Game Changer: UH President Renu Khator Appointed to NCAA Division I Board of Directors
The NCAA has appointed University of Houston President Renu Khator to serve on its Division I Board of Directors through August 2023. The NCAA Division I Board of Directors provides strategic direction and oversight of committees responsible for academic policies and standards, infractions, infractions appeals and day-to-day decision-making while also engaging presidential leadership from member institutions.
Graduating an Innovation-Ready Workforce
“Innovation” is a popular buzzword these days, but leaders at the University of Houston’s College of Technology say its meaning shouldn’t be a mystery: Creative thinking and problem-solving are skills that can be taught.
Can People Learn to Embrace Risk?
Studies have shown women are more risk-averse than men, a trait experts say could help to explain the persistent wage gap between men and women. New research suggests those gender differences are shaped by culture and the social environment and that those differences can shift, at least in children.
Hilton University of Houston to Undergo $30.4 Million Expansion and Renovation
A $30.4 million project to expand and renovate the Hilton University of Houston, the teaching hotel for students at UH’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, has been approved by the University of Houston System Board of Regents.
Doctor Video Visits Increase Access to Healthcare but Could Risk Fragmentation
In today’s fast-paced digital society, virtual doctor visits are on the rise and offer patients a more convenient way to receive medical care from anywhere. Dr. Winston Liaw from the UH College of Medicine led the first study to examine the relationship between telehealth use and access to primary care.
UH Graduate Programs Recognized in Latest U.S. News Rankings
Eleven graduate programs at the University of Houston have been ranked as Top 50 programs in their disciplines in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report graduate program rankings released today.
Unraveling the Mystery of Life: House Fly Edition
Richard Meisel, assistant professor of biology and biochemistry, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award of $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation to study sex determination of house flies. His work just may reduce the burden of houseflies as pests.
On the Ice
Antarctica is one of the most remote spots on earth, roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined and home to a rotating roster of scientists. But the icy expanse is proving to be fertile ground for researchers, offering clues to help them more accurately predict future sea-level rise.
Researchers Report New Light-Activated Micro Pump
Even the smallest mechanical pumps have limitations, from complex fabrication techniques to limits on how small they can be. Researchers have announced a potential solution – a laser-driven photoacoustic microfluidic pump, capable of moving fluids in any direction without moving parts or electrical contacts.
Concept to Construction: UH Architecture Students Think Outside the Box
Master of Architecture students in the Graduate/Design Build Studio at the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design will build an outdoor classroom for HISD's Frank Black Middle School in Houston's Oak Forest neighborhood.
Wellness and Innovation: There’s an App for That
Students in the Industrial Design’s program at the UH Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design will exhibit their technology-driven innovations in health care Sunday, March 10 through Wednesday, March 13 at the 2019 South by Southwest Trade Show in Austin.
A New Prevention Strategy for College Drinking
A University of Houston psychologist is using hypocrisy as a drinking deterrent – having 600 college students - who report heavy drinking - give advice to younger students and post it on a website and then watch, he believes, as the advice-givers, the heavy drinkers, consume less.
UH System Fundraising Campaign Surpasses $1B Goal, Reaches ‘Beyond the Billion’
Eighteen months ahead of schedule the University of Houston System fundraising campaign, ‘Here, We Go,’ has raised $1.003 billion, surpassing its goal of $1 billion. The campaign will continue to build on this momentum to go ‘Beyond the Billion.’
Why a Common Antibiotic Treating Diarrhea is Failing
Clostridioides difficile (C-diff), a bacterium that causes diarrhea and colitis, is easily picked up in hospitals, but not so easily fought. After 30 years, the most commonly prescribed antibiotic used to fight it, metronidazole, known commonly by the brand name Flagyl, is no longer as effective as it used to be and a UH pharmaceutical researcher aims to find out why.
Robots and Artificial Intelligence Present Challenges, Opportunities for Hospitality Industry
Friendly and generous human-to-human interaction is at the core of good hospitality whether at a hotel, restaurant or club. However, what will the hospitality industry look and feel like when human workers are replaced by machines?
Alumnus Credits Heritage and UH for Creative Writing Fellowship
It may seem as if Darrel Alejandro Holnes, who received his Bachelor of Arts from the University at just 20 years of age, was destined to receive a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship. Even before his college career began, he possessed a love for the written and spoken word.
Mangroves: A Coastal Savior?
As mangroves spread across the Gulf Coast, University of Houston researchers find they offer an advantage during storms. But it's not all positive, as there are important consequences for wildlife.
Philosophers Ask the Big Questions about Religion
A philosopher from the University of Houston is leading a multi-continent exploration of the evidence for religious belief and the rationality of religious traditions.
Capitolizing: UH Makes Its Case in Austin
There's a lot at stake during the 86th Texas Legislative Session, both for the University of Houston and public universities across the state.
UH Architecture Dean Recognized as Distinguished Professor
The dean of the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, Patricia Belton Oliver, FAIA, has been named one of 2019’s Distinguished Professor Award laureates by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
UH Joins National Effort to Create More Diverse STEM Faculty
The University of Houston has been selected for a national effort to increase diversity among faculty in STEM disciplines. The Aspire Alliance will build upon efforts already underway at UH, many of them spearheaded by the Center for ADVANCING UH Faculty Success, which was created to increase the number of female faculty members in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Two UH Scientists Named to National Academy of Inventors
Two researchers with the University of Houston have been named senior members of the National Academy of Inventors in recognition of their contributions to scientific and technological innovation.
City of Houston, UH Host 2019 Latino Art Now! Houston
The Inter-University Program for Latino Research at the UH Center for Mexican American Studies is joining forces with the city of Houston to host Latino Art Now! Houston (LAN!). Exhibitions and activities Feb. 1 - May 31 highlight U.S. Latino artists and culture.
Mar 25 6:00 pm
MX/TX Lecture: Cesar Guerrero & Ana Cecilia Garza
S-AR is formally established as a professional firm in 2006. Their work focuses on the design and development of architectural projects of several scales and typologies from private, experimental and social houses to architectural installations, educational buildings and design of furniture and other objects including books and independent publications about architecture.
Mar 26 1:00 pm
Rafael Soldi Lecture
The UH School of Art welcomes photographer Rafael Soldi to campus. The co-founder of FOUND and Strange Fire Collective, a project dedicated to highlighting work made by women, people of color, and queer and trans artists, will discuss his artistic and curatorial practices.
Mar 28 6:00 pm
Let's Get SexED with Ignacio Rivera
Join Ignacio G. Rivera in an interactive workshop focused on gender and sexuality, specifically on queer, trans, and sexual liberation issues within a race/class dynamic. Ignacio is a Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit, Black, Boricua, TaÍno author, educator and activist.
Mar 29 8:00 am
African Women's Literature and Film Conference
The Department of English and Creative Writing Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will host "(Re)membering Africa: Women's Narrative on the Continent and Beyond." The conference features an impressive array of Africa-focused writers and scholars.
Mar 29 6:00 pm
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition
The UH School of Art proudly presents the 41st Annual Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at Blaffer Art Museum.
Apr 01 6:00 pm
Architecture and Design Spring 2019 Lecture Series
University of Houstons College of Architecture and Design Theater Wonne Ickx will speak about recent work of PRODUCTORA.
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