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The UH Division of Research is bringing to campus Dr. Diane Witt, the former NSF Neural Systems Cluster Leader and Program Officer (retired). Two full-days are planned, including presentations by Dr. Witt, and one-hour blocks for roundtable discussions with Dr. Witt. The events are scheduled for Monday, February 9, 2015 and Tuesday, February 10, 2015. RSVP is requested.


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 Selected to Lead Offshore Energy Research Center

Tue, 20 Jan 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: The University of Houston will lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues, including research and technology to improve the sustainable and safe development of energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico.


Performance-Based Funding in Community Colleges Hinders Success of At Risk Students

Thu, 15 Jan 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: A new study from the College of Education indicates that performance-based funding for Texas community colleges could disproportionately penalize colleges that predominately serve students from disadvantaged backgrounds.


UH Study Links TV Use and Unhealthy Eating

Wed, 07 Jan 2015

By Melissa Carroll:: A recent UH study conducted by professor Temple Northup suggests people who watch excessive amounts of TV tend to eat more unhealthy foods and might not understand the foundations of a healthy diet.


Study Hints at Antioxidant Treatment for High Blood Pressure

Tue, 16 Dec 2014

By Lisa Merkl:: Funded by a $1.3 million National Institutes of Health grant, researchers from the UH College of Pharmacy are examining possible antioxidant treatments for high blood pressure.


Two UH Scientists Named to National Academy of Inventors

Tue, 16 Dec 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: Two University of Houston faculty members have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors for their contributions to scientific and technological innovation.


UH Professor Honored for Materials Research, STEM Outreach

Tue, 09 Dec 2014

By Lisa Merkl:: UH mathematician Yuliya Gorb recently received a five-year, $420,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award for both her research and an outreach program she’s developing for high school girls.


UH Team Fights Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria with NIH Grant

Thu, 04 Dec 2014

By Lisa Merkl:: Addressing the relentless game of cat and mouse played between antibiotics and bacteria, a pair of UH professors recently received a $519,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.


Two University of Houston Scientists Elected as AAAS Fellows

Mon, 24 Nov 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: Two scientists from the University of Houston have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


UH Experts Available to Discuss President's Executive Order on Immigration

Thu, 20 Nov 2014

By Mike Emery:: President Barack Obama is preparing to announce an executive action regarding U.S. immigration policies. UH faculty experts are available to discuss issues surrounding immigration reform and president’s strategy.


UH Cancer Study Receives $1.5 Million Grant from NIH

Thu, 20 Nov 2014

By Melissa Carroll:: After earning her medical degree in China, Qian Lu, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Houston, believed she could help patients more by treating the mind as well as the body. She then decided to pursue a doctorate in psychology in the U.S.


Radiation Monitors Tested on Space Station to Fly on Orion

Wed, 19 Nov 2014

By Lisa Merkl:: Radiation detectors developed by a team from the UH physics department and their NASA colleagues will be flying on the first test flight of NASA’s new Orion spacecraft.


House Fly Sex May Reveal One Key to Controlling Them

Tue, 18 Nov 2014

By Lisa Merkl:: The quest of UH professor Richard Meisel to understand how and why males and females differ may one day lead to a more effective means of pest control – namely, the pesky house fly.


Type 2 Diabetes May Lead to Short-Term Memory Loss

Tue, 18 Nov 2014

By Marisa Ramirez:: Researchers from the Department of Health and Human Performance find type 2 diabetes may negatively impact the cognitive function of middle aged and older adults who live with the disease. Assistant professor Stacey Gorniak examined individuals who control their type 2 diabetes with medication.


UH Architecture Students Unveiling Solar-Powered Learning Space

Tue, 18 Nov 2014

By Mike Emery:: Houston’s Paul Revere Middle School will have a new learning tool on campus that was designed and delivered by the creative minds at the University of Houston’s Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture.


UH Researcher Honored for Work in Nanomaterials

Tue, 18 Nov 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: Debora Rodrigues, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Houston, has received the Emerging Investigator award from the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization.


UH Chemists Develop Porous Molecules that Bind Greenhouse Gases

Thu, 13 Nov 2014

By Lisa Merkl:: A team of UH chemists have developed a molecule that assembles spontaneously into a lightweight structure with microscopic pores capable of binding large quantities of several potent greenhouse gases.


UH Receives $1.5M Grant to Prepare Future Cybersecurity Workers

Tue, 11 Nov 2014

By Lisa Merkl:: With breaches in data on the rise, cybersecurity is a growing concern. UH has been awarded a $1.5 million CyberCorps grant from the National Science Foundation to train students in this increasingly important area of national security.


UH Launches Bold Reputation Campaign ‘Welcome to the Powerhouse'

Mon, 10 Nov 2014

By None:: UH’s Powerhouse campaign, which uses the slogans “Welcome to the Powerhouse” and “This is the House Innovation Built” and features high-impact photography and design, is expected to tally more than 65,000,000 impressions now through spring 2015.


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.