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THE CLASSICS: Greatest hits from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

December 22, 2023

Our latest news round-up highlights the many successes that have taken place within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston since Spring 2023. Our faculty, staff, and students have been working tirelessly to make a difference in their respective fields and communities.

23 CLASS professors promoted in 2023-24

December 13, 2023

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences announced the promotion of 23 esteemed faculty members effective this academic year. This group of exceptional scholars has been recognized for their unwavering commitment to research, teaching and service, embodying the college’s dedication to academic excellence and leadership.  

Debbie Harwell’s award-winning book lands powerful theatrical adaptation

December 13, 2023

In a riveting convergence of history and the arts, Debbie Harwell’s acclaimed book, “Wednesdays in Mississippi: Proper Ladies Working for Radical Change, Freedom in 1964,” has been transformed into a compelling play by playwright Nicole Burton. Recently staged at a Washington, D.C. area community theater from Nov. 10 to 19, the play not only captivated audiences but also brought Harwell herself to the spotlight. 

Leandra Zarnow secures Mellon Fellowship for groundbreaking research on Elsie Clews Parsons and the Heterodites

December 13, 2023

Leandra Zarnow, distinguished professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, has been awarded a prestigious Mellon Fellowship from the renowned American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum, underscoring her intellectual prowess. Renowned for groundbreaking research and insightful contributions to women’s studies and feminist movements, Zarnow is set to delve into the life of Elsie Clews Parsons, an anthropologist involved in a secret feminist society. 

Remembering Anne Jaap Jacobson, professor emeritus and prolific philosophy professor

December 12, 2023

Anne Jaap Jacobson, professor emeritus and faculty member, has left a lasting impression on the world. It is with deep sorrow and fond memories that CLASS announces her passing. Jacobson leaves the University of Houston community with a legacy of intellectual brilliance and a profound impact on the fields of philosophy and electrical and computer engineering.