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 5 12pm
University of Houston System Public Art Tours 2017-2018
Public Art at the University of Houston System will be hosting tours of the UH System Public Art Collection the first Friday of each month throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. PLEASE NOTE some of these tours take place at UH and some at UH Downtown. All of the tours are free and open to the public, but those interested in attending are asked to view the schedule and RSVP for the dates they would like to attend. A schedule of the tours can be found on the Public Art webpage.
Jan 12 12pm
January 2018 Book Club
Readers are invited to discuss "Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy" by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant.
Jan 18 4pm
MLK Commemorative Celebration Featuring Symone Sanders
Each year, the MLK Commemorative Celebration brings speakers to our campus to provide remarks that reflect the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther, King Jr and aspects of social justice. This year's theme "Dr. King's Legacy, Where are We Now?" will feature a keynote address from Symone Sanders Political Activist, CNN Political Commentator, and Former National Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders' Presidential Campaign.
Jan 23 7:30pm
Istvan Vardai Masterclass
Moores School of Music presents a masterclass with 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.
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