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Jaelynn Walls UH’s First Knight-Hennessy Scholar
Jaelynn Walls, a second year graduating senior majoring in art history with a minor in African American studies at the University of Houston’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, has been named a 2021 Knight-Hennessy Scholar, widely regarded as one of the most prestigious fellowships in the nation.
Does Driving Wear You Out? You Might Be Experiencing ‘Accelerousal’
If you're an anxious driver, accelerousal may be in your genes. Accelerousal is a term for stress provoked by acceleration events, even small ones. New research takes a look at the phenomenon.
The Creativity Behind Chemistry
University of Houston graduate student Jacklyn N. Hall won recognition from the Department of Energy Office of Science for participation in the highly exclusive Science Graduate Student Research program.
Examining the One-Two Punch of Malaria Drugs
The first-line treatment for deadly malaria is a combination of two drugs. But sometimes those drugs fight each other. A University of Houston researcher is examining their relationship to improve their results and stay a step ahead of the malaria-carrying parasite, a strong survivor, which continues to outsmart new drugs.
Holdeman Legacy Gift Supports UH College of Medicine Future Success
With a steadfast belief in the power of higher education, Dr. Nicky and Lisa Holdeman have committed a combined 45 years and counting of their professional careers to the University of Houston. The Holdeman legacy will now live on through a bequest to the UH College of Medicine that will establish an endowed professorship/chair and endowed scholarship for medical students.
'Folly' is Coming to UH
Jorge Pardo’s masterful works exploring the intersection of functionality, art, technology and craftsmanship have appeared in the world’s top museums, homes and hotel lobbies. Now the celebrated artist and sculptor is fabricating a large-scale piece to be on display this fall at the University of Houston. "Folly" is the second commission for the Public Art UHS Temporary Public Art Program.
Investigating Vaccine Hesitancy in Houston’s Underserved Communities
COVID-19 vaccines are more available now than ever, so why is the number of people taking them so low in diverse communities across metropolitan Houston and beyond? The University of Houston’s HEALTH Center for Addictions Research and Cancer Prevention is set to find out and to develop culturally responsive solutions.
Improved Catalyst May Translate to Petrochemical Production Gains
A team of researchers has uncovered a process that may mean greater yield and longer lifecycles for petrochemical catalysts. Such catalysts are used to produce aromatics, major building blocks of polymers, or plastics, that turn up as everything from PET bottles for water to breathable, wrinkle-resistant polyester clothing.
Persuading Consumers to Go Green
Researchers at the UH Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management have identified a more persuasive messaging strategy for businesses to convince customers to adopt eco-friendly practices.
From Toxic Ions to Single-Atom Copper
UH researchers offer conclusive research for understanding how bacteria found in copper mines convert toxic copper ions to stable single-atom copper. Their research demonstrates how copper-resistant bacterium from a copper mine in Brazil convert copper sulfate ions into zero-valent metallic copper.
CMAS Study: School Boards Alone Cannot Make Test Scores Blossom
A new study by the UH Center for Mexican American Studies examines educational achievement gaps in Houston area public schools and recommends solutions for improvement.
Making Waves in Art and Engineering
University of Houston engineering students experienced "Color Field" wearing brain imaging devices as an exercise for their neurohumanities class taught by Distinguished Professor Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, director of The BRAIN Center.
May 15 12:00 am
March of Dimes March for Babies 2021
March for Babies is returning to virtual format this year. Join the College of Education team for a virtual walk on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Any amount donated will fund research, advocacy and resources for families.
May 17 12:00 am
Houston Tech Rodeo
Houston Tech Rodeo is an annual festival held to promote Houston’s growing innovation ecosystem to ensure the prosperity of the city.
May 27 12:00 pm
Can Complex Society Be Reduced to Simplistic Binary Stereotypes?
Brought to you by the University of Houston HPE Data Science Institute and the Society for High Performance Computing Professionals
Jun 19 3:00 pm
Texas Music Festival: String Institute Concert
Jun 25 7:00 pm
Texas Music Festival: Jazz Institute Concert
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