- UH Speech and Debate team members Eric Lanning and Tanweer Rajwani took the top honors in The Mvubu Debates. The duo defeated Harvard University in the event’s final round and earned a study tour of South Africa.
- A University of Houston researcher is trying a novel approach to create high efficiency, low cost solar cells in an effort to bring the cost down to that of traditional electricity sources.
- The University of Houston has invited noted sociologist Jennifer Glass to deliver the John P. McGovern Endowed Lecture in Family, Health, and Human Values at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 30, in the UH University Center Theater.
- The University of Houston’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts is delivering music and movement to Houston’s historical community. The performance “Afoot!” combines the talents of choreographers and three popular city marching bands – UH’s Spirit of Houston, Milby High School’s Marching Thunder, Austin High School’s Sonic Boom.
- The official count of homeless youth in Houston is listed between 268 and 3,000. An effort partnering the Graduate College of Social Work, The University of Texas School of Nursing and the UH-Downtown will use innovative counting methods to secure an accurate count of homeless youth to better address their challenges.
- New Ebola cases in the United States have prompted the appointment of an Ebola czar, dips in financial markets and an abundance of nervousness from those reading and watching the news unfold.
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