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Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael L. Williams (pictured), UH College of Education (COE) Dean Robert McPherson and UH Provost Paula Myrick Short were among the hundreds of education officials who attended the Houston Educator Effectiveness and Support Symposium on Wednesday. Hosted by the Texas Education Agency, Region IV, COE and HISD, the event brought together education leaders and professionals throughout the greater Houston area to discuss educator evaluation, effectiveness and support efforts in local regions.

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UH Creative Writing Professor Ange Mlinko Named 2014 Guggenheim Fellow

Come learn more about environmental causes and living sustainably during the annual Earth Day Festival at UH. This year's event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 22 in Lynn Eusan Park. Sarah Kelly, program manager for the UH Office of Sustainability, said everyone who comes will be able to play games, enjoy refreshments and participate in activities.

UH Art Professor Abinadi Meza Receives Prestigious Rome Prize

The city of Rome continues to inspire creative spirits from around the globe. With its rich history, ancient architecture and charismatic community, Rome feeds the imaginations of scholars and artists. Soon, University of Houston School of Art professor Abinadi Meza will be immersed in Rome's landscapes and culture. Meza is among the recipients of the prestigious Rome Prize – presented by the American Academy in Rome.

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