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How Gene Hunting Changed the Culture of Science

The collaborative way the science community sequenced the human genome brought to the mainstream a consortium model that changed science’s cultural norms, reports Ioannis Pavlidis (left), Eckhard Pfeiffer Professor of Computational Physiology, UH doctoral student Dinesh Majeti (right), and Alexander Petersen, professor of management at the University of California Merced, in Science Advances. Read more …

UH College of Nursing and Nursing Council of India to Share Talent

UH College of Nursing Dean Kathryn Tart (left), and Associate Professor Shainy Varghese participated in a two-day conference with the Indian Nursing Council this summer. The College of Nursing and the Indian Nursing Council began a new chapter in academic exchange following the signing of a memorandum of understanding during the trip to New Delhi, India. Read more …

UH PROMES Receives Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

The Program for the Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES) at UH received a 2018 Inspiring Programs Award in STEM from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. PROMES provides Cullen College of Engineering students with recruitment, academic advising, workshops, scholarships, and professional and personal development opportunities. Read more …

Cougars in Recovery Program Coordinator Named ARHE Collegiate Recovery Staff Member of the Year

Leah Singer, program coordinator for Cougars in Recovery, was selected as the Association of Recovery in Higher Education Staff Member of the Year. The award recognizes Singer’s commitment to go above and beyond to help students, provide program support and grow the field of collegiate recovery. Read more …

Faculty & Staff News

    • María Gaztambide is the new director and chief curator of the Public Art of the University of Houston System. Gaztambide comes to UHS from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Read more.
    • Ellen Marrus, director of the Center for Children, Law & Policy and Royce Till professor of law, (pictured shaking hands with former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton while visiting the United Kingdom) spent part of her summer speaking at and attending the 2018 World Congress on Justice for Children in Paris. She gave a presentation on holistic lawyering and the necessity of collaboration titled, "The Role of the Lawyer for Children in Conflict with the Law." Discover more.
    • Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Painting Michael Ray Charles was awarded the Rome Prize in visual art. As a recipient, he will spend nearly a year at the American Academy in Rome. See more.
    • The Bauer College Board announced a scholarship endowment in honor of outgoing Bauer College Dean Latha Ramchand that will recognize and honor her service to students over her nearly 25-year career on campus. Learn more.
    • Engineering researchers from UH are developing degradable reconnaissance vehicles and evasive drone maneuvers. The effort is a part of a $1 million project led by Craig Glennie, associate professor of civil engineering and an investigator with the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping. The work is part of a larger effort, funded by Office of Naval Research and led by Northeastern University. Learn more.

On Campus

    • The Inaugural Facilities Forum encouraged collaboration and the time to exchange ideas along while fostering the betterment of the entire UH System. Facilitators highlighted the importance of establishing networks and sharing resources as well as emergency planning and preparedness. Learn more.
    • Entering its second season under Head Coach Major Applewhite, UH is one of two American Athletic Conference programs ranked in the publication's top 25, coming in behind No. 17 UCF. Houston is also ranked second among schools in Texas, trailing only No. 14 TCU. Read more.
    • The Office of Emergency Management has begun an initiative to assist faculty members to prepare for, and respond to, a variety of emergencies that may occur on campus. Learn more.
    • Now in its 10th year, the UH Libraries Microgrant Program fosters new ideas in support of the Libraries’ strategic plan and the University’s goals. These new programs benefit teaching, learning and research objectives of the UH community and will collaborate in cross-departmental teams to implement their ideas. Read more.
    • The UH Staff Council recently announced the results of the 2018 UH Staff Council Elections. All winners will serve a three-year term beginning Sept. 1. The Staff Council is an advisory body to the President of the University and the University administration. Read more.