News from CLASS
Political Nostalgia Predicts Political Outcomes
Adam Fetterman, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Houston, is reporting the impact of political nostalgia on future political attitudes.
Pandemic Hardship, Recovery Tougher on Houstonians, Texans
Houstonians and Texans have had a harder time handling the economic, health and educational fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic than the rest of the country, according to a new report by the University of Houston Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality (IRWGS).
UH Adaptive Athletics Students Refurbish Disability Sport Wheelchairs for Bangladesh Nonprofit
With in-person wheelchair sports paused at UH due to the coronavirus pandemic, Michael Cottingham’s adaptive athletics class shifted focus to helping a nonprofit in Bangladesh focused on child and youth development, girls’ empowerment, and life skills development of disabled individuals.
What to Do When Not Enough Women and Minorities Apply for a Job: Change the Recruitment Committee
Amid calls for racial and social justice nationwide, businesses and educational institutions are grappling with how to adopt more inclusive organizational practices, including more diversified hiring. However, recruitment teams and strategic leaders often blame their lack of a diverse workforce on a lack of diverse applicants. A large study of recruitment data suggests a simple and efficient way of increasing diversity in applicant pools: have more diverse recruitment committees and leadership teams.
2021 Dean’s Mayoral Internship Program Gives Students Hands-On Experience in Houston City Government
This summer, seven students in the University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) will get the chance to work alongside some of the city’s decision-makers. The interns may even have an opportunity to get a glimpse or rub shoulders with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, a graduate of CLASS.