Features

Highlighting the Best of UH

  • UH Weeks of Welcome 2015

    UH Weeks of Welcome (#UHWOW15) Aug. 20 - Sept. 6

    The Weeks of Welcome features many events that highlight university resources, campus involvement opportunities, and school pride. This year’s events include the Cat’s Back Event (8/27), a Glow Paint Party (8/27), Campus Prowl (9/1), Cage Rage (9/3) and much more.

  • Staying Safe Near Light Rail

    Staying Safe Near Light Rail

    METRO's new light rail line runs through the Third Ward, including UH. Whether you are riding METRORail, or just walking or driving near the trains and tracks, it is important to stay alert and follow the safety rules of METRORail. Visit the CougarSAFE website to review safety tips.

  • UH Students Offer Back-to-School Advice

    UH Students Offer Back-to-School Advice

    With so many new students experiencing life on the UH campus for the first time, some veteran students recently offered this advice on everything from the best place to catch a nap, to improving your study habits and getting involved in campus events.

  • Promising Target for New Drugs Found in Pancreatic Cancer Cells

    Promising Target for New Drugs Found in Pancreatic Cancer Cells

    UH researchers are on a mission to develop drugs to defeat pancreatic cancer. If successful, these drugs would allow physicians to prolong patient survival and, possibly, even eradicate this deadliest of cancers.

  • Coogs Get Consent Program Targets Sexual Misconduct on UH Campus

    Coogs Get Consent Program Targets Sexual Misconduct on UH Campus

    Before incoming freshman and transfer students at the University of Houston take their first classes, the University is sharing useful information and teaching an important lesson during its new student orientation program.

  • A child models an early-version prototype exoskeleton built with a 3D printer, overlaid with blueprints at various design stages.

    Helping Injured Children Walk, One Step at a Time

    A University of Houston engineer is developing a pediatric exoskeleton, designed to help children with spinal cord injuries and other mobility disorders walk.

Headlines

From the UH News Room

  • UH Producing Top Earners in Texas According to PayScale College Salary Report

    If anyone knows about how companies are compensating employees, it’s the professionals at PayScale. The online resource – featuring 40 million salary profiles – recently released its 2015 – 2016 College Salary Report, and the University of Houston is among the Texas institutions producing top earners.

  • UH Interior Architecture Students Design Future Fifth Ward Community Center

    Many residents of the Fifth Ward have no doubt passed by the aging storage building that sits near Olivet Missionary Baptist Church. The vacant edifice has seen better days, but thanks to University of Houston architecture students, it will have a new purpose in the community.

  • UH Fall Convocation Celebrates New Academic Year

    The UH Honors College will present the annual Fall Convocation on Sept. 3. The event brings the community together to reflect on the journeys that lie ahead for all Coogs and applaud their efforts.

  • UH Energy Announces Symposium Topics, Speakers

    The University of Houston has announced the fall lineup for the UH Energy Symposium Series, with experts from around the country speaking on some of the industry’s most pressing issues.

  • UH Mourns Passing of Architecture Professor Thomas Colbert

    Thomas Colbert was dedicated to preserving the coastlines along Texas and Louisiana. As an architect, researcher and educator, he was engaged in numerous projects that investigated innovative ways to protect coastal areas from storms and other threats.

Events

Happening on and around campus

Sep 5 7pm

UH Football vs Tennessee Tech

Coogs play the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech in the season home opener.

Sep 8 7:30pm

Faculty Recital: Tali Morgulis

Autumn Song for Piano A Cappella: Tchaikovsky, Gubaidulina, Chopin

Sep 16 7pm

Mitchell Artist Lecture featuring Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran

The Center's 2015 speakers are the revered artistic and life partners, Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran, whose recent projects have been celebrated internationally in both the visual and performing arts spheres. The Morans will discuss their 20 year partnership, improvisation, composition, race, gender, parenthood, and pain.

Sep 17 10am

Engineering Career Fair

The career fair is hosted by the Cullen College of Engineering, in conjunction with three professional student organizations (SHPE, NSBE and SWE).

Sep 18 3pm

UH Volleyball vs Nichols State

Coogs play Nichols State in the opening round of the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup tournament.

Coach Tom Herman

University of Houston Spring 2015 Magazine

This issue highlights student community engagement initiatives, a program that fosters local entrepreneurs as they start new businesses, and interesting facts about the UH Coastal Center. Also learn more about our award-winning head football coach, new leadership, and esteemed professor emeritus Lawrence Curry.

2014 President's Report

2014 President's Report

The 2014 President's Report is an illustration of the new heights we are reaching and our future aspirations. The report highlights our esteemed faculty, student and alumni success, community engagement and international impact.