News from CLASS
Introducing 2019 New CLASS Faculty
CLASS is proud to introduce 24 new faculty members across 13 departments, schools and programs.
Professor Receives NIH Grant to Leverage Smartphones in Fight Against Parkinson’s
The UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is pleased to announce that Beom-Chan Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance, has been awarded a $322,324, two-year exploratory/developmental research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Adults Who Mix Cannabis with Opioids for Pain Report Higher Anxiety, Depression
A researcher from the University of Houston has found that adults who take prescription opioids for severe pain are more likely to have increased anxiety, depression and substance abuse issues if they also use marijuana.
‘Fake News,’ Diminishing Media Trust and the Role of Social Media
The term “fake news” has been popularized by President Donald Trump in recent years, and while its meaning has been hotly debated, the spreading of false information to fulfill a political agenda is far from a new concept around the world. Exploring the perception of the “fake news” phenomenon is critical to combating the ongoing global erosion of trust in the media according to a study co-authored by a University of Houston researcher.
U.S. Latino Digital Humanities Program to Launch at UH with Mellon Foundation Grant
A $750,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has been awarded to the University of Houston to establish a first-of-its-kind U.S. Latino Digital Humanities Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The program will give scholars expanded access to a vast collection of written materials produced by Latinos and archived by the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literacy Heritage (“Recovery”) program and UH’s Arte Público Press.