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UH Responds to COVID-19
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Center for Carbon Management in Energy Joins National CCUS Effort
The Center for Carbon Management in Energy, a research center at the University of Houston, is collaborating with the Southern States Energy Board to promote the rapid deployment of carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies.
Medical Robotic Hand? Rubbery Semiconductor Makes It Possible
A medical robotic hand could allow doctors to more accurately diagnose and treat people from halfway around the world, but currently available technologies aren’t good enough to match the in-person experience. Now researchers have reported designing a smart electronic skin and a medical robotic hand capable of assessing vital diagnostic data by using a newly invented rubbery semiconductor.
U.S. News & World Report Ranks UH Among Best Colleges for 2021
The University of Houston has been ranked among the best in the United States in a number of categories, according to the U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2021 rankings.
New UH National Research Center to Address Health Disparities in Underserved Areas
Slated to have a bold research agenda, a new national research center focused on removing health disparities in Houston’s underserved communities is launching at the University of Houston. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has awarded $11.8 million to create the research center as part of its Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) program.
UH Experiences Record Enrollment, Master’s Student Headcount and Diversity Increase
The University of Houston is experiencing record enrollment in fall 2020. The rise is attributed to a steep increase in new master’s level students. UH’s total preliminary enrollment for fall 2020 is 47,101 students, up 2.1% over fall 2019.
Hobby School Launches Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership with $6.5 Million Endowment
The Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston is launching the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership with a series of lectures and projects focused on health disparities, voter suppression and racial healing.
Inexpensive, Non-Toxic Nanofluid Could Be a Game-Changer for Oil Recovery
Researchers from the University of Houston have demonstrated that an inexpensive and non-toxic nanofluid can be used to efficiently recover even heavy oil with high viscosity from reservoirs.
Bringing Fusion Energy to Commercial Reality
Despite growing scientific and commercial interest in fusion as an on-demand energy source – producing emissions-free energy through the fusion of hydrogen atoms – significant obstacles remain. A researcher from the University of Houston has joined an effort by the U.S. Department of Energy to jumpstart the technology.
Older Women with Type 2 Diabetes Have Different Patterns of Blood Use in their Brains
A University of Houston researcher is reporting that the brains of older women with Type 2 diabetes do not use as much oxygenated blood as those who don’t have the disease. The research is the first to point to changes in blood use in the brain as the primary reason for diabetes-related deficits in motor function.
University of Houston Recognized for Commitment to Diversity
The University of Houston and the UH Law Center have received the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
UH Opens Flu Shot Clinics for Campus Community
The University of Houston is offering flu shot clinics for the campus community. There is no out-of-pocket cost for those with insurance coverage. The H-E-B Pharmacy-sponsored flu shot clinics will be open Tuesday, Sept. 8, Wednesday, Sept. 16 and Thursday, Sept. 24.
Ruha Benjamin Headlines McGovern Lecture and Kicks Off the CLASS Lecture Series on Race and Social Justice
The University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is pleased to announce that noted scholar, author, and Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D., will deliver the 2020 John P. McGovern Award Lecture in Family, Health, and Human Values. Benjamin’s address will serve as the kickoff to the CLASS 2020-21 Lecture Series on Race and Social Justice.
Sep 24 7:00 pm
Join Commuter Student Services for Trivia Night! All UH students are welcome!
Sep 28 10:00 am
Coogs Conquer: Managing Mindfully
Mindfulness can help to manage our thoughts, feelings and mental health. Learn this evidence based practice to restore and build your mental health!
Sep 29 10:00 am
Virtual 15th Annual Undergraduate Research Day
The University of Houston Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards 15th annual Undergraduate Research Day will take place virtually on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.
Sep 30 12:00 pm
Idealist Graduate School Virtual Fair
If you’re thinking about graduate school, our recruiter will be online to answer your questions during the Idealist Graduate School Virtual Fair on Sept. 30, 2020. Register now! We have programs in curriculum and instruction, K-12 administration, higher education, counseling and school psychology.
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