- The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, has established a chapter at the University of Houston. UH is one of three institutions chartered to join the 283 existing Phi Beta Kappa chapters at America’s most esteemed colleges and universities.
- A $950,000 National Science Foundation grant awarded to UH will fund a new high-performance computer equipped with accelerators, a new technology that promises to be the prevailing trend of the future.
- Members of Houston’s Third Ward community are receiving healthy meals delivered to their door courtesy of University of Houston students.
- A new study from the College of Education, McGill University and Argyle Institute of Human Relations examined factors that may protect transgender adults from attempting suicide. Its conclusions also inform medical and mental health professionals who work with transgender clients.
- A company formed to commercialize graphene research conducted at the University of Houston’s Center for Advanced Materials has been listed on the Chinese stock exchange, an important step in the company’s capitalization and growth.
- SMART Cougars will be watching the runway for the first drag show on campus. “OUT in Drag, an Event Celebrating National Coming Out Day” is planned for 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20 in the UH Student Center. The event is hosted by the Graduate College of Social Work’s SMART Cougars program.
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