President Khator Visits Graduate Classes
Keeping with tradition, President Renu Khator began the spring 2019 semester with visits to graduate school classes to answer questions and discuss how the University can better help students achieve success. Did you know you can follow the President’s activities on her social media accounts? Read more …
UH-Led Research Finding Offers Promise for Clean Power Generation
A new source for “clean” power may be available in the future. Physicist Zhifeng Ren, director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston, and fellow researchers have predicted six previously unreported compounds and successfully synthesized one, which delivered high performance without the use of expensive elements. Read more …
Staff Spotlight: First-Generation College Graduate Keeps on Learning in Finance Role
College of Education finance assistant Brandii Roquemore, who joined the College over the summer, helps keep purchases and reimbursements on track while fielding countless questions from the front desk or offering a smile when a visitor just wants a treat from the candy bowl. Read more …
Your Brain on Wine and on Stage: Experts Look at the Neuroscience
Wine has been around for millennia. Now engineers and wine experts at the University of Houston are teaming up to better understand how aroma, taste, color and other factors contribute to the experience of drinking wine. Read more …
UHPD Chief Ceaser Moore Addresses Campus Security
UH Chief of Police Ceaser Moore Jr. shared the University’s efforts to address campus safety. He urged community members to use availble safety resources, such as security escorts, and to share with UHPD any information regarding the recent crimes on campus. Read more …
Spring Back to Sustainability
The UH Office of Sustainability is moving UH closer to being a more sustainable university. This spring, there are a number of opportunities for the UH community to contribute to these efforts. Read more …
Faculty & Staff News
- UH Cullen College of Engineering Professor and Associate Dean of the Honors College and Undergraduate Research Stuart Long is a frequent flyer and dog lover. By joining the two activities, he has helped to put bomb-sniffing dogs through their paces at airports. Read more.
- UH Libraries welcomes Stefanie Lapka as a new health sciences librarian. She’ll support multiple health programs including the College of Nursing, the Graduate College of Social Work and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Read more.
- Meagan Carney, a Ph.D. student in mathematics, has spent her time as a graduate student expanding on the mathematical principles and patterns underlying chaotic dynamical systems. She uses statistics to predict the probability of extreme events in deterministic systems. Read more.
- Dr. Byron Ross, instructional associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, has established a peer mentoring program for students at UH with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It will provide additional support to students with ASD - or any student with social challenges - by matching them with a student mentor who can assist them in navigating life as a college student. Read more.
- UH has eight Gilman Scholars for 2019, doubling the number of recipients from fiscal year 2018. The national grant program helps students of limited financial means to participate in learning abroad programs around the world. Read more.
- The deadline to apply for the Division of Research Internal Awards funding is approaching. Faculty may apply for awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship or Creative Activity Program as well as Equipment Grants. The respective deadlines are Friday, Jan. 18 and Tuesday, Jan. 29. Read more.
- The deadline to complete 2018 ePerformance documents is Feb. 5. Training, timelines and resources regarding the ePerformance modules are available on the Human Resources website. Please contact the HR Service Center at HRSC@uh.edu for further assistance. Read more.
- The M.D. Anderson Library at UH has more than 3.2 million physical and digital volumes in its collection and that is just the start of what makes them a useful asset to our UH community. Check out the Top 10 Things to Do at UH Libraries – Spring Edition. 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.