- For more than 40 years, the University of Houston has delivered the Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) to eager audiences. This year’s event will continue this tradition with free performances of “Much Ado About Nothing” directed by Jack Young and “Henry V.”
- A University of Houston chemical engineer has received the 2016 Owens Corning Early Career Award in recognition of his contributions to materials science and engineering.
- The UH System Board of Regents unanimously approved the creation of the Hobby School of Public Affairs during its May 19 meeting. The name honors former Texas Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby.
- Houston entrepreneurs and philanthropists Victor and Barbara Samuels have extended their commitment to the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work with a $1 million gift to support the college’s students.
- The Graduate College of Social Work will honor State Rep. Garnet Coleman for supporting social work students in the Legislative Internship Program. College faculty, students, alumni will join Dean Alan Dettlaff in recognizing Coleman at an event Thursday, May 26, at the Hotel Zaza.
- The University of Houston System Board of Regents presented the Regents’ Academic Excellence Award to the American Book Review (ABR) Reading Series at the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV). The award recognizes University of Houston System institutions’ programs and initiatives that exemplify excellence in teaching, research, and/or public service.
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