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Former CPH director, historian Monica Perales leaves a legacy

September 27, 2023

Monica Perales’ decades-spanning tenure at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences has come to an end, leaving a remarkable legacy of community outreach and institutional advancement in her wake. Serving as director of the Center for Public History (CPH) for five years, Perales helped elevate public history to new heights in Houston and beyond.

Lauren Till honored with President’s Excellence Award

September 26, 2023

Lauren Till, director of undergraduate academic affairs at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, has been awarded a prestigious President’s Excellence Award. This University of Houston recognition is given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service and made exemplary contributions in their fields.

UH researchers unpacking disparities in Black maternal health

September 26, 2023

Assistant Professor Neema Langa is spearheading new research into the living, working and social conditions that shape maternal health outcomes among Black women in the United States. This inquiry comes in the wake of alarming data showing that the U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rates among high-income developed countries, despite its hefty spending on hospital-based health care. Due to systemic disparities in access to health care and quality care received, Black women are the demographic most affected by this national healthcare crisis. 

CLASS announces inaugural faculty administrative interns

September 26, 2023

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ new internship program deals with business — but it’s far from business as usual. With a focus on leadership skills and administrative training, the CLASS Dean’s Administrative Internship Program is specifically catered towards mid-career professors in the college who have their eye on leadership roles.

Prominent UH political scientist Francisco Cantú passes away at 40

September 22, 2023

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences joins the University of Houston community in mourning the loss of Francisco Cantú, a prolific scholar and associate professor of political science. He died recently at age 40.

CLASS awards $72K in 2023-24 college scholarships

September 20, 2023

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences has recognized 58 students with a wide range of scholarships, highlighting their incredible ambition, exceptional talent and dedication to success.

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences welcomes 30 new faculty members

September 15, 2023

On Sept. 1, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences welcomed 30 remarkable, full-time faculty members to its ranks, marking a significant milestone in the college's commitment to hiring top talent to serve students.

New CLASS podcast explores humanities, social sciences research

September 11, 2023

The University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences launched its first-ever podcast, “Humanity Matters Most,” on Aug. 11. This exciting development marks a new avenue to highlight important research produced by the college and to showcase its impact on society.