UH Today February 28, 2022
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Leon Thomsen, research professor of geophysics, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Leon Thomsen, research professor of geophysics, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. His discovery of new methods to visualize properties of subsurface rock formations forever changed the way front-line geophysicists find oil and natural gas. 


UHS Leadership Announces 'Reimagined Workspace'
UH System Chancellor Renu Khator today announced that the System Board of Regents voted to support a reimagined flexible workplace for UHS staff. Each university president will establish policy, guidance and support to facilitate this opportunity. 

Global Leadership Focus of New College Name
The UH Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management changed its name to the Conrad N. Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership. The new name  reflects the role of Hilton College as a global leader in hospitality education.

New Degree Program on Latino/a Experience and Contributions
Proudly recognizing that Houston is home to the largest Hispanic/Latino community in Texas and the third largest in the nation, UH added a new degree program to help students succeed in a multicultural economy. The UH System Board of Regents unanimously approved the Bachelor of Arts in Mexican American and Latino/a Applied Studies at its Feb. 24, meeting. 

Hobby School of Public Affairs Conducts Electric Vehicles Survey
Ever more electric vehicles can be spotted these days on the urban roads of Texas. But according to a survey sponsored by UH Hobby School of Public Affairs and Southern Methodist University, switching the state from gas tanks to batteries is looking like a tough sell.


UH Day of Remembrance 
Tuesday, March 1
The UH Day of remembrance takes place at noon, Tuesday, March 1 at the A.D. Bruce Religion Center Chapel. The service is historically held the first Tuesday in March each year to honor our Cougar Family – faculty, staff, students,  alumni and friends of the University – who have died the previous year.

Accomplished Leaders Forum
Tuesday, March 3
To connect faculty, staff and students with renowned thought leaders, the Office of the Provost hosts the Accomplished Leaders Forum. This free virtual event will feature noted scholar Gilda A. Barabino, president of Olin College of Engineering and professor of biomedical and chemical engineering, at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3. Registration is required. 

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

Inside Higher Ed

An Invasion Felt in Academe
Leaders of numerous scholarly associations and research centers speak out against Russia’s attack on Ukraine. 

Texas Tribune

UT-Austin Can’t Call Its New Think Tank The Liberty Institute
First Liberty Institute, a Plano-based religious freedom legal group, has a registered trademark for the name and said it has alerted UT-Austin that it objects to them using it.

Chronicle of Higher Education

Stop Playing It Safe: The Peril of the Generic College
Why does higher education have so much trouble with differentiation – that is, with spelling out precisely what makes a college unique from its competitors? It seems that trying to be all things to all people is our fatal flaw. And everyone sees it but us.

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