News from CLASS
Scott Selected as National Nutrition and Dietetics Delegate
University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Department of Health and Human Performance is pleased to announce that Claudia Scott has been elected to the national House of Delegates by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Making and Teaching History - African American Studies at UH
Studying the Black experience and its impact on society – and society’s impact on it – may help stem the tide of racism, but its goal, through the African American Studies (AAS) program at the University of Houston, is to even the historical playing field.
UH Poet Awarded National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
Joy Priest is a first-year doctoral student in the UH Creative Writing program in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. She has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts which will allow her to set aside time for writing, research and travel.
Cambridge Bound Coog
Phillip Kieval, a second-year graduate student in philosophy at the University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, has been named a recipient of the 2021 Gates Cambridge Scholarship, widely regarded as one of the most prestigious national fellowships. Kieval is the first UH student to receive the honor and is one of just 25 students chosen from 638 candidates across the country. An additional 55 international students will be selected to begin studying at the University of Cambridge in fall 2021.
CLASS Faculty, Alumni Inducted to Prestigious Texas Institute of Letters
The University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is proud to recognize four of its most accomplished writers — two faculty members and two alumni — for their induction into the 2021 class of the Texas Institute of Letters.
Three CLASS literary scholars short-listed for national awards
The University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), the UH department of English and the department of Hispanic studies are pleased to announce that the National Book Critics Circle finalists for its annual awards included three CLASS scholars.
UH India Studies Program Welcomes Inaugural Endowed Professor
The University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) and the Modern and Classical Languages Department are pleased to announce that Sarasij Majumder has been named as the inaugural Sita and Bhaskara Rao Mutyala Endowed Professor in India Studies. In this key role, he will serve as director of the India Studies program.
Doctoral Student Receives Grant for Interdisciplinary Artistic Pursuits
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Department of Hispanic Studies is pleased to announce that Valentina Jager, a Ph.D. student in Spanish with a concentration in creative writing, has received the Artadia Award. This recognition comes with a $10,000 grant in unrestricted funds.