Highlighting the Best of UH

  • Advancing the Gender Mix in STEM

    Advancing the Gender Mix in STEM

    Dr. Ruth J. Simmons, President Emerita, Professor of Comparative Literature and Africana Studies, Brown University, will discuss how to attract and retain more women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines on Oct. 21.

  • Graduate Research and Scholarship Projects (GRaSP) Day

    Graduate Research and Scholarship Projects (GRaSP) Day

    The Graduate School and Provost Paula Myrick Short invite you to the first Graduate Research and Scholarship Projects (GRaSP) Day. This event will showcase graduate research-related activities across all disciplines on Oct. 31.

  • Nina Vance and the Alley Theatre: A Life’s Work

    Nina Vance and the Alley Theatre: A Life’s Work

    A new exhibit at the University of Houston Libraries illuminates the life of visionary Alley Theatre founder Nina Vance, and provides a contextual history of the theatre's rise to prominence.

  • Virtual Patients Come Alive in New Simulation Lab

    Virtual Patients Come Alive in New Simulation Lab

    This fall, UH optometry students began hands-on training in a first-of-its-kind simulation lab that offers them 24/7 access to virtual patients. The lab is the only one at an optometric program in the country and the largest in the world.

  • 'SMART Cougars' Project Addresses Alarming Rise in Minority Youth HIV Diagnoses

    'SMART Cougars' Project Addresses Alarming Rise in Minority Youth HIV Diagnoses

    A three-year project from the GCSW aims to stem the alarming rise in HIV/AIDS diagnoses in minority youth by offering a new kind of testing on campus and in the community.


From the UH News Room

  • College of Social Work, Collaborators Work for Accurate Count of Homeless Youth

    The official count of homeless youth in Houston is listed between 268 and 3,000. An effort partnering the Graduate College of Social Work, The University of Texas School of Nursing and the UH-Downtown will use innovative counting methods to secure an accurate count of homeless youth to better address their challenges.

  • UH Mitchell Center's 'Afoot!' Steps into East End Street Fest

    The University of Houston’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts is delivering music and movement to Houston’s historical community. The performance “Afoot!” combines the talents of choreographers and three popular city marching bands – UH’s Spirit of Houston, Milby High School’s Marching Thunder, Austin High School’s Sonic Boom.

  • University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone Award

    The University of Houston will be recognized Nov. 17 by IEEE as the site of the discovery by physicist Paul Chu and colleagues of a material that made high temperature superconductivity practical for real-world applications.

  • UH Students Creating Promotional Videos for Houston Grand Opera

    This year, Houston Grand Opera celebrates its 60th anniversary with a season of unforgettable works. To help promote this momentous occasion, HGO tapped the creative talents of the University of Houston’s Jack J. Valenti School of Communication.

  • UH Kicks Off Commitment to Steinway Pianos at Oct. 17 Football Game

    During Friday’s University of Houston/Temple University football game, fans can enjoy a spectacular performance of “Rhapsody in Blue” by UH professor Timothy Hester and the Spirit of Houston Marching Band. Hester will add a touch of “Cougar Red” to “Rhapsody in Blue” as he will perform on a scarlet Steinway.


Happening on and around campus

Oct 23 5pm

Distinguished Leaders Series: Direct Energy President and CEO Badar Khan

The C. T. Bauer College of Business's DSL series provides students, alumni, faculty and the community exposure to business leaders in the energy industry.

Oct 23 7:30pm

Faculty Recital

Trio Treasures: Works by J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Chambers, Chopin, Harbison, Koechlin. Dan Gelok, saxophone; Ning Gelok, violin; Timothy Hester, piano

Oct 24 7:30pm

Moores Opera Center Presents "The Tales of Hoffman"

by Jacques Offenbach. A phantasmagorical mixture of steampunk, the supernatural, and romantic decadence woven together into three different stories.

Oct 27 7:30pm

A.I. Lack Series Master Class

Featuring Carole Terry,organist (University of Washington)

Oct 29 1pm

Who is Stealing Your Research?

The Division of Research and University Information Technology invite you to attend "Who is Stealing Your Research?: FBI Special Agents' Strategies for Protecting Research Information".

Join the UH1UP Challenge!

Join the UH1UP Challenge!

This scavenger hunt will help you find academic resources, learn about UH, and network with fellow Coogs.

UH Homecoming

UH Homecoming

Homecoming is more than a football game, it's a week-long celebration and one of the oldest traditions on campus!