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Graduate Design/Build Studio Constructing A Better Community

As part of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, the design/build studio unites the minds of first-year master’s students who conceptualize and construct unique spaces for Houston nonprofit organizations.

UH Moment: Student Entrepreneurs at Cougar Grounds

Cougar Grounds, a student-run coffee shop at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, is the first university coffee shop in the country managed and staffed by students as part of an educational experience.

Visiting Professor Inducted into Chinese Academy of Engineering

Surendra P. Shah, visiting professor at the Cullen College of Engineering, was inducted into the Chinese Academy of Engineering as a foreign member.

UH in Nation’s Top 20 for Hispanics

The University of Houston is among the top 20 colleges and universities conferring degrees to Hispanics, according to Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.

Biology, Computer Science Combine Efforts to Fight Cancer

UH received a $2.4 million grant to fund research by postdoctoral scientists whose research combines cancer biology with computational disciplines like computer science, theoretical physics or chemistry.

UH Moment: Celebrating a Diverse Campus

The University of Houston is one of the most diverse campuses in the United States and the most ethnically diverse university in Texas.

Building Blocks

Learn about UH research professor Carroll Parrott Blue’s community initiatives and see some examples of her interactive multimedia work.

Through a workshop produced by the University of Houston, students from Yates High School filmed a documentary about noted Houston photographer Earlie Hudnall. This is just one example of UH's efforts in the community. Watch the video.

Major Initiatives Capitalize on UH’s Strengths

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The 1927 Society Quick Take

Staff Sgt. Lupe Flores Jr. (’09) proves it’s never too early to plan ahead. The 33-year-old soldier joined the U.S. Army right after high school. After four years of overseas duty and several years trying to attend college and remain active in the military, he knew it was time to finish his degree. He graduated last year from the C.T. Bauer College of Business with a double major in finance and accounting.

Shortly after graduation, Flores was deployed to Iraq, where he is now. Being a strategic planner in both his military and civilian lives, Flores designated a portion of his life insurance policy to the Bauer College.

“I learned so much more than what’s in the books from the students, organizations and faculty,” Flores says. “I want to give something back.”