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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1995 - The Classrooms. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 29, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5767/show/5650.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1995 - The Classrooms. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5767/show/5650

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Transcript UH professor presidential appointment UH president from the university UH Hispanic and classical languages Professor Nicolas Kanellos has been appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the National Council on the Humanities. Kanellos, founding director of Arte Publico Press, will serve a six- year term on the council, which establishes a national policy for the humanities, and advises the National Endowment for the Humanities. The list of nominees includes nine other professors and administrators from universities including the University of Michigan, the University of California at San Diego, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Chicago, Columbia University and Harvard University. The NEH provides grants and fellowships to individuals and institutions for projects in the humanities. In 1993, it awarded more than $160 million in grant money. Although Kanellos was nominated for the position in December, he had to wait for the U.S. Senate to approve the nomination. He said he received word of his approval in early July. Part of the approval process involved a screening by the FBI. The intelligence agency conducted an in- depth investigation into Kanellos's past. Kanellos said his nomination stemmed from his work in the humanities. He has written books and articles in the field and served on the state humanities committee for six years. He will offer a state-supported university and Southwest regional perspective to the 27-member council, he said. Kanellos will also keep in mind the perspectives of the middle and lower class when advising the NEH. He said, "I'm very interested in seeing that all different cultures of the United States are represented." The appointment of a UH faculty member to a national council will bring a measure of prestige to the university, he said. His appointment will allow the Latin American sector of the humanities to heave a presence in the United States. He said this has been something he has worked towards throughout much of his life. After receiving his Ph.D. in Hispanic literature from the University of Texas in 1974, Kanellos became a professor at Indiana University-Northwest. His publishing company, Arte Publico Press, was created in 1980 after Kanellos was recruited by UH. The press was conceived to "provide a vehicle for Hispanic authors of the United States to publish their works, and to get them exposed to the mainstream," Kanellos said. Before his company began publishing Latin American works, much of the obscure literature was not available in the United States, he said. In 1992, Kanellos launched the "Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project." The project is an attempt to recover and publish lost Latin American writings. Experience in cultural heritage projects is what Kanellos said he can bring to the council. He said he hopes to give a feeling for possible new definitions of American culture. New definitions that would begin with Native American culture in the U.S., and would "include lives and cultures that have not been documented in the past," he said. -Megan McVeigh The Daily Cougar Houstonian 1 995 206 It seems that this summer at UH when it starts raining resignations, it pours. Within a week of one another the top three officials at UH-main campus have resigned. President James Pickering, UH Provost Henry Trueba and the UH senoir vice president of administrative finance, Dennis Boyd, have all tendered their resignations effective the same day-Aug. 31. Pickering announced his resignation in a letter to Alexander Schilt, the UH System chancellor, May 17. "If the University of Houston is to continue its quest for excellence, there must be significant functional changes in the campus/system relationship," he said. Pickering said he had planned to step down from the UH presidency on Dec. 31,1995. However, since a solution to the campus/system conflict seems to be much farther off than the end of the year, Pickering said he has decided to resign at the end of the summer term. He came to UH 14 years ago from Michigan State University. He has served as a professor of English, dean of the College of Humanities, Fine Arts and Communications, and provost, before becoming the president of the university in 1992. Following the president out the door are the second and third highest ranking officials at UH. Trueba, senior vice president for Academic Affairs as well as provost, resigned after serving at UH for less than a year. Trueba said he is resigning to allow a new UH president to select his or her own chief academic officer. In his letter of resignation-addressed to Pickering-Trueba said, "During the short period that I have served under your leadership, I have come to appreciate your efforts and the difficulties involved in leading this wonderful institution closer to its mission." Pickering said, "Henry (Trueba) and I acted with the same goals in mind, which include moving the university ahead and providing a quality education and academic environment for our students. He brought to his position at UH the strong academic focus that all great universities must have." Boyd, administrative finance officer since January 1992, came to UH from federal and state financial administrative organizations, rather than from an academic background. His appointment was due to expire in 1996. In his letter to Pickering and the board of regents, Boyd said, "Given the current state of affairs, this is an appropriate point for further transitioning to a new administration. With your (Pickering's) resignation and a new president due on board by Sept 1,1 believe it would be an appropriate time for me to leave." Schilt was president of UH-Downtown from 1980-87 and president of Eastern Washington University until his chancellorship appointment in 1989. -Andy A ford The Daily Cougar Classroom 207