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FBI Lecture

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the UH Divison of Research and University Information Technology invite you to attend a special lecture featuring two Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Light refreshments will be provided.


To commemorate the opening of the new TDECU Stadium in Fall 2014, three unique panel discussions were held on August 26, 27 and 28, 2014. Click on View Event Details button below for additional information and to view the recorded simulcast of each event.

Exercise for Mood and Anxiety: Efficacy and Mechanisms Searching for Identity: Football and the American University Sports Concussion Safety and Treatment: Past, Present & Future
Exercise for Mood and Anxiety:
Efficacy and Mechanisms
Searching for Identity:
Football and the American University
Sports Concussion Safety and Treatment:
Past, Present & Future

Research

Avoid Type 2 Diabetes: Healthy Tips from the UH Texas Obesity Research Center

Wed, 05 Nov 2014

By Marisa Ramirez:: November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Also called hyperglycemia, Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is the most common form of the disease, but can be treated with medication and lifestyle changes. Here are some ways to reduce the risk.


UH Wins “Connections” Award For Economic Engagement

Tue, 04 Nov 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: The University of Houston has been named winner of the “Connections” award, announced Tuesday by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) as part of the second annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards.


UH Research Focuses on Suicide Resilience and Vulnerability Among African-American Adults

Mon, 27 Oct 2014

By Melissa Carroll:: Religious beliefs and practices may reduce thoughts of suicide among African-American adults in stressful life events induced by racial discrimination, according to a new research study conducted at the University of Houston.


New Anticancer Drug Begins Clinical Trials Around the U.S.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: Clinical trials are underway for an anticancer drug developed by Rathindra Bose, vice president for research and technology transfer at the University of Houston and vice chancellor at the University of Houston system.


UH Researcher Wins $1.5 Million Federal Solar Energy Award

Wed, 22 Oct 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: 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.


College of Social Work, Collaborators Work for Accurate Count of Homeless Youth

Tue, 21 Oct 2014

By Marisa Ramirez:: 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.


University of Houston Experts Available to Discuss The Ebola Virus

Mon, 20 Oct 2014

By Marisa Ramirez:: 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.


University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone Award

Mon, 20 Oct 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: The University of Houston will be recognized Nov. 17 by IEEE as the site of the discovery by physicist Paul Chu and colleagues of a material that made high temperature superconductivity practical for real-world applications.


UH Physicist Shuo Chen Awarded Welch Professorship

Tue, 14 Oct 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: Shuo Chen, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics, has been awarded a Robert A. Welch Professorship in High Temperature Superconductivity and Materials Physics from the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston.


UH Among Finalists for 2014 Economic Prosperity University Awards

Tue, 14 Oct 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: The University of Houston is a finalist for the Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards, sponsored by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.


New Education Ph.D.s Address Leadership, Policy, Curriculum Professionals

Mon, 13 Oct 2014

By Marisa Ramirez:: The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved two new doctoral programs for the College of Education. Students now can pursue Ph.D. studies in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as Higher Education Leadership & Policy Studies.


Researchers Say Academia Can Learn from Hollywood

Mon, 13 Oct 2014

By Lisa Merkl:: While science is increasingly moving in the direction of interdisciplinary research, a recent Nature Physics commentary says changes need to be made in academia to allow a more collaborative model to flourish.


UH Experts Available to Discuss Issues Related to Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Tue, 07 Oct 2014

By Marisa Ramirez:: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. These experts from the University of Houston can share their expertise and research related to those issues.


Baby See, Baby Do? UH Research Targets Youngest Subjects

Tue, 07 Oct 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: In research aimed at determining how babies and toddlers begin to understand the actions of others, a University of Houston research team is studying brain activity triggered by playtime interactions.


'SMART Cougars' Project Addresses Alarming Rise in Minority Youth HIV Diagnoses

Mon, 06 Oct 2014

By Marisa Ramirez:: SMART Cougars is a three-year project to prevent and reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS among minority youth by making free, rapid-HIV testing and counseling available. It's a new effort from the Graduate College of Social Work.


UH Creates Mehta Family Engineering Research Center

Mon, 06 Oct 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: The Mehta family has provided support to establish the Mehta Family Engineering Research Center on the ground floor of the University of Houston’s new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building.


Shell Oil Company Commits $3.5 Million to UH

Mon, 06 Oct 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: Shell Oil Company is contributing $3.5 million to the University of Houston in support of the new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building and other educational initiatives.


Undergraduate Research Day Offers Students a Chance to Stretch

Mon, 06 Oct 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: Joshua Hollie has been spending Saturdays at the mall, but don’t get the wrong idea. It was for research. Really. You can find out what he was doing at Undergraduate Research Day, when Hollie and his research partner, Matt Caballero, both fourth-year interior architecture students, join more than 150 other University of Houston undergraduates to present their findings on topics ranging from biochemical structures to academic achievement.


Research Aims for Better Understanding of Microvascular Diseases

Fri, 03 Oct 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: New technologies being developed by a University of Houston researcher to produce three-dimensional models of tissue and whole organ microstructures offer the promise of better diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases.