UH Innovation in the Spotlight

UH's Mark Clarke, Ph.D.interim associate provost for faculty development and faculty affairs, shares his vision for the UH Innovation Center with Texas Medical Center Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Operating Officer William F. McKeon. The Q&A was featured in the TMC News. Read More

Hesam Panahi, Ph.D.clinical assistant professor at UH’s C.T. Bauer College of Business and founder of the RED Labs startup accelerator, was also featured as part of the annual Bayou Startup Showcase, an event that celebrates entrepreneurship. Read More

NSF I-Corps

The Southwest Node of the NSF I-Corps program is delivering regional programming to develop eligible teams for national I-Corps grants. Applications accepted on a rolling basis through September 1, 2015. The opening workshop is scheduled for Friday, October 16, 2015 at Rice University. 

Teams must complete the online application 

Psychology Grant

UH Psychology Program teaches grant writing skills to apply for NIH Funding - Psychology Program Teaches the Finer Points of Applying for NIH Funding

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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


Industry Veteran Named Director for Subsea Systems Institute

Mon, 28 Sep 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: Bill Maddock has been named director of the Subsea Systems Institute, a national research center established in Houston to develop the transformative technologies, engineering and operational practices to safely and sustainably produce deepwater offshore energy resources.

UH Special Collections Hosts Archives from Houston’s Blues History

Wed, 23 Sep 2015

By Mike Emery:: The king of the blues passed away this year, but his legacy lives on through music and memories. B.B. King had a long, storied career as a musician. Among the cities where he performed and recorded was Houston. Thanks to the University of Houston, music aficionados can revisit some of King’s experiences with the city, as well as those of other bluesmen who launched careers here.

'SMART Cougars Plus' Expands HIV, HCV Testing for Students

Wed, 23 Sep 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded the Graduate College of Social Work’s 'SMART Cougars' program a $900,000 grant to work with minority youth at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C.

UH Researchers Create Fatigue-free, Stretchable Conductor

Tue, 22 Sep 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: Researchers have discovered a new stretchable, transparent conductor that can be folded or stretched and released at least 10,000 times without showing signs of fatigue, a crucial step in creating a new generation of foldable electronics – think a flat-screen television that can be rolled up for easy portability – and implantable medical devices.

UH Research Offers Clues about Why People End Therapy

Fri, 18 Sep 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: Researchers long have known many people end cognitive behavioral therapy before the recommended course of treatment has ended, but why that happens has remained something of a mystery. New research from the University of Houston suggests some answers.

Space Architecture: From Outer Space to the Ocean Floor

Tue, 15 Sep 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: No longer the stuff of science fiction, the details of how people work and live in space and other extreme environments have become a growing part of the economy. The University of Houston’s Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture is working on real-world projects that point to the future of the industry.

UH Researcher Seeks Connection Between Art and Science

Fri, 04 Sep 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: As part of a growing scientific emphasis on understanding the brain, a University of Houston researcher is studying what happens as people create and contemplate art and beauty.

Playing Adaptive Sports Linked to Higher Employment, Economic Impact

Thu, 27 Aug 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: Wheelchair rugby and basketball players are aggressive, conditioned and determined, just like people without disabilities. Unlike them, though, is their likelihood of employment and economic independence. A new study finds playing an adaptive sport can have dramatic results on the athlete and the economy.

Promising Target for New Drugs Found in Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Mon, 24 Aug 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: UH researchers are on a mission to develop drugs to defeat pancreatic cancer. If successful, these drugs would allow physicians to prolong patient survival and, possibly, even eradicate this deadliest of cancers.

Sexual-Minority Men More Empathic Toward Fellow Minorities

Mon, 24 Aug 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: A new study compared the attitudes of white heterosexual men to those of white sexual-minority men. Associate Professor Nathan Smith’s study was published in the journal “Psychology of Men and Masculinity.”

Creating Chicana/o Studies Curriculum for Kids, Teachers Focus of Visiting Scholar

Fri, 21 Aug 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: Mexican American Studies programs have grabbed national headlines because of efforts to remove them from school and university curricula in some states. But the new Visiting Scholar with the Center for Mexican American Studies will be focusing on creating more such programs – and helping teachers do the same.

New Leadership for UH Center for Mexican American Studies as Mindiola Retires

Thu, 20 Aug 2015

By Marisa Ramirez:: The new semester at the University of Houston marks a new era for the Center for Mexican American Studies. With the retirement of long-time director and Professor Tatcho Mindiola, Professor Pamela A. Quiroz takes the helm.

Helping Injured Children Walk, One Step at a Time

Wed, 12 Aug 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: A University of Houston engineer has received funding to create a pediatric exoskeleton, designed to help children with spinal cord injuries and other mobility disorders walk.

Linguist Explains Secret Language of Gulliver’s Travels

Mon, 10 Aug 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: A linguist from the University of Houston is proposing a solution to a centuries-old puzzle: What sparked the “nonsense” language in “Gulliver’s Travels”?

Researchers Develop Advanced Cell Screening Technology for Cancer Immunotherapy

Mon, 10 Aug 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: Researchers have created a new method for screening cells used in immunotherapy cancer treatments, allowing high-performing immune system cells to be studied in isolation and potentially expanding the number of patients for whom the breakthrough treatment proves successful.

Study Finds Texas Voter Photo ID Requirement Discourages Turnout

Thu, 06 Aug 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: A new study conducted by the University of Houston Hobby Center for Public Policy and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy examines the impact of the controversial Texas law in U.S. Congressional District 23.

SURF’s Up: Students Forgo Fun in Sun for Hands-on Research This Summer

Tue, 04 Aug 2015

By Lisa Merkl:: Forgoing fun in the sun for serious research, a group of UH students have targeted solutions for Alzheimer’s, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes, migraines and lymphoma this summer as part of an intensive, full-time fellowship program.

UH Superconductivity Researcher Bestowed Lifetime Achievement Award

Fri, 17 Jul 2015

By Jeannie Kever:: Herbert C. Freyhardt, research professor at the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston, has received the International Cryogenic Materials Conference Lifetime Achievement Award.

UH Moment: Solar Powered Cell Phone Charging Station

Tue, 14 Jul 2015

By Greg Ortiz, None:: A new solar powered cell phone charging station at the University of Houston is teaching sustainability one charge at a time.