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.
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.
New Poll Shows Republicans Losing Ground in Texas
The 2020 presidential campaign has raised the question of whether Democrats will become competitive in once reliably red Texas. A new poll by the Center for Mexican American Studies and Univision found that 47% of registered voters in the state favor a Democratic candidate versus 42% who say they will vote for President Donald Trump.
UH Engineer Leads Team Creating Point-of-Care Test for Prostate Cancer
A University of Houston engineer is leading a team working to improve outcomes for prostate cancer patients by creating a simple office test for prostate cancer that will provide early and affordable detection of disease recurrence.
Testing New Treatment for Epilepsy Patients
With $2.3 million from the National Institutes of Health, a University of Houston biomedical engineer hopes to speed up the treatment of epilepsy by quickly detecting the seizure onset zone, eliminating prolonged monitoring and reducing the associated risks.
The Paradox of Different House Flies with Few Genetic Differences
UH evolutionary biologist Richard Meisel has published findings on sex determinates of house flies. His work examines the slight difference in genetic makeup of male flies who hail from the north and those from the south. Though minute, the difference between the two types of flies is the position of the Y chromosome in the sequence of the genes.
Using Nature to Produce a Revolutionary Optical Material
An international team of researchers has reported a new way to safeguard drones, surveillance cameras and other equipment against laser attacks, which can disable or destroy the equipment.
How Do Social Networks Shape Political Decision-Making?
New research shows that social media’s influence on voting goes beyond bots and foreign interference. A mathematical biologist from the University of Houston and his colleagues found that even subtle changes in the algorithms that determine what you see in your social media feeds can have a profound effect on voting outcomes.
Researchers Find a New Way to Reduce Food Waste
In a society that equates beauty with quality, the perception that blemished produce is less desirable than its perfect peers contributes to 1.3 billion tons of wasted food a year. Researchers are suggesting a potential solution – they found that ‘humanizing’ produce can change consumer attitudes toward fresh fruits and vegetables that are showing signs of age.
The Role of a Single Molecule in Obesity
A single molecule, derived from cholesterol, lurks inside your bloodstream and will increase your body fat, even if you don’t eat a diet filled with red meat and fried food. A University of Houston biologist reports that reducing the levels of the molecule could result in reduced capacity for making fat.
Game Day, Any Day: UH National Commercial Features Cougar Red Fridays and Dennis Quaid
The University of Houston 2019-20 national commercial has been released, and this year Cougar traditions and a famous alumnus are in the spotlight. The tradition of wearing red on Cougar Red Fridays is the theme of the 30-second spot, titled “Game Day, Any Day,” which was voiced by award-winning actor and UH alumnus Dennis Quaid and includes a cameo appearance.
Crack in Pacific Seafloor Caused Volcanic Chain to Go Dormant
University of Houston geologists have discovered that 50 million years ago a chain of volcanoes between Northeast Asia and Russia were forced into a period of dormancy that lasted for 10 million years.
Sep 16 6:00 pm
LECTURE: MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple / Brian MacKay-Lyons (William F. Stern Visiting Professor)
“Economy as Ethic”
Brian MacKay-Lyons joins students, faculty, and alumni as we kick off our 2019 Fall Lecture Series. MacKay-Lyons co-founded his internationally recognized firm, based out of Nova Scotia, Canada - MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects - with partner Talbot Sweetapple. This fall, he holds the Williams F. Stern Visiting Professorship at Hines College.
Sep 17 7:30 pm
What’s Opera, Duck?
Be there to launch the Moores Opera Center’s new season at the famed Mucky Duck with our annual benefit cabaret evening of favorite arias and musical theatre songs, wryly hosted by director Buck Ross.
Sep 19 11:00 am
Cougar Woods Dining Commons will be having a totally tubular, blast from the past, throwback event during lunch. Stop by to enjoy your favorite 90s eats and treats.
Sep 26 11:30 am
Maximizing HPC Computation and Visual Analysis Workflow
HPC Computation and Visual Analysis Workflow
Sep 26 2:00 pm
Peace Corps Prep Program Launch
A launch event for the new Peace Corps Prep Program at UH.
Sep 27 7:30 pm
The Moores School of Music’s Combined Choruses and Houston Boychoir join the Symphony Orchestra for the season opener performance.
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