Cougar Milestones July 7, 2022
07/07/2022, 01:05:02 PM

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A Message From the Provost

Dear UH Community,

Summer is passing us by. Before we know it, we’ll be starting a new academic year and officially welcoming students back to campus.

Although this recent heat has been a bit extreme, I will admit that it’s refreshing to see future Coogs during their first visits to UH.

Camps, orientations, and other events are currently bringing tomorrow’s Cougars to the campus. This is indeed exciting and clearly demonstrates that our institution is the University of choice for so many students.

As you see these new faces on our campus, don’t hesitate to offer greetings or words of welcome. They soon will be part of the University family and will need our support.

As author and essayist Charles Bowden once said, “Summertime is always the best of what might be.” We are indeed seeing just that with the arrival of our next generation of Cougars.

Have a great summer!

Paula Myrick Short
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost


Underrepresented Women of Color Coalition Supporting Faculty's
Personal, Professional Journeys at UH

The Underrepresented Women of Color Coalition provides
a community of support for UH faculty.

One Giant Leap for the UH System ...

The University of Houston System and NASA are partnering on initiatives supporting human spaceflight. UH System universities and the nation’s premiere aerospace agency will collaborate on joint research, technology development, technology transfer, training, and educational and outreach initiatives.

Perfect Alliance

UH is among 20 of the nation’s top research universities to join the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities aimed at increasing opportunities for those historically underserved by higher education.

First Place Finish!

Before completing his master’s degree in petroleum engineering, Andres Villarroel earned first-place in the Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast and Southwest North America Regional Student Paper Contest.

Board Appointment

UH’s Chief Population Health Officer Bettina Beech is now a member of the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching, supporting the professional development and certification of health and wellness coaches.

College, University Leaders Address Equity in Higher Education

The University of Houston hosted 150 regional higher education leaders during the Houston GPS Equity Convening. Leaders from participating community colleges and universities assembled for a daylong dialogue on how to enhance equity across campuses.

UH Professor, Author Earns Berlin Prize Fellowship

Creative writing professor and award-winning author Cristina Rivera Garza is one of only 10 recipients of the Berlin Prize for Spring 2023.


Upcoming Events


July 15 - Sept. 18  – Maria A. Guzmán Capron: Forma Seductora
UH alumna Maria A. Guzmán Capron's latest exhibition is on view at Blaffer Art Museum.

July 28 - Aug. 6 - Houston Shakespeare Festival
A Houston tradition returns as the School of Theatre & Dance
presents "King Lear" and "Cymbeline" at Miller Outdoor Theatre.


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Paula Myrick Short
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UH System
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