Committed to Serve
Today, we honor all our UH Cougar veterans who have served and continue to serve our nation. Celebrate Veterans Day by learning more about a few of our UH family and their commitment to duty, in and out of the classroom. Photo ID: UH student Yelena Reyes with her parents. Read more …
Starship Autonomous Food Delivery Robots Deployed at UH
Following their debut at the President’s Fall Address, a fleet of 30 Starship autonomous food delivery robots has been deployed at the University. UH is the first university in Texas to offer robotic food deliveries. Read more …
UH Engineer Included Among Medical and Biological Engineering Elite
The American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering elected Kirill Larin, professor of biomedical engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, to its prestigious College of Fellows. This honor is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer working in the medical and biological engineering fields. Read more …
UH Research Holds Promise for Large-Scale Hydrogen Production, Desalination
Seawater is one of the most abundant resources on earth, offering promise both as a source of hydrogen – desirable as a source of clean energy – and of drinking water in arid climates. UH researchers have developed a new catalyst that allows researchers to avoid many of the obstacles that have stymied the widespread use of seawater to produce hydrogen. Read more …
- The UH College of Pharmacy chapter of the Student College of Clinical Pharmacy secured its place in the history books as it claimed the first-ever back-to-back Outstanding Student Chapter awards from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy at the 2019 ACCP Annual Meeting in New York, N.Y. Read more.
- Asian Americans don’t fit the common societal perception of a group suffering from health disparities, according to research by Lan Ni, associate professor of communication, published in Public Relations Review. Compounding the problem, health care organizations positioned to help may be hindered by their own misperceptions about this ethnic group. Read more.
- Executive Director of Global and Graduate Programs Karen Jones promoted the UH Law Center during a recent trip to China. Jones visited a number of universities, firms and companies during her journey. Read more.
- The deadly and notoriously stubborn superbug Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is putting up a winning fight against hospital-grade disinfectants meant to kill it. Kevin Garey, professor of pharmacy practice and chair of the College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research, was the principal investigator in a study that found no disinfectant was able to completely eliminate C. diff. Read more.
- UH Law Center Professor Seth Chandler has been recognized by Wolfram Research for his work in developing 22 software research functions available to the public through the national computational company’s “Function Repository.” Chandler explained one example of his work, the “Actuarial Commutation” function, which takes mortality data and constructs six commutation functions that are useful in analyzing regulation of life insurance. Read more.
- The four UH System universities – University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, University of Houston-Clear Lake and University of Houston-Victoria – raised a record $202 million in combined private support in fiscal year 2019. The banner year propelled the systemwide “Here, We Go” Campaign past its $1 billion goal by $118 million, and the campaign continues through August 2020. Read more.
- The University provides faculty and staff the opportunity to learn a new hobby or skill from anywhere. A new class session starts each month, so participants can learn alongside a cohort of peers and discuss new lessons each week. Most skills programs are completed over the span of 6 weeks, with 12 lessons representing a total of 24 course hours. Read more.
- The 2019 Staff Council Sock & Blanket Drive, benefiting Star of Hope Mission, runs through Monday, Dec. 2. Both new and clean, gently used items are needed. Find the list of items needed and campus drop-off locations in the link. Read more.
- For more than a decade, the fun and festive event Finals Mania has been a success thanks to the dedicated service of UH faculty and staff. Volunteers are needed to serve breakfast and snacks to more than 1,500 students who are expected to attend. The two-hour event takes place from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2 in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion in the M.D. Anderson Library. Sign up today for a variety of volunteer opportunities. Read more.
- The Staff Tuition Scholarship Application for spring 2020 is now open. The program is designed to support and encourage employee development through formal education. Visit the staff scholarship page for additional details. Read more.