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UH Engineer Honored For Work in Crystal Engineering
Jeffrey Rimer, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at UH, has received the state’s top honor in engineering for his pioneering discoveries about how crystals form and how they can be dissolved.
Distress Tolerance Plays Role in Alcohol Use and Abuse Among Firefighters
A newly published report from a University of Houston psychology professor finds that firefighters who struggle with PTSD symptoms, and who think they cannot handle negative emotions, are likely to drink and use alcohol it to cope with negative emotions.
UH Physicist Named to National Academy of Inventors
Seamus Curran, a physics professor at the University of Houston, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) in recognition of his work in nanotechnology.
A Study of Saturn’s Largest Moon May Offer Insights for Earth
Scientists studying the weather and climate of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, have reported a significant seasonal variation in its energy budget, a finding that could yield new insights into climate on Earth.
Reflecting on Photos Helps Young Cancer Survivors Regain Confidence
Young cancer survivors face unique medical and psychosocial challenges that can hinder their ability to move on mentally and socially, even years after their final treatment. But new research suggests survivors who retell their story through photography can significantly increase their self-esteem and self-efficacy.
UH Engineer Zhu Han Elected as AAAS Fellow
An engineering professor from the University of Houston has been elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, joining a select group of researchers recognized by their peers as among the best in their fields.
Under the Lens: Link Between Macular Degeneration and Retinitis Pigmentosa
With a $2.5 million grant from the National Eye Institute, a team of biomedical researchers (who just happen to be married for 44 years) at the University of Houston is tackling the link between macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa via a protein which, when mutated, can cause both.
How Your Scar or Birthmark Can Affect a Job Interview
If you’re interviewing for a job and you have a mole on your face, new research indicates you might want to say something about it – right away. Birthmarks, moles and scars may impact how a job applicant is evaluated during a Skype interview, but new research shows employers are less likely to focus on facial imperfections when the interviewee acknowledges them up front.
Exposing Office Distractions and Effects on Worker Productivity
With seemingly endless emails, phone calls and meetings, it’s no secret that working in an office environment can be quite stressful. Understanding how stress manifests by exposing the effects of distractions can help unlock an office workers’ full potential, according to new data collected by researchers from three university laboratories.
New Hybrid Device Both Captures and Stores Solar Energy
Researchers from the University of Houston have reported a new device that can both efficiently capture solar energy and store it until it is needed, offering promise for applications ranging from power generation to distillation and desalination.
New UH Law Building Named for Alumnus, Philanthropist John M. O’Quinn
The University of Houston has received a significant gift from The John M. O’Quinn Foundation to support the UH Law Center and construction of its new state-of-the-art building. In permanent recognition of the gift, the building will be named the "John M. O'Quinn Law Building."
Global Climate Change Concerns for Africa’s Lake Victoria
Global climate change could cause Africa’s Lake Victoria, the world’s largest tropical lake and source of the Nile River, to dry up in the next 500 years, according to new findings from a team of researchers led by the University of Houston. Even more imminent, the White Nile — one of the two main tributaries of the Nile — could lose its source waters in just a decade.
Dec 05 5:00 pm
Thursday Evenings at Blaffer: Convergence - Featuring M. Claire Elestwani, and Modular Houston
Blaffer Art Museum presents a new platform for interdisciplinary research, experimentation, improvisation and performance. Students and faculty from across the disciplines - and beyond the arts - will meet to discuss and present projects in a state of becoming. All are welcome to attend, observe and join the conversation.
Dec 06 12:00 pm
Public Art Tour
Free and open to the public, Public Art of the University of Houston System hosts regular tours every first Friday, from October through May, hosted by university professors, artists, curators, critics and students.
Dec 07 9:00 am
UH IDesign Conference
Join us for a day of innovative thought-provoking lectures and workshops on Industrial Design.
Dec 10 6:00 pm
UHCOAD Alumni, Faculty & Staff Holiday Party
Celebrate the Holiday Season with the alumni, faculty, and staff of the Hines College of Architecture and Design.
Dec 12 8:30 am
Data Analytics Using GPUs
Data scientist in both industry and academia have been using GPUs for AI and machine learning to make groundbreaking improvements across a variety of applications in Oil and Gas including reservoir characterization, signals and images processing and classification, production systems analysis, etc
Jan 30 4:00 pm
HEALTH Research Institute - HEALTH: A Call to Action Conference
Mark your calendars for the HEALTH Research Institute’s inaugural health conference.
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