- With the 2014 hurricane season about to enter its busiest time, the University of Houston will host an annual conference on preparation and coastal protection on Aug. 1. Open to emergency managers, industry suppliers and members of the community, the conference – the sixth annual Hurricanes, Major Disasters, Coastal Protection and Rapid Recovery in Texas and the Gulf Coast Region – is focused on rapid recovery from major disasters, said Cumaraswamy “Vipu” Vipulanandan, director of the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology and professor of civil and environmental engineering in the UH Cullen College of Engineering.
- A Health and Human Performance study is investigating how physical activity impacts quality of life of those living with a rare lung disease called LAM.
- For middle school students, the concept of college can seem overwhelming. A large campus with thousands of students presents them with a much different learning environment. Thanks to the University of Houston’s Honors College, 27 local middle schoolers will discover that the transition to a university is an exciting and educational experience.
- University of Houston researchers have devised a new method for extracting molecules from live cells without disrupting cell development, work that could provide new avenues for the diagnosis of cancer and other diseases.
- University of Houston President Renu Khator has been awarded an honorary degree by Swansea University, a world-class public research university in the United Kingdom. She Khator was presented the award July 16 during a ceremony held on the campus in Wales.
- The Houston metro area ranked fourth in a new listing of the nation’s top places for graduates working in fields related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). NerdWallet, the financial literacy website that published the study, noted the University of Houston STEM Center as a factor in the ranking. NerdWallet indicated the center “helps attract and retain students in STEM careers, both locally and nationally.”
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