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Paula Myrick Short, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, with Daniel Maxwell, DSAES interim vice president

Paula Myrick Short, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, was recognized with the Friend of the Division award from the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services. Short, who retires in August, was honored for her lasting impact on the UH community. Pictured: Short and Daniel Maxwell, DSAES interim vice president

Engineering professor Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal congratulates patient on his progress

Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, engineering professor, revealed the next generation of stroke rehabilitation: a robotic arm controlled by the user’s brainwaves to restore upper limb function. The device developed by Contreras-Vidal and his team requires no surgery and can be used in the clinic and at home. 


Low Vitamin D Levels Found in Young People of Color
A UH College of Nursing study led by Shainy Varghese, associate professor, showed low vitamin D levels in 61% of otherwise healthy Black and Hispanic adolescents. Because vitamin D strengthens immunity and reduces long-term health complications, the team recommends adding the test to yearly well-child screenings.

Hobby School of Public Affairs Studies COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitancy 
Some Americans still say no to getting any COVID-19 vaccination even as others are currently committing to their fourth shot. What accounts for differences in attitude? A report from the Hobby School of Public Affairs takes a deep look at what divides opinions on the vaccines. 

Coming Soon: Virtual Parking Permits
UH parking permits are going virtual, making physical hangtags obsolete. Starting Aug. 15, your license plate will serve as your permit. Registration is required by logging into AccessUH and selecting the myParkingAccount icon.


Maria A. Guzmán Capron Art Exhibition
Multiple Dates
The first solo exhibition of Oakland-based artist Maria A. Guzmán Capron (’04) opens at 6 p.m., Friday, July 15, at the Blaffer Art Museum. Capron creates fantastical hybrid figures made from vivid, often recycled fabrics and paint, and explores converging forms of identity, culture, desire and social exchange. 

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Chronicle of Higher Education 

The Red State University Blues
Across the country, elected officials are seeking to impose their political views on public universities. How should colleges respond?

Higher Ed Dive

5 Proposed Title IX Rule Changes Colleges Should Know
The U.S. Department of Education published its long-awaited regulatory proposal on Title IX, the federal law banning sex-based discrimination in federally funded schools. The draft rule outlines steps colleges and K-12 schools would need to follow to investigate and possibly punish sexual misconduct. 

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