Coogs Travel to Nicaragua with Global Medical Brigade

Global Medical Brigade Students
Students from the UH Global Medical Brigade travel to Nicaragua to learn about the international world of healthcare and complete community service.

Forty-two University of Houston students traveled to Nicaragua with the UH Global Medical Brigade to impact three communities. The UH Global Medical Brigade focuses on medical sustainability in underserved communities in Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Ghana and connects UH students to the international world of healthcare.

The students served over 750 patients, built three sanitation systems, and helped dig a trench for an upcoming water system in three separate communities. With the help of the Office of Learning Abroad, Project CURE, and the leaders of Nicaragua's Global Brigade, this was the largest brigade in the history of the University of Houston.

Dr. Robbins Earns Sol Gothard Lifetime Achievement Award

Susan Robbins  
Susan Robbins, Graduate College of Social Work professor and recipient of the 2016 Sol Gothard Lifetime Achievement Award.   

Susan Robbins, Ph.D., professor at the Graduate College of Social Work, was presented the National Organization of Forensic Social Work (NOFSW) Sol Gothard Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony on June 18, 2016. This is the highest award bestowed upon an individual by the NOFSW.  It is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the forensic social work profession, public welfare, and humankind.

Dr. Robbins teaches a graduate course on mediation and has served as a mediator and mediation trainer with the Dispute Resolution Center of Harris County since 1982. Working on a contract basis with the Texas Protective Services Training Institute from 2000-2009, she provided training for protective service workers, supervisors, lawyers, and judges on false allegations and forensic interviewing. Currently, Dr. Robbins serves as a consultant and expert witness in this area.


Travels with Shasta!

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Shasta at HIMAC

Shasta visits HIMAC, the Heavy-Ion Medical Accelerator Facility in Japan where UH researchers use their heavy-ion beams to develop radiation monitors and dosimeters for NASA.

University News

Dean Patricia Oliver of the College of Architecture and Design traveled to South Korea as a representative of the National Architectural Accrediting Board to review the Korean Architectural Accrediting Board (KAAB). Oliver reviewed the KAAB based on the principles of the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education Guidelines of Good Practice. Read the Full Story.

Brett Montoya and Canaan Martin, both space architecture graduate students from the UH Cullen College of Engineering, won the Genesis Engineering Solutions Superior Design Award for their interior operational systems and layout design of a single-person spacecraft. Read the Full Story.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Assistant Professor of Computer Science Guoning Chen received the Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Research for his contributions to vector field visualization. Read the Full Story.

Bauer College undergraduate student Amanda Moya recently earned a $15,000 scholarship from the Texas Business Hall of Fame, which selects one outstanding student per university each year from 26 participating institutions. Read the Full Story.


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