Culturally Tailored Obesity Intervention a Success for Hispanic Students
An obesity intervention for Hispanic middle school students led by researchers at the University of Houston found that with consistent guidance from high school health mentors, called compañeros, students not only lost significantly more weight but also kept it off longer.
Comedy and World Premiere Highlight UH Moores Opera Season
A world premiere and a highly requested revival are among the comedy-filled performances of the 2017-18 opera season at the University of Houston Moores Opera Center.
University of Houston Honored for Commitment to Diversity
The University of Houston and two of its divisions have been honored with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for the second year in a row. The HEED awards, presented by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, are the only national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campus.
Five Things to Know Before Googling Your Medical Symptoms
Do you Google your medical symptoms (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?) and find terrifying results? Are you unsure of the best questions to ask your doctor during an appointment? If so, take heed: October is Health Literacy Month, the time to brush up on all things health related so you can make the best medical decisions.
UH, ExxonMobil Chemical Company Sign Research Agreement
ExxonMobil Chemical Company and the University of Houston have signed a multi-year research agreement that will focus on helping the industry develop energy-efficient solutions for manufacturing petrochemical products while minimizing their environmental impact.
High-Tech Mannequin Lets Students Practice End-of-Life Talks
It’s the conversation no one wants to have, but talking to patients and their families about death is inevitable for health care professionals. To address the limited clinical opportunities nursing students have to experience palliative care and end-of-life conversations, the University of Houston College of Nursing is now using a high-fidelity mannequin to simulate these challenging interactions.
Expanding the Pipeline for the Healthcare Professions
Lorraine Reitzel of the UH College of Education will use a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help create a more diverse pool of medical doctors and scientists, while expanding research into health care disparities.
Researchers Shift Focus to Adolescents Struggling to Read
Reading experts have effective strategies to help many of the youngest children who struggle to read, but those approaches have been less effective with older students. Children whose first language isn’t English pose special challenges. A multidisciplinary research center led by the University of Houston will tackle the issue with an $8.4 million grant from the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development.
Research Explores Relationship Between Social Media and Drinking
A psychologist at the University of Houston is exploring the ways in which social media influences alcohol consumption among college students. Mai-Ly Nguyen Steers, a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer, will use a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to study how social media, and Facebook in particular, shapes students’ drinking habits.
Public Art at UH System Announces Death of Beloved Artist
An artist who made a powerful contribution to the arts landscape of the University of Houston has passed away. Lawrence Argent’s “Your Move” is among the more than 600 works in the Public Art at UH System’s collection.
From Food Safety to Volcanoes, UH Students Look Below the Surface
Undergraduate Research Day will give students a chance to show off their passion and hard work. The showcase begins at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in MD Anderson Library.
UH Hosts Nationally Sanctioned Wheelchair Tennis Tournament
Adaptive Athletics at the University of Houston is hosting the second annual Cougar Open Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, presented by the One Step Closer Foundation, this weekend.
Unexpected Discovery Leads to New Theory of Liquid Streaming
Researchers at the University of Houston were studying the nonlinear transmission of light through an aqueous suspension of gold nanoparticles when they noticed something unexpected. A pulse laser appeared to have forced the movement of a stream of liquid in a glass laboratory cuvette. Their observation led to a new principle of optofluidics.
Oct 18 10am
2017 President's Fall Address
This event marks the tenth year of Renu Khators tenure as President of the University of Houston. She will look back at the many successes we have achieved as a team during the past ten years and share her vision of the exciting future that awaits our university.
Oct 25 12pm
UH Farmers Market
UH Dining Services is hosting the second UH Farmers Market. Besides local farmers, the market will feature vendors selling a wide array of locally produced items, ranging from lavender products to olive oil to kombucha to dried fruits and nuts.
Oct 25 6pm
LGBTQ Coming Out Monologues
Join the LGBTQ Resource Center as we partner with GLOBAL, an LGBTQ student organization, for the third annual production of the Coming Out Monologues. These monologues are performed each fall by LGBTQ students who share their own stories and experiences. Some stories are sad and some funny, but all empower people to embrace their identities.
Oct 30 6pm
Fall Speaker Series: Lea DeLaria
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion hosts nationally recognized speakers who are dedicated to providing insight and knowledge on various topics that align with social justice issues. This year we welcome Lea DeLaria! DeLaria will teach audiences how to create change in a conservative society while trudging upstream in a muddy bogged down river of political correctness.
Nov 6 6pm
2017 John P. McGovern Endowed Lecture
Independent scholar, renowned feminist historian, and author Martha P. Cotera will deliver the 2017 John P. McGovern Endowed Lecture in Family, Health and Human Values. Cotera's lecture serves as the keynote address for a two-day conference commemorating the 40th anniversary of the historic 1977 National Women's Conference (NWC), held in Houston, Texas. Special guests at the event will include Gloria Steinem, Charlotte Bunch, and Melba Tolliver who all participated in the 1977 conference.
Dec 7 12pm
UH Special Collections Winter Book Club
Readers will gather in the Special Collections Evans Room at the MD Anderson Library. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required.
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