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World-Renowned Brain-Machine Interface Expert Named IEEE Fellow

Jose Luis “Pepe” Contreras-Vidal (right center), Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Cullen College of Engineering, has been named a 2019 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is known for his work with prosthetics and brain-computer interfaces. Read more …

UH Chemist Focuses on Materials for LED Lighting

LED lighting offers huge advantages in energy efficiency, lasting far longer and requiring 90 percent less power than incandescent bulbs. The light-emitting diode bulbs aren’t perfect, and researchers continue to search for more efficient phosphors and other materials to improve performance. Jakoah Brgoch, assistant professor of chemistry at UH, has received a five-year, $656,000 NSF CAREER award to use machine learning and data-enabled algorithms to identify solutions. Read more …

UH Represented on ACUI Board of Trustees

Eve Esch, director of the Student Centers, will take office for her two-year term on the board of trustees for the Association of College Unions International. She says she’s excited and honored to give back to an association who has given her so much. Read more …

Bowl Ticket Donation Options Available

Houston fans who are unable to travel to Fort Worth can support UH and the U.S. Armed Forces by purchasing a ticket to the game and a UH shirt for military personnel stationed in the area. Packages start at $30 and are available online. Read more …

Faculty & Staff News

    • Second-year master of athletic training student Beverly Fowler, a first-generation graduate student, is the first female UH pupil to complete her full-year clinical experience on the Houston Texans' training staff. She is the second female student trainer in the 17-year history of the Texans. Read more.
    • The Honors College’s Community Health Worker initiative, directed by Dan Price, received the 2018 Shelby Hodge Vision Award from the AIDS Foundation Houston. The annual recognition honors groundbreaking outreach work in communities with high HIV transmission rates. Read more.
    • C.T. Bauer College of Business doctoral student Sandrine Docgne was invited to share her research paper, “Bond Covenants and Investment Policy,” at the NYU/Penn Conference on Law and Finance. She will be presenting alongside faculty from Harvard Law School, The Wharton School of Business and other leading schools at the prestigious conference. Read more.

On Campus

    • Do you have friends or family who are unable to attend the commencement ceremony? Want to see one you missed? UH has the graduation ceremonies available for online viewing. Watch more.
    • More than 4,700 degrees will be awarded during the UH fall 2018 commencement ceremonies taking place Dec. 13 and Dec. 14. Once again, driven and determined UH students prove they are never too old or too young to achieve success. Read more.
    • UH hosted the third annual Texas Women in Mathematics Symposium, a two-day event that brought 70 female mathematicians together for networking, talks and professional development. Read more.
    • UH Libraries Digital Research Commons (DRC) invites UH faculty and students to submit an application for the Digital Scholarship Spring Institute. The Institute will be hosted in the DRC and will run during the week of Spring Break (March 11 – 16), offering a five-day intensive boot camp. The submission deadline is Jan. 28. Read more.
    • Those interested in submitting a proposal to present at the Empower Women's Leadership Conference taking place Friday, March 1 need to submit their proposals no later than is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. The Empower Conference connects women through learning leadership, and experience - creating a community of leaders empowered through education focused on women and gender issues. Read more.