BTI Institute, SE Texas Group Team Up for Terrorist Response
The Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute has been selected to create improved regional response plans for future terrorist attacks, providing both recommendations tailored to the needs of Southeast Texas and those that can be used nationwide.
UH College of Education Ranked Among Nation’s Best for Online Programs
The University of Houston College of Education is one of the best places in the nation for students to earn an online master’s degree in the education field, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings. The influential list ranked UH’s online graduate education program at No. 5 out of 291 colleges nationwide.
UH Board of Visitors Adds New Members
The University of Houston’s Board of Visitors (BoV) has added 15 new members. The Board of Visitors is a diverse group of private sector industry leaders who have distinguished themselves in their selected fields. The Board recognizes the mutual responsibility to the greater Houston community and to the interests of the University of Houston, and therefore works to position UH as an essential, relevant and valued Houston resource.
UH Ranks Among 2018 Best Value Colleges in the Nation
Remarkable academic quality and affordability are just some of the great attributes that have landed the University of Houston on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 300 Best Value Colleges for 2018.
After the Diagnosis: How Cancer Affects Sexual Functioning
A cancer diagnosis disrupts a person’s life in many ways, including sexually. A study led by the University of Houston found that more than half of young cancer patients reported problems with sexual function, with the probability of reporting sexual dysfunction increasing over time.
Making Heart Transplants Obsolete With Small Removable Pump
A University of Houston biomedical engineer is creating a next-generation heart pump for patients suffering with heart failure. Results are so promising that Ralph Metcalfe, professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering, predicts radical improvement in treatment of failing hearts will happen within a decade.
Gerald and Barbara Hines Donate $1 Million to Build Advanced Media Technology Lab
Global developer Gerald D. Hines and internationally known artist Barbara Hines have made a leadership gift of $1 million to the University of Houston to support construction of a new Advanced Media Technology Laboratory at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design. The gift is a part of the university’s $1 billion “Here, We Go” Campaign.
Gulf Coast Universities Team Up to Address Hurricane Resilience
A new multi-institution research center led by the University of Houston will focus on helping the Gulf Coast do better at preparing for and mitigating the damage and loss of lives from hurricanes and other severe storms.
Chris Pezman Named Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics
Chris Pezman is coming home, as the Houston Football letterman and former captain has been named vice president for intercollegiate athletics and director of athletics at the University of Houston.
UH Fall Grads Usher in Next Generation of Success
By the middle of December, approximately 3,400 University of Houston students will become graduates when the college-based commencement ceremonies are concluded. Each graduate has a story to tell and we share three of them.
Researchers Study Deepwater Gas Formation to Prevent Accidents
A team of researchers from the University of Houston is working with the oil industry to develop new ways to predict when an offshore drilling rig is at risk for a potentially catastrophic accident.
UH Cancer Researcher Focused on Tumor Development
A UH cancer researcher is set to deliver an unprecedented look at the 20-year development of esophageal cancer that starts with a precancerous lesion known as “Barrett’s esophagus,” a condition present in 3-million Americans.
UH Center to Address HIV/AIDS Epidemic Along the Gulf Coast
The University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work has received a $5 million grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc. to establish the SUSTAIN Wellbeing COMPASS Coordinating Center to enhance HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in five states along the Gulf Coast with the highest HIV rates in the south – Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
State Honors UHin4 with 2017 Star Award
The University of Houston UHin4 program has been honored with a 2017 Star Award from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The THECB recognized four institutions for exceptional contributions toward meeting one or more goals of the Texas higher education plan, 60x30TX.
Researchers Map Brain Activity to Improve Prosthetic Design
High-tech prosthetics allow amputees to engage more fully in everyday life, even to compete in sporting events. Researchers from the University of Houston have demonstrated how brain activity is used to identify different terrains – level ground and stairs, for example – a key step in developing prosthetics that allow the user’s prosthesis to automatically adjust to changing ground conditions in real time.
UH Embarks on Oral History of Hurricane Harvey
As Hurricane Harvey inundated Houston, a group text message began ricocheting between researchers at the University of Houston Center for Public History. Assured everyone was safe, the focus quickly shifted to what stands to become the biggest oral history project ever undertaken by the university.
DIY: Scientists Release a How-To for Building a Smartphone Microscope
Add one more thing to the list of tasks your smartphone can perform. University of Houston researchers have released an open-source dataset offering instructions to people interested in building their own smartphone microscope.
Jan 22 6pm
I Am Psyched! Exhibit
Celebrate women in psychology at this multimedia pop-up exhibit on national tour at UH.
Jan 23 6:30pm
The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life
CASE and FotoFest present a Community Conversation featuring artist Sharon M. Louden and Hyperallergic's editor-in-chief Hrag Vartanian.
Jan 23 7:30pm
Istvan Vardai Recital
Moores School of Music presents a recital by Hungarian cellist Istvan Vardai.
Jan 31 6pm
All UH students are invited to join in for an interactive dining experience on the rules of etiquette.
Feb 1 2pm
35th International Piano Festival
From Thursday, February 1 to Sunday, February 4, the Moores School of Music presents a thrilling series of recitals and masterclasses featuring festival founder Abbey Simon, MSM alumnus and Cliburn Competition silver medalist Kenny Broberg, Italian pianist Alessio Bax and Discovery Artist Nadejda Vlaeva.
Feb 7 5:30pm
Poetry and Prose: New Creative Writing Program Graduate Students
Now in its 18th year, Poetry and Prose provides a venue for the talented authors and poets of the Creative Writing Program at UH to share their work with the UH and Houston community.
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