UH Welcomes Residents During Annual Cougar Move-In Aug. 17-19
The University of Houston is rolling out the Cougar red carpet for thousands of new and returning Coogs during the annual Cougar Move-In, Thursday, Aug. 17- Saturday, Aug. 19 at all seven UH residence halls.
UH Receives Funding to Establish First U.S. Digital Humanities Center for Latina/o Studies
Proposed center will digitize U.S.-Latino humanities projects at risk of being lost.
Signs of Distracted Driving – Pounding Heart, Sweaty Nose
Distracted driving – texting or absent-mindedness – claims thousands of lives a year. Researchers from the University of Houston and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute have produced an extensive dataset examining how drivers react to different types of distractions, part of an effort to devise strategies for making driving safer.
From First-Day Nerves to Digital Overload, UH Has Back-to-School Ideas
As the bell is set to ring on another school year, the University of Houston has you covered with back-to-school story ideas.
UH Prepares for the Solar Eclipse
A rare total solar eclipse will occur from coast to coast on Monday, August 21. A total solar eclipse happens when the moon positions itself between the sun and the earth and completely covers the view of the sun.
Research-focused UH Biotech Program to Expand Nationally
An innovative approach integrating classroom instruction and research at the University of Houston will be spread to five colleges and universities around the country with a $2.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
UH Undergrads to Receive Support for Research
The University of Houston has received a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish an undergraduate research program in the humanities.
Decoding a Treasure Trove of Data from the Brain
Research and new technologies have dramatically expanded the amount of data that can be captured from the brain over the past few years. The challenge now is to determine what that data can tell us. A group of researchers, led by Krešimir Josić, a mathematical biologist at the University of Houston, has been awarded a $4.39 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop new methods to analyze and interpret neural data.
Artificial Light From Digital Devices Lessens Sleep Quality
A new study by researchers at the University of Houston College of Optometry, published in Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, found that blue light emitted from some digital devices could contribute to the high prevalence of reported sleep dysfunction.
Mayor Sylvester Turner Declares July 28 Houston Shakespeare Festival Day
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has proclaimed Friday, July 28 as Houston Shakespeare Festival Day. On this day, the Houston Shakespeare Festival will kick off its 43rd season at Hermann Park’s Miller Outdoor Theatre. The UH-produced event runs through Sunday, Aug. 6
UH Researcher Working to Make Security Cameras “Smarter”
Security cameras deployed across the nation – at transit stops, sporting events and other places where people gather – can provide valuable clues to law enforcement investigating trouble after the fact. A University of Houston researcher is developing a system that would allow the cameras to recognize and send an alert at the first sign of a threat to public safety.
New Limits to Functional Portion of Human Genome Reported
An evolutionary biologist at the University of Houston has published new calculations that indicate no more than 25 percent of the human genome is functional. That is in stark contrast to suggestions by scientists with the ENCODE project that as much as 80 percent of the genome is functional.
Major League Soccer Honors UH Student for Volunteerism
Rising senior Edgar Melchor is a finalist in the 2017 Major League Soccer WORKS Community MVP contest. Melchor is one of 22 finalists nationwide—one from each MLS club—being recognized for making a positive impact in their communities.
Does a Candidate's Religion Matter to Voters?
Religion is sometimes used as shorthand to define a political candidate’s views – “evangelical” and “antiabortion” may be considered interchangeable. But a new analysis by political scientists at the University of Houston suggests party labels are far more powerful predictors of how voters perceive candidates.
UH College of Education Receives Grant for Teachers in Training
The University of Houston College of Education has earned an inaugural grant from the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation and H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt to provide scholarships and mentoring to aspiring teachers. UH was one of only 10 universities selected for the newly launched Raising Texas Teachers program.
Biofeedback Technology Helping Improve Balance in Parkinson’s Patients
University of Houston researchers in the Department of Health and Human Performance are helping patients with Parkinson’s disease regain stable balance and confidence in performing daily activities in their own homes.
Aug 18 8am
Each year, the Student Housing and Residential Life Opening Committee works to make the move-in process an easy and memorable experience for students and their families. Thanks to the help of our staff, volunteers, and sponsors, the move-in event gets better and better each year, and residents receive a warm welcome from their UH family.
Aug 18 10am
Great Migrations: Past and Present Exhibit
Examine patterns of migration and immigration to Houston with "Great Migrations: Past and Present" at The Heritage Society.
Aug 21 7am
Cougar First Impressions
Cougar First Impressions (CFI) offers students a chance to receive campus maps, directions to class, and bottled water from UH staff members and others stationed across campus during the first two days of the Fall semester.
Aug 21 11:30am
The Great Solar Eclipse
The Astronomy Society @UH (ASUH) is hosting an event to view the Great Solar Exlipse. There will be solar goggles, filtered telescopes, pin-hole projection assemblies, demos, live streaming of footage taken from our Observatory located on top of SR1 and the Path of Totality courtesy of NASA and more! We're in a position to get approximately 70% coverage during the Eclipse, so come enjoy the show with ASUH!
Aug 30 12pm
Gallery Talk with Robert Buzzanco
Join us for a gallery talk with Robert Buzzanco, University of Houston professor of history, to gain insights about The Propeller Group exhibition. Find a new understanding about subjects explored in the work of the art collective, particularly about their approach to the Vietnam-American war. Bring your own lunch after the talk we invite you to keep the conversations going at Blaffers cafe.
Sep 6 6pm
UH students are invited to join University Career Services for a unique dining experience and interactive seminar on the rules of dinner etiquette.
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