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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

September 13, 2017
CHSS Open House
Main Building, 10 Floor, East Lobby
To introduce students to the reorganized college, CHSS is hosting an Open House, in the 10th floor lobby of the main Building, where faculty members will be on-hand along with light refreshments. Giveaways will be provided.

September 14, 2017
A Discussion of Texas Heritage Photo of Dr. Carolina Crimm
By Dr. Carolina Castillo Crimm

Tour Room, Girard St. Bldg.
2:30 PM

National Hispanic Heritage Month begins September 15. Noted author and historian Dr. Carolina Crimm will discuss the Texas’ Heritage.

Sponsored by the Cultural Enrichment Center, Walter Prescott Webb Historical Society, and the Center for Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion For more information contact Gene Preuss or (713) 222-5308. 

September 21, 2017photo of Deborah Mouton
Spoken Word Performance
Welcome Center, Tour Room, Third Floor
Girard Street Building
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Houston’s current Poet Laureate, Deborah “D.E.E.P.” Mouton @livelifedeep has published and performed poetry since the age of 19. On stage, Deborah has been a finalist for the Individual World Poetry Slam, and was once ranked the No. 2 female performance poet in the world. Today, Deborah is focusing on the betterment of students as a high school English teacher, as well as a Slammaster/Coach for the Houston VIP National Poetry Slam Team.

Photo of Jeremayah PayneJeremyah “The Fluent One” Payne is an upcoming poet who has worked, performed, and written with Mouton for several years. A three time grand slam champion of Houston, Jeremyah is an experienced poet and storyteller. Witness both poets in an unforgettable spoken word performance and participate in an open discussion hosted by the University of Houston-Downtown.

View Event Flyer (PDF)

International Plain Language Day
October 11, 2017
3rd Floor, Main Buidling, in front of A300

  • Learn about plain language principles and the Plain Writing Act of 2010.
  • Participate in our editing contest and receive cool prizes.
  • View posters that discuss the uses and benefits of plain language.

Contact Dr. Natalia Matveeva at for more information

Race, Politics, and Culture Symposium
Featuring Dr. Duchess Harris

Dr. Duchess Harris is Professor and Chair of the American Studies Department at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. She earned a PhD in American Studiesfrom the University of Minnesota, and she received her Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law. Her research focuses on 20th Century African American political history and civil rights. Her publications include the co-authored book Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA and Black Lives Matter with Sue Bradford Edwards, Racially Writing the Republic: Racists, Race Rebels, and Transformations of American Identity with Bruce Baum, and Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Obama. Professor Harris' fifth book, Race and Policing, with Rebecca Rissman, was released September 1, 2017.

Hidden Figures Film Screenings

  • October 11, 2017, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Robertson Auditorium
  • October 12, 2017, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Robertson Auditorium

Symposium Events for October 16, 2017

  • Faculty Development Seminar - Teaching Black Lives Matter
    Milam Travis Room 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Student Luncheon
    Milam Travis Room 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Lecture - “Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA”
    Robertson Auditorium 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Book Signing & Public Reception
    Coffee House 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Men of Color - Greater Houston Area Collegiate Symposium
October 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
201 Girard Street Building

"Bound by Our Ties" - "Tying Together Solutions to Support Educational Enrichment for Men of Color"   Host bye UHD and Houston Community college and San Jacinto College. View event flyer.

"Back to the Sources: 2017 Student Research Conference"
December 4, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Milam/Travis Rooms, UHD Welcome Center

This year's conference will feature undergraduate participants from UHD, Sam Houston State University, and UH-Clear Lake. The presentations will include topics in the humanities, history, and philosophy. Conference program forthcoming. Conference Keynote Lecture, 10 am - 11 am: "The 1885 Galveston General Strike: The Struggle for Biracial Equity on the Waterfront" by Dr. George Green
Interact - to - Innovate
Quality Education Access: Public Celebration
December 13, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Room A300

Free refreshments.

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