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UH Launches Institute for Data Science

The University of Houston has launched a new Institute for Data Science. Andrea Prosperetti, Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and member of the National Academy of Engineering, will lead the venture. Read more …


President Khator Delivers 2017 President's Fall Address

UH President and UH System Chancellor Renu Khator delivered the President’s Fall Address, offering a recap of the university’s achievements during her 10 years on campus and a look toward its future. Read more …


On Campus

  • New dining service provider Chartwells Higher Education has implemented exciting changes at the more than 30 on-campus food locations including creative new culinary, technological and sustainability-related enhancements. Read more...
  • The popular Campus Food Truck program has expanded its weekend hours to help better serve the campus community. See more...
  • After months of retrieving hundreds of thousands of pieces of shattered glass from the streets of Houston, Gabriel Martinez, an adjunct faculty member, is turning those remnants into art for a unique exhibition at Blaffer Art Museum. The installation is on display Oct. 27 through Jan. 27. See more...
  • A new exhibit at the University of Houston Libraries will open on November 5 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the National Women’s Conference. The exhibit will feature materials comprising documents and ephemera from the Marjorie Randal National Women’s Conference Collection in the Carey Shuart Women’s Research Collection. See more...
  • Expect to see — and smell — a tasty array of new dining options springing up on campus during the fall semester. Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management students are launching a series of pop-up restaurants called Pop-Up Barron’s. See more...

Faculty & Staff News


  • T. Randall Lee, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair and associate dean for research at the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, will oversee a new academic journal focused on discoveries involving the use of nanotechnology in applied materials. Read more...
  • Founding director of biotechnology programs and associate dean in the College of Technology, Rupa Iyer has been appointed program director for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Education and Human Resources (EHR) Directorate. Read more...
  • With a four-year $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Chandra Mohan, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical engineering, and Richard Willson, Huffington-Woestemeyer Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and professor of biochemical and biophysical sciences, are developing a home test kit for kidney nephritis, or inflammation, in patients who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Read more...
  • In a new grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, Krešimir Josić, professor of mathematics, along with collaborators from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Colorado Boulder, will conduct controlled experiments to see if people adjust their decision-making strategies to account for a changing environment. Read more...
  • The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) has awarded Luca Pollonini, assistant professor, and graduate student Bradford Day a $50,000 grant to expand the customer discovery of a skin-monitoring device for the prevention of pressure ulcers – a condition that affects millions of people each year. Read more...
  • Paula Myrick Short, UH senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the University of North Carolina-Greensboro Alumni of Distinction Awards ceremony. Read more...
  • Jack Fletcher, chair of the UH Department of Psychology, will serve as the principal investigator for a $8.4 million grant from the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development to tackle reading challenges in adolescents. Read more...
  • Erica Ciszek, assistant professor at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, recently completed a study about how strategic communication relates to social change. Her findings were published in the Journal of Communication. Read more...
  • Lorraine Reitzel, chair of the Department of Psychological, Health and Learning Sciences, will work to create a more diverse pool of medical doctors and scientists while also stimulating collaborative cancer disparities research using a four-year $1.3 million grant from the NIH. Read more...
  • Six new faculty members have joined Bauer College for the Fall 2017 semester, bringing expertise in areas ranging from corporate finance to supply chain analytics. Read more...