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Undergraduate Research Day to Showcase History of Memorial Park and More
Undergraduate research, which has proven to bind undergrads to their majors, will be celebrated at Undergraduate Research Day Oct. 18 when students present a variety of research including the history of Houston’s Memorial Park.
What Causes Nuclear Waste Glass to Dissolve?
Immobilizing nuclear waste in glass logs is used to safeguard waste from sites associated with defense activities, but researchers know the glass can begin to dissolve after a period of time. Researchers from the University of Houston are working to find out what causes the glass to begin to deteriorate relatively quickly, potentially releasing radioactive waste.
UH College of Architecture & Design Recognized for Leadership and Ranking
The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design has joined the ranks of the top 35 "Most Admired Architecture Schools" in America according to Design Intelligence. This news comes as the college's dean, Patricia Belton Oliver, was named "2018 Educator of the Year" by the American Institute of Architects Houston Chapter.
UH Physicists Play Role in International Neutrino Experiment Milestone
Scientists from around the world are testing a prototype designed to record the movement of neutrinos, the subatomic particles that physicists think could hold the answer to one of the biggest mysteries about life on earth. A graduate student from the University of Houston Department of Physics has been in on the action.
UH Engineering Building Named for Durga D. and Sushila Agrawal
An engineering building at the University of Houston will be renamed the Durga D. and Sushila Agrawal Engineering Research Building in recognition of a gift that will provide ongoing support for faculty, students, research and building operations.
‘Smart’ Robotic System Could Offer Home-Based Rehabilitation
Researchers in Houston and elsewhere have shown that robotic systems controlled by the user’s own brain activity can help patients recovering from stroke and other disabling injuries. Now an engineer from the University of Houston is leading a team of researchers, health care providers and industry to fast-track the commercialization of a groundbreaking robotic rehabilitation system that can be used at home.
Artificial Intelligence Helps Reveal How People Process Abstract Thought
As artificial intelligence becomes more sophisticated, much of the public attention has focused on how successfully these technologies can compete against humans at chess and other strategy games. A philosopher from the University of Houston has taken a different approach, deconstructing the complex neural networks used in machine learning to shed light on how humans process abstract learning.
Finding Therapeutic Targets to Prevent Atherosclerosis
After discovering a protein partnership that protects blood vessels, University of Houston biologist Michihisa Umetani, backed by the National Institutes of Health, is working to prevent atherosclerosis, or fat buildup inside the arteries.
Training the Next Generation of Environmental Experts
Students have been measuring ozone levels around campus, getting a real-life lesson in collecting and analyzing data for a class in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
Sight For Success: UH Initiative Tackles Vision Challenges for Elementary Students
Too many elementary school children who fail the mandatory vision screenings at their schools struggle to get the vision care they need, which can significantly affect their ability to learn and succeed academically. Research shows 80 percent of learning in a child’s first 12 years comes through the eyes. The University of Houston teamed up with nurses in the Houston Independent School District to enhance vision screening, assist with coordinating vision care and reduce barriers to care through a collaborative approach.
Hobby School Survey Shows Lingering Impact of Harvey
The latest results from an ongoing survey of Houston-area residents finds a mixed picture of recovery after Hurricane Harvey – most people whose homes were so badly damaged they had to leave are back home or in a new house or apartment, but slightly more than 8 percent remain in temporary housing.
University of Houston and Humana Announce Long-term Strategic Partnership
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, and the University of Houston announced today a long-term strategic partnership to train the health care leaders of tomorrow with a focus on advancing population health, improving health outcomes and expanding the use of value-based payment models.
Cruz vs. O’Rourke Debate Postponed
The Sept. 30 debate between Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O’Rourke has been postponed. UH, Univision 45 and ABC-13 are working with the campaigns to find a new date to reschedule.
UH Students, Faculty Earn AAUW Awards for Tackling Educational Barriers
Three University of Houston women have been awarded for their trailblazing work by a prestigious women’s advocacy group. The American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
University of Houston One of the Best Colleges in the U.S.
The Princeton Review, which ranks universities, reports that University of Houston is one of the top schools in the nation. Its rankings are published in the new edition of its annual "Best Colleges" book—The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition, their flagship college guide.
Oct 16 6pm
Fall Speaker Series: Dominique Jackson
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion hosts nationally recognized speakers who are dedicated to providing insight and knowledge on various topics that align with social justice issues. Dominique Jackson, star of the FX show 'POSE,' will share her story as a transgender woman, her experience with gender-affirming surgeries, and the importance of having respect not tolerance.
Oct 16 6:30pm
A Taste of Hilton College
Join us for A Taste of Hilton College! This student-run event features more than 30 food & beverage purveyors from the Houston area, including alumni and friends of the College.
Oct 17 2pm
Teaching Kitchen: Energize with Pumpkins!
We will be making Pumpkin Energy Bites using Libbys 100% pumpkin. These no-bake protein bites are a healthy snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Oct 17 6pm
Take Back the Night
Take Back the Night is an annual program commemorating a national day of action bringing attention to sexual and domestic violence on college campuses. It will include a resource fair, campus march, candlelight vigil, performances and more.
Oct 19 7:30pm
Opera: The Ballad of Baby Doe
Enjoy a gloriously romantic panorama of the American West inspired by a true story at the Moores Opera House.
Oct 23 6:30pm
Coming Out Monologues
Join us as we partner with GLOBAL for the 4th annual production of the Coming Out Monologues. The Coming Out Monologues are performed each fall and gives LGBTQ students the opportunity to share their own stories and experiences.
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