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.
Know whether you live in an evacuation zone. If so, make plans to evacuate. Build an emergency kit and stay informed. Employees should update their contact information through PASS and students through myUH Self Service to receive emergency alerts from UH. For additional details, visit the CougarSAFE or the emergency management website.
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.
Earl Smith, a longtime College of Optometry faculty member and leader of the UH Health initiative, has been inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame.
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 professor Omprakash Gnawali, a native of Kathmandu, Nepal, couldn't turn away when he saw the destruction from a series of deadly earthquakes and aftershocks.
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.
Houstonians are well aware of the talents of the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music Concert Chorale. The Chorale will perform July 5 – 12 in Germany.
Each year, the University of Houston helps Houstonians unleash their inner artists through a variety of camps and workshops.
This year, UH Division of Marketing, Communication and Media Relations earned local and regional accolades for its efforts in spotlighting the University. Noted professional organizations and publications presented 31 awards to the division.
The UH Master of Athletic Training program—the only one of its kind in Houston—is partnering with the Houston Texans to give students valuable experiences in one of the fastest-growing professions. Starting this summer, one student will spend two semesters under the guidance of team physicians and medical personnel.
The Houston Shakespeare Festival has long attracted the nation’s top talents. This year’s event is no different as esteemed regional actors are en route to the Bayou City for its annual celebration of the Bard.
- Jul 14 12pm
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (fiction) will be discussed. UH students, faculty and staff, and alumni are invited to attend.
- Jul 31 8:30pm
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
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 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.
- Aug 25 12pm
Lunchtime is the perfect time to explore Blaffer Art Museums exclusive presentation of Early Awnings: Henning Bohl with Sergei Tcherepnin. Tour the exhibition with a Blaffer staff member, docent, or invited speaker; then, keep the conversation going over lunch, which is on us!
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.
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.