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Communications From the Dean

Hope Matters at the UH Hobby School

January 5, 2021

Wishing you a holly jolly holiday

As this year draws to a close, the UH Hobby School wants to wish all our friends and alumni a holly jolly holiday.

December 21, 2020

Even 2020 Can't Ruin Grammy's Cornbread Dressing

2020 is awful. No debate. No alternative facts. No dispute.  It’s been a goat rope.

November 19, 2020

Making Sense of It All

2020 has been a decade long.  Last week lasted a year.  And, someone hid the leftover Halloween candy I’ve been binge eating for comfort.

November 11, 2020

A Wonderful Time of the Year

For a public policy and political junkie, this is it!  It’s time to vote.  Better yet, it’s time to vote in a ton of elections, from the White House to the State House and more.

October 13, 2020

Hobby School Launches Center with $6.5 Million Endowment

I'm very excited to share with you some transformative news for the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston. You may be familiar with the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Lecture Series on Ethics and Leadership.  The series was established in 2004 with a gift from the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Foundation.

September 11, 2020

Going to Disneyland

The fall semester officially started last week. Campuses all over the country are trying to figure it all out under the unprecedented circumstances.  Lots of remote on-line classes.  Lots of masks. But still lots of excitement and hope.

September 1, 2020

It's still our Time

Classes start at the University of Houston on August 24.  UH leaders, and many others throughout the region and across the state, have been working toward that day pretty much constantly since the pandemic began.

August 17, 2020

The Hobby Hour

I’m excited to share with you that on July 15 I am starting an interactive webinar called “The Hobby Hour where we’ll plug into all sorts of policy and politics with a bias toward leading real change for a diverse world. 

July 1, 2020

Past Time for Change

Today George Floyd will be laid to rest.  So many people are grieving not only his death, but also what it says about our country.

June 9, 2020 

Welcome Message

Today’s my first day as the Founding Dean of the Hobby School of Public Affairs.  And it doesn’t feel at all like anyone imagined.

May 1, 2020