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  • CounterCurrent Festival, April 14-19

    CounterCurrent Festival, April 14-19

    CounterCurrent is a festival of bold experimental art presented by the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts. Occupying a range of unexpected sites in the city of Houston, CounterCurrent includes audio and visual installation, live performance, and participatory events by artists from around the world.

  • Blaffer Art Museum Hosting 37th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

    Blaffer Art Museum Hosting 37th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

    For the past several decades, one of Blaffer Art Museum's most cherished responsibilities has been partnering with the University of Houston School of Art to give graduates of the city's only MFA program for artists their highly anticipated exhibition debut, introducing their work to the UH community and to an increasingly recognized global art center.

  • UH Study Links Facebook Use to Depressive Symptoms

    UH Study Links Facebook Use to Depressive Symptoms

    The social media site, Facebook, can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users may find themselves spending quite a bit of time viewing Facebook and may inevitably begin comparing what's happening in their lives to the activities and accomplishments of their friends.

  • UH Researchers Discover New Material for Ultrafast Organic Battery

    UH Researchers Discover New Material for Ultrafast Organic Battery

    Researchers at the University of Houston have successfully developed a new material long sought in the energy world, an efficient conductive electron-transporting polymer, the basis for a low-cost, environmentally friendly organic battery.

  • UH Ranks 8th for Online Psychology Degree

    UH Ranks 8th for Online Psychology Degree

    The University of Houston has been recognized as one of the nation’s top institutions providing students with online psychology curriculum. In recent rankings, the University was among “The 30 Best Online Bachelor in Psychology Degree Programs.”

  • Archive Houses Once Lost Writings of Early 20th Century Mexican Author

    Archive Houses Once Lost Writings of Early 20th Century Mexican Author

    UH Special Collection adds the newly recovered 'Maria Cristina Mena Papers to its archives.

  • Partnership Pairs UH Students with Researchers at the Smithsonian

    Partnership Pairs UH Students with Researchers at the Smithsonian

    Five University of Houston students will head to Washington D.C. when the spring semester ends, the first participants under an agreement between UH and the Smithsonian Institution that will allow students to work with researchers at one of the organization's museums or research centers.

Headlines

From the UH News Room

  • UH Students Earn Spot as Finalists in National Microsoft Contest

    For the sixth consecutive year, computer science gaming students from the University of Houston are advancing to the U.S. Microsoft Imagine Cup national finals.

  • UH Guest Artists Promote Awareness of Muslim Culture

    Art entertains, but it’s also a powerful tool that educates. This week, artists are unveiling performances and pieces throughout the city as part of the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts’ CounterCurrent festival. Among them will be works from guest artists who have links to Muslim majority countries and Muslim cultures.

  • Students, Faculty Team Up to Bring New Technologies to Market

    Students from the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship are part of an innovative program: Students are paired with UH faculty and asked to turn technology created by the faculty member into a viable business.

  • UH Student Gains Front-Row Seat for Energy Policy and Politics

    An internship at a chemical company assured Jami Summey-Rice that chemical engineering is a good fit for her technical skills. Now she will focus on policy, spending the summer in Washington, D.C., for the WISE (Washington Internships for Students of Engineering) program.

  • UH Jazz Orchestra Paying Tribute to Latin Jazz Masters

    At its very core, jazz is American music. And not unlike the country from which it emanated, jazz is a melting pot of cultural influences. Audiences soon will explore “The Latin Side of Jazz” with Noe Marmolejo and the University of Houston Jazz Orchestra.

Events

Happening on and around campus

Apr 18 1pm

UH Softball vs UCONN

Coogs play the University of Connecticut in back-to-back games: April 18 at 2 and 4 p.m., April 19 at noon.

Apr 20 7:30pm

Aura Contemporary Ensemble

Multifaceted: Works by Beard, Daughterty, Hersant, Perry, Salzedo, White, Wilkins. Rob Smith, director; Michelle Perrin Blair, assistant director; Blake Wilkins, composer; Dan Gelok, soprano saxophone. See the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSZCR2EomTo.

Apr 21 12pm

Healthy Coogs, Healthy Planet

UH Dining and the Office of Sustainability invite you to take a tour of the Campus Community Garden and learn how to make a healthy meal! The garden tour starts at noon and the cooking demo starts at 12:30 p.m.

Apr 22 12pm

Unique Holdings: The Human Side of Science

Biology and biochemistry librarian Porcia Vaughn, library specialist Kristine Greive, and English librarian Dr. Jesse Sharpe will present "The Human Side of Science," a discussion of rare books on life sciences housed in UH Special Collections. Bring your lunch and enjoy an enlightening discussion!

Apr 22 4pm

Campus Recreation: Crawfish Boil

Come out and bring your friends! Join us for our 6th annual Crawfish Boil.

UH Launches Bold Reputation Campaign

UH Launches Bold Reputation Campaign

The Powerhouse campaign is expected to tally more than 65,000,000 impressions through print, online, video, billboards, digital elevator screens, signs and banners at Houston’s airports, email and social media now through spring 2015.

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.