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Treating a Rare Genetic Disorder That Causes Colon Cancer in Children
A University of Houston pharmaceutical scientist is developing a new drug that recycles through the colon to treat children suffering with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, a rare genetic disorder characterized by hundreds – if not thousands – of colorectal polyps.
H-E-B Donates $250,000 to UH College of Medicine
A generous $250,000 donation from H-E-B will help the University of Houston College of Medicine build healthy communities in Texas – a mission shared by both organizations.
The Keys to Advancing Research in Family Medicine
Research can yield insights to improve the delivery of primary care, but relatively few academic family practice departments are actively engaged in that sort of work. A researcher from the UH College of Medicine reports on key factors that can boost the creation of knowledge about primary care.
UHS Board of Regents Approves College of Medicine Building Location On Campus
A new University of Houston College of Medicine building will be constructed on the UH campus following approval Thursday by the University of Houston System Board of Regents. The approximately 150,000 square foot medical school building will be located at the "MacGregor site," a 43-acre tract of undeveloped land the University purchased in 2008 near MacGregor Park on Martin Luther King Boulevard at Old Spanish Trail.
UH Receives $1.7 Million to Educate More Computer Science Teachers
teachHOUSTON, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics STEM teacher preparation program at the University of Houston, has received a Department of Education grant over the next five years to train and educate the next generation of computer science teachers.
UH Bauer College Ranks No. 2 in U.S. for Entrepreneurship
The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business has once again been named one of the best academic programs for business creation and innovation education in the nation.
Keep Houston Beautiful Honors Public Art of UHS and UH Sustainability Initiatives
University of Houston is the recipient of six Mayor’s Proud Partners Landmark Awards sponsored by Keep Houston Beautiful. From the ingenuity of architecture students who designed and fabricated a new Embarkation Station for Port Houston to efforts to give access to world-class art, a wide range of UH projects earned accolades.
Understanding Congenital Heart Defects To Prevent Them
Cardiovascular failures are the leading cause of birth defect-related deaths in infants. To understand why congenital heart defects form, a University of Houston biomedical engineer is watching hearts develop with optical equipment.
Dissecting Digital Cadavers
The University of Houston College of Optometry is the first optometry school in the U.S. with its own 3D Anatomage Table (two of them in fact) allowing optometry students to dissect digital cadavers.
UH Program Boosts College Success for Students Previously in Foster Care
The University of Houston has announced a $17 million gift from Houston philanthropists Andy and Andrea Diamond, which will be used to offer financial, academic, mentoring and other support for students aging out of the foster care system.
Public Art of University of Houston System Celebrates Art of Dorothy Hood, Trendsetting Texas Artist
Public Art of the University of Houston System is home to two Dorothy Hood oil on canvas paintings, one at UH in the Wortham Theatre Lobby and the other in the Bayou Building of the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Establishing Immunotherapy For Pediatric Liver Cancer
As part of a $6 million effort to establish new therapies for often-fatal pediatric liver cancer, a University of Houston T-cell expert is working to get consistent and durable patient responses by using the power of immunotherapy.
UH Data Science Institute Receives $10 Million Boost from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
The University of Houston has announced a new collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, including a $10 million gift to the University. The gift will benefit the UH Data Science Institute and includes funding for a scholarship endowment, as well as both funding and equipment to enhance data science research activities.
A New Environment for Repairing Eyes
With a $1.9M grant from the National Eye Institute, a researcher from the University of Houston College of Optometry is peering into the eyes, examining the role of hyaluronan in creating corneal stem cells to improve the treatment of patients with eye injuries or limbal stem cell deficiency.
University of Houston Creates Fellowships for Texas History
Graduate students studying history at the University of Houston will have an opportunity for a deep dive into the state’s past, thanks to a $1 million endowment created by Houston businessman and philanthropist John L. Nau, III.
Major Milestone: UH College of Medicine Approved by THECB
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) unanimously approved today a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree for the University of Houston, moving the UH College of Medicine one step closer to training more primary care doctors to practice in underserved urban and rural communities.
A Partnership to Tackle Cancer Health Disparities
With a $2.17 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, The University of Houston and Baylor College of Medicine join together to tackle cancer health disparities, developing a joint cancer drug discovery, development and research education program to focus on cancers that have increased risk of incidence and/or mortality among underserved communities.
Video: Leaders of Texas Medical Center, Greater Houston Partnership Express Need for a UH Medical School
Prominent leaders in health care and business acknowledge the need for a new college of medicine in Houston that focuses on producing primary care physicians, and express confidence in the University of Houston’s plan that leverages existing clinical, academic and research programs to create it.
UH System Raises Nearly $145 Million in Fiscal Year 2018
The University of Houston System raised nearly $145 million in private support in fiscal year 2018, the second largest total in UHS history, trailing only the previous year when the public phase of the historic $1 billion “Here, We Go” Campaign was launched. The University of Houston, the flagship of the UH System, raised nearly $136 million for key initiatives including student success, research, a new medical school and many more.
$3.5 Million from The John M. O’Quinn Foundation Funds UH Medical School Tuition
The University of Houston College of Medicine has received a $3.5 million grant from The John M. O’Quinn Foundation to provide full four-year scholarships to one-third of the college’s second-year class, expected to consist of 30 medical students. The grant will also fund startup costs, faculty hires, labs and a household-centered health care program for underserved communities.
UH College of Architecture & Design Recognized for Leadership and Ranking
The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design has joined the ranks of the top 35 "Most Admired Architecture Schools" in America according to Design Intelligence. This news comes as the college's dean, Patricia Belton Oliver, was named "2018 Educator of the Year" by the American Institute of Architects Houston Chapter.
UH Students, Faculty Earn AAUW Awards for Tackling Educational Barriers
Three University of Houston women have been awarded for their trailblazing work by a prestigious women’s advocacy group. The American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
University of Houston One of the Best Colleges in the U.S.
The Princeton Review, which ranks universities, reports that University of Houston is one of the top schools in the nation. Its rankings are published in the new edition of its annual "Best Colleges" book—The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition, their flagship college guide.
Nov 27 6pm
Documentary of Big Sonia
Holocaust Survivor. Grandma. Diva. Big Sonia. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, Big Sonia also offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.
Nov 29 6pm
Black, Brown and Kosher
Black, Brown and Kosher, which will feature lively conversations about food, culture and identity, features award-winning chefs who will emphasize themes of multicultural Jewish, African American and Latino foodways. Audience members will have an opportunity to interact with each chef in breakout sessions and hold intimate conversations on the significance of cooking to community life. (Photo courtesy of Chef Pati Jinich.)
Nov 30 7pm
I Am Life: An HIV/Stigma Narrative
The LGBTQ Resource Center is hosting the T.R.U.T.H. Project for a World AIDS Day experience focused on HIV stigma, prevention and education as explored through spoken word, movement, and song. An often challenging reality will be explored through a multidisciplinary social art experience that will address HIV and stigma through the experiences of women. The space will place both artist and attendees in a position to look each other directly in the eyes and ask the question, "On this journey, how will you define life?"
Nov 30 7:30pm
Emerging Choreographers Showcase
The School of Theatre & Dance presents the annual Emerging Choreographers Showcase, featuring premiere works by University of Houston dance students.
Dec 4 9am
Coffee with a Cop
Join University of Houston Police Department for a free cup of coffee and conversation.
Dec 7 7pm
Fall Lavender Graduation & Reception
Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on campus to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the University. All faculty, students, alumni, staff, family and friends are invited to attend and celebrate.
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