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New Program Addresses Demand for Data Science Workforce in Energy Industry
Help wanted: Specialists in data analytics prepared for the workforce of the evolving energy sector. The Data Science for Energy Transition project’s five-week camp next summer introduces skills that can optimize efficiency for conventional-energy models and help the industry’s transition toward a more sustainable, cleaner environment.
New Buildings for Medicine, Law and Expansion of Hilton Hotel Taking Shape
The construction of new buildings for the College of Medicine, Law Center, and the renovation and expansion of the Hilton Hotel, means a brighter future for University of Houston students and the communities they serve.
'Super Cool Conductor' Developed at UH Advances in Prestigious DOE Competition
Mechanical engineering doctoral students in UH’s Selva Research Group are developing the “Super Cool Conductor,” a thin super conducting wire that is seven to eight times more efficient than today's best copper- and aluminum-based wires.
Molding, Patterning and Driving Liquids with Light
A University of Houston engineer has developed a new fluid that can be cut open by light and demonstrated macroscopic depression of ferrofluid, the kind of fluid that can be moved around with a magnet.
Real-Time COVID-19 Infection Risk Assessment
Do you often wonder when the least amount of people will be in your grocery store or other places you need to go, so you can reduce the chance of catching a contagious disease? There could soon be an app for that. Implementation of a real-time COVID-19 infection risk assessment system is underway in the lab of a UH computer scientist.
Helping Families Living in Unstable Housing
The University of Houston Center for Mexican American Studies will work with Fort Bend County officials to improve the lives of families living in unstable housing conditions caused by economic hardship and other stressors.
Stereotypes in STEM Fields Start by Age Six
The perception that boys are more interested than girls in computer science and engineering starts as young as age six, according to a new University of Houston study. That may be one reason why girls and women are underrepresented in these STEM career fields.
Most Texans Support Criminal Justice Reform, New Survey Reveals
Although they disagreed on many issues, survey responders showed unity in most of areas of criminal justice reform. Excessive force, controversial bail practices, “stop and frisk” policies and enhanced police training all inspired strong support for change. Redirecting police budgets to fund social services did not.
Exploring the Secret Lives of Fungi
A new study at the University of Houston takes a close look at the humble fungus. Fungal cells have yet to pique much interest among scientific researchers. But this team sees potential, possibly even the ability to clean the environment of toxic wastes and spills.
Qatar Charity, UH-Clear Lake Diplomacy Institute Partner
Qatar Charity, in partnership with the University of Houston-Clear Lake Diplomacy Institute, is making food plentiful for the University of Houston community ahead of Thanksgiving. There will be a drive-through food box distribution event in the southwest parking lot of TDECU Stadium on Nov. 17 from 2-6 p.m.
M.D. Anderson Foundation Gifts $1M to University of Houston
A $1 million pledge from the M.D. Anderson Foundation to the University of Houston College of Medicine establishes the M.D. Anderson Foundation Endowed Professorship in Medicine to be held by a leader in health care innovation recruited to join the College of Medicine faculty.
Poverty, Racism and the Public Health Crisis in America
A new report by University of Houston's Chief Population Health Officer examines an old problem - the high levels of poverty in minority communities and the racist notions that have contributed to public health crises in the United States and across the globe.
Dec 07 10:00 am
Start Smart: Salary Negotiation Workshop (Virtual)
Start Smart prepares college women who are approaching the job market with the confidence, knowledge, and skills they need to negotiate salaries and benefits. Registration is required.
Dec 09 6:00 pm
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
Learn more about earning a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction at a free virtual information session Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, from 6 to 7 p.m. Meet faculty, hear about research opportunities and get your admissions questions answered. RSVP for Zoom link.
Dec 15 12:00 pm
EV Webinar Series: Houston EV Consumer Survey Analysis
EVolve Houston Program Managers Katheryn Abou Chakra and Harry Tenenbaum lead a pivotal discussion that takes a deeper dive into survey reports that explores people’s familiarity and prevailing attitudes toward electric vehicles, potential roadblocks that may stand in the way of Greater Houston’s “30 by 30” objective regarding widespread EV adoption, and everything in between.
Dec 15 5:00 pm
Experience Valenti Showcase
Experience the creativity and ingenuity of the next generation of storytellers at the Valenti School of Communication’s inaugural multimedia showcase.
Jan 20 4:30 pm
Keynote Address by Dr. Sayeed Choudhury
Dr. Choudhury will discuss the “planetary reboot” in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the open source revolution models a mode of cooperation that universities and other institutions can leverage to meet the historic challenges posed by social and health crises, climate change, and vulnerabilities to our increasingly interconnected systems.
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