College of Liberal Arts
and Social Sciences
The University of Houston
402 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3000
News & Events
News from CLASS
- Post-graduation to-do list includes political office run
- Living up to her parents’ dreams to become a first
- Starting over in Houston after Hurricane Katrina brings opportunity
- Sociology major with a chance to play in the National Football League
- Following footsteps to blaze new trails in clinical psychology and medicine
- Demand for speech pathologists gives graduate program 98% job placement rate
- Spring 2013 Ph.D.’s getting on the career track
- CLASS Dissertation Completion Fellows preparing for Commencement 2014
- Fleurette Fernando appointed Director of M.A. in Arts Leadership Program
- Marching to his own beat: Earl Ray Monk
- Cougar Comics produces the first edition of Tier One
- The scholarship of CLASS faculty recognized with major awards
- New research examines perceptions of wheelchair sports
- See what’s next at the School of Art Annual Student Exhibition
May 10: – College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Commencement
Morning Ceremony: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in Hofheinz Pavilion
- School of Art
- Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Jack J. Valenti School of Communication
- Comparative Cultural Studies
- Liberal Studies
- Hispanic Studies
Afternoon Ceremony: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Hofheinz Pavilion
- Health and Human Performance
- Modern and Classical Languages
- Moores School of Music
- Political Science
- Theatre and Dance
May 17 – Public opening and reception for Andy Coolquitt: Attainable Excellence at the Blaffer Art Mseum Blaffer, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
May 31 – June 29 – The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival
For more events, check the CLASS calendar
CLASS in the Media
The research and professors in the Department of Health and Human Performance are the subjects of UH study aims to find out why astronauts get sick published in the Houston Chronicle.
Susan Scarrow, an associate professor of political science, is quoted in Internal democracy: Parties found wanting published in the Zimbabwe Independent.
Creative Writing Professor Tony Hoagland is quoted on the role of poetry in Texas Monthly magazine’s weekly GTT feature on the most interesting things to do in Texas that appears in the New York Times.
Samantha Kwan, associate professor of Sociology, discusses women and workplace anxieties in The last office taboo for women: Doing your business at work published on the Women in the World Internet channel sponsored by Newsweek and The Daily Beast.
Brandon Rottinghaus, associate professor of political science, was quoted in Historians, WH reporters: Press shouldn't "whitewash" Bush record in library reports featured on the Media Matters for America blog.
History Professor Robert Zaretsky wrote French Chief Rabbi's fall from grace in plagiarism scandal published in the Jewish Daily Forward.
Buck Ross, director of the Moores Opera Center, was named and profiled in the Houston Press as one of the 100 Creatives 2013.
The UH Concert Chorale performed during the Celebration of Reading gala hosted by former First Lady Barbara Bush and covered by Culture Map Houston.
The School of Art’s first Dollars for Scholars scholarship fundraiser is called The ultimate art auction: A who's who of Space City artists step up for the University of Houston by Culture Map Houston.
Photo gallery that appeared on the Houston Chronicle’s chron.com website featuring the Spirit of Houston marching band performing “En Masse” by composer Daniel Bernard Roumain, a work commissioned by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.
Nerd Scholar website applauds the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program as one of NerdScholar’s Five Favorite Colleges who Teach Women Salary Negotiation Skills.
CLASS Alums Making News
Wilson Chang has been awarded the Fulbright Fellowship to Teach English in Macau for the 2013-2014 academic year. He completed his bachelor of art degree in English Literature and Film Studies in December 2011. After graduation, he served as a cross-cultural guide in the Conversation Club Program, a partnership between the UH Fulbright office and the Language and Culture Center in CLASS.
Dennis Quaid, an award-winning actor and humanitarian, will be honored during the CLASS afternoon commencement ceremony. He will receive the President’s Medallion in recognition of his creative contributions and his work on behalf of children’s charities in Austin, New Orleans and Central America. While Quaid was a student at UH in the 1970s, he studied drama under the tutelage of legendary professor Cecil Pickett in what is now called the School of Theatre & Dance.
Cecilia Pham, M.A. in Sociology 2009, delivered an April 2013 talk as part of the Department of Sociology’s “Life After the M.A.” series. Pham is the Individual Giving Manager at Project Row Houses, a Houston cultural arts nonprofit that presents contemporary art, and offers arts education, artists & curatorial talks, symposiums, art performances, film screenings, music performances, and art workshops. Along with the arts component, PRH supports the community through its social services with the Young Mother's Program, the PRH Arts & Education After School Program, and the PRH Teen Program., and develops and manages commercial property in Third Ward.
Katherine Pannill Center’s new novel, The Lost Husband, is being released by Ballantine Books this month. She taught freshman English and earned a master’s of art in fiction through the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English.