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The Division of Research welcomes Felipe Sierra, Ph.D., Director of the Division of Aging Biology at the National Institute on Aging (NIH). The lecture will discuss the research interests and priorities of the National Institute on Aging, and how to build competitive proposals. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2015. RSVP is requested.

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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


Researchers Build Brain-Machine Interface to Control Prosthetic Hand

Tue, 31 Mar 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: A research team from the University of Houston has created an algorithm that allowed a man to grasp a bottle and other objects with a prosthetic hand, powered only by his thoughts.

UH Appoints Dean to College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Thu, 19 Mar 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: Dan E. Wells, a longtime faculty member, department chair and interim dean, has been appointed the next dean of the University of Houston College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

UH Earns Kudos for Commitment to Community Service

Wed, 18 Mar 2015

By Mike Emery:: Cougar Pride runs deep at the University of Houston … but it also extends into the community. UH faculty, staff and students regularly engage in efforts to help others or contribute to the city. UH has again been recognized for such efforts.

UH Researcher Part of SXSW Personalized Medicine Panel March 17

Thu, 12 Mar 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: University of Houston professor Preethi Gunaratne will be part of a panel addressing personalized medicine at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Health and MedTech Expo in Austin Tuesday, March 17.

UH Coogs Cooking Up Plan to Address Food Insecurity in Third Ward

Wed, 11 Mar 2015

By Mike Emery:: The University of Houston is based in one of the city’s most storied neighborhoods – the Third Ward. This community has long held a special place in Houston’s history, but its residents are often at a loss when it comes to accessing nutritional meals. Leave it to the creativity of Cougars from UH’s Honors College to provide a prospective solution to this problem.

Multiple Sclerosis Eye Care Center Celebrates 10 Years at UH

Wed, 11 Mar 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: The Multiple Sclerosis Eye Center for Analysis, Research and Education at UH has led the way to making eye care an integral part of MS diagnosis and treatment.

UH Researchers Help Uncover Further Evidence of an Ancient Culture in Honduran Jungle

Thu, 05 Mar 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: A scientist with the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping at the University of Houston was part of the first expedition to a remote area of the Honduran rain forest, returning with additional evidence of an ancient civilization.

UH Moment: ERP Innovation Center Opens

Wed, 04 Mar 2015

By Greg Ortiz, None:: A brand new innovation center at the University of Houston Energy Research Park is offering students, staff and alumni a space to start their business.

UH Researchers Find Link Between Flame Retardants and Obesity

Wed, 04 Mar 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: Could your electronics be making you fat? According to UH researchers, a common flame retardant used to keep electronics from overheating may be to blame. The research is supported by an NIH grant.

Researchers 'Search for an Anti-Aging Pill' During UH Panel Discussion

Tue, 03 Mar 2015

By Mike Emery:: Two esteemed researchers will explore the keys to remaining mentally, physically and emotionally fit while advancing in years during a special panel discussion at the University of Houston. “The Search for an Anti-Aging Pill” will be presented at 3 p.m., March 10 in UH’s Student Center Ballroom.

UH Researchers Discover New Material to Produce Clean Energy

Tue, 03 Mar 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: Researchers at the University of Houston have created a new thermoelectric material, intended to generate electric power from waste heat – from a vehicle tailpipe, for example, or an industrial smokestack – with greater efficiency and higher output power than currently available materials.

Recent UH Grad Named Forbes "30 Under 30" for Energy

Mon, 16 Feb 2015

By Greg Ortiz:: University of Houston alum Casey McNeil was recently named to the newest Forbes Magazine "30 Under 30" list for energy.

UH Moment: Inside UH’s Optometric Clinical Skills Simulation Lab

Fri, 13 Feb 2015

By Shawn Lindsey:: UH is home the first full-scale diagnostic lab for retinal diagnosis in the country. The simulation lab now gives optometry students access to virtual patients and real pathology cases as early as their first year.

New UH Social Work Dean Aims to Enhance College's National Reputation

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: For the first time in 15 years, the Graduate College of Social Work will have a new leader. Professor Alan J. Dettlaff of the University of Illinois at Chicago has been selected to serve as dean of the GCSW.

Art and Science Come Together on the Dance Floor

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: University of Houston engineer Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal and Becky Valls, associate professor of dance, are working together to study how creativity affects the brain.

UH Psychology Professor Wins Prestigious Research Prize

Wed, 11 Feb 2015

By Melissa Carroll:: University of Houston developmental psychology professor Arturo Hernandez is among this year’s recipients of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award. The award honors his work in mapping how the brain processes language. This research has implication on how language – including a second language – is taught and learned.

UH Team Works to Help Patients with Down Syndrome See Better

Wed, 11 Feb 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: New computer-simulated prescribing strategies for glasses may improve the vision of individuals with Down syndrome, thanks to a team of UH researchers who received a $1.67 million grant from the National Eye Institute.

UH Hospitality College Prepares to Welcome New Leadership

Tue, 10 Feb 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: Dennis Reynolds, a prolific researcher and sought-after speaker on global service management issues, will become the next dean of the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. Reynolds follows longtime dean John Bowen, who is retiring after 12 years to rejoin the faculty.

UH Gets Homeland Security Funding to Fight Bioterror

Wed, 04 Feb 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: UH received funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to conduct research on making biochemical threat detection economically sustainable.