'The Power of Political Satire' Comes to UH
What happens when a former surgeon-turned-satirist from Egypt and a former mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland-turned-comedian get together? You have political satire on a global level, and the University of Houston is the stage.
Academia, Industry Collaborate on Solutions to Neural Disease, Injury
A new National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center will focus on developing and testing neuraltechnologies with the potential to dramatically improve patient function across a wide range of conditions while both lowering costs and increasing accessibility.
UH Pharmacy Students Take on Asthma
A newly implemented, student-led program at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, in collaboration with the American Lung Association, is helping elementary school students with asthma manage their disease.
Obscure and Exposed: Art Installation Uses UH Campus as Canvas
Look up, look down, look all around and you can't miss the bright yellow vinyl panels with text plastered all over the University of Houston campus. Coog's House has transformed into a canvas for a public art installation called "The Miraculous: Houston."
Study Finds Confusion About Voter ID Kept Some Voters Home
Researchers considering the impact of the Texas voter ID legislation on the 2016 general election report that confusion over the law kept some people from voting, although most registered voters could have complied.
UH Receives USDA Grant to Fight Obesity in Nearby Neighborhoods
The University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) has received a $281,475 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to start the Houston-area Opportunities for Undergraduate Student Training in Obesity & Nutrition (HOUSTON) Academy.
United Health Foundation, UH Join Forces to Improve Public Health
The United Health Foundation has awarded the University of Houston a $2 million grant to jumpstart a long-term, sustainable effort for preventing and treating obesity, type 2 diabetes and, eventually, other ailments faced by people in the Third Ward and East End.
UH Names Arnold Schwarzenegger as Commencement Speaker
Actor, businessman and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger will speak at the University of Houston's spring commencement. The university-wide commencement is set for 10 a.m. Friday, May 12, at TDECU Stadium.
Open for Business: New Career Closet at UH University Career Services Makes Suits Available for $10, Three-Day Rental
A new service at University Career Services (UCS) called Career Closet is now available for all UH undergraduate and graduate students. The UCS Career Closet helps students suit up for success without leaving campus or spending a lot of money. Students can rent a suit for up to three days for $10, which covers dry cleaning costs.
UH Expands Global Footprint: New Partnerships with Mexico
The University of Houston has signed a strategic five-year partnership with the Mexican government that allows more Mexican students to pursue graduate degrees and postdoctoral exchange at UH, while faculty will have more opportunities to participate in exchange programs too.
UH Honors College Students Tutoring 7th Graders for STAAR Test
An innovative writing and mentoring program at the University of Houston Honors College is helping 7th grade students at KIPP Intrepid Preparatory School in Houston's East End prepare for the upcoming State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) writing test.
Comedy, Politics, Climate Change and Television
Jón Gnarr, whose resume includes work as a comedian, actor and writer, followed by an offbeat and successful campaign for mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland, is teaching a screenwriting class at the University of Houston and speaking out on creativity and climate change.
Halting Nearsightedness Epidemic Goal of UH Vision Scientist
Funded by a $1.9 million grant from the NIH’s National Eye Institute, UH College of Optometry’s Earl Smith is looking at how certain aspects of indoor lighting affect eye growth and testing a new pharmaceutical agent that has shown promise in slowing the development of myopia.
New Study: Magical Two-Hour Marathon Mark Can Be Broken Now
Breaking the 2-hour marathon mark is a magical, athletic milestone that has fascinated the running world for years but has never been accomplished. Now, a new study by the University of Houston and the University of Colorado Boulder shows it’s possible right now under the right conditions.
UH College of Nursing Reaches its Number-one Strategic Goal Ahead of Schedule
In just over a year since its move to the University of Houston System's flagship university, UH's nursing school has reached its number-one strategic goal on its ambitious timeline. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board acknowledged the completion of criteria for reclassifying the school, which officially became the UH College of Nursing March 2.
UH Program Elevates Artists to Another Stage
Two University of Houston graduate students are helping to elevate Houston's arts and culture reputation by embarking on careers that contribute to the city's $26 billion creative economy. Both are graduate candidates of the Master of Arts in Arts Leadership (MAAL) program at the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts, the only such program in the region.
UH UnCut Winter 2017
In the newest edition of UH's news magazine show we take you into the lab to show you how researchers at UH are developing a new material that stops ice from sticking to surfaces. We go in the field with Professor Ken Brown, whose discoveries are being displayed in the newest Smithsonian museum. Plus, we introduce you to an entrepreneur who is bringing a fresh healthy food option to campus.
TxDOT to Close Northbound Section of Spur 5 to Downtown Destinations
TxDOT has informed UH that it will close a significant portion of Spur 5 northbound from the University of Houston campus to downtown destinations beginning at 9 p.m., Friday, March 3. It will be closed for the next seven to nine months.
UH Researcher Helping New Moms Battle Postpartum Depression Through Intervention
Research shows mothers from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are twice as likely to suffer from postpartum depression. A University of Houston researcher from the Graduate College of Social Work has developed a home-based postpartum depression intervention specifically for low-income moms.
UH McGovern College of the Arts and Project Row Houses Launch Fellowship Program
The University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts (CotA) and Project Row Houses (PRH) have created a pilot fellowship program that builds upon the practice, research and implementation of socially-engaged art projects and the impact these projects have in transforming communities.
More than a Runaway Problem: UH Researcher Tackles Youth Homelessness
Youth homelessness is a troubling issue in Texas, but determining the exact number of children affected at any given time and how to help them is challenging. The University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work led a team to compile a list of recommendations for lawmakers.
Preserving the Past
UH’s Special Collection at the M.D. Anderson Library is working to preserve the history of KUHT-TV by digitizing more than 2,000 films and 12,000 videos.
UH Among Top U.S. Universities for ROI and Upward Mobility
Stellar academics, strong career prospects for grads and affordability are among the reasons UH has been named as a "College that Pays You Back" by The Princeton Review. UH is also among the top in the U.S. for turning low-income students into top earners according to a new study.
UH Engineers Create New Ice-Repelling Materials
University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering Assistant Professor Hadi Ghasemi and his team created a material that repels ice. This "smart" material can be applied to any solid surface, giving it many potential uses, such as on aircraft, and in infrastructure and energy.
Apr 28 7:30pm
UH Ensemble Dance Works
Come see students shine in new works created especially for them.
May 1 7pm
Paws and Relax
Local organization Faithful Paws will bring certified therapy dogs to the MD Anderson Library for four days of stress relief. Drop in for petting, snuggling and treat-feeding with these gentle and friendly canines.
May 10 6pm
Speaking of Social Justice Lecture Series with 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner, Matthew Desmond
Pulitzer Prize Winner Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City will speak on campus.
May 11 5:30pm
Spring 2017 Military & Veterans Cording Ceremony
Join the University of Houston Cougar Community in honoring our graduating US military veterans, service members, and commissioning cadets.
May 11 6pm
UH School of Art Graphic Design Senior Exhibition
The UH School of Art presents the 2017 senior graphic design exhibition. The show features the collective work of 23 graduating graphic design students, presenting the individuality of the next generation of designers.
Jun 5 8am
UHCOP Golf Classic
Please join UHCOP alumni, faculty, students and friends for the 2017 UHCOP Golf Classic in support of UH Pharmacy education through scholarships and awards for student travel to leadership and professional development meetings and programs.
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