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Provost Receives UNCG Lifetime Achievement Award

Provost Paula Myrick Short Receives UNCG Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award

Provost Paula Myrick Short was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNCG) Alumni of Distinction Awards ceremony. The award is presented to an alumna/us who has made significant contributions to the University's long standing tradition of service at the global, national, state, and/or local levels. Dr. Short is only the third recipient of the award. Read more.

Best Practices on the Art of Teaching

Faculty Engagement and Development Hosts Lunch and Learn in Faculty Cafe

On October 16, Faculty Engagement and Development (FED) hosted a lunch and learn with a panel of three past winners of the UH Distinguished Leadership in Teaching Award. The panelists shared useful lessons, takeaways, tips, and practices they have learned throughout their careers as well as answered questions from the group. See the recorded panel discussion here:


Earl Smith

Dean Earl Smith and College of Optometry Highly Ranked in Cited Faculty Publications Worldwide

The University of Houston College of Optometry has been ranked #1 among institutions with the most cited optometry faculty publications in the US and #2 worldwide, according to an analysis of highly cited articles by optometry school faculty and researchers during the 2000-2016 period. Dean Smith was cited as the 17th most productive optometric author in the world over the same time period.

Model G20 Summit Delegation Winners

UH Takes Top Honor at Inaugural Model G20 Summit at American University

Nine UH students attended the inaugural Model G20 Summit at American University. In two teams, students tackled real-world issues in the Sherpa and Financial tracks as the delegations for Saudi Arabia and the United States. Team U.S.A. was awarded the best overall delegation, the highest honor given at the simulation.

The students from UH include Jose Reyes, Taylor Ferguson, Tim Seiter, Julia Hess, Dina Hamadi, Tanooha Veeramachaneni, Jackson Crawford, Nour Haikal, and Brinda Penmetsa and were accompanied by Adrian Castillo, manager of co-curricular programs and Keri Myrick, director of special programs from the Honors College. 

Cassandra Morris at CERN 

Physics Graduate Student Spends Month at CERN

Casandra Morris, a graduate student in physics at the University of Houston, spent a month at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) as part of her involvement in an international physics collaboration. She worked on a prototype detector for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), an international collaboration of more than 1,000 scientists from 30 different countries, brought together with goals of answering questions about the nature of matter and the evolution of the universe.

"Being a part of an experiment that is still early in its development, doing hands-on work, was exciting and satisfying," said Morris, who received her bachelor's degree in physics from UH's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in 2015. Read More


Shasta in Shanghai, China

Shasta was spotted in Shanghai, China with Graduate College of Social Work students!

Be sure to tag @uhprovost and add #travelswithshasta on Instagram, tweet @SashaProf, or email to share your experiences - in Houston or abroad - with our favorite Coog! View all of Shasta's travels on the Office of the Provost website .


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