A Rich History at UH: The Legacy of UH's African American Studies Program
UH is celebrating Black History Month by showcasing the African American Studies program in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. In 1969, during the struggle for civil and human rights, UH became the first state university in Texas to establish AAS program. Today, the program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree, a minor degree and a graduate certificate. Read more …
Message from Provost Short: Spring Interim Grade Policies
In response to the unique and combined challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent historic winter storm, Provost Paula Myrick Short has decided to implement both the undergraduate and graduate interim grade policies for the spring 2021 semester. They provide students with "Satisfactory" or "No Credit" options after final grades are submitted in support of their success given the current challenges. Read more …
Albert Cheng Earns Top Honors from Computer Science Community
Albert Cheng, professor of computer science in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, has been named an Association for Computing Machinery 2020 Distinguished Member. He has also been appointed chair of the International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications. These are highly prestigious accolades in the computer science community. Read more …
Your UH Moment: The news you need in 60 seconds
This week the UH College of Medicine becomes an official member of the Texas Medical Center; and students in a neurohumanities class took a walking tour of “Color Field,” Public Art of the University of Houston’s outdoor exhibition while wearing mobile brain imaging headsets. Read more …
- Kyung Jae Lee, assistant professor of petroleum engineering, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. Lee will use the $508,722 to contribute to the enhancement and diversification of the domestic supply of lithium for sustainable and renewable energy storage. Read more.
- A team of geoscientists at UH led by Lorenzo Colli, assistant professor in the UH College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, are investigating an unexplained, lost ocean present below the western United States. They were awarded 2.5 million Central Processing Unit hours by the National Science Foundation for use of its high-end computing system, Stampede2, to investigate this “geologic conundrum.” Read more.
- The Association for Information Systems has ranked C. T. Bauer College of Business Dean and Cullen Distinguished Chair Professor Paul A. Pavlou the second most productive researcher in the world. Bauer’s Department of Decision & Information Sciences also placed 14th in the world for productivity, according to the AIS Research Ranking, which was just updated to include 2020 publications. Read more.
- Donald R. Wilton, professor emeritus of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Cullen College of Engineering, was elected to the 2021 Class of the National Academy of Engineering. Regarded as one of the leading authorities in the field of computational electromagnetics, he is perhaps best known for establishing a framework for using computer modeling to study electromagnetic scattering by irregular surfaces. Read more.
- The University has received a $10 million gift from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to help the College navigate challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. This legacy gift, which creates an unrestricted endowment, will help the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management fulfill its mission of training the next generation of hospitality leaders. Read more.
- UH employees with unused funds from Plan Year 2020 accounts will care over into Plan Year 2021. There is no limit to the amount that can be carried over and no action is needed to make this happen. More information is available on the Human Resources benefits website. Read more.
- Due to inclement weather last week that lasted from Monday, Feb. 15 to Saturday, Feb. 20, all UH campuses were closed and only essential personnel were required to report to work. In accordance with Texas Government Codes 661.901 and 661.902 benefits eligible employees will receive weather emergency pay. Please read the notice from Human Resources to identify what, if any, action is required. Read more.
- The recording of the Understanding COVID-19 Vaccines webinar held in late January is now available online. Hosted by the UH College of Medicine, the webinar helped attendees understand and navigate the dynamic vaccine landscape. The panel discussion was followed by a Q&A session with the webinar audience. Read more.
- The UH Libraries Makerspace is now circulating kits, including: Educational BoosterPack MKII, Sewing, Analog Discovery 2, Arduino (Mega, ARDX, Uno) and much more. For more information, visit the Service Desk at MD Anderson Library. Read more.