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  • February 2: Dr. Pamela Reed on the dissertation research process (Lecture) | 11:30am, Rm 628 AA
  • February 3: The River Niger (Africana Film Fest) | 12pm, Rm 628 AA
  • February 2: Public Poetry | 2pm, Park Place Regional Library
  • February 3-5: International Piano Festival | Moores Opera House
  • February 7: Umar Bin Hassan, Poetry Workshop | 11:30am, Rm 628 AA
  • February 9: Communograph Sidewalk Talk, "Compositions of Comparisons and Contrasts" | 6pm, Project Row Houses
  • February 10: A Raisin in the Sun (Africana Film Fest) | 12pm, Rm 628 AA
  • February 10: Gulf Coast Reading Series: Sam Amadon, Liz Countryman and Thea Lim | 7pm, Brazos Bookstore
  • February 11: Urban Souls Dance Company, Old Wounds: New Blood | 8pm, Cullen Performance Hall
  • February 13: Percussion Ensembles: works by Jalbert, Gauger, Burritt, Whitacre | 7:30pm, Moores Opera House
  • February 15: Book Discussion and Signing: "The Silence of Our Friends" | 6:30pm, University Museum at TSU
  • February 15: Recital featuring Dan Gelok (saxophone) and Wenli Zhou (guest piano) | 7:30pm, Dudley Recital Hall
  • February 16: Lecture: “Puccini near the End: His Late Life and Works” by Andrew Davis | 7pm, Italian Cultural & Community Center
  • February 16: Women’s Chorus Concert fundraiser for the Moores School of Music | 8pm, McGonigel's Mucky Duck
  • February 16: Dr. Ronald Jackson on Black masculinity (Lecture) | 11:30am, Rm 628 AA
  • February 17: Piano Concert by Rexa Han | 7:30pm, Moores Opera House
  • February 17: Black History: Lost Stolen, or Strayed (Africana Film Fest) | 12pm, Rm 628 AA
  • February 18: Freedom Songs Concert, “Ain’t Nobody Gonna Turn Me Around” | 2pm, University Museum at TSU
  • February 23: Sidewalk Talk: What’s Going On: educational opportunities for our children | 6pm, Project Row Houses
  • February 24: Go Texan Day
  • February 24: First Public Official of the Year Award Luncheon | 11:30am, Rockwell Pavillion
  • February 24: Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind (Africana Film Fest) | 11:30am, Rm 628 AA
  • February 24-25: 14th Annual Moores School of Music Jazz Festival | Moores Opera House
  • February 24-26: The Crucible by Authur Miller | UH Wortham Theatre
  • February 27: Inprint Brown Reading Series: Rae Armantrout and Christian Wiman | 7:30pm, Alley Theatre
  • February 28: Philanthropy Day at University of Houston
  • February 28: The Amadeus Project: Bringing the Past into Focus | Moores Opera House
  • February 28: Dr. Melanie Bratcher on "Sound Motion, Blues Spirit and African Memory" (Lecture) | 11:30am, Rm 628 AA
  • February 29: 15th Annual Table Talk: fundraising luncheon hosted by the Friends of Women’s Studies | 11am, Hilton Americas Hotel (downtown)
  • March 1-4: The Crucible by Authur Miller | UH Wortham Theatre
  • March 2: First Friday Poetry Reading: Andre de Korvin presented by Inprint | 8:30pm, Inprint House
  • March 3: Public Poetry featuring MFA candidate Ryler Dustin | 2pm, Park Place Regional Library

CLASS in the News

Brandon Rottinghaus Brandon Rottinghaus, associate professor in the Department of Political Science
Jim Granato

Jim Granato, director of the Hobby Center for Public Policy

Jeronimo Cortina Jeronimo Cortina, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science
Richard Murray

Richard Murray, director of the Survey Research Institute at the Hobby Center for Public Policy

TORC - logo CDC Childhood Obesity Program Commits Millions to Fight Epidemic
Feature on $25 million childhood obesity research project that includes an award to Department of Health and Human Performance
International Business Times: September 30
Daniel O'Connor Community event to promote healthy eating
Quotes Daniel O'Connor, interim director of the Texas Obesity Research Center
Delaware Wave: September 27
School of Theatre & Dance alumnus Tommy Tune Tune's tale isn't same old song, dance
Profile on School of Theatre & Dance alumnus Tommy Tune
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: September 27
Elizabeth Gregory Older parents of teens find new connections
Quotes Elizabeth Gregory, director of the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies program
USA Today: September 27
Panel Members The death penalty: Justice for Whites?
Story about a panel discussion sponsored by the
The Venture: September 26
Metro -workers UH economist questions Metro jobs claim
Quotes economics professor emeritus Barton Smith
Houston Chronicle: September 26
(Construction workers work on the continuation of the red line to the north line station, an extension of 5.28 miles. The completion date for the expansion is 2014. Photo: Eric Kayne)
Brett Cullen Brett Cullen delivers Southern-style menace in "Puncture"
Feature on School of Theatre & Dance alumnus Brett Cullen
Houston Chronicle: September 22
(Photo: Jemal Countess: Getty Images)
Barbara Padilla 'Talent' runner-up draws on cancer experience for performance
Feature on Moores School of Music alumna Barbara Padilla
Gainesville Sun: September 22
Elizabeth_Warren Attacking Elizabeth Warren's Harvard ties likely to backfire in crimson-tinted Massachusetts
Columnist discusses alumna Elizabeth Warren's UH ties
Boston Globe: September 20
(Photo: Reuters/Adam Hunger)
Parsons Texas two step: Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons and Friday Night Lights' Kyle Chandler are Emmy winners
Feature on Theatre & Dance alumnus Jim Parson's second-consecutive Emmy award
CultureMap Houston: September 18
Hobby Center for Public Policy Speaker Census data still fascinate agency's veteran leader
Question and answer story with keynote speaker at Hobby Center for Public Policy conference
Houston Chronicle: September 17
Former Blaffer Gallery Director - Don Bacigalupi Former Blaffer gallery head speaks at UH about controversial new appointment at Wal-mart heiress' Crystal Bridges
Feature on School of Art alumnus Don Bacigalupi's lecture hosted by the Art History Program and Blaffer Art Museum
CultureMap Houston: September 14
Garth Jowett Fans relive good old days of 1990s Nickelodeon TV
Quotes Garth Jowett, professor of the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication
Houston Chronicle: September 11
Image of piano being played Commemorative concerts mark 9/11 anniversary in Houston
Mentions the Moores Opera House concert
Houston Chronicle: September 9
David Gustafson Post-9/11 Houston fertile for interfaith growth
Quotes David Gustafson, lecturer in the Religious Studies Program in the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies
Houston Chronicle: September 9
Guadalupe San Miguel New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez confirms that grandparents were undocumented
Quotes Guadalupe San Miguel Jr., professor in the Department of History
Fox News Latino: September 9
Anthropologie Major Ms. Valcin Brigitte Valcin recalls diagnosis of rare disease
Profile of anthropology major Brigitte Valcin
Houston Chronicle: September 7
Hip-Hop Conference - DJ Screw DJ Screw vinyl to be archived at University of Houston library
Mentions March 2012 Houston Hip-Hop culture conference presented by the African American Studies Program and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
29-95 Magazine: September 7
Art Detective - Keynote speaker The art detective is on the case: Robert Wittman on a wild life of recovering stolen treasures
Question and answer story with keynote speaker at lectures presented by Blaffer Art Musuem, CLASS, Honors College and the Law Center
CultureMap Houston: September 6
Barton Smith Job outlook dim on labor's day
Quotes Barton Smith, professor emeritus of economics
Houston Chronicle: September 5
Casey Keenum Keenum Named C-USA Player Of The Week
Feature on Department of Health and Human Performance graduate student Casey Keenum
KPRC-TV – Channel 2: September 5
Vikram Maheshri Not enough lawyers? Lawyers keep their numbers carefully pruned, pushing up costs
Feature on a book co-written by Vikram Maheshri, assistant professor in the Department of Economics
The Economist: September 3 print edition
Digital History image of a airplane Surfing the Net with Kids
Syndicated column mentions the Digital History project
Boston Globe: September 2
Alumnus Norm Betts American Idol senior producer's tips on stardom
Interview with Jack J. Valenti School of Communication alumnus Norm Betts
KRIV-TV – Channel 26: September 1