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This week, the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship has been named the No. 1 undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the U.S. for the third consecutive year, the College of Medicine opened a direct primary care clinic and a new artificial intelligence retail innovation lab launched in the College of Technology. Read more …

UH Researcher Develops New Fluid That Light Can Cut

Jiming Bao, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has developed a new fluid that can be cut open by light. The discovery has potential applications in adaptive optics, mass transport, and microfluidics manufacturing and molding of micro and nanostructures. Read more …

Study Finds Lack of Sleep a Health Problem for Nursing Faculty

according to a study led by College of Nursing Clinical Assistant Professor Sonya Cox, DNSc, APRN, RN, FNP-BC. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated and further exposed the problem according to the study. Read more …

Our People

    • An app designed to keep you safe from illness – and tell you the least crowded time to go grocery shopping and run other errands – is being developed in the lab of Albert Cheng, professor of computer science and electrical & computer engineering. Read more.
    • The UH Center for Mexican American Studies will work with Fort Bend County officials to improve the lives of families living in unstable housing conditions caused by economic hardship and other stressors. Additionally, UH at Sugar Land will serve as a hub to advance research-practice partnerships in the county. Read more.
    • The perception that boys are more interested than girls in computer science and engineering starts as young as age 6 according to a new study by Allison Master, assistant professor at the UH College of Education and director UH’s Identity and Academic Motivation (I AM) Lab. Nearly 2,500 students in first through 12th grade from diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds were surveyed for the study. Read more.
    • UH College of Pharmacy’s Courtney Hunt, who was recently appointed director of Strategic Research Development at the college, was recognized with the Mid-Career Excellence Award from the Society of Research Administrators International. During her time at UH, Hunt has developed a proposal development curriculum for the Research Administrators Certificate program. Read more.
    • UH Swimming & Diving came out on top earning its fifth consecutive Phill Hansel Invitational victory on Saturday, Nov. 20 with a combined three-day score of 1,463. Out of 10 total teams between both swimming and diving events, Houston earned the most points and had a four-point lead over the second-place overall finisher. Read more.

Our Campus

    • This year’s Staff Council Sock & Blanket Drive benefits the Star of Hope Mission. Donations of new and cleaned, gently used items can be dropped-off at various no-contact locations now through Thursday, Dec. 16. Read more.
    • Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1, Calhoun Road will become Martin Luther King Boulevard. In addition to the new street name, new block numbers will also take effect and the 4600 to 4900 blocks will become 4100 to 4400. The old addresses will remain active until June 1, 2022. Read more.
    • Safety is a top priority on campus. Administration and Finance provided a few tips and reminders to help our campus community enjoy a happy and fire-safe holiday season. Read more.
    • Free COVID-19 testing is available through Curative to the UH community seven days a week in front of the Student Center. Appointments are easily scheduled online. Read more.