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Kirk Watson Named Founding Dean of Hobby School of Public Affairs
Texas Sen. Kirk Watson has been named founding dean of the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs.
Study: Inequality Between Men and Women Dramatic In Houston-Area
Significant inequality between men and women exists in the Houston-area, according to a new study by the University of Houston Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality (IRWGS). The study reveals that women are almost 50% more likely to live in poverty than men and the wage gap for men and women by race and ethnicity is considerably greater here than nationally.
UH Adaptive Athletics Hosts 2020 Cougar Open
Adaptive Athletics at the University of Houston is hosting its fifth Cougar Open Wheelchair Tennis Tournament Friday, Feb. 21- Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Memorial Park Tennis Center. This year, 88 players from 15 countries, including former Paralympic medalists, will compete in professional and recreational divisions for a $14,000 prize purse.
Visiting Scholar Brings Expertise on Brazilian Literature, Film, and Culture
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to welcome Visiting Distinguished International Scholar Maria Aparecida Andrade Salgueiro to the World Cultures and Literatures (WCL) program for the Spring 2020 semester.
Beethoven at 250: UH Joins the World in Celebration
The University of Houston is uniting with symphonies and other musical organizations from around the world to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven — one of the most revered figures in the history of Western music. Beethoven 250 Houston 2020 runs Monday, Feb. 17 through Saturday, Feb. 29 on the UH campus.
Two UH Chemists Are Named 2020 Sloan Research Fellows
Jakoah Brgoch and Judy Wu, both assistant professors of chemistry working in different fields, are among 126 researchers in eight disciplines- ranging from chemistry to neuroscience, physics and economics- selected for the honor.
Four UH Faculty Members Elected to National Academy of Inventors
The National Academy of Inventors has named four University of Houston faculty members to its 2020 class of NAI Senior Members, who are recognized as rising stars in their fields.
University of Houston Ranked as Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students
For the first time in its history, the University of Houston is ranked among the top producing Fulbright institutions in the nation, announced today by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Announcing CLASS 2019 Distinguished Faculty Award Recipients
This year’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences recipients are Casey Dué Hackney, Professor and Director of Classical Studies (MCL), Elena L. Grigorenko, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor (Psychology), and Nancy Beck Young (History). This award honors senior faculty with internationally recognized bodies of scholarship or creative output.
Targeting Chronic Infections and Deadly Bacteria
University of Houston engineering professor Mehmet Orman is examining the life cycle of stubborn, drug-resistant persister cells in recurrent infections to find a way to destroy them. Scientists believe persister cells cause the recurrence of chronic health issues like airway infections in cystic fibrosis patients, urinary tract infections and tuberculosis.
UH Expands Courses, Degree Offerings in Katy, Sugar Land
In a significant move to expand higher educational offerings across the Houston region, the UH Cullen College of Engineering will offer three new undergraduate engineering degrees in Katy and the UH Bauer College of Business will offer upper division classes at UH at Sugar Land.
Feb 19 11:00 am
Cooglife Housing and Decor Fair
Whether you’re in the market for an apartment, a house, or home decor, the Cooglife Housing and Decor Fair is the place to be.
Feb 20 6:30 pm
RaMell Ross, Filmmaker, Photographer and Writer
RaMell Ross earned a BA in both English and Sociology from Georgetown University and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. His photographs have been exhibited internationally and his writing has appeared in such outlets as The New York Times and Walker Arts Center.
Feb 20 8:00 pm
Spirits to Enforce by Mickle Maher
The outrageous and eccentric superheroes of Fathom Town are stationed in their submarine underneath Fathom Bay. Are they fighting crime? Not really!
They’re doing a telethon to raise money for their production of The Tempest. In their conversations with the citizens of the town, the story of The Tempest re-emerges as their own, creating a daring and hilarious new vision of Shakespeare’s classic. A modern surrealist classic from one of America’s most inventive playwrights, Mickle Maher, who also directs this production.
Feb 22 7:30 pm
Formosa Quartet: Music of Beethoven
The Formosa Quartet will perform a selection of the string quartets of Beethoven as part of the University of Houston Moores School of Music Beethoven Festival.
Feb 24 5:00 pm
Red Rhapsody LGBTQ Fundraiser
The Red Rhapsody reception will be held at the Rockwell Pavilion on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 at 5 p.m. The event will raise funds to support UH LGBTQ+ students. The College of Education is co-sponsoring the event with several UH Colleges.
Feb 26 11:00 am
Street Eats: Food Truck Festival & Farmer’s Market
Join us for the first-ever Street Eats: Food Truck Festival & Farmer’s Market. There will be 9 food trucks, 16 farmer’s market vendors, live music and performances.
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