As we gear up for an exciting new academic year, it's important to also celebrate the accomplishments of 2014-15. UH continues to perform and transform on a grand scale. We hope you enjoy these video highlights from the 2014-15 academic year, which will not soon be forgotten ... but it may soon be eclipsed.
UH's Moores Concert Chorale returned home from Germany's Grand Prix of Nations with the World Championship in the Youth Choir category. The chorale — led by professor Betsy Cook Weber — also earned gold awards in several categories including pop, jazz, youth choir and folk.
A new solar powered cell phone charging station at the University of Houston is teaching sustainability one charge at a time.
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.
If you don’t know what the Cougar spirit is yet, you’re about to find out! Cub Camp is three days of unity, spirit, traditions, and growth held at a retreat site off campus to help new students focus on what it means to be a UH Coog.
A program that pairs the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management with Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, is helping Houston veterans by teaching “Learning Skills for Life.”
The crashing sounds of wheelchair rugby enthusiasts will fill the University of Houston Campus Recreation and Wellness Center for the annual Wheelchair Rugby Summer Camp. The event is planned for July 30– Aug. 2. This is the third year of the camp, which is sponsored by UH and Adaptive Athletics@ UH.
Representatives from industry, academia, government and nongovernmental organizations will meet at UH Wednesday when the Ocean Energy Safety Institute hosts a forum on “Taking Safety and Environmental Management Systems to the Next Level.”
State leaders have paved the way for new construction at UH Sugar Land (UHSL), a campus of the University of Houston. UHSL received a $54 million allocation in HB100, which the governor recently signed, to construct a new 150,000-sq.-ft. classroom building.
Herbert C. Freyhardt, research professor at the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston, has received the International Cryogenic Materials Conference Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Jul 31 8:30pm
Houston Shakespeare Festival. Directed by Jack Young. July 31, August 2, 4, 6, 8. Admission is free, but tickets are required for covered seating.
- Aug 1 8:30pm
Houston Shakespeare Festival. Directed by Tiger Reel. August 1, 5, 7, 9. Admission is free, but tickets are required for covered seating
- Aug 14 11:30am
Delicious food, fantastic drawings and great fun! Sign up for the 2nd Annual Cupcake Challenge. RSVP by August 6 to UH Contact Center at 713-743-2255.
- Aug 15 9am
The program will provide students with key concepts concerning the energy sector, provide a forum to discuss contemporary industry topics, offer advice regarding careers in the industry, and present networking opportunities.
- Aug 22 2pm
The team will hold a Red & White Scrimmage and Red & White Clinic. The clinic is free for children eighth grade and under starting at noon with the scrimmage following at 2 p.m.
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.
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.