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.
Anonymous Donor Pledges $50 Million to Attract Preeminent Faculty
The University of Houston has received a landmark $50 million gift from an anonymous donor to hire distinguished faculty to establish and support four new institutes that will address crucial challenges in the areas of energy, infrastructure, precision medicine and global engagement.
UH College of Medicine Building Revealed
The architectural renderings of the new $80 million University of Houston College of Medicine building were revealed as the ink dried on a ceremonial bill signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Boldly modern, the approximately 150,000 square-foot facility will feature the signature limestone of the University and broad glass accents to foster an open and bright learning environment.
UH Engineer Offers Proposals to Improve Nation’s Electric Grid
Balancing electricity supply and demand is challenging, and the prospect of blackouts carries a substantial economic risk. An engineer with the University of Houston is working on solutions. Xingpeng Li, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, submitted two winning proposals to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Industry Technology and Practices Innovation Challenge.
Humana Institute Director Leads Effort to Improve Value of Health Care
Dr. LeChauncy Woodard, an accomplished physician and leader in medical education and health services, has been named the first director of the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute. The institute is committed to high-impact research to change policy and innovative educational programs to prepare a new generation of health care providers and programs to support community transformation.
Shell Deer Park Donates Historic Archives to UH Libraries
Shell Deer Park has donated historical documents, photos and artifacts from the plant to the Energy & Sustainability Research Collection at the University of Houston Libraries, making it easier for scholars and the public to learn more about the plant’s history and its relationship with the city that grew up around it.
‘Orbit I’ Returns to UH Campus, Finds New Home at E. Cullen Building
“Orbit I” (1968), one of the first artworks purchased for the Public Art of the University of Houston System collection nearly 50 years ago, has made a welcome return to the UH campus. The recently restored and refreshed Camphor wood sculpture has found a new home in the lobby of the Ezekiel Cullen Building.
UH Project Promotes Energy Careers for Women, Minorities
A program designed to introduce women and underrepresented minorities to jobs in the energy industry has been named one of INSIGHT Into Diversity’s 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM.
Medical-Legal Partnerships: A Legal Prescription for Improving Health
There’s an innovative health care trend emerging that has physicians and attorneys joining forces for the greater good of patients — medical-legal partnerships, the focus of a lunch and learn event hosted by the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute at the University of Houston in collaboration with the UH Law Center’s Health Law & Policy Institute. At least 325 health care providers across the country have formed medical-legal partnerships to improve the quality and cost of care.
Hines Family Commits New Gift Toward UH Professorship Advancing Digital Design
The University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design will receive another generous gift from the Hines family. Hines, the global real estate firm founded by Gerald D. Hines, has pledged $500,000 to an existing endowed professorship that will direct a new innovation lab at the college.
Understanding Where Patients Live Can Improve Patient Health
Family physicians typically don’t consider where patients live when assessing their health care needs, despite research that indicates a person’s environment can significantly affect their health. With the emergence of value-based health care, there are more incentives for providers to take those factors into account. However, a new study found that family physicians could not accurately estimate where their patients actually live.
Adults Who Mix Cannabis with Opioids for Pain Report Higher Anxiety, Depression
Not a good mix: A researcher from the University of Houston has found that adults who combine prescription opioids for severe pain and cannabis report elevated anxiety and depression symptoms, with no increased pain reduction.
Diverse Programs, Campus Make UH Among Best Colleges in Nation
University of Houston students are happy, friendly and appreciate the diversity of programs offered across campus. These are a few of the reasons why UH is listed in The Princeton Review’s “Best 385 Colleges” Guide for 2020.
Aug 29 11:00 am
We are bringing the outdoor experience indoors. Enjoy a taste of the outdoors with a night of camping fun. Meet you at the campfire.
Sep 04 12:00 pm
Energy Career Fair
The UH Energy Career Fair is a collaboration between University of Houston University Career Services, UH Energy and the UH Energy Coalition. The event is an opportunity for students with a passion in the energy sector to meet with companies looking to hire interns or full-time positions. The Energy Career Fair is open to all currently enrolled UH students and UCS Alumni subscribers.
Sep 09 6:00 pm
University Career Services Fall 2019 Etiquette Dinner
The Fall 2019 Etiquette Dinner is an interactive dining experiences on the rules of etiquette. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and be guided through a prepared three-course meal. Registration opens 8 a.m. on August 30 and space is limited. Business casual attire required.
Sep 11 8:00 am
Remembering 9/11 - Let Us Never Forget
See the 9/11 photo exhibit displaying a timeline of scenes that depict the events of September 11, 2001. Join a ceremony to pay tribute to those who lost their lives and hear from a panel of speakers the impact these events had on them and their careers. A reception immediately follows the ceremony. The photos are on display all day, and the ceremony begins at 9 a.m. Also, the World Trade Center Artifact near the Student Center South Theater entrance is on view anytime year round.
Sep 12 11:00 am
Learning Abroad Fall Fair
Did you know you can take classes as well as intern, do research, volunteer, or even teach abroad? We can help you find an affordable program that fits into your degree plan while staying on track to graduate. Meet our UH faculty leaders, affiliated program providers, scholarship organizations, academic departments, and the UH Learning Abroad and Passport for Coogs team members.
Sep 12 6:30 pm
Architecture and Design Alumni Association Annual Meeting
Join us for our Architecture and Design Alumni Association Annual Meeting. This will be a transformational event for our alumni as our newly formed alumni board shares their plans for alumni engagement!
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