UH College of Medicine Formally Recognized in State Statute
The University of Houston College of Medicine took a significant step forward when Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 826, which formally recognizes the medical school in state statute.
New UH Pharmacy Center to Tackle Prescription Drug Misuse
For the first time in American history, a person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a car accident. Responding to such trends, the UH College of Pharmacy has opened the Prescription Drug Misuse Education and Research (PREMIER) Center to educate providers and patients on safe and effective controlled substance prescription use – and they’re starting off strong – with a $3.34 million grant for safe drug disposal.
UH Students and Alumni Earn Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Meet the amazing University of Houston students who are recipients of graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. They are studying everything from virtual reality to volcanic activity on Mars.
HCA Houston Healthcare Donates $3.5 Million to UH College of Nursing
The University of Houston College of Nursing today received a transformative $3.5 million donation from HCA Houston Healthcare to benefit faculty, staff and students at the college’s future location in Katy and its current home in Sugar Land.
Public Art's Moment
UH System Celebrates 50 Years of Public Art with Ambitious New Temporary Art Program and Texas-sized Commission.
UH Engineers Apply Their Skills to Health Care
A collaboration between the University of Houston and the Harris Health System Center for Innovation offered students with the UH Department of Industrial Engineering an opportunity to help solve a real-world problem in a hospital emergency center.
Actors/UH Alumni Brett Cullen, Sally Mayes Return to UH for World Premiere
University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance alumni Brett Cullen and Sally Mayes, stars of the stage and screen, are bringing their work back to their alma mater for the world premiere of “Contradiction of the Southern Soul.”
As a New Degree in African American Studies is Planned, A Legacy is Remembered
Fifty years ago, one of the first African American students at UH, Lynn Eusan, helped create the African American Studies Program. Eusan’s desire for social justice extended beyond the UH campus into the neighboring Third Ward community where she also helped create the SHAPE (Self Help for African People through Education) Community Center, which continues as one of the most visible and involved community centers in Houston’s African-American community. Her time here was brief but her legacy is thriving.
A Sustainable Entry – UH Students Built an Art Car to Promote the Environment
The Art Car Parade is a Houston institution. Five University of Houston students joined the fun, with a twist -- creating an art car promoting environmental sustainability.
Can Discussion Change Attitudes on a Controversial Topic?
President 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 the University of Houston will seek to determine how best to drive a constructive public debate on the topic.
Survey: Voters Favor Increased State Spending on Education
A survey of Texas voters by the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs found strong support for increasing the state’s share of funding for public schools, along with support for increasing several targeted taxes to pay for it. But a majority of voters oppose increasing the state sales tax, an idea proposed by state leaders last week.
Could Robots Make a Documentary About a 5K Race?
A 5K race can offer victory and heartbreak, but capturing those moments on video requires both planning ahead and making on-the-spot decisions about where the camera operators should be. Researchers are studying how to direct a team of mobile robots to document a race, predicting likely events and changing plans based on real-time action.
Getting Closer: Finding Out Why the Immune System Attacks Itself
University of Houston biomolecular engineer Navin Varadarajan thinks B cells gone bad could be the culprit in Rheumatoid Arthritis and he is the first to publish a comprehensive profile of the cells, moving closer to finding out why the immune system attacks itself in patients with RA.
$4.9 Million Initiative Addresses Racial Disparities in Maternal, Infant Mortality
The University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work has received a $4,870,000 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to provide community-based and family-centered services and health education to residents in the 10 Houston-area ZIP codes with the highest rates of death and complications surrounding birth.
UH Students and Graffiti Artist GONZO247 to Transform Cullen/45 Underpass
Students in the senior graphic design program at the UH School of Art will join famed Houston graffiti artist GONZO247 in a large-scale installation to cover 22 pillars of the underpass with bright, colorful brush strokes and icons that symbolize the rich history of Houston’s Third Ward, Eastwood, EaDo and the University of Houston.
Competing in a Data Driven World - $1 million Gift Boosts UH Data Science Offerings
A $1 million gift from ConocoPhillips to the UH College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will boost data science expertise, funding new faculty positions and fellowships for graduate students.
Imaging Technology Will Offer New Clues to Embryonic Development
Soon after conception, an embryo’s circulatory system connects to that of its mother, a crucial development that researchers haven’t fully understood because of limitations in imaging technologies. Researchers from the University of Houston and Baylor College of Medicine are developing a new imaging technology that will improve knowledge of the process.
Long String Instrument Composer ‘Plays’ Atrium of UH Architecture Building
Ellen Fullman, inventor of the long string instrument, will perform during this year's CounterCurrent Festival which runs April 9-14.
$10 Million Gift to Support Texas Center for Learning Disabilities
An anonymous $10-million gift by a grateful patient’s family to the Texas Center for Learning Disabilities (TCLD) has cemented its future as a powerful force for change and improvement in the lives of children with disabilities. The TCLD is one of only three National Institute of Child Health and Human Development-funded national learning disability centers in the United States.
May 06 9:00 am
Coffee with a Cop
Stop by to have coffee (or tea) with a cop and a friendly conversation.
May 09 2:00 pm
College of Technology Spring 2019 Commencement
Celebrate the achievements of our College of Technology graduates. Commencement Speaker: Eric Starkloff, President and Chief Operating Officer, National Instruments. For more information, visit our Graduation Guide.
May 14 8:00 am
2019 Luster User Group Conference
LUG is a premiere event?for discussion and seminars on the Lustre parallel file system and other open source file system technologies.
May 17 6:00 pm
Amie Siegel: Medium Cool Opening Reception
Amie Siegel: Medium Cool opens at Blaffer Art Museum, featuring three recent works by Siegel: Dynasty, 2017, an installation centered on a fragment of pink marble from Trump Tower;?Fetish, 2016, a video unveiling the annual nighttime cleaning of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud?s practice rooms and personal archeological collection; and?Quarry, 2015, a video following the production cycle of marble facades, from their origins in underground mines to their use in high-rise multimillion dollar model apartments.
May 18 6:00 pm
UH African American Studies 50th Anniversary Annual Scholarship Banquet
The UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences African American Studies program is pleased to announce the 50th Anniversary Annual Scholarship Banquet. The keynote speaker for the banquet is Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, Chair and Professor, Department of African American Studies/Africology, Temple University.
Jun 08 7:30 pm
TMF: Grand Opening
The Texas Music Festival kicks off its 30th season with a grand opening concert featuring Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man," Tower's "Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman," Rachmaninov's "Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini" and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade."
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