UH Today May 19, 2021
05/19/2021, 04:00:01 PM
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Jae-Hyun Ryou, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Jae-Hyun Ryou, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is the lead author for a new research article describing eye-movement sensors that can record data by less obstructive methods and allow for more fruitful research into a variety of areas, especially when it comes to early detection of serious health issues.


Updated Face Covering Protocol at UH
Pursuant to the Governor’s executive order and effective immediately, the University is no longer mandating the wearing of face coverings. While we move forward to address appropriate edits to our COVID-19 protocols, any protocol that requires face coverings at UH will no longer be enforced; however, a person can continue to wear a face covering if they wish.

Survey Indicates Bipartisan Support for Methane Emissions Regulation
A survey conducted by the Hobby School of Public Affairs and UH Energy during the 2020 presidential election found both Trump and Biden voters support climate change policy at a low cost to them, so methane emission regulation may be a ‘low-hanging fruit’ to start.

REMINDER: Free COVID-19 Testing Available on Campus
Free COVID-19 testing is available through Curative to the UH community Monday through Friday in front of the Student Center. Appointments are easily scheduled online.


‘Policing, Performance and the Question of Reform’
Thursday, May 20

UH Chief of Police Ceaser Moore will join interdisciplinary artist Shaun Leonardo to discuss the perception and practice of policing and how art, dialogue and engagement can impact its future. “Policing, Performance and the Question of Reform,” will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 20 via livestream. The event is open to the public.

Note: Views expressed in these articles do not necessarily reflect those of the University of Houston.

Inside Higher Ed 

5 Things We Must Do Better When This Thing Is Over
Are we really going to stay on Zoom after the pandemic is over? And is the pandemic totally over? Of course, many of us want the answers to be “no” and “yes,” respectively. But the reality is still unclear.


Students Protest Mandatory COVID Vaccinations at Colleges
Across the country, a growing number of colleges and universities have said vaccinations will be mandatory for the fall of 2021. Now, hundreds of thousands of students will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine, whether they want to or not.


West Texas A&M President Films 3,000 Personalized Welcome Videos for Students
It took two months for West Texas A&M President Walter Wendler to record 3,000 welcome videos for admitted students for the fall 2021 semester, improvising in 16-18 seconds spurts as student names and majors appeared before him on a teleprompter.

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