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Anonymous Donor Pledges $50 Million to Attract Preeminent Faculty to UH

The University received a landmark $50 million gift from an anonymous donor to hire distinguished faculty and establish four new institutes that will address crucial challenges in the areas of energy, infrastructure, precision medicine and global engagement. Called “Aspire Fund: The $50 Million Challenge,” it is the largest single contribution to UH’s “Here, We Go” philanthropic campaign.The challenge is designed to inspire investments from other donors, making its total impact as much as $100 million. Read more …


First Look, Big Step

The architectural renderings of the new $80 million University of Houston College of Medicine building were revealed today as the ink dried on a ceremonial bill signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Boldly modern, the approximately 150,000 square-foot facility will feature the signature limestone of the University and broad glass accents to foster an open and bright learning environment. Read more …


Dean Reynolds Receives ICHRIE’s Highest Honor

Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management Dean Dennis Reynolds was honored at the 2019 International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education Summer Conference with the Howard B. Meek Award – the organization’s highest honor. The award is especially meaningful to Reynolds as he attributes much of his success to following Dr. Meek’s tenet of seeking advice and using it to further one’s career in order to make a difference. Read more …


Simpson Honored by Legal Writing Organization

UH Law Center Clinical Associate Professor Lauren Simpson was honored with the 2019 Outstanding Service Award from the Association of Legal Writing Directors at its biennial conference in Boston. Simpson, who teaches Lawyering Skills and Strategies, was nominated for her work as chair of the ALWD By-Laws Committee. Read more …


Shell Deer Park Donates Historic Archives to UH Libraries

An agreement between Shell Deer Park and the UH Libraries will make it easier for scholars and the public to learn more about the state’s relationship to oil and its production, as historical documents, photos and artifacts from the plant become part of the library’s Energy and Sustainability Research Collection. Read more …


Houston Athletics Introduces Clear Bag Policy

The University will join a growing number of its college peers and various professional sports leagues as it adopts a clear bag policy and walk-through metal detectors at home football games beginning for the 2019 season. The new policies will be in effect at TDECU Stadium beginning Saturday, Sept. 7 for the Cougars' home opener against Prairie View A&M. Read more …


Our People

    • Xingpeng Li, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, submitted two winning proposals to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Industry Technology and Practices Innovation Challenge. Li’s projects deal with both real-time and longer-term planning to improve grid performance, in part by developing ways to accommodate the vagaries of harnessing power from the wind and sun. Read more.
    • Rachel Helbing, director of library services for the health sciences at University of Houston Libraries, has been confirmed for membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) at the Distinguished member level. HIP membership indicates a high level of achievement in continuing education, teaching, publishing, research, and other contributions to the profession. Read more.
    • Associate Vice President Facilities/Construction Management David Oliver launched a leadership development program for his department. Over the course of several months, staff members in leadership roles have been participating in the LEAD – Leadership Education and Development. The multiphase program is intended to help improve how the team operates, makes decisions and communicates with one another. Read more.

Our Campus

    • UH Cougars compete in numerous sports. The athletics calendar is a one-stop spot to find the days, times and locations of all upcoming games and tournaments. See more.  
    • The University of Houston Fire Marshal’s Office is now participating in a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Bombing Prevention. The program is intended to reduce future explosive incidents by educating workers and managers about things they need to be aware of and report. UH is the first university in the state and nation to participate in the program. Read more.
    • UH students are happy, friendly and appreciate the diversity of programs offered across campus. These are a few of the reasons why UH is listed in The Princeton Review’s “Best 385 Colleges” Guide for 2020. Read more.