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How Gene Hunting Changed the Culture of Science
A University of Houston researcher reports in Science Advances that 15 years after the end of the Human Genome Project, which mapped the human genetic blueprint, the project is still making news because it forever changed the way scientists work. Not sequestered, the scientists worked in teams and findings suggest literature published by teams fared better than those published by single authors.
Public Art of the University of Houston System Announces New Leadership
For the first time in its nearly 50-year history, Public Art of the University of Houston System is expanding its staff to ensure sustained leadership and curatorial vision for the collection. As part of a recently developed strategic plan, María C. Gaztambide has been named director and chief curator.
Mission: Possible — Mapping Dangerous Terrain
Ensuring military forces have up-to-date information about a potentially hostile region offers obvious advantages, but current methods for doing that – especially along shorelines, where underwater mines and other hazards can pose serious risks – all have drawbacks. UH engineers are addressing the challenge as part of a $1 million project led by Craig Glennie, an investigator with the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping.
UH Students, Faculty Earn AAUW Awards for Tackling Educational Barriers
Three University of Houston women have been awarded for their trailblazing work by a prestigious women’s advocacy group. The American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
University of Houston One of the Best Colleges in the U.S.
The Princeton Review, which ranks universities, reports that University of Houston is one of the top schools in the nation. Its rankings are published in the new edition of its annual "Best Colleges" book—The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition, their flagship college guide.
University of Houston to Host the Colour of Music Festival
University of Houston welcomes the Colour of Music Festival September 12 - 16. The “Petit” version will feature black classical musicians from around the world performing organ, piano, vocal, chamber and orchestral works. Through live concerts and panel discussions, internationally recognized musicians and scholars will showcase the impact of black classical artists on American and world culture.
Hobby School Survey Finds Strong Support for Harvey Bond Election
A solid majority of Harris County residents support the upcoming $2.5 billion bond election, intended to pay for projects to lessen the risk of future flooding, according to a survey released Monday by the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston.
Women and Lupus – Tackling the Debilitating Connection
The chronic inflammatory disease, lupus, is about nine times more common in women than men, and now one of the leading lupus researchers in the world, UH biomedical engineering professor Chandra Mohan, has been awarded $2 million to find out why.
UH Researchers Report New Understanding of Deep Earthquakes
Researchers have known for decades that deep earthquakes - those deeper about 37 miles below the Earth's surface - radiate seismic energy differently than those that originate closer to the surface. UH researchers now know why.
United Health Foundation, UH Expand Obesity and Diabetes Program
In Houston, 72 percent of African Americans and 78 percent of Latinos are overweight or obese, and a University program preventing and treating obesity, type 2 diabetes and other ailments, is connecting in the right places. So successful, Project TOUCH (Treating Obesity in Underserved Communities) will move into Houston’s East End in the fall.
Department of Education Awards $2.2 M Support for Low-Income Student Parents
With a $2.2 million grant from the Department of Education, quality child care is more accessible and affordable for UH college students with children enrolled at on-campus learning centers.
Anonymous Gift Pays Tuition for Entire First Class at UH College of Medicine
The University of Houston College of Medicine has received an anonymous $3 million gift, which will fund the full tuition for the college’s inaugural class of 30 medical students.
UH Law Center Launches Hurricane Harvey Consumer Assistance Program
The University of Houston Law Center has received a community assistance grant to implement a two-pronged program designed to assist area residents still dealing with consumer issues related to Hurricane Harvey and to provide practical information to help people plan better for the next disaster.
Plant-Based Products Are Not Lowering Blood Pressure
Clinical studies find that plant products or traditional antioxidants like vitamins have failed to lower blood pressure. University of Houston researchers suggest using a naturally-occurring protein that will.
Stephanie Rice ('12) of 'The Voice' to Speak, Perform at UH
Stephanie Rice, a UH graduate who earned fame on NBC’s “The Voice," is the featured speaker at First Lecture, the College of Education's annual back-to-school event. Rice is known for her powerful performances, personal story of resilience and LGBTQ advocacy.
Can Nanoparticles Be Used to Lower Antibiotic Resistance?
Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most serious threats to public health, forcing the use of medications that are more toxic, more expensive and not always effective. Engineers at the University of Houston are studying whether the use of tiny amounts of antibiotics embedded in corn-based nanoparticles could help both animals and people avoid the problem.
Aug 17 11am
First Lecture with Stephanie Rice
Stephanie Rice, a UH graduate who earned fame on "The Voice," is the featured speaker and performer at this year's First Lecture. Rice is known for her powerful performances, personal story of resilience and LGBTQ advocacy.
Aug 18 4pm
Party in the Park
Come party with your student organizations in Lynn Eusan Park! Enjoy free beef burgers, veggie burgers, and hot dogs while listening to live music and participating in a number of activities provided by student organizations!
Aug 20 8am
Cougar First Impressions
Cougar First Impressions offers students a chance to receive campus maps, directions to class, bottled water, and free swag during the first two days of the Fall semester.
Aug 23 4pm
The Cat's Back Event
For 16 years, the Cat's Back has been welcoming students, both new and returning, to campus. At this event you will be connected with student organizations, eat free food, participate in fun activities, have chances to win some awesome prizes, and a FREE t-shirt.
Aug 23 8pm
WOW Glow Party
Need a break after your first week of classes? Party the night away in glowing face paint and your glowstick of choice, while Live DJ's play all your favorite songs!
Aug 25 8am
Weeks of Welcome: Day of Service
Join all members of the UH community incoming students, returning students, faculty, and staff- for a day of service with our campus and community partners working to address social issues facing Houston.
The University of Houston is a powerhouse of innovation. UH has grown to service the city of Houston and beyond through our extensive educational offerings, partnerships with local businesses and contributions to the community. Explore more below about how we are cultivating the future through Energy, Health, Arts, and Athletics to create success for our students and alumni.