- Houston History Magazine will present “Houston’s Helping Hand: Remembering Katrina” at UH. Panelists include former Mayor Bill White, former director of the National Hurricane Center Neil Frank and director of Houston Emergency Medical Services David Persse.
- The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has ranked the University of Houston College of Education’s secondary education programs number one on its list of “Best Value Colleges of Education” in Texas.
- A UH researcher and his team were awarded nearly $2.3 million in funding from the NIH’s National Cancer Institute to find a more effective treatment for prostate cancer. The standard treatment methods in the advanced stage of the disease lose effectiveness after about one to two years.
- Bill Maddock has been named director of the Subsea Systems Institute, a national research center established in Houston to develop the transformative technologies, engineering and operational practices to safely and sustainably produce deepwater offshore energy resources.
- UH's Moores Concert Chorale is now ranked No. 3 in a recent list of the world’s leading choirs.
- The Gulf Coast Food Project is hosting a talk from culinary journalist and community activist Toni Tipton-Martin. She’ll discuss her new book “The Jemima Code, Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks” from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday Oct. 8 at the historic Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin.
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