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It’s Double Trouble at the 2018 Houston Shakespeare Festival
There’s no mistaking the charms of Crash Buist and Andrew Garrett. Their jovial banter is sure to captivate audiences when the comedic duo brings their slapstick humor to the stage in the Houston Shakespeare Festival’s “Comedy of Errors”. The University of Houston-produced festival runs Friday, July 27 to Sunday, Aug. 5 at Hermann Park’s Miller Outdoor Theatre.
Department of Education Awards $2.2 M Support for Low-Income Student Parents
With a $2.2 million grant from the Department of Education, quality child care is more accessible and affordable for UH college students with children enrolled at on-campus learning centers.
Anonymous Gift Pays Tuition for Entire First Class at UH College of Medicine
The University of Houston College of Medicine has received an anonymous $3 million gift, which will fund the full tuition for the college’s inaugural class of 30 medical students in fall 2020.
UH Law Center Launches Hurricane Harvey Consumer Assistance Program
The University of Houston Law Center has received a community assistance grant to implement a two-pronged program designed to assist area residents still dealing with consumer issues related to Hurricane Harvey and to provide practical information to help people plan better for the next disaster.
Plant-Based Products Are Not Lowering Blood Pressure
Clinical studies find that plant products or traditional antioxidants like vitamins have failed to lower blood pressure. University of Houston researchers suggest using a naturally-occurring protein that will.
Stephanie Rice ('12) of "The Voice" to Speak, Perform at UH
Stephanie Rice, a UH graduate who earned fame on NBC’s “The Voice," is the featured speaker at First Lecture, the College of Education's annual back-to-school event. Rice is known for her powerful performances, personal story of resilience and LGBTQ advocacy.
Can Nanoparticles Be Used to Lower Antibiotic Resistance?
Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most serious threats to public health, forcing the use of medications that are more toxic, more expensive and not always effective. Engineers at the University of Houston are studying whether the use of tiny amounts of antibiotics embedded in corn-based nanoparticles could help both animals and people avoid the problem.
Powerhouse Actress Makes Houston Shakespeare Festival Debut as Hamlet
Playing powerful roles in Shakespeare’s plays is nothing new for Shannon Hill who joined the theater at the age of nine. Since then, she has had a “fierce desire” to share her Shakespearean passion with others. You can catch her as Hamlet in the 2018 Houston Shakespeare Festival, which runs July 27-August 5 at Miller Outdoor Theatre.
Researchers Upend Conventional Wisdom on Thermal Conductivity
Researchers have reported that a crystal grown from two relatively common mineral elements – boron and arsenic – demonstrates far higher thermal conductivity than any other semiconductors and metals currently in use.
UH Researchers Report Novel Hybrid Catalyst to Split Water
Researchers have reported an inexpensive hybrid catalyst capable of splitting water to produce hydrogen, suitable for large-scale commercialization.
Why Bacteria Survive in Space – UH Biologists Discover Clues
Earth germs could be contaminating the other planets. Despite extreme decontamination efforts, bacteria from Earth still manages to find its way into outer space aboard spacecraft. University of Houston biologist George Fox is working to better understand how and why some spores are able to elude decontamination.
Downstream Project Gives UH Students Real-World Experience
An interdisciplinary team of students from the University of Houston captured the $6,000 top prize in a competition designed to find ways to minimize the risks faced by the Gulf coast petrochemical and refining industry in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
UH Nanotech Startup Enters the ‘Green’ Energy Market
Global energy demand is growing as developing nations expand electric service, prompting efforts to find a readily available source of fuel that is more environmentally friendly than coal. A nanotechnology company based at the University of Houston’s Technology Bridge research park has a solution.
UH Scientist Working Toward Glaucoma Cure
With $765,000 from the National Institutes of Health, University of Houston College of Optometry biomedical engineer Vijaykrishna Raghunathan is working towards a pharmaceutical cure for the irreversible disease Glaucoma.
Energy Executive Named to UH System Board of Regents
Stephen Chazen, chairman, president and CEO of TGP Pace Energy, has been named to the University of Houston System Board of Regents.
2018 Houston Shakespeare Festival Kicks off Season with Camp Shakespeare
Camp Shakespeare kicks off the 44th season of the Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre. A new addition to this year’s festival, the camp is geared towards seventh and eighth grade students. The festival runs July 27 - August 5.
UH College of Medicine Adds Leadership, Experience
The University of Houston College of Medicine has added three accomplished medical educators to its leadership team. Dr. Ruth Bush joins UH as associate dean for medical education; Dr. Kathryn Horn has been hired as associate dean for student affairs, admissions and outreach; and Dr. David Buck is the associate dean for community health.
Fighting Tobacco Use Among Adults with Mental Illness
Of all the groups that try to quit smoking, it seems hardest for those who suffer from anxiety and depression. University of Houston psychology doctoral student Brooke Kauffman is targeting that group, creating personalized feedback to help them quit smoking.
UH Shifts Focus of Energy Research Park to Technology Commercialization
The University of Houston has launched a five-year plan to better align its 74-acre Energy Research Park with Houston’s growing innovation ecosystem.
UH Clarinetist Joins Elite Rank of Performers at Texas Music Festival
Graduate student Elena Murphy will be the only University of Houston clarinet player in the orchestra during the 2018 Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival. The festival runs Tuesday, June 5 through Sunday, July 1.
Jul 27 8:15pm
Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) opens their 44th season with Shakespeare's gripping masterpiece, "Hamlet." All performances are free and open to the public at Miller Outdoor Theatre.
Jul 28 8:15pm
HSF: The Comedy of Errors
Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) returns to Miller Outdoor Theatre with a riotous farce of mistaken identity! All performances are free and open to the public.
Aug 15 8am
Residential Move In
Let's welcome the newest members of the Cougar family. Each year, Student Housing and Residential Life moves in thousands of new and returning students, leaving a lasting impression on students and their families.
Oct 26 9am
Family Weekend 2018
Some exciting events that will occur during the 2018 Family Weekend include an alumni reception, BBQ, Friday night entertainment, tailgating, a football game, and a family photo on the field.
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