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2018 Houston Shakespeare Festival Kicks off Season with Camp Shakespeare
Camp Shakespeare kicks off the 44th season of the Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre. A new addition to this year’s festival, the camp is geared towards seventh and eighth grade students. The festival runs July 27 - August 5.
UH College of Medicine Adds Leadership, Experience
The University of Houston College of Medicine has added three accomplished medical educators to its leadership team. Dr. Ruth Bush joins UH as associate dean for medical education; Dr. Kathryn Horn has been hired as associate dean for student affairs, admissions and outreach; and Dr. David Buck is the associate dean for community health.
Fighting Tobacco Use Among Adults with Mental Illness
Of all the groups that try to quit smoking, it seems hardest for those who suffer from anxiety and depression. University of Houston psychology doctoral student Brooke Kauffman is targeting that group, creating personalized feedback to help them quit smoking.
UH and MFAH Announce Partnership Focused on Latino/Latin American Art & Culture
The University of Houston and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston are joining forces to provide students with extraordinary museum work experience coupled with a Tier One graduate education in art history. Digital Humanities and Object-Based Learning in the Museum and University Context is an innovative long-term partnership between the International Center for the Arts of the Americas, MFAH and UH.
Coogs Dominate 2018 Houston Business Journal '40 Under 40' List
Nine Houston Cougar alumni are among the honorees of the Houston Business Journal’s 2018 list of “40 Under 40,” which recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 who are proven industry, company and community leaders.
UH Ranks among Top 100 Global Universities for Patents
The University of Houston ranked among the top 100 global universities for the number of utility patents issued in 2017.
‘Double Physichromie’ Gets Deep Cleaning
Inside a Kemah warehouse, hundreds of panels from a high-profile work of art are meticulously placed in racks on rolling carts awaiting their moment to shine again. Years of exposure to the elements have prompted the need for conservation of acclaimed artist Carlos Cruz-Diez’s “Double Physichromie”.
It’s All in Your Head: Brain Protein Targeted for Alcoholism Cure
University of Houston College of Pharmacy chemist Joydip Das is reporting a cure for alcoholism could be found in a protein inside the brain that plays a role in developing tolerance to drinking.
UH Shifts Focus of Energy Research Park to Technology Commercialization
The University of Houston has launched a five-year plan to better align its 74-acre Energy Research Park with Houston’s growing innovation ecosystem.
UH Clarinetist Joins Elite Rank of Performers at Texas Music Festival
Graduate student Elena Murphy will be the only University of Houston clarinet player in the orchestra during the 2018 Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival. The festival runs Tuesday, June 5 through Sunday, July 1.
Examining Mental Health Among Marginalized Young Adults
Whether you’ve suffered from anxiety, bipolar disorder, explosive anger or any mental health condition, chances are you have your own opinion – based on personal experiences – about what caused it, how to best manage it and what resources are available to help. Understanding and respecting how young people make sense of their symptoms, or the story they tell themselves about their condition, can be a valuable tool for mental health professionals to improve treatment, according to a first of its kind study.
NSF CAREER Winner Sheereen Majd to Improve Drug Delivery
The National Science Foundation has awarded University of Houston engineer Sheereen Majd with a Career Award and $500,000 to improve nanoparticle drug delivery, making systems more robust and more precise in targeting their prey.
Rare Collection of Photos by Andy Warhol Available in UH Special Collections
Andy Warhol scholars and enthusiasts can now see and touch dozens of rare photographs by the contemporary artist at the University of Houston. The curated selection of 149 photographs, taken by Warhol between 1975-1985, includes 99 Polaroids and 50 black-and-white silver gelatin prints. For the first time ever, they are available for research and mere curiosity in the UH Libraries Special Collections.
UH Katy Groundbreaking
The University of Houston will break ground on a new campus to serve the higher education needs in the Katy area. The 80,000-sq.-ft. building at UH Katy will be constructed on 46 acres in a growing area known as University Center. Students will take classes from the UH College of Nursing and the UH Cullen College of Engineering, as well as the University of Houston-Victoria at Katy.
Protecting and Serving the UH Community
Choosing to stand between citizens and potential danger is a commitment every University of Houston Police Department officer makes on a daily basis. Their level of dedication ranges from escorting a student or employee to their car at night, to simply unlocking a car when the key is trapped inside. Then there are those critical times when police officers are called upon to save a life.
Jun 24 2:30pm
Fredell Lack Legacy Violin Series: Eden MacAdam-Somer
The Moores School of Music welcomes Eden MacAdam-Somer to the Dudley Recital Hall for the final performance in this new legacy series. She will be joined onstage by Timothy Hester on piano.
Jun 28 7pm
Text Neck is a dark comedy about how Smartphones are changing our bodies and minds. In an episodic video, we follow nine people as they navigate new ways of interacting, communicating and just being in the age of the Smartphone.
Jun 30 7:30pm
TMF: 'Shostakovich First and Last'
The Texas Music Festival continues bringing classical musics rising stars to Houston.
Jul 27 8:15pm
Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) opens their 44th season with Shakespeare's gripping masterpiece, "Hamlet." All performances are free and open to the public at Miller Outdoor Theatre.
Aug 15 8am
Residential Move In
Let's welcome the newest members of the Cougar family. Each year, Student Housing and Residential Life moves in thousands of new and returning students, leaving a lasting impression on students and their families.
Oct 26 9am
Family Weekend 2018
Some exciting events that will occur during the 2018 Family Weekend include an alumni reception, BBQ, Friday night entertainment, tailgating, a football game, and a family photo on the field.
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