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Vinson Selected as Recipient of Rooks Fellowship

Emily Vinson, audiovisual archivist and curator of the KUHT Collection at UH Libraries Special Collections, is the recipient of the Rooks Early Career Librarian Fellowship. The three-year fellowship supports a UH librarian in activities related to career development Read more …


Bauer Researcher Studies Employee Emotional Exhaustion

A new study from C. T. Bauer College of Business Associate Professor Dejun "Tony" Kong identifies the potential consequences of employers offering flexible hours and work locations, a special type of compensation plan or a special agreement to employees' duties. Read more …


UH ECE Professor Guest Edits Special Issue of Industry Journal

Stanko Brankovic, professor of electric and computer engineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, served as a guest editor for a special issue of The Electrochemical Society Interface. The special issue is titled "Electrodeposition for the Future." Read more …


Bauer Researchers Explore Gender-Based Confidence Gap

A group of four C. T. Bauer College of Business leaders - professors Barbara Carlin and Betsy Gelb, Assistant Dean for Career Services Jamie Belinne and former Bauer College Dean Latha Ramchand - advocate in a recent article published in Business Horizons a number of specific ways to build workplace supports that combat the confidence gap. Read more …


UH Law Center and ADL to Host Conversation on State of Police-Community Relations

The University of Houston Law Center in partnership with the Southwest Region of the Anti-Defamation League are bringing together law enforcement, criminal justice experts, community leaders and civil rights advocates Oct. 26 for "A Conversation on Policing and Community Relations." Read more …


Faculty & Staff News

    • Phaneendra "Phani" Kondapi brings a unique and invaluable skill set to his roles as founding director of the UH engineering programs at Katy and director of the UH subsea engineering program. Recently, he shared his thoughts about the expansion of UH Engineering into Katy, future plans for engineering programs in the area and educating the next generation of global engineers. Learn more.
    • Beena Joseph, professor of practice and learning coordinator, represents a first for the UH College of Nursing. She is the first UH nursing graduate to then become a faculty member. Joseph, who earned a master’s degree in nursing education in 2011 from the then-UH School of Nursing, is now overseeing the simulation lab as well as the clinical placements for the college’s Sugar Land and Katy locations. Read more.
    • A UH student team applying power storage technology developed by Haleh Ardebili, Bill D. Cook associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering, earned a space among the top ten finalists at the NASA iTech Cycle 3. The team’s Exostretch is a safe and versatile power storage solution to be implemented into wearable devices. Learn more.

On Campus

    • The Center for Diversity and Inclusion launched its new Initiative REACH. It began with phase one, REACH Diversity Peer Educators. Formerly known as CDI Ambassadors, the REACH Diversity Peer Educators are a group of 13 student leaders who will provide educational and cultural experiences aimed at strengthening the cultural awareness of other students. Read more.
    • An engineering building at the University will be renamed the Durga D. and Sushila Agrawal Engineering Research Building in recognition of a gift from Durga D. and Sushila Agrawal that will provide ongoing support for faculty, students, research and building operations. Durga Agrawal (M.S. ’69, Ph.D. ’74), founder of Piping Technology & Products Inc., is a member of the UH System Board of Regents and a former member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Read more.