Sometimes life takes on an unexpected journey. Tatcho Mindiola, Jr., director of the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) and associate professor of sociology at the University of Houston, started out studying to be a businessman. Fortunately for the many students whose lives he has impacted, his own life took a different turn.
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The Spirit of Giving: Jane Blaffer Owen and the University of Houston
Aimee L’Heureux details the Jane Blaffer Owen’s philanthropy to the University of Houston, as well as her contributions to New Harmony, Indiana.
Letter from the Editor: Oil and the Soul of Houston
Last fall the Jung Center sponsored a series of lectures called “Energy and the Soul of Houston.” My friend Beth Robertson persuaded me that I had something to say about energy, if not Houston’s soul. We agreed to share the stage.
Houston History Archives emerged as a relatively new enterprise in realms of archiving when Joe Pratt relocated The Houston Review: History and Culture of the Gulf Coast journal to the University of Houston (UH) from the Houston Public Library.
Recalling Houston’s Early Days and its Oilmen: A Conversation with Jane Blaffer Owen
Jane Blaffer Owen, an arts patron, social activist, and preservationist, was the daughter of Robert Lee Blaffer, one of the founders of Humble Oil & Refining Company (now ExxonMobil), and the granddaughter of William T. Campbell, who established the The Texas Company, which became Texaco.
Houston History Archives: Saving Stories of Region, Place and People
By Teresa Tomkins-Walsh Click here to read the full pdf of this article
UH & TSU Perpetuating “Separate but Equal”
In 1927, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) created two colleges during a local economic boom: Houston Junior College, and a “separate but equal” branch, Houston Colored Junior College. Eventually, they were designated the University of Houston and Texas Southern University respectively. What became TSU only admitted black applicants until 1956, and UH only admitted […]
AABL & the Fight for Civil Rights at UH
The University of Houston (UH) is celebrated today as one of the most diverse research institutions in the nation. It also has one of the oldest African American Studies programs in the country. The transition UH has made from its foundation as an exclusively white university, to becoming a diverse school with ethnic studies programs, […]
UH: Contributions to the Katrina Effort
To read the full article about the University of Houston’s contributions to the Katrina relief effort by Aimee L’Heureux, download the pdf version.
Educational Programs and Scholarships – Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
To read the full text of this article by Aimee L’Heureux that appeared in the Fall 2009 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.