- After spending 340 consecutive days traveling 143 million miles in space, orbiting 5,440 times, watching 10,260 sunrises and sunsets, Scott Kelly, the American astronaut who captivated the world, will address over 4,000 University of Houston graduates.
- This semester, a group of students at the University of Houston’s Jack J. Valenti School of Communication are using their talents to bring attention to aniMeals on Wheels and collect pet food donations.
- The 2016 Richard Murray Endowed Scholarship is awarded to Stephanie Gomez, a junior who is double majoring in political science and history. The scholarship was stablished in 2008 to honor political science professor Richard Murray and his years of teaching and research at UH.
- The Brown Foundation professor of Hispanic Studies, Nicolás Kanellos, will receive one of the Spanish government’s highest distinctions. He’ll receive the “Cruz de la Orden de Isabel la Católica” in a private ceremony at the Houston residence of the Consul General of Spain.
- Houston is home to many historic communities. The city’s Third Ward and Fifth Ward are particularly relevant to the city’s story but have experienced their share of economic hardships. This semester, two groups of University of Houston architecture students have taken a second look at these neighborhoods and envisioned a range of possibilities aimed at revitalizing them.
- University of Houston student Victor Yau was selected as a recipient of the Boren scholarship, which provides unique funding opportunities for American undergraduate students to study in underrepresented learning abroad programs.
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