After Harvey: Putting History, Disasters into Context

Inspired by Houston’s recent experience of Hurricane Harvey, UH faculty combined forces to develop a new undergraduate course designed to encourage students to view Gulf Coast history from an interdisciplinary perspective and contextualize disasters such as the Galveston hurricane of 1900, Katrina in New Orleans, and Harvey in Houston, within the broader sociohistorical and political-economic landscape.

Scholarship Recipient Dreams of Assisting Arab Refugees

A’isha Fahmi, Honors College and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences sophomore, is pursuing her twin passions of psychology and Arabic to achieve her life-long dream of assisting Arab refugees in their own language with their unique psychological and emotional needs. Now she’s the thrilled and grateful recipient of a Critical Language Scholarship in Arabic, which will assist her in attaining the fluency she’ll need through an intensive summer session in Amman, Jordan.

Chinese Studies Scholar Headed to Silk Road City of Xi'an

Allen Nichols is a graduate student in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages specializing in teaching Chinese as a second language. He hopes to teach Mandarin at the high school level, thereby inspiring students to learn about different languages and cultures in order to become effective world citizens and build cultural bridges. In addition to Chinese, Nichols enjoys studying the Middle East as well as the Arabic and Persian languages. This summer, he will be immersed in all of these cultures as he pursues his Chinese studies in the ancient Silk Road city of Xi’an thanks to a Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Executive Recruitment Ad: Dean, Academic Development

We are currently seeking a Dean of Academic Development who will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service. You: Innovator. Pacesetter. Agent of change. If you’re a tech savvy, process improvement-focused Student Champion with a talent for developing partnerships with communities and individuals, we’re looking for you. Your mission: In this role, you’ll provide primary administrative leadership and supervision for academic and resource development at the college.

Top 10 Reasons to Choose UHD for your Business Degree

Our College of Business is among the less than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier professional accrediting body for business school programs. AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates that are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than those from non-accredited schools.