Scientist Eric Bittner Elected as AAAS Fellow
Chemist and physicist Eric Bittner was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. Bittner is a Moores Professor of chemistry in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and was elected to the AAAS chemistry section.
New Live Bacterial Product for Stubborn Superbug Improves Quality of Life
The stubborn superbug Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, may have met its match. A UH researcher is reporting the first well-controlled study to demonstrate the effectiveness of a new medicine for patients with the debilitating recurrent infection and disease.
Energy Leadership Webinar Series Offers Insight into Energy Industry
The 2023 Certificate in Energy Leadership webinar series starts Feb. 3 and ends March 24. This six-part series featuring key industry leaders provides important insights into the rapidly changing industry, critical skills and understanding of complex related issues for those working in or aspiring to work in the energy industry in any capacity.
Texans Back Major Changes to State’s Gambling Laws
A new survey from the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston found widespread public support for legislation that would dramatically upend Texas’ longstanding prohibition against most forms of gambling.
UH Professor to Lead ‘Best and Brightest’ Scientists and Researchers in Texas
University of Houston Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering Ganesh Thakur has been elected as the next vice president, and eventual president, of the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology (TAMEST). He will serve a two-year term as vice president beginning in 2023 before becoming president in 2025.
Texans Weigh In on $33 Billion State Budget Surplus
The expected $33 billion budget surplus gives state legislators a once-in-a-generation chance to make a considerable impact in Texans’ lives. In a UH Hobby School of Public Affairs survey, respondents stated their priorities – from boosting property tax exemptions and increasing school safety to skipping some state sales taxes, even saving part of the windfall.
Feb 02 4:00 pm
Richard Gelwick Endowed Lecture
Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will deliver the 2023 Richard Gelwick Endowed Lecture for the Hobby School of Public Affairs on Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. in the Shamrock Ballroom at the University of Houston Hilton.
Feb 02 6:00 pm
The Hair Salon Exhibition Opening
The Hair Salon, led by University of Houston Interim Director of Interior Architecture Sheryl Tucker de Vazquez, explores the generative potential of natural Black hair in the conception of architecture.
This exhibition is funded by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and supported by the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design and the University of Houston African-American Studies Department.
Feb 02 6:00 pm
Industry and the Energy Transition
The UH Energy Transition Institute invites energy students and professionals to “Industry and the Energy Transition”, an informative seminar that lays out the oil and gas industry’s role within the Energy Transition and how the future workforce needs to pivot. The event will feature insight from ETI Executive Director Joe Powell, as well as Dirk Smit and Frank Geuzebroek of Shell.
Feb 13 10:00 am
Ring Week will take place Monday, February 13th – Thursday, February 16th, 2023, at the UH Athletics-Alumni Center located at 3204 Cullen Blvd, Houston TX 77204, O’Quinn Great Hall, 1st floor. This is your opportunity to meet one on one with a Balfour representative and ask questions about ordering your UH Class Ring. Please RSVP!
Feb 15 12:00 pm
The Hobby Hour with John H. Aldrich
Renowned political scientist John H. Aldrich will explain the foundations of the American party system, how and why parties evolve, and the place of the two-party system in an effective democracy. Aldrich’s examination of the profound changes in political parties since World War II and the driving forces behind the increase in polarization has prompted conversations around how the political divide affects governance today.
Feb 16 10:00 am
UH Hines College Career Fair
The University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture + Design and University Services are excited to host the 2023 Career Fair, now spanning two days!
The University of Houston is a powerhouse of innovation. UH has grown to service the city of Houston and beyond through our extensive educational offerings, partnerships with local businesses and contributions to the community. Explore more below about how we are cultivating the future through Energy, Health, Arts, and Athletics to create success for our students and alumni.