UH Scientists Investigating Mysterious Dark Matter
University of Houston scientists are helping to develop a technology that could hold the key to unraveling one of the great mysteries of science: what constitutes dark matter?
Street Improvements Around UH, TSU Announced
Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced a joint agreement in which Precinct One will pay $30 million to improve seven streets in the University of Houston-Texas Southern University corridor.
Researchers Link Defects in a Nuclear Receptor in the Brain to Autism Spectrum Disorders
University of Houston researchers link autism spectrum disorders to defects in a nuclear receptor inside the brain. And just like that, this world-renown team advances the understanding of autism.
Researchers Study Fundamental Interactions in Soil Communities
Researchers traditionally have studied individual microorganisms independently of how those organisms interact with their surroundings. Now an international team of researchers is looking at how bacteria and fungi interact in soil, fundamental scientific research that could lead to advances in plant productivity and bioenergy.
UH Optometrist Investigates Changes in Eye Structure in Astronauts
A University of Houston optometrist studies the vision of returning International Space Station astronauts and proves a structural change to their eyes.
Three New Members Appointed to the UH System Board of Regents
Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed three new members to the UH System Board of Regents. Doug Brooks, Joe Gutierrez and Jack Moore will each serve a six-year term on the UH System’s governing body. The terms of regents Spencer Armour, III, Roger F. Welder and Welcome W. Wilson, Jr. expired last fall.
Health Sciences Library Now Open
The new Health Sciences Library at the University of Houston, located on the second floor of the Health 2 building, serves the teaching and research needs of the UH colleges of Nursing, Optometry and Pharmacy, as well as other health-related programs on campus.
UH System Board of Regents Approves Doctor of Medicine Degree
The University of Houston System Board of Regents Thursday approved the new doctoral degree in medicine, to be offered by the University of Houston College of Medicine. UH will now seek approval of the medical degree from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and has initiated the process for accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
UH College of Pharmacy No. 1 in Texas for National Licensure Test
The UH College of Pharmacy is training the most prepared pharmacists in Texas. In 2017, more students from UH passed the national pharmacy exam than from any other school in Texas. The school’s passing rate ranks number three in the nation.
Estrogen Suspected, Examined as Cause of Cervical Cancer
Does estrogen cause cervical cancer? Can T cell immunotherapy be made more reliable? Two UH cancer researchers are examining these issues with new grants from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas, formed to fund groundbreaking cancer research and prevention programs in the state.
UH Receives $2.8 Million to Develop Leaders in STEM Education
The University of Houston has been awarded $2.8 million from the National Science Foundation to prepare more teachers to lead the way in science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM).
Dr. Stephen Spann Named Founding Dean of UH College of Medicine
The University of Houston has named Dr. Stephen J. Spann founding dean of the UH College of Medicine. A seasoned physician, health care administrator and medical educator who holds both an M.D. and M.B.A., Spann was appointed planning dean for the college in fall 2015. Since then, he has shaped an academically desirable and financially feasible plan for the new college that will complement the current medical landscape in Houston and Texas.
As Good as Old: The Age of Martian Meteorites Gives Clues to the Makeup of Mars
A team of researchers in the UH College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is analyzing fragments of the Tissint meteorite with the help of a $349,520, three-year grant from the NASA Solar System Workings program.
UH Wins National Award for ‘Distinguished’ Teacher Education Program
The University of Houston College of Education won national honors in recognition of its first-rate teacher-preparation program. The Association of Teacher Educators honored the college with its Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award, which recognizes “outstanding” programs that exemplify collaboration, innovation and high quality.
Researcher Focuses on Environmentally Friendly Plastics
From plastic bags to paints, sporting goods and auto parts, a type of plastic known as polyolefins is ubiquitous in modern life. A chemist at the University of Houston has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to develop new methods of producing polyolefins in an economical and sustainable way.
Deconstructing Lupus – Could Some of its Makeup Be Part of its Cure?
University of Houston biomedical engineer Chandra Mohan is examining the protein ALCAM to find a cure for lupus and its complications. ALCAM appears in patients that have kidney disease and lupus. Mohan says it’s like finding a suspect at the scene of different crimes.
Mar 28 11am
21st Annual Table Talk Luncheon
UHs Friends of Women's Studies present the 21st Annual Table Talk Luncheon. FWS supports the UH Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, assisting the programs research, teaching and campus and community activities through philanthropic and volunteer efforts. This lively lunch honors fifty Houston women of accomplishment, from diverse industries and backgrounds.
Mar 29 6:30pm
An Evening with Alok
Alok is a gender non-conforming writer, entertainer, and performance artist. Alok has been invited to perform, speak, and facilitate at universities, conferences, and organizations across the world; their work has been featured in various outlets like HBO, MTV, The Guardian, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and more.
Apr 3 7:30pm
Till Now: C. Ondine Chavoya
As part of the School of Arts Till Now lecture series on contemporary art, C. Ondine Chavoya will discuss the traveling exhibition "Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A." that he co-curated with David Evans Frantz.
Apr 4 5:30pm
Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the 50th Anniversary of His Death
On April 4, 1968, an assassin took the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the most prominent civil rights leader of the 20th century. In remembrance of Dr. Kings life and work, Dr. Antonio D. Tillis will commemorate the acclaimed civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient on the 50th anniversary of his death. Rev. Dr. William A. Lawson, Founding Pastor Emeritus of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, will join to reflect on the civil rights movement and his personal relationship and journey with Dr. King.
Apr 10 9am
A free festival of performance, installation and ideas produced by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.
Apr 12 10am
Diversity Institute featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Tanya Williams
Diversity Institute is a one-day diversity conference for students, faculty and staff. This years theme Classism: The Last Socially Accepted Prejudice? will explore the impact of classism on oppressed and discriminated-against groups, particularly, people of color.
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