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H-Town Takeover

A look back at the historic 2015 Houston Cougar football season that ended with an epic win at the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl
(we’re still celebrating!)

Leadership

Message From The President

If the past seven years have been transformative for UH, what we plan to do during the next seven will be even more remarkable.

Gerald W. McElvy

A devoted supporter of UH, his alma mater. Gerald McElvy says he is most honored to have been appointed to the University of Houston System Board of Regents.

Stephen J. Spann, M.D., M.B.A.

Planning Dean for the University of Houston medical school and highly regarded physician Stephen J. Spann, M.D., brings his extensive knowledge of health practices to the University.

Michael Johnson

Brings more than two decades of leadership and management experience in public service, university administration, and organizational research to UH as University Chief of Staff.

Welcome to the Powerhouse

Welcome to the Powerhouse

Artistic Excellence

The University of Houston is honing the artistic talents of legends in the making. UH art programs weave imagination into tangible form and concept into execution. The approach to educating artists, actors and musicians has been reinvented and refreshed. Nowhere is this commitment to the Arts more evident than in the newly founded College of the Arts.

By creating a home for inspired minds to fine-tune their skills, they will be enriched both by their peers and pioneers in the industry. Artists of all stripes will continue to learn that creative expression is sharpened by critique and collaboration and that exposure to great works, both local and international, adds breadth to their imaginations. This is how we enable talented Cougars to ascend to even greater heights.

Sculpture by Rachel Even (a UH student) Equinox 2016 8’x8’x4.5’ Mixed Media

Making an Impact

Sustainability 101

Students live their values by designing energy-efficient affordable homes.

Feeding a Need

UH students serve the community with new campus kitchen.

SMART Cougars Help More Youth

A grant expands opportunity for UH Project.

Creating College-Ready Champs

UH mathematics and STEM outreach program is enhancing local high school students’ educations.

New Coogs on the Block

University mentoring program assists incoming freshmen with college life adjustments and campus inquiries.

Designing For Good

UH architects building better communities.

Learning Lessons

College of Education students teach local youth and gain real-world experience.

Campus Affairs

Not Wasting Time

UH Women’s Golf team quickly swings to the top.

The Dance

The Dance

The 2015 Provost Prize For Creative Writing

Learning & Leading

Another Path to Preparation

The Valenti School of Communication’s unique approach to community engagement heightens job readiness.

Removing the Roadblocks to Reading

Texas Center for Learning Disabilities has helped drive changes in how we identify and treat learning disabilities.

Academic Mission Accomplished

University of Houston earns entry into the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society.

Helping Others

Nothing is off the table for this versatile UH alumnus. Whether it’s baking, television production, writing or making people laugh, he is up for any challenge.

The Power of One Text Message

A story of one young woman’s fierce dedication.

Hands On

UH Pharmacy students are part of a new standard of care, practicing alongside medical students.

Driven to Succeed

Driven to Succeed

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Reflects on Time at UH

Innovation & Insight

The Cave

A new invention to battle addiction.

Straight From The Movies

Space architecture program goes to extremes.

Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

UH’s Concert Chorale Hits High Notes On and Off the Stage

On The Faculty

Following Her Calling

Erika Henderson returns home to help bring the best faculty to UH.

National Academy Member Maurice Brookhart Joins UH

Constantly inspired by advances in chemistry, Brookhart became a part-time UH faculty member one year after retirement to continue his research as a professor of chemistry.

Grace Lillian Butler

Professor emerita finds hope after battling cancer.

Our Roots Run Deep

Our Roots Run Deep

The University of Houston has over 600 ongoing community initiatives, resulting in over 1,000,000 hours volunteered annually by UH students. This isn’t a new statistic or trend; for nearly a century, the Cougar community has built a culture of hometown pride, driven by the desire to leave a lasting, positive impact.

In our ongoing effort to tell the story of the University—to highlight student successes and grow community—UH Social Media integrated the collective passion for giving back with an interactive UH1UP social gamification challenge.

The challenge provided an interactive digital platform for students to engage directly with UH leadership, while exploring the campus and documenting their own personal connection to our community.

In partnership with the UH Metropolitan Volunteer Program, these images capture the way Coogs are building a better future. Activities include cleaning up the coastline in Galveston, preparing meals at the Houston Food Bank, planting a greener scene both-on and off-campus, caring for animals and improving the quality of life for our community members most in need.

Cougar pride runs deep; UH is proud to be a part of the fabric of our ever-evolving community.

Alumni & Friends

Championing the University

Alumnus James Hong (’05) gives back to UH and Future Coogs in the Community.

Class Notes

News and announcements from UH Alumni.

1934 University of Houston hockey team

Last Look

Whose ice? Coogs ice! The first sports team at UH to reign triumphant didn’t wear shoulder pads, shoot hoops or play on a diamond. It was the men’s ice hockey team, which participated in the City Amateur League. Led by Captain Ed Chernosky, the Coogs skated through their inaugural season in 1934 at the Polar Wave Ice Palace in championship fashion. Despite going undefeated — and vanquishing Rice Institute’s team of owl-eyed puck-pushers — the UH team forfeited the crown on a technicality. During the next decade, enthusiasm for the sport began to melt away and by the time a generation of WWII vets returned to campus, UH’s passion for hockey had cooled and the skates were put away.