UH Today June 10, 2021
06/10/2021, 01:50:02 PM
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Lorena Gauthereau sitting behind her laptop covered in stickers

Lorena Gauthereau, digital program manager for the UH’s U.S. Latino Digital Humanities program and the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage project, has been recognized by the Mellon Foundation for her work recovering U.S. Latino literature.

Hobby School Dean Jim Granato

Provost Paula Myrick Short has appointed longtime leader of the Hobby School Jim Granato to a two-year term as Dean of the Hobby School of Public Affairs. Granato will build upon the great strides accomplished during the past year and the continued realization of the Hobby School vision.


In Memoriam: Professor Ronald Turner
UH Law Center Professor Ronald Turner has passed away. Turner joined the Law Center faculty in 1998 and was the A.A. White Professor of Law. He was the first African-American full professor in the Law Center’s history. Turner specialized in labor law, employment law, constitutional law, and taught employment discrimination, labor law, torts, constitutional law, and a course on HIV/AIDS and the law.

Renshaw Wins Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Research
Andrew Renshaw, assistant professor of physics, received the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 2021 Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Research. Renshaw also received the 2021 University of Houston Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship or Creative Activity for an assistant professor.

Ticak Receives Armistead Teaching Excellence Award
Associate Clinical Professor Anita Ticak, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O., is the recipient of the 2021 Cora and J. Davis Armistead Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Optometry. The award honors excellence and innovation in the classroom.

Summer 2021 Flextime Work Schedule Guidelines Announced
Colleges and divisions may implement a flex workweek for regular, full-time staff during the summer. Participation by departments and employees is strictly voluntary, must be approved in advance and not all jobs can be adapted to a flexible work schedule. 


Take Your Child to Work Day
Monday, June 14 – Friday, June 18
Take Your Child to Work Day will take place virtually from Monday, June 14, through Friday, June 18.  UH will provide up to 150 activity kits for kids on a first-come-first-serve basis to UH faculty and staff who register. Kits will contain supply lists for featured videos and activities materials.

Save the Date: Summer Open Enrollment and Virtual Wellness and Benefits Fair 
Monday, June 28 to Saturday, July 10
The UH summer benefits enrollment period will be June 28 to July 10. This is your opportunity to review and make changes to your benefits for the upcoming plan year, as well as to attend this year’s Human Resources “Out of this World” Virtual Wellness & Benefits Fair.

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

Inside Higher Ed

Academic Prioritization and the Faculty’s Social Contract
In an era of downsizings and eliminations, our belief in that contract and how we view our professional identities are key to moving ahead as a cohesive, united faculty.

University Business

Without Change, Engineering Equality May Take 76 Years or More
Despite a slight increase in the number of engineering degrees achieved by Black/African American and Latinx students over the past two decades, the two groups still lag severely when it comes to turning those into jobs in the field.

Higher Ed Dive

A Patchwork of State Name, Image and Likeness Laws Is Causing Confusion
The NCAA, which is expected to vote on its own policy this month, is among those calling for a federal standard.

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