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Expressive Writing May Help Breast Cancer Survivors

- Writing down fears, emotions and the benefits of a cancer diagnosis may improve health outcomes for Asian-American breast cancer survivors, according to a study conducted by a researcher at the University of Houston.
Melissa Carroll

Long-time Dean of the Graduate College of Social Work Steps Down

- After 15 years at the helm of the UH Graduate College of Social Work, and a legacy that lifted the prominence of its programs, Ira C. Colby is stepping down as dean of the college.
Marisa Ramirez

Energy Institute High School Sees Future at the University of Houston

- Incoming freshmen from the Houston Independent School District’s new Energy Institute High School, a magnet school for energy careers, will spend Thursday, July 31, at the University of Houston for an introduction to renewable energy.
Jeannie Kever

UH Moment: Unique Virtual Reality Lab Expands, Tackles Heroin Addiction

- Established in 2002, the University of Houston (UH) Graduate College of Social Work’s Virtual Reality Clinical Research Lab is expanding. “We’ve had smokers in our lab studies learn to refuse cigarettes,” said the lab’s founder and director, Patrick Bordnick, Ph.D., a UH Graduate College of Social Work professor.

City Celebrating Bard in the Park on Houston Shakespeare Festival Day Aug. 1

- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has proclaimed Aug. 1 as Houston Shakespeare Festival Day in the city. On this day, the festival will kick off its summer run with “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” at 8:30 p.m. in Miller Outdoor Theatre.

First Hispanic Collections Archivist Joins University of Houston Libraries

- The University of Houston Libraries are part of a growing trend in libraries. The formidable system with more than 2,000,000 volumes in its collection now is home to its first Hispanic Collections archivist and librarian.

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