Hands of Caring
Happy Cougar Red Friday! Future nursing professionals, their families and professors joined Kathryn Tart, founding dean of the College of Nursing, for the 14th annual Hands of Caring Ceremony. The event is the official welcome for new students to the rigorous 11-month Second Degree BSN program, and, this year, the spring cohort of the Traditional BSN students. Read more …
Survey: Texans Back Easing State Restrictions on Marijuana
A Hobby School of Public Affairs survey shows that Texans overwhelmingly support proposals to ease state restrictions on both the medical and recreational use of marijuana. Response swept widely across generations, partisan divides and racial and ethnic lines. Read more …
Ranked Among Nation’s Best Online M.Ed. Programs
The online master’s degree programs offered by the College of Education have again ranked among the best in the nation, coming in at No. 10 on the 2023 U.S. News & World Report list. The rankings reflect the programs’ first-rate faculty, effective use of technology and high graduation rates. Read more …
Grounds Staff Earns Nation’s Top Honor
The Grounds, Facilities & Events team, led by Brad Finn, assistant athletics director, accepted the Sports Field Management Association’s award for the 2022 College Soccer Field of the Year, for Yokubaitis Field. Read more …
Studying Role of Metals in GI Tract
Melissa Zastrow, assistant professor of chemistry, received an $813,751 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to study how calcium, iron and zinc affect gut bacteria. The award recognizes potential leaders in research and academia who are furthering their department or university’s mission. Read more …
- The bacteria known as C. diff is the most common health care-associated infectious agent in the U.S., estimated to cause more than 460,000 infections and 20,000 deaths annually. Kevin Garey, professor of pharmacy practice and translational research, has discovered something to help. Read more.
- Eric Bittner, Moores Professor of chemistry in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He joins a distinguished group of scientists, engineers and innovators spanning 24 scientific disciplines. Read more.
- At the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Sandra Guerra Thompson, Newell H. Blakely Professor of Law, interviewed Yusef Salaam, a member of the Exonerated Five. Salaam shared his experience of being wrongfully convicted in 1989, and ideas for improving the criminal justice system. Read more.
- Seshadri Tirunillai, Michael J. Cemo Associate Professor of Marketing at the C. T. Bauer College of Business, was named a Marketing Science Institute Scholar. The MSI Scholars program recognizes top mid-career scholars worldwide in marketing. Read more.
- UH Football’s inaugural season in the Big 12 Conference will feature visits to TDECU Stadium from in-state rivals TCU and Texas, with additional home league matchups against Cincinnati, Oklahoma State and West Virginia. Read more.
- With a campus spanning more than 600 acres, where are the best places to go when you need to settle down, meet with friends or get some work done? We asked the Cougar community about their favorite spots — here’s a countdown of the official rankings. Read more.
- An upcoming student-curated exhibit at UH Libraries features the inception of the UH African American Studies Program in 1969. “Forged by Protest: Student Organization Afro Americans for Black Liberation and the Genesis of the UH African American Studies Program,” was curated by Research for Aspiring Coogs in the Humanities scholar Saron Regassa. Read more.
- A majority of Texans say they support some form of taxpayer-funded assistance for parents who want to send their children to religious or other private schools. This comes from a survey from the Hobby School of Public Affairs. Read more.