Improving Control for Users of Robotic Prostheses
Mario Ignacio Romero-Ortega, Cullen Endowed Professor of biomolecular engineering, has been awarded $2.8 million by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to improve the control of robotic limbs and provide natural sensory feedback from robotic prosthetics to amputees Read more …
Harth Named American Chemical Society Fellow, Also Receives $321K Collaborative NSF Grant
Professor of Chemistry Eva Harth is one of 49 members recently named to the American Chemical Society’s 2021 Fellows. Harth, along with Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski of Carnegie Mellon University, received a $321,385 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund their research on copolymers. Read more …
UH’s Inclusive Vision to FIX-IT
Faculty, staff and students at the University rely on the FIXIT program to fulfill a wide range of non-emergency work requests on campus. Now, through a new partnership with WorkQuest and The Lighthouse of Houston, the UH FIXIT call center is staffed by blind and low-vision operators with 24/7 availability. Read more …
- The University and the UH Law Center have received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for the sixth consecutive year. The award recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. Read more.
- Bruce Race, director of the UH Center for Sustainability and Resilience, is leading the effort to increase access to electric vehicles and will develop a digital master plan for a smart transit hub. The new project is funded by the National Science Foundation and targets electric vehicle ownership in low-income communities. Read more.
- C.T. Bauer College of Business Assistant Professor Kiran Parthasarathy and Associate Professor Janet Meade conducted research on the effectiveness of online learning in the accounting field. Their resulting paper, “Did COVID-19 Impact Student Learning in an Introductory Accounting Course?,” was published in the Business Education Innovation Journal. Read more.
- The UH System Board of Regents presented the Regents’ Academic Excellence Award to the UH Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards in the Honors College, recognizing excellence in teaching, research and community engagement. Read more.
- The full-time MBA program at C. T. Bauer College of Business jumped ahead seven places in the Bloomberg BusinessWeek 2021-22 ranking of Best Graduate Business Schools. The advancement over last year’s ranking puts the Bauer MBA program at No. 31 in the U.S. for public universities. Read more.
- Researchers led by Sujata Sirsat, associate professor at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management and lead study author, discovered a major disparity in quality and safety of produce purchased in low- versus high-income areas. Read more.
- The brightest, most creative minds at the forefront of arts and health integration in the Greater Houston area are converging at the University of Houston for a global conference showcasing how their collaborative work is improving health outcomes for patients and communities in January. Read more.
- Your UH Moment: The news you Need in 60 seconds. This week, UH accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 Conference and will begin play as early as fall 2023, the College of Nursing opened a new nurse-managed health clinic to meet the needs of homeless people, and UH researchers uncover major disparity in quality and safety of produce purchased in low- versus high-income areas. Watch.
- Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Paula Myrick Short announced, following a thoughtful review, the UH COVID-19 Coordination Committee has made the decision to begin a transition week on Monday, Sept. 20, to full density/in-person instruction on Monday, Sept. 27. At that time, classes will be resuming previously agreed upon teaching modalities. Read more.
- The Catalyst Learning Program is back for the fall semester and available on campus. The professional development courses for all UH Staff include organization and time management, communication, coaching and leadership. Read more.
- Students and employees must complete the Reporting COVID-19 Diagnosis form if they have tested positive or been diagnosed with COVID-19. It must be self-reported. Once the positive case has been reported to UH, contact tracing and cleaning will be initiated. Read more.
- The new Firearm Carry Act of 2021, which allows persons to carry handguns without a license in certain places under certain circumstances, went into effect today, Sept. 1. Under the law, permitless carry of a handgun will continue to be prohibited on UH campuses. Read more.