After Harvey: Addressing Emotional Risks Firefighters Face on the Job
Firefighters suffered a double blow during Hurricane Harvey, working rescue operations around the clock despite the fact that many of their own homes were under water. Elizabeth Anderson-Fletcher, a faculty member at Bauer College of Business and the Hobby School of Public Affairs, has co-authored a report on the mental well-being of firefighters and recommendations to help.
Behind the Scenes of the New UH Dining Experience
Creative new culinary, technological and sustainability–related enhancements have arrived at University of Houston dining facilities. New dining service provider, Chartwells Higher Education, has implemented exciting changes at the more than 30 on-campus food locations.
Artificial ‘Skin’ Gives Robotic Hand a Sense of Touch
A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices.
Coogs Care: Students Hold Donation Drives on Campus for UH Harvey Victims
As campus life returns to normal after Hurricane Harvey, University of Houston students are finding time between classes to donate much needed supplies to fellow Cougars who are victims of the storm.
UH Releases 2017-18 National Commercial
“What is Power?” That’s the question asked and answered in the University of Houston’s 2017-2018 institutional commercial. Narrated by UH alumnus and five-time National Sportscaster of the Year, Jim Nantz, it reflects the next phase of the university’s bold and uplifting “Powerhouse” campaign.
Breakthrough in Dissolving Electronics Holds Promise for Biomedicine
Researchers from the University of Houston have reported a new type of electronic device that can be triggered to dissolve through exposure to water molecules in the atmosphere. The work holds promise for eco-friendly disposable personal electronics and biomedical devices that dissolve within the body.
UH Football Spearheads Donations From Texas Schools
Student-athletes from the Houston football program collected items including non-perishable food, personal care products, cleaning supplies, clothing, baby supplies and more. The players loaded them into the trucks for a Friday convoy to Houston.
Sep 19 7:30pm
What's Opera, Duck?
Moores Opera Center is launching its new season at the famed Mucky Duck with the perennial, popular cabaret evening of favorite arias and musical theatre songs, wryly hosted by director Buck Ross.
Oct 3 7pm
Author's Visit: Margot Lee Shetterly
Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the New York Times bestseller "Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race," will engage the university community in a discussion of her work. She will discuss her book and then sit down for a fireside chat with Ellen Ochoa, Director of the NASA Johnson Space Center.
Oct 6 9am
Catalyst: Arts, Education and Cultural Transformation
Catalyst: Arts, Education and Cultural Transformation, a Faculty Senate Conference, will feature keynote speaker Carlton Turner (Executive Director of Alternate Roots - a regional non-profit arts organization working at the intersection of arts and social justice). Local, regional and national leaders will join to reflect on the power of the arts to foster tomorrow's world-changing ideas.
Oct 11 11am
Pride Portraits for National Coming Out Day
The LGBTQ Resource Center invites you to be a part of a local photography project aiming to increase visibility and awareness of LGBTQ+ individuals and its supporters.
Oct 11 6pm
UH students are invited to join University Career Services for a unique dining experience and interactive seminar on the rules of dinner etiquette.
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.
The University of Houston is a powerhouse of innovation. UH has grown to service the city of Houston and beyond through our extensive educational offerings, partnerships with local businesses and contributions to the community. Explore more below about how we are cultivating the future through Energy, Health, Arts, and Athletics to create success for our students and alumni.