The $50 Million Challenge
“With this gift, we will help prepare University of Houston students to thrive in the global marketplace. Strong faculty leadership is paramount to the University’s success. This new wave of outstanding faculty will build upon the University’s already exceptional faculty. We believe that this investment will continue the process of motivating students and benefit our great city of Houston through work in the classrooms, institutes and labs.
Space Explorers to Visit University of Houston
Six accomplished space explorers will visit students at the University of Houston on Wednesday, Oct. 16 to educate and inspire the next generation of astronauts, scientists and engineers.
What Happens as Solid-State Batteries Begin to Fail?
Solid-state lithium batteries don’t carry the same risk of fire and explosion as conventional batteries with liquid electrolytes, but full-scale commercialization has been slowed, in part, because scientists don’t fully understand what causes the batteries to fail. A $1 million project funded by the US Department of Energy will allow researchers to answer those fundamental questions.
University Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic Opens Parkinson’s Voice Service
The University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic (USLHC) has established a Parkinson’s voice service to help people who live with the debilitating impact of Parkinson’s disease on their voice and ability to swallow. The program emphasizes speaking with intent and converting speech from an automatic function to an intentional act every time a person with Parkinson’s speaks.
Fertitta Center Court to be Named after Penick Family
When the 2019-20 University of Houston Men's and Women's Basketball teams take the floor in early November to open competition inside the Fertitta Center, the Cougars will do so on a new court. Thanks to a generous donation from longtime Houston Athletics supporters Richard "Rusty" and Patricia "Tricia" Penick, the Fertitta Center playing surface has been renamed the Penick Court ahead of the 2019-20 season.
Bauer College Economic Development Initiative Earns National Recognition
The Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship program at the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business has been recognized as one of the nation’s top university-led economic development initiatives.
New Mariachi Ensemble Coming to UH
The University of Houston campus will soon be filled with the sweet sounds of traditional mariachi music when the new Mariachi Pumas ensemble debuts this fall.
UH College of Medicine Department Chair Named Harris County Family Physician of the Year
Dr. Brian Reed has a passion for helping patients live healthy lives, and now his primary care colleagues in Harris County are recognizing his commitment to patient care. After being nominated by his peers, the chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences at the University of Houston College of Medicine has been named the Family Physician of the Year by the Harris County Academy of Family Physicians.
UH Receives $2 Million Commitment to Support Study of Tamil Language and Culture
Houston Tamil Studies Chair, Inc., a Texas nonprofit organization with a mission to promote Tamil language, culture and literature has made a $2 million commitment to the University of Houston to establish an endowment supporting the study of Tamil heritage.
Cloning to Fight Esophageal Cancer
A University of Houston biologist is cloning esophageal cancer cells for an unprecedented view of genomic changes during the cancer’s evolution which can lead to faster drug discovery.
UH Study Finds Texas Latino Republicans Will be Key in 2020
A new report from the Center for Mexican American Studies found that Latino Republicans in Texas will be key in efforts to shift the state away from reliably Republican voting patterns.
Director of Italian Studies Honored for Two New Publications
The UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is proud to congratulate Alessandro Carrera, a Moores Professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, on receiving the 2019 Flaiano Prize for Italian Studies.
Hobby School to Host Houston Mayoral Debate Tuesday, Oct. 8
Leading candidates for the city of Houston’s top political job will meet at a debate luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 8, hosted by the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs.
UH Graduate College of Social Work Building to Undergo $3.9 Million Renovation
The University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work is breaking ground on a $3.9 million building improvement project. The entire first floor of the four-story GCSW building will be renovated to create modern learning environments that encourage collaboration between researchers, students and community partners. In addition, the project includes a new lobby and entry pavilion to enhance the college’s visibility on campus.
Building Healthy Communities Through Partnerships
The University of Houston is on a mission to identify and respond to the economic, social and cultural issues affecting health in Houston, Texas and beyond. A conference organized by the UH Faculty Senate scheduled for Oct. 4 will unite UH faculty to explore the role of the university within today’s health care system and highlight current health science projects from many different disciplines.
UH, UH Law Center Recognized for Diversity
The University of Houston and the University of Houston Law Center have received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the fourth year they have been named as award recipients.
Researchers Report a New Way to Produce Curvy Electronics
Contact lenses that can monitor your health as well as correct your eyesight aren’t science fiction, but an efficient manufacturing method has remained elusive. Until now. Researchers have reported a new manufacturing method to produce the lenses, solar cells and other three-dimensional curvy electronics.
‘Mobius Houston’ to Transform University of Houston Arts District
The large-scale, bi-color acrylic sculpture by artist Marta Chilindrón was specially commissioned by Public Art of the University of Houston System for its inaugural temporary public art installation in Wilhelmina's Grove.
UH Launches Think Tank on Women, Gender & Sexuality
The Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality is the first university-based think tank focused on examining how gender and sexuality impact all aspects of life in Houston and Harris County.
Suicide Risk Factors Vary by Ethnic Group
A University of Houston professor of psychology is reporting that suicide risk factors vary by ethnic group. The newly published research provides a window into new suicide risk profiles needed for a rapidly changing America.
Is Copper a Cause of Alzheimer’s Disease?
With $1.9 million from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a University of Houston chemist is exploring the link between copper protein molecules in brain cells and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Oct 14 12:00 am
As featured in the May/June 2019 issue of Texas Architect, the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design welcomes the “Digital/Analog” exhibition to the University of Houston.
Oct 14 6:00 pm
LECTURE: Ana María León / University of Michigan
“My North is the South”
Ana María León joins students, faculty, and alumni for the second event of our 2019 Fall Lecture Series. Leon is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Oct 16 9:00 am
Community Day with Space Explorers
Six accomplished space explorers will visit UH students to educate and inspire the next generation of astronauts, scientists and engineers.
Oct 16 10:00 am
Education Graduate School Virtual Fair
Join our recruiter for a virtual chat about the graduate programs offered at the University of Houston College of Education. You’ll have an opportunity to learn more about master’s and doctoral programs in Curriculum and Instruction, K-12 Administration, Higher Education, Counseling, Psychology and Learning Sciences. It’s free to participate. Just click here to register.
Oct 16 12:00 pm
Celebrity Chef | Alex Padilla
Celebrity Chef Alex Padilla will be joining us to cook up his classics at Cougar Woods. Executive Chef of legacy Restaurants, overseeing the kitchen at The Original Ninfa’s, Chef Alex has been featured on numerous national TV shows, including Travel Channel’s “Zimmern List” with Andrew Zimmern, “Man v. Food,” and Food Network’s”Top 5 Restaurants: Best Mexican Food.”
Oct 17 5:30 pm
M.Ed. & Ed.D. in K-12 Administration
Aspiring principals, superintendents and other K-12 administrators are invited to learn more about the College of Education’s M.Ed. and Ed.D. programs during an information session Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Farish Hall. Visit our info sessions page to RSVP.
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