General Consul of Poland Robert Rusieki
Students Attending "First to Fight" Presentation
From left, Dr. Ryden, Dr. Bielakowski, Dr. Linantud & Robert Rusieki
REMEMBERING THE START OF WWII
UHD is pleased to host the traveling display,
First to Fight, which recounts the start of World War II in Europe. Sponsored by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Houston , the collection of over a half-dozen panels explains some of the ideological motivations that led to war though the painful legacy of Soviet occupation. The opening, on Wednesday, December 4, included two presentations on the geopolitical and military history of Poland, delivered by UHD’S Dr. John Linantud (Political Science) and Dr. Alexander Bielakowski (History). The General Consul of the Republic of Poland in Houston, Robert Rusieki, thanked UHD and provided his insight into contemporary Poland and the consequences of war in Europe; he emphasized the importance of remembering the catastrophe of WWII as a way to recall the importance of serious analysis and discussion of international affairs. The opening was sponsored by the Dr. William Brigman Endowment. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences thanks the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Houston for picking UHD to help commemorate the 80th year since the start of WWII. The panel display will remain open to the public in the Welcome Center foyer of the Girard Street building, until December 13, 2019.
The opening was sponsored by the Dr. William Brigman Endowment. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences thanks the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Houston for picking UHD to help commemorate the 80th year since the start of WWII. The panel display will remain open to the public in the Welcome Center foyer of the Girard Street building, until December 13, 2019.
Prolific Scholar, Dr. Bill VanPatten Visits UHD
UHD’s Department of History, Humanities & Languages and the Spanish Program is hosting the talk, “One of the Best-Kept Secrets in Adult Language Learning” featuring scholar Dr. Bill VanPatten on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7-8 p.m. in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium. This presentation will explore one of the best-kept secrets in the science of language acquisition: that at their core, child first language acquisition and adult language acquisition are fundamentally the same. The talk will also outline one of the major implications of this research for language practitioners and students.
Read more about Dr. VanPatten.
History Professor, Dr. Jonathan Chism combines love of history and religion in new book on Dr. Martin Luther King
In his new book,
30-Day Journey with Martin Luther King Jr.
, Dr. Chism focuses on the spiritual teachings of Dr. King and what we can learn about love and tolerance. Dr. Chism writes, “On this first day of our journey, I invite you to embrace, remember and appreciate the special love God has for us.”
Dr. Chism was recently featured in the Houston Chronicle in an article by Lindsay Peyton. Peyton describes 30-Day Journey with Martin Luther King Jr
as a daily meditation guide where "each section creates a “day” in the book, allowing the reader to meditate for awhile before heading on to the next chapter." “It’s not an academic text,” Chism says. “It’s more of a spiritual journey. The idea is for a person to get into the writings and have time for reflection.” Read more about Dr. Chism's latest publication, "30-Day Journey with Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Salvador Salinas on Hispanic Heritage Month
Dr. Salvador Salinas appears on Great Day Houston to discuss Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrates the culture, heritage and contributions of Hispanics and Latinos. Hispanic Heritage month begins September 15 to recognize the date Mexico won independence from Spain.
Great Day Houston interview
UHD Writing Degrees Earn National Ranking
Affordableschools.net analyzed colleges that offered creative and technical writing programs to help students choose an institution that best meets their needs. They used data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) as well as each school’s website to determine the 15 most affordable schools for writing degrees based on average cost of attendance and student to faculty ratio. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at UHD offers a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication. It also offers a Master of Science in Technical Communication.
Read more about the ranking.
Student Leaders Invited to Join UHD Association of Latino Professionals for America