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Over the weekend, Houstonians celebrated UH’s live mascot Shasta VI at the Houston Zoo. The Cougar turned 3 years old. Houston Zoo in partnership with the UH Alumni Association (UHAA) hosted a celebration in his honor.

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Professor Examines Underlying Mechanics of Nucleus Membranes in Biological Cells

Ashutosh Agrawal, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, said he likes to tell his students at the Cullen College that many lessons on mechanics and structures can be gleaned from nature. “There is so much diversity and beauty in nature, and biological cells are a wonderful example of this,” he said. Agrawal was recently awarded $382,000 over three-years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the underlying mechanics of the outer membranes of the nucleus that encapsulate the DNA of the cell.

Bauer Faculty Research Focuses on Marketing Retirement to Employees

Faculty from the C. T. Bauer College of Business are examining how organizations position retirement to employees, finding that many companies see it as a human resources issue rather than also a marketing opportunity.

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