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President Khator Updates UH Community on Phase 2 Reopening

Gov. Greg Abbott’s most recent executive order allows institutions of higher education to open their physical campuses June 1. Today, President Renu Khator addressed the UH community about the University’s Phase 2 reopening Monday, June 8, on a voluntary basis. Additionally, she outlined the anticipated next steps for the fall semester as well as budget decisions. Read more …

Public Art of University of Houston System Remembers Christo

Public Art of University of Houston System is remembering Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, the artist known simply as Christo, who died May 31 at the age of 84. The Bulgarian-born artist’s print “Texas Mastaba, Project for 500,000 Stacked Oil Drums” (1976) is part of the Public Art UHS collection. Read more …

Two Physics Majors Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Débora Mroczek and Brian Vu received their Bachelor of Science in physics from UH in May (Mroczek also received a B.S. in mathematics) and were members of UH’s Honors College. Most recently, they both earned the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship. The prestigious fellowship provides students a three-year annual stipend and an allowance for tuition and fees. It also gives them opportunities for international research, professional development and the ability to conduct research at any U.S. graduate school. Read more …

UH Ranks among Top 100 Global Universities for Patents

UH was one of just three Texas universities to be listed among the top 100 global universities for issued utility patents. UH was No. 75 on the list, tied with Drexel University with 39 utility patents issued in 2019. It was ranked No. 88 last year and has ranked among the top 100 global universities for the past five years. Read more …

Parking Alert: Information About 2020-2021 Permits

Faculty and staff parking permits for the 2020-2021 academic year will be available to purchase starting June 10. In order to ensure you receive your permit through the mail in time for the first day of classes, we strongly urge all faculty and staff to select a permit by July 12.  Read more …

Our People

    • The sad and senseless death of George Floyd hits close to home for the University of Houston. Mr. Floyd was a member of our community, and we join hundreds of other universities and millions of Americans in condemning this brutal event and the larger failing in our culture that allows such atrocities to continue. We share in the tremendous pain our community and nation are experiencing. Please read President Renu Khator's letter to our UH community for more information. Read more.
    • Learn about the interactive and live virtual tours viewed by more than 20,000 people from around the world and the discovery of a new island in Antarctica by Julia Wellner, associate professor of geology. Watch more.
    • A team of researchers at UH and University of Texas at San Antonio are working to predict waves of coronavirus cases to ensure hospitals and health care providers have the resources needed to treat patients. Recently, the National Science Foundation awarded a $200,000 grant to their project, which will create a mobile, crowdsourced COVID-19 symptom map. Read more.
    • Two researchers from the University have received a grant to study the potential water conservation savings for different types of land uses in the city of Houston. Devin Shaffer, assistant professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, will oversee the work done by doctoral student, Dana Reed, in developing a model for water use and water conservation based on land use. Read more.
    • From proper fit to storage and cleaning, there are several variables that can impact the effectiveness of your mask. Dr. Ruth Bush, vascular surgeon and associate dean for medical education at the UH College of Medicine, addresses some common mask mistakes and shares best practices for maximum protection in the following Q&A. Read more.

Our Campus

    • The UH Athletics Department announced Friday that a portion of student-athletes from football and men's and women's basketball will be allowed to return to campus June 1 to participate in voluntary athletic activities. Student-athletes from other sports will arrive on campus throughout the summer in a phased approach. Two UH facilities – the Athletics/Alumni Center and the Guy V. Lewis Player Development Center will be available for limited occupancy during the first phase. Read more.
    • The spring 2020 UH Magazine has made its debut. Our Mariachi Pumas grace the cover, plus readers get a quick tour of the amazing discoveries coming out of UH’s innovative labs, an appetizing roundup of what’s cooking on campus, and a visit with world-famous alumna, Lizzo, and so much more. The magazine is available for viewing in both a traditional print format and an interactive web design. Read more.
    • The new student housing construction project is nearly ready for fall 2020 move-in, and UH Student Housing and Residential Life offered up a sneak peek at the new facilities. Architectural Designer Yuliana Hernandez (M.Arch. ‘16) is one of many UH alums who make up the team of creative and technical masterminds for The Quad design. Watch here.
    • The UH Staff Council is accepting nominations for the 2020 Staff Council Elections. Elected candidates will each serve a full three-year term. Nominations must be submitted through Office 365 no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 3. You are welcome to nominate more than one staff member. Please submit a separate nomination form for each nominee. Read more.
    • UH faculty are invited to apply for grants for the creation and implementation of open educational resources. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board OER Grant Program provides grants to adopt, modify, redesign or develop courses using only OER. Applications must be submitted on or before June 15. Read more.