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A collection of stories about how our students, faculty, staff and alumni are making a difference in the fight against COVID-19.
Hispanic-Owned Businesses Struggle to Survive COVID Pandemic
A survey of Hispanic entrepreneurs released Friday by the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs offers the most detailed picture yet of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected a crucial segment of the Houston region’s business sector.
Reaching Latinx Youth to Expand Civic Engagement
Researchers at the Graduate College of Social Work collaborated with Houston-area teenagers on a community based study to identify strategies aimed at increasing civic engagement among Latinx youth.
UH Medical Students to Receive First White Coats
The University of Houston College of Medicine will welcome 30 newly-minted medical students to their chosen profession during a White Coat Ceremony designed to clarify for students, prior to their entrance into the medical community, that a physician’s responsibility is to both take care of patients and also care about patients.
Reducing the Adverse Impact of Water Loss in Cells
A University of Houston College of Medicine researcher has found how a protein inside the body reduces the adverse effects of hypertonicity, an imbalance of water and solutes inside cells, which leads to cell death.
Racial Discrimination Linked to Suicide
New research findings indicate that racial discrimination is so painful that it is linked to the ability to die by suicide, a presumed prerequisite for being able to take one’s own life, and certain mental health tools – like reframing an incident – can help.
A New Chemical Analysis Upends Conventional Explanation for Global Cooling
Scientists have long known the earth cooled dramatically about 13,000 years ago, with the most likely explanation that it was caused by a massive object slamming into earth from space or bursting in the atmosphere. Now researchers have found evidence for another, more likely explanation – the eruption of a volcano on what is now the European continent, upending thinking about an event that shaped future evolution.
‘Drawn-on-Skin’ Electronics Offer Breakthrough in Wearable Monitors
Researchers have developed a new form of electronics known as “drawn-on-skin electronics,” allowing multifunctional sensors and circuits to be drawn on the skin with an ink pen.
Art is Good Medicine
The University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts is launching a new Graduate Certificate in Arts and Health program this fall. The program will train professionals to integrate fine and performing arts into health care settings.
Stopping Listeria Reproduction ‘In its Tracks’
Listeria contaminations can send food processing facilities into full crisis mode with mass product recalls, federal warnings and even hospitalization or death for people who consume the contaminated products. UH researchers have discovered a chemical compound that stops listeria reproduction in both light and dark conditions which could lead to bacterial control in food products.
Cullen Trust Gift Aids UH Students Struggling with Food Insecurity Amid Pandemic
The University of Houston has received a $100,000 gift from the Cullen Trust for Higher Education to aid University students and members of the community who are in immediate need of food assistance. The gift supports efforts at UH and the Houston Food Bank to raise awareness on the growing issue of food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic
CMAS Study Shows Latino Impact in the Houston Region
A report from the University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) found that Latinos living in the metro area combine for an economic impact of more than $980 million a year.
A Game to the Rescue
The emergence of COVID-19 in the spring did more than send people home from schools and offices. It had the potential to disrupt capstone projects, even graduation, for some students. A graduate cybersecurity class at the University of Houston found the answer in a video game.
Aug 08 10:00 am
Education and Black Lives Matter
Cougars for Educational Equity invites you to explore how we can respond to and embrace Black Lives Matter in our classrooms. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom. Read more to see the list of speakers and to RSVP for this workshop.
Aug 21 11:00 am
First Lecture 2020
Join the UH College of Education for a back-to-school kickoff event featuring UH alumna Christine Ha, winner of “MasterChef”; Kam Franklin, lead singer of The Suffers; and comedian Bill Santiago. View our free virtual event online Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, at 11 a.m.
Aug 24 12:00 am
First Day of Class: Fall 2020
The first day of class for fall 2020 is Monday, Aug. 24. Please note these key dates: The last day to add is class is Aug. 31 and the last day to drop a course is Sept. 9 for the regular semester. To those who are new to campus, welcome to the UH College of Education, and to those who are returning, welcome back!
Sep 16 4:00 pm
Crafting: Pride Pillows
Sep 23 5:30 pm
Faith & Sexuality/Gender
An intersectional dialogue
Oct 29 12:00 am
2020 TxA Conference Alumni Reception
Join us for our annual alumni reception at the Texas Society of Architects (TxA) Conference and Design Expo in Dallas, Texas!
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