UH Wins National Award for ‘Distinguished’ Teacher Education Program
The University of Houston College of Education won national honors in recognition of its first-rate teacher-preparation program. The Association of Teacher Educators honored the college with its Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award, which recognizes “outstanding” programs that exemplify collaboration, innovation and high quality.
Researcher Focuses on Environmentally Friendly Plastics
From plastic bags to paints, sporting goods and auto parts, a type of plastic known as polyolefins is ubiquitous in modern life. A chemist at the University of Houston has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to develop new methods of producing polyolefins in an economical and sustainable way.
Deconstructing Lupus – Could Some of its Makeup Be Part of its Cure?
University of Houston biomedical engineer Chandra Mohan is examining the protein ALCAM to find a cure for lupus and its complications. ALCAM appears in patients that have kidney disease and lupus. Mohan says it’s like finding a suspect at the scene of different crimes.
First of its Kind: Peering into the Heart Without Touching
A University of Houston biomedical engineer has devised a new way to see post-heart attack scar tissue without an invasive procedure. Kirill Larin uses a high-resolution machine typically used in Ophthalmology.
UH College of Nursing Ranked #1 in Texas
The University of Houston College of Nursing has bested every other nursing program in the state of Texas, grabbing the number one ranking based on registered nurse licensure passage rates.
The Impact of Hurricane Harvey on Pregnant Moms
Women pregnant during Hurricane Harvey, or who became pregnant within six months afterwards, face a special set of stressors that could impact neonatal development and pregnancy outcomes. UH psychology assistant professor Johanna Bick is launching a study to see if a simple online writing exercise can alleviate some of that anxiety.
Hobby School Survey Details Houston’s Harvey Experience
Almost one-third of Houston-area residents reported serious flood damage to their homes caused by Hurricane Harvey, according to the initial results from an ongoing survey conducted by the Hobby School of Public Affairs.
Building Dreams: UH Architecture Student Wins Design Competition
University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture & Design graduate student Tanmay Thakker recently won The Sharpstown Prize for Architecture, a competition sponsored by Seeds of Sharpstown, to design and construct a single-family home on a vacant lot in the Sharpstown Community of Southwest Houston.
UH to Host National Meeting on Hispanics in STEM
Administrators, faculty and students from Hispanic-serving institutions around the nation will meet Feb. 14-16 at the University of Houston to make recommendations on how best to attract Hispanic students and help them succeed in STEM disciplines.
UH Researchers Help Archaeologists Find the Remains of a Maya Megalopolis
Researchers at the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping say the discovery of tens of thousands Maya structures, sophisticated agricultural systems and other human-made features wasn’t the result of luck or technological voodoo. It was instead the latest research-based reporting using airborne light detection and ranging technology, or LiDAR.
UH Engineer Wins Welch Foundation’s 2018 Hackerman Award
A researcher from the University of Houston known for his groundbreaking work in crystal engineering has received the 2018 Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research.
UH Engineer Locates Brain’s Seizure Onset Zone in Record Time
Biomedical engineer Nuri Ince can locate the brain's zone that creates seizures in record time, potentially reducing complications, time and money. He can find it in one hour - instead of the typical 10 days!
New Makerspace Now Open at UH Libraries
The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and UH Libraries have partnered to offer the UH community a dedicated space, located on the first floor of the MD Anderson Library within the Learning Commons, for building objects and electrical devices.
UH Researcher Chosen for '35 Innovators Under 35'
A researcher at the University of Houston known for his work in developing stretchable semiconductors and electronics has been named to MIT Technology Review’s “35 Innovators Under 35” list of researchers with Chinese citizenship.
$1 Million Gift Will Support Center for Student Success at UH Hilton College
A generous gift from alumnus and retired CEO, president and chairman of the board of the Dallas-based Brinker International Doug Brooks and his wife, Holly, will play a crucial role in better preparing students from the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management for leadership careers in the hospitality industry.
$2.3 Million SBA Grant Will Boost Area Small Businesses
A $2.3 million award from the Small Business Administration will allow the Small Business Development Center, part of the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business, to help launch nearly 300 new small businesses over the next 12 months.
UH Libraries Digital Research Commons Now Open
The Digital Research Commons is now open, and it will host workshops and a reading group this semester.
UH Among the Top in Nation for Affordability & Career Preparation
As University of Houston students return to campus for the spring semester, they can rest assured they’re making a good investment in their futures. The University of Houston has been included in the 2018 edition of “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck,” released by The Princeton Review®.
Feb 22 2pm
Russian-American Speaker Series presents: Alexander Pisarev
The Consul General of the Russian Federation, Alexander Pisarev, will be speaking and taking your questions at the Honors College. Come and learn about the critical relationship between Russia and the U.S., a relationship that grows in significance with every passing day.
Feb 23 10am
Makerspace Grand Opening
Join us for the grand opening of the UH Libraries' new Makerspace! Come and learn about the new space, explore what microcontrollers the library has to offer, and see some exciting sample projects. Refreshments will be served.
Feb 23 3pm
Gloria Justen Masterclass
Renowned violinist Gloria Justen offers a masterclass before her Fredell Lack Legacy Violin Series recital.
Feb 25 2:30pm
Fredell Lack Legacy Violin Series: Gloria Justen
Renowned violinist Gloria Justen will perform original compositions with students from the Moores School of Music.
Feb 26 6pm
Jesus Vassallo's 'Towards a Contemporary Realism'
Jesus Vassallo will present "Towards a Contemporary Realism" for the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design 2018 Spring Lecture Series.
Feb 27 12pm
UH Day of Remembrance
This day is set aside to honor the students, faculty, staff, and members of the University of Houston community who have passed away in 2017.
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