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Real-Time COVID-19 Infection Risk Assessment
Do you often wonder when the least amount of people will be in your grocery store or other places you need to go, so you can reduce the chance of catching a contagious disease? There could soon be an app for that. Implementation of a real-time COVID-19 infection risk assessment system is underway in the lab of a UH computer scientist.
Helping Families Living in Unstable Housing
The University of Houston Center for Mexican American Studies will work with Fort Bend County officials to improve the lives of families living in unstable housing conditions caused by economic hardship and other stressors.
Stereotypes in STEM Fields Start by Age Six
The perception that boys are more interested than girls in computer science and engineering starts as young as age six, according to a new University of Houston study. That may be one reason why girls and women are underrepresented in these STEM career fields.
Most Texans Support Criminal Justice Reform, New Survey Reveals
Although they disagreed on many issues, survey responders showed unity in most of areas of criminal justice reform. Excessive force, controversial bail practices, “stop and frisk” policies and enhanced police training all inspired strong support for change. Redirecting police budgets to fund social services did not.
Exploring the Secret Lives of Fungi
A new study at the University of Houston takes a close look at the humble fungus. Fungal cells have yet to pique much interest among scientific researchers. But this team sees potential, possibly even the ability to clean the environment of toxic wastes and spills.
Qatar Charity, UH-Clear Lake Diplomacy Institute Partner
Qatar Charity, in partnership with the University of Houston-Clear Lake Diplomacy Institute, is making food plentiful for the University of Houston community ahead of Thanksgiving. There will be a drive-through food box distribution event in the southwest parking lot of TDECU Stadium on Nov. 17 from 2-6 p.m.
M.D. Anderson Foundation Gifts $1M to University of Houston
A $1 million pledge from the M.D. Anderson Foundation to the University of Houston College of Medicine establishes the M.D. Anderson Foundation Endowed Professorship in Medicine to be held by a leader in health care innovation recruited to join the College of Medicine faculty.
Poverty, Racism and the Public Health Crisis in America
A new report by University of Houston's Chief Population Health Officer examines an old problem - the high levels of poverty in minority communities and the racist notions that have contributed to public health crises in the United States and across the globe.
AI Retail Innovation Lab Opens at UH College of Technology
What do customers want? The AI Retail Innovation Lab invites students, faculty and professionals to access data as they create solutions for in-store and online merchants. The initiative is a collaboration between University of Houston College of Technology and Relationshop. It includes a cloud-based data center at the UH campus in Sugar Land.
UH College of Medicine Direct Primary Care Clinic for the Uninsured
The University of Houston College of Medicine Direct Primary Care Clinic is now open on the campus of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, simplifying the health care system for those without health insurance.
UH's 'Hobby Hour: The Census and Redistricting' Looks at Controversial Redrawing of State Voting Lines
“Hobby Hour: The Census and Redistricting,” panel discussion examines opinions surrounding Texas’ new voting-district maps. Redrawn boundaries have left some Texans wondering if they can ever have appropriate representation in Austin and Washington. Others say the new lines are nonpartisan and fair.
Dorothy Hood Exhibition Offers Glimpse into Texas Artist’s Life, Legacy
Artworks and archival materials by pioneering artist Dorothy Hood are the centerpiece of a new exhibition organized by Public Art of the University of Houston System in collaboration with the Art Museum of South Texas and UH Libraries Special Collections. “Dorothy Hood: The Edge of Being” is on view through March 2023.
Nov 29 9:00 am
Breakfast and Bluebooks
Start off finals right and swing by the Student Center Food Court for some free breakfast, bluebooks, and prizes!
Nov 30 11:00 am
Stress Free Finals Kickoff
De-stress before finals with massages, live music, a photo-booth, and lots of freebies! Departments from around campus will be there with giveaways and resources on how to keep good vibes all throughout finals. The first 300 students will receive an exclusive UH cap!
Dec 01 3:00 pm
Good Vibes Vintage Market
Come enjoy good vibes at the Vintage Market! Enjoy live music, a photo-booth, and lots of free vintage merch! There will be local vintage shops and art activities provided by the Blaffer Art Museum & the Architecture, Design, & Art Library. All participants will be entered to win a Polaroid camera and a $120 Nike gift card.
Dec 01 5:00 pm
M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Higher Education
Want to be a leader in higher education administration? The Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies is offering a virtual information session for the M.Ed. and Ph.D. programs in higher education on Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Learn more and RSVP now!
Dec 02 11:00 am
Student Program Board Winter Wonderland
Come out to the annual Winter Wonderland event and enjoy 60 tons of snow, food, t-shirts, and more!
Dec 07 10:00 am
Start Smart: Salary Negotiation Workshop (Virtual)
Start Smart prepares college women who are approaching the job market with the confidence, knowledge, and skills they need to negotiate salaries and benefits. Registration is required.
Dec 15 5:00 pm
Experience Valenti Showcase
Experience the creativity and ingenuity of the next generation of storytellers at the Valenti School of Communication’s inaugural multimedia showcase.
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