UH Creates College of Medicine to Address Shortage of Primary Care Physicians
The UH System Board of Regents has approved establishment of a College of Medicine at the University of Houston focused on preparing primary care doctors to practice in underserved urban and rural communities in Houston and across Texas and ultimately improve health outcomes.
Coca-Cola Foundation Supports First-Generation Students at UH
The University of Houston has been awarded a $200,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation to fund the Coca-Cola First-Generation Scholarship Program. The program awards individual scholarships of $1,125 per semester to 40 full-time undergraduate students who are the first in their families to attend college.
UH Bauer College Entrepreneurship Program Ranks No. 2 in U.S.
The entrepreneurship program at the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business has once again been named one of the best in the nation. Bauer College’s Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship (WCE) is ranked No. 2 in the United States on a list of Top 25 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies compiled by The Princeton Review and published in Entrepreneur magazine.
Arian Foster, John Carlos Headline Discussion on NFL Kneeling Controversy
To examine how social activism intersects with sports, race and media in today’s society, the University of Houston is hosting a panel discussion featuring athletes who have incorporated activism into their personal brand and profession — including former Houston Texans running back Arian foster and 1968 Olympian John Carlos, along with influential academics.
UH Program Tackles Shortage of Behavioral Health Workers
An innovative training program at the University of Houston will address the significant shortage of behavioral health workers in Harris County by training clinicians in both social work and psychology to meet the needs of culturally diverse, medically underserved populations.
Academic Excellence & Tier One Scholarship Deadlines Extended
The University of Houston is extending its deadline for priority scholarship applications from Wednesday, Nov. 15 to Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at 5 p.m. The extension takes into consideration the impact of Hurricane Harvey and other recent natural disasters.
Looking Diabetes in the Eye During Diabetes Awareness Month
When an eye doctor peers into the back of your eye, a diabetes diagnosis could be staring back. An eye examination can be the first step in detecting diabetic retinopathy, a condition where high blood sugar damages blood vessels in the light-sensitive part of the eye, the retina. There’s much to learn during Diabetes Awareness Month. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)
Could a Saliva Test be Next for Lupus?
Chandra Mohan, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical engineering, is proposing a simple lupus test that just uses saliva.
Hobby School Launches Long-term Survey to Measure Harvey’s Impact
With recovery from Hurricane Harvey just beginning, the Hobby School of Public Affairs is launching a long-term survey to follow Houston-area residents to learn what recovery looks like for individuals and neighborhoods and to gauge public support for flood mitigation and related proposals.
Do Animals Think Rationally?
Previous research has shown that animals can remember specific events, use tools and solve problems. But exactly what that means remains a matter of scientific dispute. Cameron Buckner, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Houston, says the research suggests a wide range of animal species exhibit so-called “executive control” when it comes to making decisions, consciously considering their goals and ways to satisfy those goals before acting.
After Harvey: Scientists Study Changes in Galveston Bay
The epic flooding from Hurricane Harvey has gotten most of the attention, but scientists say the impact of so much freshwater rushing into Galveston Bay – an estimated 34 trillion gallons fell along the Texas-Louisiana coast – may have a dramatic impact of its own. Researchers from the University of Houston will survey the sea bottom and collect sediment samples, comparing their findings with the results of similar tests conducted just weeks before Harvey came ashore.
Pop-Up Restaurants Offering UH Campus Food on the Fly
Expect to see — and smell — a tasty array of new dining options popping up for lunch in the Hilton University of Houston’s courtyard during the fall semester. Students from the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management are running a series of pop-up, or temporary, restaurants called Pop-Up Barron’s.
Nov 20 7:30pm
"Metamorphosis" by the Moores School of Music's AURA Contemporary Ensemble contemplates the concept of change through the music of Australian and American composers.
Nov 29 12pm
UH Dining Services is hosting the UH Farmers Market. Besides local farmers, the market will feature vendors selling a wide array of locally produced items, ranging from lavender products to olive oil to kombucha to dried fruits and nuts.
Nov 29 7:30pm
A riveting performance featuring Moores School of Music cello faculty member Vagram Saradjian.
Dec 1 12pm
University of Houston System Public Art Tours 2017-2018
Public Art at the University of Houston System will be hosting tours of the UH System Public Art Collection the first Friday of each month throughout the 2017-2018 academic year.
Dec 1 12pm
UH Dance students choreograph, costume, produce and design an entire evening, showcasing their performance and production skills in a professional setting.
Dec 3 2:30pm
Choral Holiday Concert: 'Joy!'
Kick off the holiday season with a free afternoon concert that will lift and inspire.
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