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General Consul of the Republic of Poland in Houston Robert Rusieki
General Consul of Poland Robert Rusieki
People attending First to Fight Presentation
  Students Attending "First to Fight" Presentation
From left, Drs. Ryden, Bielakowski, Linantud, and Consul of Poland, Robert Rusieki
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.


UHD hosts Animal Law Forum and signs an MOU on Academic Exchanges
with Northwest China University of Law and Politics.


Political Science Honors Society

UHD's Political Science Honors Society, i.e., Pi Sigma Alpha, is to be launched soon. Interested students are encouraged to join.
To qualify, students must have:

  • junior standing or higher,
  • 4 political science courses with scores of B or better,
  • GPA high enough to be in the upper third of their class and
  • $30 membership fee.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Jason Caro (713-221-2784) or CaroJ@uhd.edu.​

Last updated 12/6/2019 2:11 AM