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A collection of stories about how our students, faculty, staff and alumni are making a difference in the fight against COVID-19.
Historic College of Medicine Inaugural Class Receives First White Coats
The University’s new medical students were welcomed to the medical profession during a white coat ceremony, marking the first time the entire inaugural class came together in-person since being selected out of more than 1,700 applicants.
Identifying Molecular Targets to Prevent Obesity-Induced Cardiovascular Disease
In the early stages of obesity, cells located in the inner layer of the arteries become dysfunctional which can lead to heart disease and death. A University of Houston researcher has received a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to observe how those endothelial cells lose their protective function and why they become more susceptible to injury by obesity-related damaging factors.
Multifocal Contact Lenses Slow Myopia Progression in Children
Children wearing multifocal contact lenses had slower progression of their myopia, according to results from a three-year clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute. David A. Berntsen, associate professor and Golden-Golden professor of optometry at the University of Houston and principal investigator, tested commercially available multifocal soft contact lenses versus standard soft lenses in children as young as seven.
Cougar Emergency Fund Surpasses Fundraising Goal
Since relaunching the Cougar Emergency Fund in March to assist students facing unexpected financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Houston has surpassed its initial goal by raising more than $1 million for students.
Breaking Molecular Traffic Jams with Finned Nanoporous Materials
Researchers at the University of Houston are reporting the invention of a new class of porous catalysts that will speed up reactions, breaking the molecular traffic jam that can slow them down. The discovery has immediate relevance to industry for a host of applications, including the production of fuels, chemicals for plastics and polymers, and reactions that make molecules for food, medicine and personal care products.
Hispanic-Owned Businesses Struggle to Survive COVID Pandemic
A survey of Hispanic entrepreneurs released Friday by the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs offers the most detailed picture yet of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected a crucial segment of the Houston region’s business sector.
Reaching Latinx Youth to Expand Civic Engagement
Researchers at the Graduate College of Social Work collaborated with Houston-area teenagers on a community based study to identify strategies aimed at increasing civic engagement among Latinx youth.
UH Medical Students to Receive First White Coats
The University of Houston College of Medicine will welcome 30 newly-minted medical students to their chosen profession during a White Coat Ceremony designed to clarify for students, prior to their entrance into the medical community, that a physician’s responsibility is to both take care of patients and also care about patients.
Reducing the Adverse Impact of Water Loss in Cells
A University of Houston College of Medicine researcher has found how a protein inside the body reduces the adverse effects of hypertonicity, an imbalance of water and solutes inside cells, which leads to cell death.
Racial Discrimination Linked to Suicide
New research findings indicate that racial discrimination is so painful that it is linked to the ability to die by suicide, a presumed prerequisite for being able to take one’s own life, and certain mental health tools – like reframing an incident – can help.
A New Chemical Analysis Upends Conventional Explanation for Global Cooling
Scientists have long known the earth cooled dramatically about 13,000 years ago, with the most likely explanation that it was caused by a massive object slamming into earth from space or bursting in the atmosphere. Now researchers have found evidence for another, more likely explanation – the eruption of a volcano on what is now the European continent, upending thinking about an event that shaped future evolution.
‘Drawn-on-Skin’ Electronics Offer Breakthrough in Wearable Monitors
Researchers have developed a new form of electronics known as “drawn-on-skin electronics,” allowing multifunctional sensors and circuits to be drawn on the skin with an ink pen.
Aug 21 11:00 am
First Lecture 2020
Join the UH College of Education for a back-to-school kickoff event featuring UH alumna Christine Ha, winner of “MasterChef”; Kam Franklin, lead singer of The Suffers; and comedian Bill Santiago. View our free virtual event online Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, at 11 a.m.
Aug 24 12:00 am
First Day of Class: Fall 2020
The first day of class for fall 2020 is Monday, Aug. 24. Please note these key dates: The last day to add is class is Aug. 31 and the last day to drop a course is Sept. 9 for the regular semester. To those who are new to campus, welcome to the UH College of Education, and to those who are returning, welcome back!
Sep 16 4:00 pm
Crafting: Pride Pillows
Sep 23 5:30 pm
Faith & Sexuality/Gender
An intersectional dialogue
Sep 30 1:00 pm
Idealist Graduate School Virtual Fair
If you’re thinking about graduate school, our recruiter will be online to answer your questions during the Idealist Graduate School Virtual Fair on Sept. 30, 2020. Register now! We have programs in curriculum and instruction, K-12 administration, higher education, counseling and school psychology.
Oct 29 12:00 am
2020 TxA Conference Alumni Reception
Join us for our annual alumni reception at the Texas Society of Architects (TxA) Conference and Design Expo in Dallas, Texas!
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