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New Algorithm Can More Quickly Predict LED Materials
Researchers from the University of Houston have devised a new machine learning algorithm that is efficient enough to run on a personal computer and predict the properties of more than 100,000 compounds in search of those most likely to be efficient phosphors for LED lighting.
UH System Raises Nearly $145 Million in Fiscal Year 2018
The University of Houston System raised nearly $145 million in private support in fiscal year 2018, the second largest total in UHS history, trailing only the previous year when the public phase of the historic $1 billion “Here, We Go” Campaign was launched. The University of Houston, the flagship of the UH System, raised nearly $136 million for key initiatives including student success, research, a new medical school and many more.
$3.5 Million from The John M. O’Quinn Foundation Funds UH Medical School Tuition
The University of Houston College of Medicine has received a $3.5 million grant from The John M. O’Quinn Foundation to provide full four-year scholarships to one-third of the college’s second-year class, expected to consist of 30 medical students. The grant will also fund startup costs, faculty hires, labs and a household-centered health care program for underserved communities.
UH Multimedia Students Seasoning Their Skills with New Cooking Show
It’s the recipe for a great partnership. University of Houston students in the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication are teaming up with the nonprofit Recipe for Success Foundation to serve up a series of web videos about healthy eating.
Wheelchair Tennis Aces to Compete at Houston Cougar Open
The UH Cougar Open, the largest wheelchair tennis tournament in Texas, takes place this weekend at Memorial Park. Event organizers say the event, which draws players from around the nation, is not only about providing competitive sporting opportunities to people with disabilities, but it is also shines a light on community.
Undergraduate Research Day to Showcase History of Memorial Park and More
Undergraduate research, which has proven to bind undergrads to their majors, will be celebrated at Undergraduate Research Day Oct. 18 when students present a variety of research including the history of Houston’s Memorial Park.
What Causes Nuclear Waste Glass to Dissolve?
Immobilizing nuclear waste in glass logs is used to safeguard waste from sites associated with defense activities, but researchers know the glass can begin to dissolve after a period of time. Researchers from the University of Houston are working to find out what causes the glass to begin to deteriorate relatively quickly, potentially releasing radioactive waste.
UH College of Architecture & Design Recognized for Leadership and Ranking
The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design has joined the ranks of the top 35 "Most Admired Architecture Schools" in America according to Design Intelligence. This news comes as the college's dean, Patricia Belton Oliver, was named "2018 Educator of the Year" by the American Institute of Architects Houston Chapter.
UH Physicists Play Role in International Neutrino Experiment Milestone
Scientists from around the world are testing a prototype designed to record the movement of neutrinos, the subatomic particles that physicists think could hold the answer to one of the biggest mysteries about life on earth. A graduate student from the University of Houston Department of Physics has been in on the action.
UH Engineering Building Named for Durga D. and Sushila Agrawal
An engineering building at the University of Houston will be renamed the Durga D. and Sushila Agrawal Engineering Research Building in recognition of a gift that will provide ongoing support for faculty, students, research and building operations.
‘Smart’ Robotic System Could Offer Home-Based Rehabilitation
Researchers in Houston and elsewhere have shown that robotic systems controlled by the user’s own brain activity can help patients recovering from stroke and other disabling injuries. Now an engineer from the University of Houston is leading a team of researchers, health care providers and industry to fast-track the commercialization of a groundbreaking robotic rehabilitation system that can be used at home.
Artificial Intelligence Helps Reveal How People Process Abstract Thought
As artificial intelligence becomes more sophisticated, much of the public attention has focused on how successfully these technologies can compete against humans at chess and other strategy games. A philosopher from the University of Houston has taken a different approach, deconstructing the complex neural networks used in machine learning to shed light on how humans process abstract learning.
Finding Therapeutic Targets to Prevent Atherosclerosis
After discovering a protein partnership that protects blood vessels, University of Houston biologist Michihisa Umetani, backed by the National Institutes of Health, is working to prevent atherosclerosis, or fat buildup inside the arteries.
Training the Next Generation of Environmental Experts
Students have been measuring ozone levels around campus, getting a real-life lesson in collecting and analyzing data for a class in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
Sight For Success: UH Initiative Tackles Vision Challenges for Elementary Students
Too many elementary school children who fail the mandatory vision screenings at their schools struggle to get the vision care they need, which can significantly affect their ability to learn and succeed academically. Research shows 80 percent of learning in a child’s first 12 years comes through the eyes. The University of Houston teamed up with nurses in the Houston Independent School District to enhance vision screening, assist with coordinating vision care and reduce barriers to care through a collaborative approach.
Hobby School Survey Shows Lingering Impact of Harvey
The latest results from an ongoing survey of Houston-area residents finds a mixed picture of recovery after Hurricane Harvey – most people whose homes were so badly damaged they had to leave are back home or in a new house or apartment, but slightly more than 8 percent remain in temporary housing.
University of Houston and Humana Announce Long-term Strategic Partnership
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, and the University of Houston announced today a long-term strategic partnership to train the health care leaders of tomorrow with a focus on advancing population health, improving health outcomes and expanding the use of value-based payment models.
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.
Oct 23 6:30pm
'Coming Out Monologues'
Join us as we partner with GLOBAL for the 4th annual production of the "Coming Out Monologues." The "Coming Out Monologues" are performed each fall and gives LGBTQ students the opportunity to share their own stories and experiences.
Oct 24 10am
How much did you spend on textbooks this semester? What was your most expensive textbook? Are you #textbookbroke? Stop by to share your answers to these questions and learn about UH's textbook affordability initiatives: the SGA Textbook Exchange and the Alternative Textbook Incentive Program.
Oct 24 12pm
Shop from locally sourced produce and other food items.
Oct 25 5:30pm
Georgetown Scholar to Deliver 2018 John P. McGovern Annual Award Lectureship in Family, Health and Human Values
The UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce that noted scholar, author, and law professor Sheryll D. Cashin will deliver the 2018 John P. McGovern Annual Award Lectureship in Family, Health and Human Values. An expert on race, class, and activism, Professor Cashin will present the idea of 21st Century abolitionism in an address titled "The Descendants: From Slavery to Jim Crow to Dark Ghettos, A Call for 21st Century Abolition."
Oct 26 9am
Family Weekend 2018
Some exciting events that will occur during the 2018 Family Weekend include an alumni reception, BBQ, Friday night entertainment, tailgating, a football game, and a family photo on the field.
Oct 30 6pm
Mitchell Artist Lecture: Suzan-Lori Parks
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts welcomes renowned playwright Suzan-Lori Parks to UH for the 2018 Mitchell Artist Lecture.
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