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

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.


UH Wins “Connections” Award For Economic Engagement

Tue, 04 Nov 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: The University of Houston has been named winner of the “Connections” award, announced Tuesday by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) as part of the second annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards.


UH Research Focuses on Suicide Resilience and Vulnerability Among African-American Adults

Mon, 27 Oct 2014

By Melissa Carroll:: Religious beliefs and practices may reduce thoughts of suicide among African-American adults in stressful life events induced by racial discrimination, according to a new research study conducted at the University of Houston.


New Anticancer Drug Begins Clinical Trials Around the U.S.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: Clinical trials are underway for an anticancer drug developed by Rathindra Bose, vice president for research and technology transfer at the University of Houston and vice chancellor at the University of Houston system.


UH Researcher Wins $1.5 Million Federal Solar Energy Award

Wed, 22 Oct 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: A University of Houston researcher is trying a novel approach to create high efficiency, low cost solar cells in an effort to bring the cost down to that of traditional electricity sources.


College of Social Work, Collaborators Work for Accurate Count of Homeless Youth

Tue, 21 Oct 2014

By Marisa Ramirez:: The official count of homeless youth in Houston is listed between 268 and 3,000. An effort partnering the Graduate College of Social Work, The University of Texas School of Nursing and the UH-Downtown will use innovative counting methods to secure an accurate count of homeless youth to better address their challenges.


University of Houston Experts Available to Discuss The Ebola Virus

Mon, 20 Oct 2014

By Marisa Ramirez:: New Ebola cases in the United States have prompted the appointment of an Ebola czar, dips in financial markets and an abundance of nervousness from those reading and watching the news unfold.


University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone Award

Mon, 20 Oct 2014

By Jeannie Kever:: The University of Houston will be recognized Nov. 17 by IEEE as the site of the discovery by physicist Paul Chu and colleagues of a material that made high temperature superconductivity practical for real-world applications.