New Low-Cost Thermoelectric Material Works at Room Temperature
The widespread adoption of thermoelectric devices that can directly convert electricity into thermal energy for cooling and heating has been hindered, in part, by the lack of materials that are both inexpensive and highly efficient at room temperature. Now researchers have reported the discovery of a new material that works efficiently while requiring almost no costly tellurium, a major component of the current state-of-the-art material.
UH System Launches $2 Million Technology Bridging Fund
The University of Houston System has launched a $2 million research fund to help faculty inventors bridge the gap between research and commercialization.
Winning Performer: David Huynh Talks Acting and Asians in Entertainment
David Huynh’s parents wanted him to be a cardiologist, but his heart longed for the stage. This summer, the 2014 Master of Fine Arts graduate of the University of Houston’s Professional Actor Training Program will make his third appearance in the Houston Shakespeare Festival.
UH Hosts First International Women’s Wheelchair Rugby Tournament
High-octane, full-contact wheelchair rugby action is coming to the University of Houston Campus Recreation and Wellness Center this week. The Women’s World Wheelchair Rugby Invitational Clinic, presented by the Halliburton Charitable Foundation, is the first international wheelchair rugby event exclusively for women ever to be held in the United States.
CLASS Dean’s Mayoral Internship Program Gives Students Hands-On Experience in Houston City Government
This summer, five students in the UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) will get the chance to work alongside some of the city’s decision-makers. Made possible through a new partnership between CLASS Dean Antonio D. Tillis and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, a graduate of CLASS, the Dean’s Mayoral Internship Program will provide students with valuable service-learning experience in city government.
Targeting New Treatments for Concussions by Transforming Brain Pathology
Badri Roysam, chair of the University of Houston Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is leading a $3.19 million project to create new technology that could provide an unprecedented look at the injured brain and lead to new therapies for concussions.
From Accountant to Actor: UH Alumnus Makes Debut at Houston Shakespeare Festival
Dean Coutris spent 12 years as a certified public accountant until he realized he wanted to be an actor. Now the recent masters graduate from the UH Professional Actor Training Program will play Julius Caesar, marking his debut at the Houston Shakespeare Festival Aug. 2-11.
Research Yields New Clues to the Origin of Tamu Massif
The discovery of Tamu Massif made big news in 2013 when researchers reported it was the largest single volcano documented on earth, roughly the size of New Mexico. New findings reported this week conclude that it is a different breed of volcanic mountain than earlier thought, throwing into doubt the prior claim.
UH Receives $1.39 Million Grant to Develop Faster, More Reliable Writing Assessment
Milena Keller-Margulis, associate professor in the UH College of Education’s school psychology program, has received a $1.39 million grant from the federal Institute of Education Sciences to develop a quicker and more reliable way to assess younger students’ writing abilities.
UH Researcher Reports the Way Sickle Cells Form May be Key to Stopping Them
University of Houston chemist Vassiliy Lubchenko is reporting a new finding in Nature Communications on how sickle cells are formed, which may lead not only to stopping their formation, but to new avenues for making uniformly-sized nanoparticles for industry.
UH Alumnus Kenny Broberg Takes Bronze Medal in International Piano Competition
University of Houston alumnus and rising classical music star Kenny Broberg has accomplished what only a handful of American pianists have done before – win a medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition.
University of Houston, HCA Houston Healthcare Take Major Step to Address Physician Shortage
The University of Houston and HCA Houston Healthcare have taken an important step toward addressing the local and statewide shortage of primary care physicians by partnering to bring 138 resident positions to Houston by 2020 with plans for 389 total resident positions by 2025. The inaugural group of 39 residents will be welcomed to the newly established HCA Houston Healthcare/University of Houston College of Medicine Consortium residency program during a Long White Coat Ceremony.
Researchers Report New Understanding of Thermoelectric Materials
Researchers have reported a major step forward in efficient thermoelectric materials with the discovery of a new explanation for asymmetrical thermoelectric performance.
UH Nurses Honored for Offering Extraordinary, Compassionate Care
Five University of Houston College of Nursing faculty have been recognized with the 2019 Good Samaritan Foundation Excellence in Nursing Award for offering extraordinary and compassionate care.
Pushing the Bounds of Memory
A University of Houston physicist is out to stretch the limits of the human mind by examining the cell signaling in the brain at the precise moment when certain memories are seared into our minds.
UH Honors College Hosts Top High Schoolers for Phi Beta Kappa Academy
School may be out for summer, but a very special class is back in session for some of the Houston area’s most promising high school students. The University of Houston Honors College, in collaboration with the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Houston, will host the annual Phi Beta Kappa Honors Academy on Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Honors College Commons to help prepare high-achieving high school students for success in college and life.
UH Receives Entrepreneurial University Award
The University of Houston has received the 2019 Entrepreneurial University Award from the Deshpande Foundation. The award recognizes work by the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the C.T. Bauer College of Business.
Jul 24 10:00 am
UH Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Mission
To honor this historic event, the University of Houston will celebrate the lunar landing and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon.
Jul 25 11:30 am
Machine learning and geophysical inversion: A numerical study
In this talk, a numerical example is used to illustrate the difference between geophysical inversion and machine learning inversion.
Aug 02 8:15 pm
Houston Shakespeare Festival: Julius Caesar
Civic duty wrestles with political ambition in Houston Shakespeare Festival’s fast and furious production of Julius Caesar.
Aug 03 8:15 pm
Houston Shakespeare Festival: As You Like It
Adventure! Romance! Mistaken identity! An escape to the Forest of Arden takes lovers and madcaps on a hilarious journey in Houston Shakespeare Festival’s production of As You Like It.
Aug 06 10:00 am
Big Data Analytics & Machine Learning
HPE Data Science Institute will host a two day, hands-on XSEDE workshop to introduce scalable data analytics and machine learning using Hadoop, Spark and TensorFlow. There are NO prerequisites, although some familiarity with Python is helpful.
Aug 15 8:00 am
Cougar Move-In Weekend
It’s move-in time! Visit AccessUH and click on myHousing to check your room assignment and specific move-in date and time. Move-in will take place on August 15, 16 and 17. Cougar Village I, Cougar Village II, Moody Towers, Cougar Place, and University Lofts residents should report to the TDECU Stadium Club Room to check in. Bayou Oaks residents should report directly to Bayou Oaks, NOT the TDECU Stadium Club Room.
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