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Rajashekara Earns IEEE Medal For Environmental And Safety Technologies

Kaushik “Raja” Rajashekara, Distinguished Professor of Engineering, has been recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers with the 2021 IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies. The award is for outstanding accomplishments in the application of technologies that improve the environment and/or public safety. Read more …


You Better Shop Around

“Shopping around” is a common strategy when making a new purchase, and asking for discounts can feel empowering instead of uncomfortable. Professor Johannes Habel with the C.T. Bauer College of Business explains that whether you’re buying a car, furniture or new clothes, very often salespeople will be willing to give you a discount to satisfy your needs, seal the deal and get your loyalty. Read more …


Staff Council Sock and Blanket Drive

The 2020 Staff Council Sock & Blanket Drive, benefiting Star of Hope Mission, will run Monday, Dec. 14 through Thursday, Dec. 17. Both new and clean, gently used items are needed and there are many ways for UH staff to participate. Read more …


Have Questions about COVID-19 Reporting?

If you have inquiries regarding a positive case or exposure, contact the UH COVID-19 Case Support Helpdesk at: 832-84C-OVID (832-842-6843) Please visit the UH COVID-19 page for additional resources and guidance. Read more …


Our People

    • Rodica Damian, assistant professor of psychology and director of the Personality Development and Success Lab at UH, found that the role of birth order on career types, occupational creativity and status attainment might have been overestimated in previous research. Read more.
    • Nathan Grant Smith, associate professor in the College of Education, has developed a program called Project PRIDE to help lower stress and improve the well-being of gay, bisexual and queer men. Now, Smith is working to expand Project PRIDE as part of a federally funded study. Read more.
    • Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, a UH alumna who earned her Ph.D. in creative writing and literature, has won the prestigious 2020 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Fiction. Bestowed by the Lannan Foundation, the organization’s awards recognize writers who have made significant contributions to English-language literature. Read more.
    • Following a 12-year longitudinal study, Kevin Hoff, assistant professor of industrial-organizational psychology, found young people who develop higher levels of conscientiousness and emotional stability during the transition to employment tend to be more successful in some aspects of their early careers. Hoff is the first to assess the predictive power of personality changes for a broad range of career outcomes across more than a decade of young adulthood. Read more.
    • For those who were unable to attend the Powerful Voices webinar series, the recordings are now available for viewing on the Powerful Voices website. Guest speakers, all UH alumni, shared their personal stories, offered career advice and gave a few laughs. Read more.

Our Campus

    • In light of the many challenges that have occurred during 2020, Human Resources has developed a flexible and simplified performance evaluation process for this calendar year. Recognizing how COVID-19 may have shifted some of our planned goals or core responsibilities, the University is providing the opportunity to update (or validate) goals and objectives for your 2020 Performance Evaluation. Read on for additional details. Read more.
    • Beginning Monday, Nov. 30, the service hours will change for a number of campus providers, including Parking and Transportation, Cougar Card services, Copy, Print and Deliver, and more. Read more. 
    • For those continuing to work and learn from home, UH has released new video backgrounds for Teams and Zoom calls. The free, downloadable images include UH logos, artwork and well-known locations from around campus and are a great way to show your Cougar spirit. Read more.
    • Public Art of UHS created a number of ways for people to explore the new Color Field exhibition at UH, including a free self-guided tour and online content with audio clips from the artists. The large-scale sculpture exhibit provides opportunities to question our perceptions while thinking about the impact color has on our lives. Read more.