News

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

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.


UH Study: Proximity to Treatment Facilities May Not Increase Access, Deter Drug Use

Wed, 01 Oct 2014

By Marisa Ramirez:: It would stand to reason that the closer a drug treatment facility is to a person needing those services, the more likely he is to access it, complete treatment plans and maintain his recovery. A new study from the Graduate College of Social Work suggests, however, the opposite may be true.


Khator’s Fall Address Presents Roadmap to National Relevancy

Wed, 01 Oct 2014

By Richard Bonnin:: In an inspiring speech before an enthusiastic audience at Moores Opera House, UH System Chancellor and UH President Renu Khator declared that success for the University of Houston is “critical to the city, and equally critical to the nation.”


Findings Give Hope to Plant Extract as Possible Lupus Treatment

Thu, 18 Sep 2014

By Lisa Merkl:: New findings by a UH biomedical engineer and his team raise hope for a new class of drugs to treat lupus that may not include the long list of adverse risks and side effects often associated with current treatments.


NSF Grant Supports Training of a New Breed of Social Science Scholar

Mon, 15 Sep 2014

By Marisa Ramirez:: The National Science Foundation awarded nearly $165,000 to the Hobby Center for Public Policy in support of a program offered by few higher education entities in the country. It’s a program that trains and transforms the social science researcher.


UH Study Finds Print Readers Recall More Than Online Readers

Mon, 15 Sep 2014

By Melissa Carroll:: Readers abandoning print newspapers in favor of online news may want to consider the effect it’s having. A study conducted by a researcher at the University of Houston finds those who read printed news publications read more news and also remember more news than those who read news online.


Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building to Foster Collaboration

Mon, 15 Sep 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: Groundbreaking for the University of Houston’s new $51 million Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building will be Oct. 6. Designed to encourage collaboration, it will house core facilities shared by researchers from departments around the campus.


Decoding the Role of Water in Gold Nanocatalysis

Thu, 04 Sep 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: Researchers from the University of Houston and Trinity University have for the first time provided direct evidence of a water-mediated reaction mechanism for the catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxide. The work used gold nanoparticles and titanium dioxide as a catalyst to speed the process and determined that water serves as a co-catalyst for the reaction that transforms carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide. While researchers have worked with carbon monoxide oxidation using gold catalysts for years and have realized that water can change the reaction, none have previously been able to fully explain why it worked.


UH Researchers Begin Work on $1.8 Million Design-and-Build Project

Thu, 04 Sep 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: Paul Chu, T.L.L. Temple Chair of Science and founding director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston, will lead a group of investigators as they build a one-of-a-kind piece of equipment designed to further their research and ultimately help make superconductivity and thermoelectricity more commercially viable.