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Research Debriefed: Miao Li

Miao Li, an assistant professor in the College of Education, found that students who struggle with reading comprehension are more likely to carry a specific gene called READ1, (Regulatory Element Associated with Dyslexia 1). The findings were recently published in Nature Partner Journal - Science of Learning. Read more …


Gilman Scholarship Recipients Hit Record High

Twenty-six students and four alternates were chosen for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for the summer 2019 cycle, bringing the total for the year to 36. The nationally competitive grant program enables students of limited financial means to participate in various faculty-led, exchange and affiliated learning abroad programs around the globe. Read more …


President’s Blog: Hold Your Tears as You Read this Graduation Story

In her recent blog post, President Renu Khator shares a letter from Antonio Marin who told the story of the uphill path his son Miguel “Michael” Marin climbed to achieve his goals. He closed his letter with, “Every student has a story and every story builds the fabric of our Cougar house. Certainly, UH’s fabric is intertwined with our family’s and we are grateful for the support we have received from every single faculty and staff member.” Read more …


New Research Data Management Librarian Joins UH

UH Libraries welcomes Reid Boehm as the new research data management librarian. She will be consulting with, and developing workshops for, researchers, faculty, staff and students on issues related to data and research material management throughout the research lifecycle. Read more …


Swimming Lessons Keep Children Safer Near the Water

The UH Youth Swim Program is structured to promote water familiarization, safety, correct stroke technique and personal development within an enjoyable and safe environment. Classes are available for children as young as six months. Campus Recreation keeps class sizes small in order to provide participants with the most individual attention possible, so reserve your space today. Read more …


Our People

    • Ke-He Ruan, director of the Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Pharmacoinformatics at the College of Pharmacy, has created a form of recombinant insulin that could potentially address some of the biggest concerns about the lifesaving drug, including its price. Read more.
    • Movie piracy, or the illegal downloading of copyrighted material, has long been a thorn in the sides of movie executives. New findings may have them reconsidering their ire. Shijie Lu, assistant professor of marketing, found that illegal downloads occurring after a movie’s release are likely to increase box office sales by 3%. Read more.
    • The Honors College, in collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Research, is announcing the fall 2019 launch of the FrameWorks program. Directed by UH Honors College faculty member Max Rayneard, the program offers a year-long writing intensive mentorship for undergraduates who are interested in publishing in the interdisciplinary humanities. Read more.
    • C.T. Bauer College of Business finance professors Praveen Kumar and Nisan Langberg are among the first in their field to conduct research designed to answer fundamental questions about the implications of using crowd-based capital for entrepreneurial startups. Read more.
    • Brian Gerwig has joined the UH Volleyball staff. He is under the direction of Head Coach David Rehr. His main responsibility with the Cougars will be recruiting future student athletes to the University. He will also assist with the training of middle blockers and outside attackers. Read more.
    • Political Science Professor Emeritus Harrell Ross Rodgers, Jr. passed away May 3. Harrell joined the political science department in 1975 and retired in 2013. Harrell was a prolific scholar and was the author, coauthor or editor of 25 books and numerous peer-reviewed academic papers. His name is memorialized as the founder and a generous contributor to The Harrell Rodgers Travel Scholarship. Read more. 

Our Campus

    • This summer, the UH athletics programs will be offering a variety of sports camps for children. It is an opportunity to receive instruction from the game's best coaches from your favorite Houston Cougar teams. Camp options range in ages and skills levels and should have a program to fit your needs. Read more.
    • Summer parking hours at the University went into effect Monday, May 13, and will run through Sunday, Aug. 11. Among the changes, faculty, staff and students who have a valid parking permit for the 2018-2019 academic year – including remote campus and evening/weekend permits – can park in any on-campus student or faculty/staff ungated surface lot. Read more.
    • The Staff Council has three scholarship opportunities available for 2020. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, May 27. Information about submitting an application is available online. Read more.
    • UH will be re-carding the entire UH community with the new, redesigned Cougar Card. This requires all UH faculty, staff and students to supply an updated photo. Please stop by our Cougar Card Office Selfie Station to take a selfie for your new Cougar Card. The deadline to submit photos is May 31. Visit Cougar Card News to find the days and times of a Selfie Station near you and how to upload your new photo online. Read more.