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Ocean Drilling Project Seeks Clues to Future Sea Level Rise
Scientists know the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the Amundsen Sea could play a pivotal role in future sea level rise, but many questions remain unanswered. An international drilling expedition, led by researchers from the University of Houston and the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, will provide important clues.
New Thermoelectric Material Delivers Record Performance
Taking advantage of recent advances in using theoretical calculations to predict the properties of new materials, researchers reported Thursday the discovery of a new class of half-Heusler thermoelectric compounds, including one with a record high figure of merit – a metric used to determine how efficiently a thermoelectric material can convert heat to electricity.
Researchers Report Breakthrough in Ice-Repelling Materials
Icy weather is blamed for multibillion dollar losses every year in the United States, including delays and damage related to air travel, infrastructure and power generation and transmission facilities. Now researchers have reported creating a durable silicone polymer coating capable of repelling ice from any surface.
UH Industrial Design Students to Sell Products at Dallas Market Center
Sophomores in the Industrial Design program at the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design will sell their products at the Dallas Total Home and Gift Market in the Dallas Market Center Thursday, Jan. 17 – Sunday Jan. 20.
Professor Awarded Prestigious NEH Grant for New Book on Philosophy and Politics
Jeffrey Church, College of Liberal Arts and Social Science Ross M. Lence Distinguished Teaching Chair in the Department of Political Science and the Honors College, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship Grant for the spring 2019 semester.
Innovative, Influential Abstract Artist Exhibits at Blaffer Art Museum
One of the world’s leading abstract painters will display her work at the University of Houston’s Blaffer Art Museum. “Rebecca Morris: The Ache of Bright” will be on view Friday, Jan. 11 through Saturday, March 16.
Unlocking the Mystery of Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier
A researcher from the University of Houston is leading a project to learn more about the role Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier will play in future rising sea levels.
Contacts at Night Can Reduce Glasses by Day
Responding to the rising number of children with blurry vision caused by myopia, the University Eye Institute is offering a Myopia Management Service to correct and manage nearsightedness in children. It’s the first of its kind in Texas.
Work-Family Conflict Hits Home
Researchers have long known that sick children can affect a company’s bottom line, as employees are distracted or have to take time off to care for their children, but less is known about the impact a parent’s work life has on their children’s health. Now researchers have found children’s health is less likely to be negatively affected when their parents feel a sense of control over their work lives.
Lean Electrolyte Design is a Game-Changer for Magnesium Batteries
Researchers from the University of Houston and the Toyota Research Institute of America have discovered a promising new version of high-energy magnesium batteries, with potential applications ranging from electric vehicles to battery storage for renewable energy systems.
UH Chemist Focuses on Materials for LED Lighting
LED lighting offers huge advantages in energy efficiency, but the light-emitting diode bulbs aren’t perfect, and researchers continue to search for new materials to improve performance. Jakoah Brgoch, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Houston, has received a NSF CAREER award to pursue answers.
UH Professor Named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors
University of Houston College of Pharmacy professor Ruiwen Zhang, noted for cancer and HIV drug discovery, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
Jan 24 4:00 pm
2019 MLK Commemorative Celebration featuring Nikki Giovanni
The 2019 MLK Commemorative Celebration will feature poet, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni. The program is an opportunity for the University of Houston community to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan 25 7:30 pm
Hansel and Gretel
Well, what would YOU do if neighborhood children started eating your house? Hansel and Gretel are back at the Moores Opera Center, and they are hungry.
Jan 26 7:30 pm
Beware the submissive bride who looks too good to be true. Poor Pasquale ignores that warning and pays a hysterical price. Our production, set on the Italian Riviera of the 1950s, promises to be a brightly colorful, high-energy romp.
Jan 30 11:00 am
Learning Abroad Spring Fair
Fit a program abroad into your degree plan while staying on track to graduate. Meet the UH faculty leaders, affiliated program providers, scholarship organizations, academic departments and the UH Learning Abroad and Passport for Coogs team members.
Jan 30 12:00 pm
Visit the first Farmers Market of the semester. Buy local produce and other items from local vendors. Cougar Cash is accepted.
Jan 31 7:30 pm
IPF: Sean Chen Recital
The 36th International Piano Festival kicks off with a recital by the 2019 Discovery Artist Sean Chen, featuring the music of Chopin and Rachmaninoff.
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