News

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

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.


Olafs Daugulis Named Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry

Tue, 02 Sep 2014

By None:: Olafs Daugulis has been named the Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry at UH. Since joining UH in 2003, Daugulis has performed groundbreaking research in synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry.


Education Program on Classroom Management Receives $3.5 Million Grant from Institute of Education Sciences

Tue, 02 Sep 2014

By Marisa Ramirez:: The UH Consistency Management & Cooperative Discipline (CMCD) program, part of the College of Education, is the recipient of a $3.5 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to study how CMCD strategies impact behavior and achievement of Houston students.


UH Researcher Looks at the Future of Higher Education

Tue, 02 Sep 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: Most forecasts about the future of higher education have focused on how the institutions themselves will be affected – including the possibility of less demand for classes on campus and fewer tenured faculty members as people take courses online. When researchers at the University of Houston tackled the issue, they focused instead on what students will need in the future, including improved mentoring, personalized learning and feedback in real time.


Superconductivity Researcher Awarded Welch Professorship

Fri, 29 Aug 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: Jakoah Brgoch, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been awarded a Robert A. Welch Professorship in High Temperature Superconductivity and Chemical Materials from the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston.The Robert A. Welch Foundation created the professorships to recruit and retain outstanding faculty, research faculty and visiting scientists.


University of Houston Releases 2014 National Commercial

Thu, 28 Aug 2014

By None:: The University of Houston has released its 2014 national commercial, which highlights the University’s 667-acre campus, including the new TDECU Stadium, and features students and athletes in action.


$1.25 MIllion NIH Grant to Aid UH Research on Impact of Heroin Use

Wed, 27 Aug 2014

By Marisa Ramirez:: The Graduate College of Social Work is the recipient of a 5-year, $1.25 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health to study the long-term use and health consequences of heroin use.


Collaboration Aims to Reduce, Treat Vision Problems in Astronauts

Tue, 26 Aug 2014

By Lisa Merkl:: To reduce and better treat spaceflight-induced visual impairment, UH optometrists are collaborating on a NASA study that examines ocular changes seen in a number of astronauts.


UH Receives $3.3 Million Grant to Promote Women in STEM Fields

Thu, 21 Aug 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: The University of Houston has received a $3.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of women faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, as well as to ensure they have opportunities to move into leadership roles. The University will establish a Center for ADVANCING Faculty Success to oversee its goal of increasing female faculty recruitment in STEM fields, especially among women of color.


UH Professor Named Fellow by International Astrobiology Society

Wed, 20 Aug 2014

By Lisa Merkl:: George E. Fox, a John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Biology and Biochemistry at UH, was named a fellow in the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life. He is a co-discoverer of the Archaea, the third Domain of Life.


Researchers Draw Inspiration for Camouflage System From Marine Life

Mon, 18 Aug 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: It could be a fun party trick – put your cell phone down on a table and watch it fade into the woodwork – or part of a lifesaving technology used by industry or the military. Cunjiang Yu, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and other researchers have developed a technology that allows a material to automatically read its environment and adapt to mimic its surroundings.


Research May Lead to Reliable Alternative to Open-heart Surgery

Tue, 12 Aug 2014

By Lisa Merkl:: Sunny Canic is working with Houston Methodist Hospital to improve the treatment of failing heart valves. Named to the 2014 Society of Industry and Applied Mathematics Class of Fellows, Canic recently was honored at SIAM’s Annual Meeting.


New Visiting Scholar to Examine the Human Right to Health Care

Mon, 11 Aug 2014

By Marisa Ramirez:: The new Visiting Scholar at the University of Houston Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) is all about health—the right to good health and the politics of health care reform. The CMAS Visiting Scholars program began in 1986 with goals of generating research about the Mexican-American community and attracting scholars interested in tenure-track positions.


Chu, Selvamanickam Honored at Superconductivity Conference

Fri, 08 Aug 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: Two of the University of Houston’s leading superconductivity researchers will be honored this month at the Applied Superconductivity Conference in Charlotte, N.C. Paul C.W. Chu, founding director and chief scientist of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH, will receive the 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Council on Superconductivity Max Swerdlow Award for Sustained Service to the Applied Superconductivity Community. Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair professor of mechanical engineering and director of the center's Applied Research Hub, will receive the inaugural Dr. James Wong Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions to Applied Superconductor Materials Technology.


Gulf Coast Food Project Serves Up 'Food for Thought' on 'Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food'

Wed, 06 Aug 2014

By Marisa Ramirez:: The University of Houston Center for Public History’s Gulf Coast Food Project welcomes Professor Jeffrey M. Pilcher, professor of history at the University of Toronto, to discuss “Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food” from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5 at the Honors College Commons. The event is part of the “Food for Thought Lecture Series” and is free and open to the public.


Arte Público Press' 'Recovery Project' Recognized with Archivists' Diversity Award

Wed, 06 Aug 2014

By Marisa Ramirez:: The stories have been tucked away, veiled by dust and years, and rediscovered by researchers and archivists. More than tales, the documents of the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project are newly uncovered histories.


Turning Cancer to Fat, Drunk Fruit Flies Among Student Projects

Mon, 04 Aug 2014

By Lisa Merkl:: Seeking solutions to problems ranging from alcoholism, cancer and Alzheimer’s to finding better ways to clean contact lenses and use Lego models to build bridges, UH students devoted the summer to some serious research.


Expressive Writing May Help Breast Cancer Survivors

Fri, 01 Aug 2014

By Melissa Carroll:: Writing down fears, emotions and the benefits of a cancer diagnosis may improve health outcomes for Asian-American breast cancer survivors, according to a study conducted by a researcher at the University of Houston.