News from CLASS
Have a Pandemic Plan? Most People Did Not
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, medical experts have stressed the importance of having a plan in the event of a positive test result. A new study by University of Houston psychologists reveals 96% of healthy, educated adults surveyed did not have a comprehensive plan in mind.
The Job You Want Vs. The Job You Get
Kevin Hoff, assistant professor of psychology, suggests helping children find ambitious, yet realistic career goals by exposing them to a variety of careers they would not naturally see in their daily lives.
History-Making ROTC Graduate Set to Begin Career in Prestigious Role
The University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is pleased to congratulate Katelyn Kubosh, an ROTC cadet who has made history by becoming UH’s first female cadet to join the U.S. Army Infantry at the rank of lieutenant. Following her recent graduation from the Conrad N. Hilton College with a degree in hospitality management, Lieutenant Kubosh was competitively selected to serve in this combat specialty.
UH CLASS Magazine Wins Global Council for Advancement and Support of Education 2021 Circle of Excellence Awards
The University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is pleased to announce that the Summer 2020 CLASS Magazine, a production of the CLASS Office of Communications, has won the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) 2021 Circle of Excellence Award. On June 9, CASE announced that the magazine issue, which was published in June 2020 and ushered in CLASS Magazine’s eye-catching new digital format, was awarded the Silver prize in the category of Alumni Relations: Alumni Engagement on a Shoestring.
Terrorism’s Influence on Media Coverage
Global terrorist acts such as 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing or the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, were covered in the media for months as stories from each tragedy unfolded over time. A new University of Houston study comparing media attention of certain terrorist organizations finds the more lethal and shocking the attacks, the more newsworthy they are.
Preserving U.S. Latino Literature
Lorena Gauthereau, digital program manager for the University of Houston's U.S. Latino Digital Humanities program and the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage project, has been recognized by The Mellon Foundation for her work recovering U.S. Latino Literature.
Research Reaching Houston: UH Addressing Real-World Challenges
From combatting vaccine hesitancy and forecasting COVID’s economic toll on Houston, to investigating ways to mitigate the impact of hurricanes and flooding, researchers at the University of Houston go beyond the borders of campus to address societal challenges, igniting meaningful change that improves the lives of Houstonians.
Elevating African Cichlid Fish as a Scientific Model of Social Disorders
Beau Alward, assistant professor of psychology, is a two-time Beckman award winner, and will use the prize to help elevate African Cichlid fish to become a model for social disorders.