College of Liberal Arts
and Social Sciences
The University of Houston
402 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3000
News & Events
News from CLASS
- Preserving U.S. Latino culture -- one text, one historic site at a time
- Faculty Research You Can Use
- Pulitzer Prize winner alumnus guest lectures in photojournalism class
- Psychologist Jennifer Tackett’s research honored with an early career award
- Saleri Gift Provides a Permanent Home for Blaffer Youth Program
- Student Spotlight: Nereyda Ochoa, Department of Health and Human Performance
- Poet and Ph.D. candidate Janine Joseph writes opera libretto
- Nov. 3 – "What had happened wuz..." Workshop
The American Sign Language Interpreting Program in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders presents this workshop on idiomatic language and spoken English as used by African Americans in conversation. In other words, how African American slang impacts the work of ASL interpreters.
Nov. 9 – Fall Meeting of the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1 p.m., Agnes Arnold Auditorium 2.
Nov. 7 – Poetry & Prose
A reading series sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English and the UH Libraries. The November event features new graduate students in the Creative Writing Program.
- Nov. 16 – Episode IX of “Craft in America” on PBS Channel 8 features Assistant Professor Jenni Sorkin.
The episode is titled "Crossroads" and also includes Luca Pollonini, an assistant professor in the College of Technology and Berkeley-based weaver Lia Cook, who recently had an exhibition at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, where the segment was partially filmed.
For more events, check the CLASS calendar
CLASS in the News
- Save the animals: Dramatic posters highlight endangered species in Houston Zoo conservation program – a photo essay featuring the work of seniors majoring in Graphic Communications in the School of Art in Culture Map Houston
- Enigmatic Novelist McKay keeps academic guessing – quotes Tyrone Tillery, associate professor of history, in The Uptowner magazine.
- Budget cuts and new policies put strain on Texas teachers – features the research of Gary Dworkin, professor of sociology, in the New York Times and Texas Tribune.
- The Hero’s Journey, a poem by Tony Hoagland, associate professor of creative writing in the Department of English, appeared in the October 15, 2012 edition of The New Yorker magazine.
- Curator of Style: The Blaffer’s Powerful Claudia Schmuckli, – a two-page spread profiling the director of the Blaffer Art Museum in the October 2012 edition of PaperCity magazine.
- Who won the first debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama? – Obama, according to Brandon Rottinghaus, associate professor of political science and the Senator Don Henderson Scholar, in U.S. News and World Report’s Debate Club blog.
- Stress doubles for Houston-area teachers – news report on KRIV-FOX 26 is based on the research of Gary Dworkin, professor of sociology.