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UH Responds to COVID-19
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A Touch of ‘Color Field’: Outdoor Art Exhibition Opens at UH
A series of colorful, bright, large-scale sculptures are sprinkled across the University of Houston campus, offering visitors an emotional lift and escape to fun. Presented by Public Art of the University of Houston System, "Color Field" is free and open to the public through May 2021.
UH System Raises More Than $1.2 Billion, Transformational Campaign Total is Tallied
Eight years, nearly 200,000 donors and an astounding $1.2 billion for scholarships, professorships, facilities and programs — just a few of the highlights of the University of Houston System’s transformational fundraising campaign, ‘Here, We Go,’ which drew to a close Aug. 31.
Rising Opioid Use During Pandemic Heightens Need for Safe Drug Disposal
Disposing unused prescription meds in the home is more important than ever as the opioid crisis has grown into a deadly drug overdose epidemic during the pandemic. A University of Houston pharmaceutical researcher has received a $3.34 million grant to expand education and training on medication single-use disposal systems. The kits are one-time use, safe disposal pouches that deactivate drugs, preventing misuse and protecting the environment.
Trump, Cornyn Lead Texas in Latest Hobby School Election Poll
President Donald Trump is leading Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by more than five points among likely voters in Texas, according to a poll released Monday by the Hobby School for Public Affairs at the University of Houston.
Partnership Between College of Technology, Microsoft Focused on Innovation, Digital Proficiency
The University of Houston College of Technology has joined a statewide initiative to bring digital and technical skills to students and the workforce.
Subsea Systems Institute Receives $9.5 Million for Research, Economic Development
A national research center focused on offshore energy has received $9.5 million for workforce training and to develop new technologies and practices that can improve the safety and sustainability of the offshore industry.
Turbulent Era Sparked Leap in Human Behavior, Adaptability 320,000 Years Ago
Emily Beverly, assistant professor of sedimentary geology in the University of Houston College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, analyzed sedimentary drill core for a Smithsonian Institute study about human evolution.
How Fear Encourages Physical Distancing During Pandemic
Despite guidelines plastered on the walls and floors of grocery and retail stores encouraging customers to maintain six-feet of physical distance during the pandemic, many do not. A new study by researchers at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management identifies two key messaging components that could improve the persuasiveness of those appeals and trigger compliance.
How Do Snakes ‘See’ in the Dark? Researchers Have an Answer
Certain species of snake – think pit vipers, boa constrictors and pythons, among others – are able to find and capture prey with uncanny accuracy, even in total darkness. Now scientists have discovered how these creatures are able to convert the heat from organisms that are warmer than their ambient surroundings into electrical signals, allowing them to “see” in the dark.
Lost and Found: UH Geologists ‘Resurrect’ Missing Tectonic Plate
A team of geologists at the University of Houston College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics believes they have found a lost tectonic plate known as Resurrection in northern Canada using 3D mapping technology.
New Technology Could Improve LASIK Surgery, Eye Disease Detection
A University of Houston biomedical researcher is developing a new ultrafast 3D imaging system to assess the cornea’s elastic properties. The new technology could potentially be used for routine clinical diagnostics of different corneal diseases and for improving the LASIK eye procedure.
Second Phase of Cullen Boulevard Construction Project Underway
To improve mobility and safety on a major thoroughfare through the University of Houston campus, UH President Renu Khator joined city and county leaders to break ground on the second phase of the Cullen Boulevard construction project, which will make the street more pedestrian and bike friendly.
Nov 08 12:00 am
National First-Generation College Student Day
Nov 8, 2020 is National First-Generation College Student Day and with almost half our student population identifying as first-generation college students, your UH FirstGen Champions are coming together virtually this year to #CelebrateFirstgen once again at the Powerhouse.
Nov 17 5:30 pm
Finding Balance Virtual Event
Join us for conversation and connection on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. as we discuss taking care of our health amid the pandemic and racial tensions. Professionals from the education and health care fields will share insights. RSVP by Nov. 16.
Nov 20 6:00 pm
Celebrating, bring awareness to, and empowering UH Women!
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.