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  • Zhifeng Ren

    UH Researchers Create a New Formula to Speed Development of Modern Materials

    Researchers from the University of Houston have devised a new formula for calculating the maximum efficiency of thermoelectric materials, the first new formula in more than a half-century, designed to speed up the development of new materials suitable for practical use.

  • ESPN Deportes to Broadcast Live from UH Student Center June 30

    ESPN Deportes to Broadcast Live from UH Student Center June 30

    ESPN Deportes, the 24-hour Spanish-language cable sports network, will broadcast live from the University of Houston at 11 a.m., June 30, in the Student Center Plaza, the outdoor space between the Student Center North and Student Center South.

  • Hurricane Season Is Here. Be Prepared.

    Hurricane Season Is Here. Be Prepared.

    Know whether you live in an evacuation zone. If so, make plans to evacuate. Build an emergency kit and stay informed. Update your contact information through PASS to receive emergency alerts from UH. For additional details, visit the CougarSAFE or the emergency management website.

  • Elizabeth Ostrowski, University of Houston evolutionary biologist, observes multicellular structures of Dicty, a soil-living, social amoeba, to study genes related to cooperation and conflict.

    Cheating Amoebas Reveal Key to Successful Societies

    In a UH-led study appearing in Current Biology, researchers find that while cheaters do not take over populations, they also cannot ever fully be removed. The research is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation.

  • Spinoff Recognized for Improving Breast Cancer Diagnostics

    Spinoff Recognized for Improving Breast Cancer Diagnostics

    Co-founded by a University of Houston researcher, cancer care company Endomag was chosen as a finalist for the 2015 Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award.

  • UH Researchers Turn Cell Phone into Microscope

    UH Researchers Turn Cell Phone into Microscope

    Researchers at the University of Houston are turning your smartphone into a microscope. Assistant Professor Wei Chuan Shih and his students have created a lens that attaches to a smartphone camera and can achieve the same magnification as a regular commercial microscope.

  • Summer Book Club at University of Houston

    Summer Book Club at University of Houston

    University of Houston Libraries and the UH Women and Gender Resource Center will co-sponsor the 2015 summer book club, which is open to all UH students, faculty and staff, and alumni.

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Events

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Jul 3 7:30pm

Choral Concert Preview

Hear their preview concert for The Grand Prix of Nations competition, to be held in Magdeburg, Germany in early July. Works by David Ashley White, Sweelinck, Poulenc, Hans Schanderl, Ivo Antognini, among others.

Jul 14 12pm

Summer Book Club 2015

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (fiction) will be discussed. UH students, faculty and staff, and alumni are invited to attend.

Jul 31 8:30pm

Macbeth

Houston Shakespeare Festival. Directed by Jack Young. July 31, August 2, 4, 6, 8. Admission is free, but tickets are required for covered seating.

Aug 1 8:30pm

The Merchant of Venice

Houston Shakespeare Festival. Directed by Tiger Reel. August 1, 5, 7, 9. Admission is free, but tickets are required for covered seating

Aug 15 9am

The 5th Annual Energy 101 Conference

The program will provide students with key concepts concerning the energy sector, provide a forum to discuss contemporary industry topics, offer advice regarding careers in the industry, and present networking opportunities.

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.