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Students Gain Hands-on Experience in One-of-a-Kind UH Drama Program

When first designing the undergraduate Playwriting/Dramaturgy Program at UH, Robert Shimko, director of the UH School of Theatre & Dance, was inspired by the University’s legacy of distinguished professional playwrights. This April 26 – 28, Shimko is proud to present the seventh annual 10-Minute Play Festival at UH, which will feature eight new works written by undergraduate students and one play selected from the national 10-minute play festival contest run by the students in the program. Read more …


Can Discussion Change Attitudes on a Controversial Topic?

President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border has divided the public along partisan lines. A multi-part poll by the Hobby School of Public Affairs at UH will seek to determine how best to drive a constructive public debate on the topic. About 250 people will be invited to an in-depth session June 15, participating in moderated small group discussions with the opportunity to pose questions to balanced panels of experts. Read more …


UH Law Center Baker Award Winner Announced

Associate Clinical Professor Janet M. Heppard (pictured on right) is the 2019 Ethel M. Baker Faculty Award honoree for her leadership in promoting greater interaction between the school and the community. With a civil caseload of 60 to 80 at any given time, she has taught lawyering skills to hundreds of students as they represented indigent clients in the community, primarily in the areas of family law and probate, including drafting estate-planning documents for clients.  Read more …


Symposium Focuses on Energy De-carbonization Discussion

The use of hydrogen is considered to be one important piece of any complex solution to de-carbonization of energy. The Gutierrez Energy Management Institute at the C.T. Bauer College of Business recently hosted a group of energy executives, faculty and thought leaders for a symposium and workshop on the role of hydrogen in a transition to a low carbon energy industry. Read more …


Our People

    • For the third time in four years, the UH Women's Golf program is the American Athletic Conference champion … and this time, the Cougars also claimed the individual champion. For the first time in program history, senior All-American Leonie Harm earned The American Championships medalist honors. Houston's 30-stroke victory was the largest in Championships history, more than doubling the Cougars' 14-stroke win in 2018. Read more.
    • Environmental Health and Life Safety's Otu Inyang was elected to the Texas Chapter of the Health Physics Society's Executive Council. Inyang is a safety manager who serves as UH's radiation and laser safety officer. He is a seasoned radiation safety professional who has been an active member of the Health Physics Society at both the state and national level since 2006. Read more.
    • UH Law Center Professor Meredith J. Duncan, George Butler Research Professor of Law and director of metropolitan programs at UHLC, will take her expertise in criminal law to the Alley Theatre Saturday, April 20 where she will meet with the audience to discuss legal issues in the play “Crimes of the Heart.” She will participate in the Alley’s “In Context” program in which guest speakers, actors and artistic staff members discuss themes of the play and how they are reflected in everyday life. Read more.
    • Ujwal Patil, Ph.D. student in biochemistry, develops methods for purifying therapeutically useful proteins, such as antibodies used in immunotherapies. In recognition of his work, Patil was a finalist for the 2018 MilliporeSigma Life Science Award in Bioseparations. Read more.

Our Campus

    • A new scholarship program will assist students at the four UH System universities who are still struggling to recover from the long-term devastation of Hurricane Harvey. A $500,000 donation from the Rebuild Texas Fund via the Qatar Harvey Fund will provide up to $5,000 per student to a minimum of 300 students. The average scholarship is expected to be $1,667 per student. Read more.
    • Finals Fiesta is a biannual tradition that provides a delicious evening "breakfast" for students and a welcome opportunity to refuel while taking a break from studying for final exams. This popular event will be held from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m., Monday, April 29 in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion in the M.D. Anderson Library. Signing up is easy. Just click here to review a list of the volunteer roles and select the top three that interest you. Read more.
    • The UH Employee Assistance Program, also known as EAP, is a confidential counseling and referral program that is available to eligible employees and their families. Whether you want to resolve a stressful work situation, find legal resources or get advice about a financial concern, the EAP can help. Read more.