November 2014

Yuliya Gorb Earns NSF Career Award

Assistant Mathematics Professor Gorb.

Yuliya Gorb, an assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Houston, was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award. The five-year award worth $420,000 covers her research as well as a small after-school program for female high school students.

NSF CAREER Awards are given to promising junior faculty members. Recipients exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research.

Gorb is the first  Department of Mathematics faculty member to receive an NSF CAREER award while at the University of Houston.

Interior Architecture Students Exhibit Work at Philadelphia AIA

Congratulations to 10 University of Houston Interior Architecture students who were selected for an exhibition at the American Institute of Architects Center for Architecture in Philadelphia . The exhibition celebrates the legacy of the Arts + Architecture Magazine that popularized architecture and design with the general public. The magazine was in publication between 1929 and 1967 and included significant cultural contributions to American modernism such as Charles and Ray Eames and Frank Lloyd Wright . The exhibition is an annual celebration of architecture and design-themed fine art by architects, designers, artists and students. All of the art work will be available for purchase during the exhibition, which supports the Center for Architecture’s educational programs.

Congratulations to Matthew Caballero, Minelya De Leon, Joseph Echavarria Arianne Gonzato, Joshua Hollie, Emily Keller, Roni Kop, Francisco Salas, Francesca Sosa, and Ana Sotelo.

matt caballero
Matt Caballero

joseph echavarria
Joseph Echavarria

Ariane Gonzato

francisco salas
Francisco Salas

francseca sosa
Francesca Sosa

ana sotello
Ana Sotello

Not pictured: Minelya De Leon, Joshua Hollie, Emily Keller, and Roni Kop.

Optometry Launches One-of-a-Kind Lab

The University of Houston  School of Optometry is elevating immersive and comprehensive learning for its optometry students starting this semester with a specially designed simulation laboratory that is the first of its kind. The Optometric Clinical Skill Simulation Lab is the University of Houston's newest addition to the nationally recognized optometric program. It is the first simulation lab to be designed for this particular course, and is the largest worldwide.

 The new simulation lab at the College of Optometry.

This high-tech learning experience is made possible through a modified headband-mounted light that allows for visualization of the retina via indirect ophthalmoscopy. While this is designed to resemble the actual headband used by professional optometrists, it is augmented with LED screens instead of plan oculars. The virtual patients will get tired, tear up, blink, close and move their eyes when the students take too long. Another plus to this laboratory is its 24/7 student access, which allows students to be flexible with their learning hours.

Law Student Wins International Writing Competition

University of Houston Law Center student Jessica Ireton is the winner of an international writing competition sponsored by a division of the World Bank for her article exploring the use of WikiLeaks cables as evidence in arbitration hearings. Ireton, who will graduate in December, has focused her studies at the Law Center on international arbitration, international legal issues, and the energy sector.


UH Law Center Student Jessica Ireton

The 2014 Student Writing Competition hosted by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) at the World Bank includes a $1,000 award. Her essay will be published in an upcoming issue of the ICSID Review-Foreign Investment Law Journal, one of the foremost periodicals on foreign investment law and international investment dispute settlement.

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