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CLASS remembers Emeritus Prof. Joseph Nogee

July 25, 2023

Professor Emeritus Joseph Lippman Nogee passed away July 11. A reverent stamp collector and classical music enthusiast, Nogee served on the faculty in the department of political science for 46 years before retiring in 2004.

Inaugural African American Studies program preps Houston highschoolers for excellence

July 11, 2023

Thirteen students from Houston-area high schools participated in the inaugural Emerge Leadership Academy (ELA), a summer program hosted by the University of Houston Department of African American Studies. The free, two-week program brought students from the Greater Houston area together on campus, ensuring their college readiness and deepening their knowledge about African American culture.