Stem Cell Cloning Experts Unraveling Cystic Fibrosis
Two nationally recognized experts in cloning and stem cell science from the University of Houston are taking the first step toward limiting the consequences of chronic inflammation in cystic fibrosis, a disease that limits the ability to breathe, by identifying the source of this persistent and enigmatic inflammation in CF lungs.
Coogs Around the World: Gilman Scholarships to Support Learning Abroad Experiences for UH Students
As part of the latest cohort of Gilman scholars, 21 University of Houston students will receive substantial financial support for their international endeavors. This competitive award through the U.S. Department of State recognizes exemplary yet underserved students who may not otherwise have opportunities to venture outside of the U.S.
Deciphering the Brain and How the Visual System Processes Information
University of Houston scientists are delving into the brain by examining gap junctions in the retina and elsewhere – an understanding that could guide the development of new treatments or diagnostics for brain disorders and degenerative diseases.
UH Study Finds Trauma of Migrant Separation Lingers Long After Reunification
A University of Houston study finds the psychological trauma resulting from the separation of migrant children from their loved ones lasts long after their reunions and may lead to chronic physical consequences as well.
Shale Reservoirs Could be ‘Substantial Source of Lithium’
Through her research of Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale play, Kyung Jae Lee, an assistant professor of petroleum engineering at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering found that highly concentrated lithium was found in the produced water (water produced as a byproduct during the extraction of oil and natural gas) along with produced natural gas and oil.
Buildup of Solar Heat Likely Contributes to Mars’ Dust Storms, Researchers Find
Seasonal imbalance between the solar energy absorbed and released by the planet Mars could be a cause of the Red Planet’s dust storms, according to new research from the University of Houston. Understanding how the system works on Mars could help scientists predict how climate change could affect Earth.
Air Pollution Dropped During Pandemic Lockdowns
Our atmosphere took a breather during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. In comparing 2020 air quality measurements to the same data from 2019, University of Houston researchers found the pollutant PM2.5 decreased in 10 of the 11 U.S. cities they studied – documenting a temporary clearing of the air.
Wynne Chin Earns 2022 Farfel Award
Wynne Chin, C.T. Bauer Professor of Decision and Information Sciences, is the 2022 Esther Farfel Award recipient, the University’s highest faculty honor. He’s recognized for his commitment to excellence within the academy and to advancing the discipline of information sciences.
Classroom Innovation Earns Rizk 2022 Piper Professorship
Nouhad Rizk, UH instructional professor of computer science, has been named a 2022 Piper Professor for her passion for teaching and steadfast commitment to students. This includes “gamifying” her classes or incorporating fun and friendly competitions within the curriculum.
UH Researchers Make Inroads on Converting Seawater to Green Hydrogen
Scientists at the Unviersity of Houston are developing technologies using seawater electrolysis to produce sustainable green hydrogen that will not exacerbate the global shortage of freshwater or increase carbon emissions.
Advancing Diagnostics for Lupus Nephritis
A University of Houston biomedical researcher is finding potential lupus nephritis biomarkers which may be useful for developing more accurate clinical blood tests for the disease, replacing the existing invasive test, the painful renal biopsy.
Science Has Spoken: Tell the Truth on Facebook or Risk Your Reputation
Research from the Personality, Emotion, and Social Cognition Lab at the University of Houston reveals that just like in face-to-face relationships, intellectually humble behavior, like admitting when you are wrong on Facebook and other social media, leads to better impression formation online.
Jun 10 9:00 am
The Fundamentals of Deep Learning
In this workshop, you’ll learn how deep learning works through hands-on exercises in computer vision and natural language processing.
Jun 11 1:00 pm
Saleri Studio Saturday with Artists Debra Barrera and Nohelia Vargas Bolivar
Create your own individual and collaborative artworks in FREE workshops led by Artists Debra Barrera and Nohelia Vargas Bolivar.
Aug 19 12:00 am
Save the Date: First Lecture 2022
First Lecture returns to an in-person event. Kick off the academic year with inspirational speakers as they provide insights for moving forward toward a better future. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to this free event on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022 at the Cullen Performance Hall.
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