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UH System Raises Nearly $145 Million in Fiscal Year 2018

The UH System raised nearly $145 million in private support in fiscal year 2018, the second largest total in UHS history, trailing only the previous year when the public phase of the historic $1 billion “Here, We Go” Campaign was launched. UH, the largest of the UH System universities, raised nearly $136 million for key initiatives including student success, research, a new College of Medicine and many more. Read more …

Literary Rock Stars Headline Tweens Read Festival

Margaret Hale, associate chair of the College of Education Department of Curriculum and Instruction, co-founded the Tweens Read book festival which takes place Saturday, Oct. 20. The eighth-annual event, designed to foster a lifelong love of literacy, is recognized as one of the nation’s only literary gatherings targeting the tween crowd. Read more …

$3.5 Million from The John M. O’Quinn Foundation Funds UH Medical School Tuition

The UH College of Medicine has received a $3.5 million grant from The John M. O'Quinn Foundation to provide full, four-year scholarships to one-third of the college's second-year class, expected to consist of 30 medical students. The grant will also fund startup costs, faculty hires, labs and a household-centered health care program for underserved communities. Read more …

New Graduate Program Teaches Professionals to Integrate Technology

Faculty from the Fort Bend Independent School District have a pathway to graduate school thanks to a new agreement with the UH College of Education. Starting in spring 2019, FBISD educators may enroll in the college’s graduate program in Curriculum and Instruction – Learning, Design and Technology. The five-semester program is offered at UH Sugar Land and includes both online and face-to-face components. Read more …

Faculty & Staff News

    • UH Law Center Professor Emeritus Richard M. Alderman and other faculty members gave area citizens an introduction to the law during the most recent session of the "People's Law School". Participants with legal questions attended classes about consumer law, credit and debt, finding the law, landlord-tenant law, post-disaster consumer law, tax law and wills. Read more.
    • UH and Third Ward have formed a powerful partnership that works toward improving the neighborhood by progressing education, strengthening businesses and celebrating the culture and history of the area. A strong believer in leadership by example, Jerry Evans, associate professor of information and logistics technology, is the champion of the College of Technology's commitment to the UH Third Ward Initiative. Read more.

On Campus

    • Three online master’s programs in the UH Cullen College of Engineering were recognized for providing high return on investment and best value in the 2019 Best Online Colleges rankings released by SR Education Group. The rankings put the online M.S. degree in civil engineering at No. 5, electrical engineering at No. 11 and mechanical engineering at No. 19. Read more.
    • The Cougar Open, sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association, is the largest wheelchair tennis tournament in Texas and draws players from around the nation. UH Adaptive Athletics is hosting its 3rd annual UH Cougar Open Wheelchair Tennis Tournament 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Memorial Park Tennis Center, 1500 W. Memorial Loop Drive. Discover more.
    • Lawrence Wright, whose "God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State" offers a biting look at the politics, business and culture of his native state, will headline the 2018 UH Hobby School of Public Affairs Luncheon on Oct. 24. The fundraising luncheon will support the 2019 Hobby Fellows, which allows undergraduate students to work as full-time interns in Austin during regularly scheduled legislative sessions. Read more.
    • A new acquisition at UH Libraries' Special Collections features correspondence, posters, programs, photos and artwork documenting New Music America, a peripatetic festival of experimental music. The New Music America Records, 1979-1990 was donated by Michael Galbreth, part of the duo known as The Art Guys whose records already reside at UH Special Collections. Read more.
    • In case you were unable to attend the 2018 Fall Address: The Journey Continues, a full video and transcript are available online. Watch and read about the outstanding efforts of our faculty, staff and students as well as learn updates about the University and about President Renu Khator's vision for its future. Discover more.