The pursuit of perfection fervently drives UH student-athletes in both sports and academics. Whether they’re training at 7 a.m., participating in classes taught by industry pioneers and thought leaders or playing on the field until 10 p.m., they’re shattering records each moment of the day. They’re also breaking new ground in academic achievement with the highest average GPAs in school history. Simultaneously gaining knowledge about today’s most important academic concepts while enhancing speed and accuracy in their sport, student-athletes always demonstrate the tenacity to perform above and beyond expectations. They push past known borders to discover new horizons. They invent new moves and new plays while reinforcing their capability to excel scholastically. UH powers athletics to great feats as we also cement history with our unparalleled sports programs, booming scholarly successes and heart-racing moments. We’re building a culture of champions.
John Mixon, Professor Emeritus talks law and over 60 years of inspiration.
The Debate at UH
The University of Houston became the center of political theatre when more than 600 journalists converged on campus for a national presidential candidates’ debate in February.
Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio were among the candidates who took to the stage of the famed Moores Opera House for a lively discussion about immigration, policy and economic issues.
Thousands of members of the Cougar community participated in political programming and activities, and hundreds of student-volunteers received a rare behind-the-scenes look into politics and the production of a nationally televised event.
The Debate at UH focused an international spotlight on the University, and at a pivotal point in the election cycle, UH took center stage.
The distinguished alum talks about how a cross-country drive lead him to the University of Houston.
Inspiration is evoked when you walk past the amazing mural displayed on the Graduate College of Social Work building. The four-story painting was created by world-renowned artist, eL Seed. Mixing contemporary graffiti with historic Arabic text, also known as Calligraffiti, the French Tunisian artist created the mural for CounterCurrent, a five-day festival of bold experimental art organized by the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts. Patrons witnessed remarkable student performances during the event and listened to the artist speak about incorporating Sam Houston’s quote, “Knowledge is the food of genius, and my son, let no opportunity escape you to treasure up knowledge,” into the mural. “It would be self-centered for me to go places and not make the work relevant to the place; that’s why also I don’t sign my pieces. It’s a way of giving back,” said Seed.