Features

Highlighting the Best of UH

  • UH Weeks of Welcome 2015

    UH Weeks of Welcome (#UHWOW15) Aug. 20 - Sept. 6

    The Weeks of Welcome features many events that highlight university resources, campus involvement opportunities, and school pride. This year’s events include the Cat’s Back Event (8/27), a Glow Paint Party (8/27), Campus Prowl (9/1), Cage Rage (9/3) and much more.

  • Staying Safe Near Light Rail

    Staying Safe Near Light Rail

    METRO's new light rail line runs through the Third Ward, including UH. Whether you are riding METRORail, or just walking or driving near the trains and tracks, it is important to stay alert and follow the safety rules of METRORail. Visit the CougarSAFE website to review safety tips.

  • Alum Representing UH in Dyson Design Competition

    Alum Representing UH in Dyson Design Competition

    Alumnus Matthew Burton's "Connect" is plugged into the Dyson Design Competition. Burton will compete with designers from around to globe and try and win money for his alma mater.

  • UH Students Offer Back-to-School Advice

    UH Students Offer Back-to-School Advice

    With so many new students experiencing life on the UH campus for the first time, some veteran students recently offered this advice on everything from the best place to catch a nap, to improving your study habits and getting involved in campus events.

  • Promising Target for New Drugs Found in Pancreatic Cancer Cells

    Promising Target for New Drugs Found in Pancreatic Cancer Cells

    UH researchers are on a mission to develop drugs to defeat pancreatic cancer. If successful, these drugs would allow physicians to prolong patient survival and, possibly, even eradicate this deadliest of cancers.

  • Coogs Get Consent Program Targets Sexual Misconduct on UH Campus

    Coogs Get Consent Program Targets Sexual Misconduct on UH Campus

    Before incoming freshman and transfer students at the University of Houston take their first classes, the University is sharing useful information and teaching an important lesson during its new student orientation program.

  • Digital Humanities and Data Storytelling at University of Houston Libraries

    Digital Humanities and Data Storytelling at UH Libraries

    Digital humanities and data storytelling projects are gaining momentum. Data storytelling involves the exploration and application of data in graphical or illustrative forms that make it meaningful for student and faculty research.

Headlines

From the UH News Room

  • UH Researcher Seeks Connection Between Art and Science

    As part of a growing scientific emphasis on understanding the brain, a University of Houston researcher is studying what happens as people create and contemplate art and beauty.

  • UH Biomedical, Petroleum Engineering Programs Earn Accreditation

    The University of Houston’s petroleum engineering and biomedical engineering programs – the two newest for the Cullen College of Engineering – have been accredited by the Accrediting Board for Engineering Technology, which focuses on college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

  • UH Jazz Orchestra Paying Tribute to Tower of Power

    The University of Houston’s Jazz Ensemble joins forces with special guests to honor a visionary group that fused jazz, rock, funk and soul. Houstonians will experience “A Tribute to Tower of Power” at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 30 in UH’s Moores Opera House.

  • UH Producing Top Earners in Texas According to PayScale College Salary Report

    If anyone knows about how companies are compensating employees, it’s the professionals at PayScale. The online resource – featuring 40 million salary profiles – recently released its 2015 – 2016 College Salary Report, and the University of Houston is among the Texas institutions producing top earners.

  • UH Interior Architecture Students Design Future Fifth Ward Community Center

    Many residents of the Fifth Ward have no doubt passed by the aging storage building that sits near Olivet Missionary Baptist Church. The vacant edifice has seen better days, but thanks to University of Houston architecture students, it will have a new purpose in the community.

Events

Happening on and around campus

Sep 5 12:30pm

Houston Food Bank

Join MVP as we volunteer at the Houston Food Bank either packaging meals for families, sorting donations, or indoor maintenance projects. Carpool will be provided and volunteers will earn service hour credits.

Sep 5 7pm

UH Football vs Tennessee Tech

Coogs play the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech in the season home opener.

Sep 8 7:30pm

Faculty Recital: Tali Morgulis

Autumn Song for Piano A Cappella: Tchaikovsky, Gubaidulina, Chopin

Sep 11 8am

UH Remembers September 11

This year will mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy that forever changed the lives of many Americans. To pay tribute to those who lost their lives and their surviving loved ones, the University of Houston Student Centers along with UH Veteran Services will host several free public events.

Sep 16 7pm

Mitchell Artist Lecture featuring Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran

The Center's 2015 speakers are the revered artistic and life partners, Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran, whose recent projects have been celebrated internationally in both the visual and performing arts spheres. The Morans will discuss their 20 year partnership, improvisation, composition, race, gender, parenthood, and pain.

Coach Tom Herman

University of Houston Spring 2015 Magazine

This issue highlights student community engagement initiatives, a program that fosters local entrepreneurs as they start new businesses, and interesting facts about the UH Coastal Center. Also learn more about our award-winning head football coach, new leadership, and esteemed professor emeritus Lawrence Curry.

2014 President's Report

2014 President's Report

The 2014 President's Report is an illustration of the new heights we are reaching and our future aspirations. The report highlights our esteemed faculty, student and alumni success, community engagement and international impact.