New Natural Gas Catalyst Would Boost Clean Transportation
The shale gas boom has renewed the idea of using inexpensive, domestically produced natural gas as a transportation fuel. The U.S. Department of Energy has chosen a team led by a chemical engineer from the University of Houston for a $2 million project to develop a catalyst that can capture harmful methane emissions from natural gas engines.
Texas First Lady to Speak at University of Houston
Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott will be the keynote speaker for 150 entrepreneurs graduating from the University of Houston’s Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship (SURE™) Program.
University of Houston Psychologist Addresses the Impact of Grief
One day after burying his wife of 73 years, President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized. Rheeda Walker, associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Houston and director of the Culture, Risk, and Resilience Lab, says bereaved persons can experience unimaginable pain.
University of Houston Students Treated to Celebrity Chef Cuisine
Nationally celebrated chef and restaurateur Jet Tila will visit the University of Houston to serve up some tasty Asian cuisine to the campus community in the latest celebrity chef event presented by UH Dining.
Researchers Design 'Soft' Robots that Can Move on Their Own
If Star Wars’ R2-D2 is your idea of a robot, think again. Researchers led by a University of Houston engineer have reported a new class of soft robot, composed of ultrathin sensing, actuating electronics and temperature-sensitive artificial muscle that can adapt to the environment and crawl, similar to the movement of an inchworm or caterpillar.
Houston GPS Alliance Adds College of the Mainland
College of the Mainland is the latest institution to join the Houston Guided Pathways to Success (GPS) alliance, a regional collaboration that provides a timely, structured and seamless pathway for students transferring from Gulf Coast-Houston area community colleges to Houston area universities.
UH Researcher to Produce Next Generation of Hispanic Obesity Educators
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture is serious about the next generation of Hispanic obesity educators. It has awarded UH health education professor Norma Olvera $297,385 to train them.
NSF Funds Hobby School's Post-Harvey Houston Survey
The Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston has received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support an ongoing survey of Houston-area residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Researcher Takes New Approach to Antibiotic Tolerance
University of Houston researcher Mehmet Orman is investigating bacterial cells that won’t die when an antibiotic hits them.
Researchers Seek to Improve Quality Control for Nanomanufacturing
Researchers from the University of Houston are developing a new quality control tool for continuous nanomanufacturing, a key step in moving nanodevices from the lab to the real world.
Boys, Fathers and Mentors Work Together for STEM Engagement
African-American and Latino students are less likely than their white and Asian counterparts to complete a four-year STEM degree, at a time when demand for workers with those skills is growing. Researchers from UH will use a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to expand a project intended to spur interest in the field among younger students.
Living 'Undocumented' Has Consequences For Entire Family
Parenting is stressful enough in a traditional family context but parents living in the United States without documentation status experience additional challenges. A study led by a researcher from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work found that these parents feel trapped, burdened by the constant threat of separation from their children and discouraged by how their undocumented status affects child wellbeing and family processes.
Nanomaterials Hold Promise for Producing Hydrogen from Water
A UH researcher is using hollow gold-silver nanoshells to boost the efficiency of photocatalysts, generating hydrogen fuel from water, powered only by sunlight.
Apr 26 12pm
Celebrity Chef - Jet Tila
Join the university in welcoming nationally celebrated chef Jet Tila. Celebrity Chef Jet Tila specializies in all styles of Asian cuisine. He will demonstrate some of his cooking techniques while on campus.
Apr 27 7:30pm
UH Ensemble Dance Works
This annual audience favorite features original dance theatre by faculty and guest artists performed by our pre-professional dance company, the UH Dance Ensemble.
Apr 27 7:30pm
AURA: With Words
"With Words" is a collaborative project by the Moores School of Music's AURA Contemporary Ensemble and writers from the UH Creative Writing Department.
Apr 30 7pm
Paws and Relax
Local organization Faithful Paws will bring certified therapy dogs to the MD Anderson Library for four days of stress relief. Drop in for petting, snuggling and treat-feeding with these gentle and friendly canines.
Apr 30 8pm
Join us for the first annual Finals Fiesta (formerly Finals Mania) in celebration of finals week at UH. Take a break from studying and enjoy homemade tacos and aguas frescas. Sweets will include our Cougar Red Velvet Pancakes.
May 4 6pm
Sculpture Senior Exhibition 2018
Four sculpture seniors tackle through the works in this show are varied as the materials and techniques used to produce them in "How Should I Put This?" on view at the South Annex Building for one evening only.
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