- The“Pride of India Award” honors leaders from a variety of business and cultural sectors for their outstanding contributions to their respective industries and communities. Among the 2014 “Pride of India” honorees is University of Houston President and UH System Chancellor Renu Khator.
- For many years, the street bearing the name of UH’s founding family has suffered from the wear and tear that plagues high traffic roads. Thanks to the support from Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Council Member Dwight Boykins, the stretch of Cullen Boulevard that runs through UH has been renovated.
- Where is the best place for a dedicated teacher to recharge his/her batteries during the summer months? Ask the participants of the University of Houston’s Common Ground Teachers Institute, and they’ll answer, “The classroom.”
- On Sept. 29, bold ideas will converge with precision musicianship and compelling performances during “Synthesis.” Presented by Aura, the University of Houston’s contemporary ensemble, this concert will spotlight music from five composers – including an alumnus and a former faculty member.
- She considers herself a Southern storyteller, and the story she has been telling is about the death penalty. Sister Helen Prejean, whose book “Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States” sparked a national dialogue about capital punishment, will discuss “The Death Penalty and Prison Reform in Texas” as part of the University of Houston BB&T Speaker Series.
- New findings by a UH biomedical engineer and his team raise hope for a new class of drugs to treat lupus that may not include the long list of adverse risks and side effects often associated with current treatments.
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