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Graduating an Innovation-ready Workforce

“Innovation” is a popular buzzword these days, but leaders at the College of Technology say its meaning shouldn’t be a mystery: Creative thinking and problem-solving are skills that can be taught. Beginning in fall 2019, the College will offer a minor in Applied Innovation, open to any UH student, and launch an undergraduate degree in Technology Leadership and Innovation Management, also available as a minor.  Read more …

Curious About Van Pool Options?

Join the COAST program at a Lunch and Learn event to discover more about the METRO Van Pool, which can help save time and money, plus reduce the stress that comes with driving around Houston. Sessions take place from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., April 1 and April 4 at the Student Center South Multipurpose Room East. Read more …

Registration Open for Cougar Cub Summer Camp

The UH Cougar Cub Summer Camp has eight, one-week sessions beginning June 3 through Aug. 2 for children ages 6 to 11. From playing sports to rock climbing to swimming to arts and crafts, children will engage in top-notch activities and participate in weekly themed events. Sign up by April 14 and receive a discounted rate. Read more …

Faculty & Staff News

    • New research by Elaine Liu, associate professor of economics, shows gender differences in risk aversion are shaped by culture and the social environment and that those differences can shift, at least in children. Liu said, “If we can teach girls that they should be more risk loving, perhaps that will shape their future decision-making.” Read more.
    • Paul A. Pavlou, noted researcher and expert on data analytics and strategy, has been named the next Dean and Cullen Distinguished Chair of the C. T. Bauer College of Business. Pavlou currently serves as Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Research, Doctoral Programs and Strategic Initiatives at the Fox School of Business at Temple University. Read more.
    • Shareholders, government regulators and the general public have theories about the best way to determine compensation for top executives. A recent study by Bauer College Accountancy and Taxation Professor and Arthur Andersen Chair in Accounting Gerald Lobo offers an evidence-based evaluation of some of the forces that shape compensation trends. Read more.
    • The UH Law Center’s Communications and Marketing Department received six awards, including three “golds,” in the 2018 Collegiate Advertising Award competition for the nation’s graduate school programs. The communications and marketing team consists of Assistant Dean of Communications and Marketing Carrie Criado, Elena Hawthorne, assistant director, John T. Kling, communications manager, John Brannen, senior writer, and Jennifer Garcia, designer/photographer. Read more.

On Campus

    • Nearly 40 people participated in the SkyWarn Storm Spotter Training class hosted by the UH Office of Emergency Management. The class was led by Dan Reilly, a warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service, and completed just ahead of the Houston area's severe weather season. Read more.
    • The Houston Swimming & Diving team will be represented by junior Peyton Kondis at the 2019 NCAA Championships March 20-23 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. For the second consecutive season Kondis will compete at the NCAA Championships, becoming the second Cougar swimmer to do so since Maija Airas in 1988-89. Read more.
    • Houston Public Media is accepting applications from supporters across greater Houston for its new Young Leaders Council. As ambassadors to the station, members of the council encourage others to read, listen to and watch Huston Public Media, PBS and NPR content. The deadline to submit an application is May 31. Read more.