in organ and choral conducting.

Master of Arts in Sport and Fitness Administration

sport

Department of Health and Human Performance

The new master’s degree provides students with a comprehensive program of study, which integrates theoretical concepts and practical application of management strategies to address the burgeoning needs of a sport conscious society. Graduates seek placement in a variety of sport and fitness settings including golf country clubs, professional sports franchises, television, university athletic programs, municipal recreation programs and corporate wellness programs.

Bachelor’s Degrees

Pre-Nursing/Nursing Dual-Degree Program

Nurse

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is pleased to offer a new Dual Degree Program with the School of Nursing at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Now you can earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston while completing your pre-nursing math and science requirements at a Tier One research institution and increasing your chances to gain admission to one of the nation’s premier nursing programs. At least 25 percent of the admissions slots for each application cycle at the UTHealth School of Nursing will be reserved for UH Pre-Nursing students. You may select any major offered by the College, which cover the full-range of the human experience – from anthropology to human space exploration sciences.

Undergraduate Minors

Arab Studies

Arab Studies

Department of Modern and Classical Languages

The courses of the Arab Studies minor are split evenly between Arabic language courses and content courses on Arabic Literature, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.

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India Studies

India Studies

Department of Comparative Cultural Studies

The India Studies minor promotes teaching and scholarship focused on the history, politics, economics, languages, religions, and cultures of India. The India Studies minor is designed to complement our students’ major and provide knowledge of India that will allow them to become effective citizens in the global workplace and in our local communities. Students are encouraged to study the Indian diaspora in the United States and around the world.

Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies

Department of Modern and Classical Languages

The Jewish Studies Program will promote teaching and scholarship focused on history, culture, tradition, languages, and religion, keeping in perspective the global Jewish Diaspora and its intersections with a multitude of world cultures.

Global and International Studies

Space view of Earth

Department of Comparative Cultural Studies

This minor exposes students to a variety of approaches to studying the world and the multitude of cultures in it. Concentrations in this minor include: Myth, Belief and Society; Migration and Diaspora; Transnationalism and Globalization; Health and Healing; and Visual Cultures and Modern Media. Courses of study may also be focused by region - Hemispheric America, the Afro-Atlantic World, the Pacific Rim, Greater Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, including the Former Soviet Union. The minor is also flexible enough to allow students to study the world by periods of time with the choices of Antiquity, Medieval and Early Modernity, and Modernity.

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The University of Houston
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Houston, TX 77204-3000
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Anne Perrin Endowment for Graduate Students in Literature established

Anonymous donor gives new scholarship funding to honor English professor

Anne Perrin Endowment
From left to right: Dr. Roberta Weldon, Professor of English;
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and Professor of English; Dr. Anne Perrin, Adjunct Lecturer;
and Dr. John W. Roberts, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
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It is with great pride and gratitude that the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences announces the Anne Perrin Endowment for Graduate Students in Literature in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston.

Dr. Anne Perrin began teaching American history and American literature in 1971 at the secondary school level. Dr. Perrin decided to return to the academy, and she received her Master of Arts in English from Sam Houston State University. In 1998, she began her doctoral work at the University of Houston, graduating in 2004 with a concentration in American Literature. While working toward her degree, Dr. Perrin served as a Teaching Assistant and Teaching Fellow. After she graduated, she remained faithful to the Department of English, teaching as an adjunct lecturer primarily at the main campus, but also teaching at University of Houston Clear Lake. She could always be counted on to teach classes when the Department needed her.

This endowment will be used to provide scholarship funding in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Dr. Anne Perrin is a proud University of Houston graduate, and she has been honored with the creation of this named endowment. Dr. Perrin developed a love of early American literature and expanded her interest to the works of women writers of the 18th and 19th centuries. Dr. Perrin explored the life writings of women traveling to the West with their husbands, and she discovered primary source material—diaries and letters—that contradicted much of the respected literary criticism that was written in the twentieth century. Dr. Perrin, with the encouragement and mentorship of Dr. Roberta Weldon, studied the artifacts of the brave women who wrote in the midst of traveling in wagons to uncharted parts of the emerging United States, settling among unfathomable conditions, experiencing childbirth in primitive situations, as well as living in a new civilization. These literary and historical works remain available for other researchers to discover and explore. She wanted to encourage other graduate students to develop the same love of the literature that her mentor, Dr. Roberta Weldon, sparked in her. This endowment will live on in perpetuity to honor Dr. Perrin. It will help others uncover more of the truths of the journeys that these settlers experienced and wrote about and will encourage them to share their discoveries with other Americanists through their scholarship and publication.

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Fulbright Fellow will study voices in Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival

Dylan Paul

Dylan Paul, MFA ’12 , to recreate database of English dialects and research oral history and vocal performance

Voice is an important component to the craft of acting. Ask Dylan Paul. He recently graduated from the Actor Training Program at the University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance. He also is a recipient of a 2012-2013 Fulbright Fellowship to study dialects and accents.

“I’m going to go to Trinidad and Tobago to look at these voices, and I’m going to see how they connect to their rich oral history and their unique approach to performance—English-speaking Carnival,” Paul said. “My interest in dialects started as an undergraduate when I decided that I wanted to spend the rest of my life, not just working on theater, as I’d already known, but approaching it from a vocal standpoint.”

Paul will spend 10 months in Trinidad gathering samples of the unique English dialect and accent spoken there. While in the twin islands, he will learn from scholars in the Carnival Studies graduate program at the University of the West Indies and apprentice with Mas (masquerade) performers. Paul also plans to share his voice and speech expertise with the local youth through The Trinidad Theatre Workshop.

One tool that has harnessed his passion is the International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA). The free, online database (created by his former professor at the University of Kansas, Paul Meier) contains samples and scholarly information about various English dialects. Used by professors, students and actors, the database will be recreated by Paul, with samples he has collected—from UH, across the U.S. and a few other countries—and made searchable.

“My first recordings were in 2003, then I worked with Jim Johnson (of UH), and he really got me into it again, to know what the sounds are as exactly as you can,” Paul said. “Approaching an acting text from the perspective of a voice is an interesting way to do it, but also dialects and accents inform your acting world differently.”

The Actor Training Program, directed by Professor Jack Young, is a rigorous two-year program designed to prepare actors to work for leading regional theaters in major markets. Acting, voice, speech, stage combat and movement skills are honed through extensive studio work and performances in UH productions.

“Dylan possesses incredible drive and knows what he wants, so he dives into everything headfirst and commits fully—even though he has several irons in the fire at once,” said Jim Johnson, associate professor of voice and dialects at the UH School of Theatre and Dance. “Because of this, he does quite well with many different focuses. His challenge, in fact, is that sometimes he has to say ‘no’ to wonderful opportunities. It's a good problem for him to have!”

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards scholarships to U.S. graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals, scientists and artists selected through a national, merit-based competition for study and research abroad. Academic fields include the social sciences, humanities and the sciences. Since 1995, there have been 13 UH students awarded Fulbright scholarships.

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 300,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

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Texas Music Festival

TMF annually hosts students from various musical disciplines and helps them develop their talents under the watchful eyes of master musicians. The festival also spotlights both student and professional musicians during concerts at UH and throughout the Houston area. This year the festival will take place from May 30 to June 28, 2014.

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For its 40th anniversary, the festival will present “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” and “Henry IV, 1” Aug. 1 – 10 at Miller Outdoor Theatre. In the tradition of past festivals, noted guest artists will contribute their talents to this year’s performances:  Mirron Willis  and  Brendon Fox.

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Dean John W. Roberts has appointed a task force to enhance the academic offerings of the African American Studies Program and strengthen the program’s interdisciplinary ties to other CLASS departments

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Mario Diaz, director of the City of Houston Department of Aviation and a leading authority on the future of commercial aviation, was named the 2014 Public Official of the Year by the UH Master of Public Administration Program.

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UH Ensemble Dance Works | April 5-7

Annual show featuring contemporary works by faculty and guest artists with our pre-professional dance company, the UH Dance Ensemble.

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7 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at Heights Church of Christ, 16th Street and Heights Blvd. Kemper Crabb brings to life music that blends medieval and Celtic traditions using the mountain dulcimer, recorder, tin whistle, bells, mandolin, and bazouki.

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5:30 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 17 at Honors College Commons, M.D. Anderson Library. Featuring undergraduate Creative Writing students with work appearing in Glass Mountain literary magazine.

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4 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 in Discovery Green Park in downtown Houston. A participatory outdoor performance event with newly commissioned music by Artist in Residence Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR.) Directed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph in collaboration with Troy Bennefield (UH Cougar Marching Band.)

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Texas Music Festival

TMF annually hosts students from various musical disciplines and helps them develop their talents under the watchful eyes of master musicians. The festival also spotlights both student and professional musicians during concerts at UH and throughout the Houston area. This year the festival will take place from May 30 to June 28, 2014.

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For its 40th anniversary, the festival will present “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” and “Henry IV, 1” Aug. 1 – 10 at Miller Outdoor Theatre. In the tradition of past festivals, noted guest artists will contribute their talents to this year’s performances:  Mirron Willis  and  Brendon Fox.

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Dean John W. Roberts has appointed a task force to enhance the academic offerings of the African American Studies Program and strengthen the program’s interdisciplinary ties to other CLASS departments

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Mario Diaz, director of the City of Houston Department of Aviation and a leading authority on the future of commercial aviation, was named the 2014 Public Official of the Year by the UH Master of Public Administration Program.

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