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Center for Carbon Management in Energy Joins National CCUS Effort

The Center for Carbon Management in Energy at UH is collaborating with the Southern States Energy Board to promote the rapid deployment of carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies. Ramanan Krishnamoorti, chief energy officer at UH, said Houston is the logical place for the work due to the presence of industry and a skilled workforce.  Read more …

EAS Graduate Students Receive Grant for K-5 Outreach

Geology Ph.D. student Stephanie Suarez and geology Master of Science student Maritza Montoya in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences have been awarded a 2020 E-an Zen Fund Geoscience Outreach Grant from the Geological Society of America. The grant is intended to fund projects that communicate geoscience information to non-geoscience audiences.  Read more …

New Endowment Supports LGBT History Research Collection

UH Libraries has established a new endowment to support the LGBT History Research Collection. The Hollyfield Foundation Endowment will provide funding for the acquisition and preservation of primary source materials in the LGBT History Research Collection, one of 13 collecting areas in UH Libraries Special Collections. UH Libraries will establish an annual exhibition of materials from the LGBT History Research Collection, to be held at M.D. Anderson Library during June each year as part of Pride Month. Read more …

What’s New at TDECU Stadium for 2020

With the 2020 Houston Football season right around the corner, preparations are in full swing to welcome back Cougar fans for a six-game home slate at TDECU Stadium starting Saturday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. against North Texas. Read more …

Coogs for Houston Blood Drive

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted blood donations and the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is in urgent need of blood and convalescent plasma. To help, the UH Alumni Association will host a blood drive Thursday, Sept. 24 and Friday, Sept. 25 at the Athletics-Alumni Center. Pre-register is encouraged. Read more …

Our People

    • Cunjiang Yu, Bill D. Cook Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has worked with researchers to design and produce a smart electronic skin and a medical robotic hand capable of assessing vital diagnostic data by using a newly invented rubbery semiconductor with high carrier mobility. Read more
    • Two Cullen College of Engineering students took home first place awards at the 61st annual Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts International Student Paper Contest. Doctoral candidate Naveen Krishnaraj won first place in the Oral Presentation Ph.D. Category. Makpal Sariyeva won first place in the Oral Presentation Undergrad Category. Read more.
    • In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, UH Law Center Professor Emeritus Michael A. Olivas will be recognized for his contributions to higher education by the University of New Mexico School of Law. Olivas, one of the nation’s foremost higher education law authorities, recently retired as the William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law and director of the Institute for Higher Education Law & Governance at the UH Law Center. Read more.
    • Shine & Rise, the annual report of The Honors College, is now available to read online. This year’s publication shines a spotlight on the creative, innovative and global work of the College’s students. Read more.
    • Thanks to a $11.8 million award from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, UH opened the HEALTH Center for Addictions Research and Cancer Prevention. Led by Ezemenari Obasi, associate dean of research in the College of Education and professor in the Department of Psychological, Health and Learning Sciences, the research center is UH’s 7th national research center and the first of its kind in Houston. Read more.
    • Though the pandemic led to new challenges for the start of the fall semester, UH is experiencing record enrollment in fall 2020 with 47,101 students, up 2.1% over fall 2019. The rise is attributed to a steep increase in new master’s-level students. UH welcomed 1,752 new master’s program students this fall, accounting for an increase of nearly 24.9% over fall 2019. Additionally, the diversity of the student body has also increased. Read more.

Our Campus

    • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the University will again partner with The Rose to deliver on-site mammograms to those women who have yet to get their annual screening. To take advantage of this opportunity, it is necessary to register in advance online using code: UH. Read more.
    • For the first Powerful Voices Forum of 2020, Robert Nicol, Ph.D. (’92) will discuss “The Biotechnology Era: a systems Engineering Perspective” at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22. Nicol leads a research laboratory at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard focused on creating new technologies for DNA Sequencing, DNA synthesis and therapeutic development. The series is presented online and open to faculty, staff, students, alumni and community guests. Read more.
    • Construction for Phase II of the Cullen Boulevard Improvement Project (Segment ‘B’ - Wheeler to I-45) began this week. The construction schedule has a 32-month duration with an estimated completion date of May 2023. Harris County and the contractor are committed to working with the University to minimize disruptions and schedule closures around university activities. Read more.
    • The University has been ranked among the best in the United States in a number of categories, according to the U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2021 rankings. UH earned a top 50 ranking as a “Top Performer for Social Mobility,” and also landed on the lists for “Top Public Schools” and “Best Value Schools.” Read more.
    • The Catalyst Learning Program offers a wide variety of professional development courses for all UH staff, from individual contributors, to supervisors, and managers. It's easier than ever to take advantage of the opportunity to enhance professional skills thanks to the launch of the new Catalyst Online program. Read more.
    • The University invites all faculty, staff and students to post on Twitter or Instagram a photo of themselves wearing their mask using #CoogStrongMaskOn for a chance to win weekly prizes. The deadline is every Friday at 5 p.m. through Sept. 25. The grand prize winner will be announced at President Renu Khator’s Fall Address. Watch here.