News from CLASS
Misinformation or Artifact: A New Way to Think about Machine Learning
The failures in machine learning systems range from the harmless to the potentially deadly. New work from UH philosopher Cameron Buckner suggests that common assumptions about the cause behind these supposed malfunctions may be mistaken, information that is crucial for evaluating the reliability of these networks.
Professor Wins North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) Service Excellence Award for 2020
The UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is pleased to announce that Department of Health and Human Performance Interim Chair and Professor Billy Hawkins has been awarded the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) Service Excellence Award for 2020. NASSS’ mission is to promote, stimulate and encourage the sociological study of play, games, sport and contemporary physical culture.
Job Interest Not a Big Predictor of Job Satisfaction
Kevin Hoff, assistant professor of industrial-organizational psychology, reviewed data from 65 years of research conducted between 1949 and 2016 on the link between interest fit and job satisfaction.
Two Genes Regulate Social Dominance
Beau Alward, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Houston with a joint appointment in biology and biochemistry, used the Nobel Prize winning method of gene editing to discover that two paralogous androgen receptor genes control social status in African cichlid fish.
Department of Hispanic Studies Doctoral Student Wins Prestigious National Mexican Grant
The University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is pleased to announce that Valentina Jager, a student pursuing an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Spanish with a Concentration in Creative Writing and Visual Arts, has been awarded a prestigious grant for emerging artists and writers in Mexico.