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UH Professor Named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

UH College of Pharmacy scientist Dr. Ruiwen Zhang, Robert L. Boblitt Endowed Professor in Drug Discovery and director of the UH Drug Discovery Institute, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in recognition of his work in cancer prevention and treatment. Read more …


Professor Recognized for Research on Trust, Positive Organizational Behavior and Workplace Diversity

Dejun “Tony” Kong, a C. T. Bauer College of Business associate professor, earned an Ascendant Scholar Award 2019 from the Western Academy of Management. The award recognizes contributors in the field with a professional trajectory that looks promising for the future. Read more …


Biology Student Awarded Tschinkel Ant Natural History Research Grant

Maya Reese, a UH biology Ph.D. student, was awarded the 2018 Tschinkel Ant Natural History Research Grant. This award is administered by the International Union for the Study of Social Insects in support of graduate student research on the basic natural history and biology of ants. Read more …


Free Myopia Exams Available for Children

Now through Dec. 14, UH’s University Eye Institute is offering free consultations from the Myopia Management Service to all children of UH faculty and staff. Clinicians will determine the condition of the child’s myopia and discuss treatment options to effectively control its progression. Appointments are limited, so complete the request form to secure your child’s consultation. Read more …


Faculty & Staff News

    • UH Moores Professor of Psychology Clayton Neighbors will use a $415,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to determine why drinking goes up when physical activity increases. A new understanding of the link could suggest new therapies for students with drinking problems. Read more.
    • With the increase in construction and renovation projects occurring on campus, the Space Management and Analysis department has grown as well. Austin Hayward has been hired as the Space Inventory Manager; Laurin Curtis and Nabil Sanmiguel have also joined the team as Facilities Space Coordinators. Read more.
    • Sporting a huge smile, academic advisor Kaitlyn Dempsey sits at her desk awaiting her next appointment with a student. Many enter her office at the College of Education stressed, so she works to put them at ease. She came to Houston after a two-year stint serving in the Peace Corps in Zambia. Read more.
    • Seeking Delphi, a podcast dedicated to futurist issues, recently discussed the future of flying cars with Kaushik Rajashekara, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, head of the Cullen College power and energy systems program and director of the Power Electronics, Microgrids and Subsea Electrical Systems laboratory. He is a world-renowned authority and advocate for renewable energy and futuristic vehicles, in particular flying cars. Read more.

On Campus

    • Shasta VI spent the weekend guarding the class rings for the UH Class of 2018 Fall Graduates. Danielle Swopes, his caretaker at the Houston Zoo, shares some interesting facts about the University’s majestic and friendly mascot. Watch more.
    • TDECU Stadium was selected as one of eight venues to host XFL when the league launches in February 2020. Read more.
    • Co-sponsored by UH Hobby School of Public Affairs and UH Law Center's Center for U.S. and Mexican Law, the symposium "Human Trafficking in 2018 & Beyond" brought about a discussion that suggested various methods to combat human trafficking. Read more.
    • Those interested in submitting a proposal to present at the Empower Women's Leadership Conference taking place Friday, March 1 need to submit their proposals no later than is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. The Empower Conference connects women through learning leadership, and experience - creating a community of leaders empowered through education focused on women and gender issues. Read more.
    • Three coordinating centers of the Gilead COMPASS Initiative - Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Southern AIDS Coalition and the UH Graduate College of Social Work - announced 32 recipients for the 2019 Transformative Grant. The partners include several organizations serving nine states. Read more.