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History-Making Retired Astronaut Scott Kelly to Deliver Commencement Address to UH Grads

- 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.
Pnina Topham

UH Students Put Their ‘Paws for the Cause’ to Help aniMeals on Wheels

- 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.

Commitment to Public Service, Leadership, Academics Rewarded in Annual Scholarship

- 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.
Marisa Ramirez

Professor, Director of Arte Público Press to Receive High Honor from Spain

- 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.
Marisa Ramirez

UH Architecture Students Envision New Housing, Amenities for Houston’s Third, Fifth Wards

- 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.
Mike Emery

UH Students Selected as Boren Scholarship Recipients

- 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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