College of Liberal Arts
and Social Sciences
The University of Houston
402 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3000
News & Events
News from CLASS
- Fall 2012 Commencement Photo Journal
- “Complicatedly multi-disciplined” student finds research passion in Bosnia
- Hobby Center Fellows front and center in Texas legislative session
- CLASS staff member graduates with a 4.0 GPA and political science degree
- New year, better you
- Moores School of Music celebrates 30th anniversary of International Piano Festival
- January 14 – First Day of Spring Semester Classes
- January 16 – Materiality Visiting Artist and Scholar Series: Don Cameron, Sublime Discontent: The Art of Tony Feher
6:30 p.m., Blaffer Art Museum
The Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series is a collaboration between the School of Art and Blaffer Art Museum to bring visiting artists and scholars to the University of Houston. The organizing theme for the 2012- 2013 series is “Materiality” which is inspired by the School of Art curriculum and by Blaffer Art Museum’s twenty year survey exhibition of work by American sculptor Tony Feher. Dan Cameron is Chief Curator at the Orange County Museum of Art.
- January 28 – University-wide Martin Luther King Day Celebration
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Houston Room, 2nd floor of the University Center
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is... What are you doing for others?”
Bring your lunch as speakers comment briefly on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., followed by a roundtable discussion with students, faculty and staff. Punch and light refreshments will be provided.
For more events, check the CLASS calendar
CLASS in the News
Conroe mom defines 'grit' - the hard way column profiles senior Liz Rubio, a political science major, in the Houston Chronicle.
What Happens To The Family When A Service Member Is Deployed? includes commentary by Candice Alfano, associate professor in the Department of Psychology and director of the Sleep and Anxiety Center for Kids, on 88.7 KUHF-FM.
Sweet Musiqa: Houston arts group wins a major national award in Culture Map Houston notes the selection of Musiqa, whose five-member artistic board consists of faculty members at the Moores School of Music and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, for one of eight 2013 Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music endowed by the Chamber Music Association/American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
Books for Young Latinos Exist – Just Not in the Classroom in Publishers Weekly highlights Arte Público Press as one of several publishers producing books written by and featuring Latinos and quotes Nicolás Kanellos, director of the press and Brown Foundation Professor of Hispanic Studies.
Today's The Day Television Commercials Must Officially CALM Down quotes Larry Kelley, instructional professor of advertising in the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, on 88.7 KUHF-FM.
Actor, comedian and director Robert Wuhl returns to his alma mater this month to present a workshop production of his first play "Hit-Lit," Jan. 29-Feb. 2 in the Jose Quintero Theatre. The Houston Chronicle published an article about the production, which Wuhl is co-directing with Steve Wallace, director of the School of Theatre & Dance. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Jan. 29–Feb. 2. Tickets are $20; call 713-743-2929.
Michael Dimock, who earned his bachelor’s degree from the Department of Political Science and his PhD in political science from the University of California- San Diego, has been appointed director of research at Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
Fulbright Fellow Carminia Martinez moved to the Yucatan Peninsula to research Mayan culture after completing her master’s degree in anthropology in the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies. Her expertise was in demand by journalists across the globe, including Fox 26 Houston, as the Mayan calendar end date of Dec. 21, 2012 approached.
Obesity researcher Daniel O’Connor earned his PhD in kinesiology from the Department of Health and Human Performance and is an associate professor in that department. His research with colleague Professor Rebecca Lee, founding director of the Texas Obesity Research Center, was recently spotlighted in the Houston Chronicle article New weapons in war on obesity.