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UH Graduate Launches Website to Monitor Store Wait Times

Social distancing and avoiding large crowds has become a way of life that everyone is confronting as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the innovation of University of Houston alumna Mae Woods and co-founder, Pan Khandtidhara, is giving many communities hope by making it easier for consumers to visit their favorite retail stores, banks, pharmacies, and restaurants.

Digital Media Professor Patrice Charleville Moves on to New Beginnings

Digital media lecturer Patrice Charleville is on her way to living out her retirement dream in Yucatan, Mexico, starting this summer. Charleville began her career at the University of Houston printing plant in the early 1990s. Jerry Waite, professor of digital media and coordinator of the program met Charleville when he started the graphic communications technology curriculum in 1993 and invited her to teach at UH.

Digital Media Student Masters Idealliance Courses

Through a collaboration with Idealliance ®, digital media students have the opportunity to take training courses online. Idealliance is a graphic communications organization that serves brands, content and media creators, creative agencies and design teams, and innovators and developers worldwide.

Smith Named President of Texas Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals

John Smith, director of graduate and professional programs in the University of Houston College of Technology has been named president of The Texas Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (TxGAP). TxGAP is a regional chapter of the National Association for Graduate Enrollment Management (NAGAP).

Biotechnology Professor Recognized for Leadership in Promoting STEM Education Rupa Iyer Named Outstanding Woman in Science

Rupa Iyer, founding director of biotechnology programs and former associate dean of research and graduate studies at the University of Houston College of Technology, has been named Outstanding Woman in Science by the Association for Women in Science-Gulf Coast Houston Chapter (AWISGCH).

Online Retailing Program Prepares Students for a Post-Pandemic Retail Revolution

Professor Barbara Stewart shares a perspective on the challenges of the retail transformation. Earning a retailing and consumer science (RCS) degree at the University of Houston as an online student prepares students to transform the post-pandemic retail world.

Biotech Students Study Vaccine Development

As researchers around the world move to create a suitable vaccine to combat Covid-19, those pursuing studies in biotechnology find their burgeoning expertise in demand.

Technology Alumni Spotlight: Ricardo Rojas, ‘19

In the midst of COVID-19 there are many University of Houston alumni who are working as essential employees, contributing significantly our wellbeing. Ricardo Rojas is one of them.

Global Retailing Reimagined

As mentioned in the first issue of Retail Reimagined, retailing is expanding at an unprecedented pace. Retailing, whether at the local, regional, national, or global level, is a vital part of every aspect of our lives. As such, the University of Houston Global Retailing program opens up exciting career opportunities that cross physical and virtual global barriers and borders.

Construction Management Graduate Student Helps Improve METRO Shared Use Path Network

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO), is implementing shared use paths, bike lanes, bike parking and bike repair stations so that people of all ages and abilities can safely and conveniently access public transportation in the Greater Houston area. METRO’s goal is to ensure that safe, comfortable and convenient access is available to its rail stations and bus stops.

Gulf Research Program Awards $1.44 Million Grant for Development of Tools to Improve Offshore Industry Safety

Researchers from the University of Houston, Lamar University, and the American Bureau of Shipping, have been awarded $1,440,330 through the National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine Gulf Research Program.

High School Students Get a First Look at Their Futures in Technology

Students from local Houston and Fort Bend County high schools paid a visit to the University of Houston and UH at Sugar Land on February 17 and February 20 for the first-ever Edison Technology Lecture Series. A total of 400 students attended from fifteen schools.

Kovach Awarded for the Advancement of Lean Six Sigma

Jamison V. Kovach, professor of Technology Project Management and director of the Lean Six Sigma Professional Training Program, has received the Six Sigma Forum Award for the Advancement of Six Sigma.

Supply Chain Industry Pros Teach Next Gen Logistics Professionals

The University of Houston College of Technology Supply Chain & Logistics Technology department, in partnership with U.S. Exporters Competitive Maritime Council (ECMC), recently hosted the Projects Logistics Road Tour 2020, an inaugural conference for faculty, staff and students to learn more about the industry from industry professionals.