News from CLASS
Four New Faculty to join the ranks of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
The University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is proud to welcome the newest members of the CLASS professoriate. The four new scholars joining our faculty this fall semester are a diverse group of practitioners and researchers spanning across three academic departments.
CMAS Director Pamela Quiroz Selected as HACU Fellow
Pamela Anne Quiroz, director of the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston, has been chosen as a Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities fellow. Quiroz is among 26 individuals from colleges and universities across the country selected for HACU’s Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo, which is designed to increase the number of Latinos in leadership positions within Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Quiroz will be part of the 2020-21 cohort starting this fall.
Ruha Benjamin Headlines the McGovern Lecture and Kicks Off the first CLASS 2020-21 Lecture Series on Race and Social Justice
The University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is pleased to announce that noted scholar, author, and Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D., will deliver the 2020 John P. McGovern Award Lecture in Family, Health, and Human Values. Benjamin’s address will serve as the kickoff to the CLASS 2020-21 Lecture Series on Race and Social Justice, a series of seven lectures on race and social justice topics, beginning September 17, 2020.
UH CLASS Tackles Race and Social Justice: From the Streets to the Syllabus
The University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) faculty continuously strives to do its part in creating a better society. To that end, a series of over 20 courses set to launch during the Fall 2020 semester will further conversations on race and social justice.
Racial Discrimination Linked to Suicide
In this age of racial reckoning, new research findings indicate that racial discrimination is so painful that it is linked to the ability to die by suicide, a presumed prerequisite for being able to take one’s own life. However, the ability to emotionally and psychologically reframe a transgression can mitigate its harmful effects.