UH Today February 10, 2022
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C. T. Bauer College of Business Leads U.S. Business Schools in Diversity

The C. T. Bauer College of Business enrolled the highest percentage of women in its 2021 undergraduate freshman class compared to any other public university in the country, according to a Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2022 ranking published by Poets&Quants. The college also ranked No. 5 in first-generation student enrollment and No. 10 in minority and international student enrollment. 


UH Receives $1M Gift From Houston Methodist for Medical Education Professorship
A $1 million gift from Houston Methodist to UH will establish the Houston Methodist Professorship of Medical Education. The professor will have a joint appointment in UH College of Education and UH College of Medicine, and an adjunct appointment at the Houston Methodist Academic Institute.

Mohan IDs Potential Biomarkers for Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Lupus
Chandra Mohan, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical engineering, screened more than 1,100 proteins in fluid surrounding the brains of neuropsychiatric lupus patients. He identified proteins that had potential use in diagnosing the disease.

Biomedical Engineering Professor Part of International Forum Addressing Pandemic
Metin Akay, John S. Dunn Endowed Chair Professor of biomedical engineering, served as lead author for an international forum of experts who provided a comprehensive and multi-dimensional perspective on the pandemic crisis. The panel addressed four major challenges: Health care, screening, tracing and treatment.  

Survey: U.S. Heading Off Track; Opinions Mixed on Texas’ Direction
The U.S. is headed down the wrong track, said a large majority of Texans in a survey from Hobby School of Public Affairs. When asked the same question about the state, survey respondents stood divided more evenly, with a narrow majority thinking Texas is generally headed the right way.


Razón / Reason Exhibition
Multiple Dates
A free Blaffer Art Museum exhibition happening through March 13 features the work of conceptual artist and anthropologist Maya Stovall. Using video, objects and performance with a group of UH students, the exhibit aims “to center the history, struggle and insights of the people of Houston and the Southwest,” said Stovall.

Save the Date: Accomplished Leaders Forum
Thursday, March 3
The Office of the Provost will host the Accomplished Leaders Forum at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 3. The 2022 keynote speaker for this virtual event is Gilda Barabino, president of Olin College of Engineering and professor of biomedical and chemical engineering. Registration details will be announced soon.

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

Chronicle of Higher Education

New Carnegie Classification Will Reflect Social and Economic Mobility
Beginning in 2023, colleges will have a new distinction of which to aspire: A category that reflects how well they contribute to social and economic mobility while serving diverse students. The changes were announced on Wednesday by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the American Council on Education.

Inside Higher Ed

How K-12 Book Bans Affect Higher Education
Some educators fear removing controversial books from the K-12 curriculum will harm student development and critical thinking – and rob them of the cultural capital colleges expect them to possess.

Higher Ed Dive

Public Colleges Offer Highest Chance of Positive ROI to Students, Report Finds
Public colleges and universities are most likely to give students their money's worth, with 96.3% providing a positive median return on investment. That's compared to 81.2% of institutions across all sectors.

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