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Hope is a Key Factor in Recovering from Anxiety Disorders

Matthew Gallagher, associate professor of clinical psychology, is reporting empirical evidence of the importance of hope in recovering from anxiety disorders. In psychotherapy, hope represents the capacity of patients to identify strategies or pathways to achieve goals and the motivation to effectively pursue those pathways. Read more …

Chemists Shine a Light on Well-Known Chemical Reactions

Chemists at UH led by Judy Wu, assistant professor of chemistry in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, looked at the effects of aromaticity and antiaromaticity, a common molecular feature of cyclic organic compounds, on light-driven reactions. Their work was recently published in the journal Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences. Read more …

Hood-Velasco Maidana Papers Enter UH Special Collections

UH Libraries is the recipient of the personal papers of noted Houston artist Dorothy Hood and her husband, José María Velasco Maidana from the Art Museum of South Texas. Affiliated with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, AMST advances the awareness, knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the residents and visitors of South Texas. Read more …

Houston Selected as Preseason American Favorite

Less than a year after winning the American Athletic Conference regular-season championship, the UH Men's Basketball program was selected to defend its title by the league's head coaches. Under two-time, defending American Coach of the Year Kelvin Sampson, Houston received seven-first place votes from the league's head coaches, the most of any team. Read more …

Our People

    • Professor Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni in the Department of English will be honored at the inaugural Houston Literary Awards. The Houston Public Library Foundation selected Divakaruni as one of five local writers to be recognized for their engaging, entertaining literary works that deepen readers’ understanding of themselves and the world around them. Divakaruni is the author of 18 books that have been translated into 29 languages. Read more.
    • Professor of Political Science Gregory R. Weiher, scholar and author, died Sunday, Sept. 29. Weiher joined the UH Department of Political Science in 1984 and in 2003 became a professor. For more than three decades, Weiher served the university. In addition to his research, he worked as the director of the Center for Public Policy from 1991 to 1995, director of the Master’s Program in Public Administration from 2007 to 2008, and chair of the Department of Political Science from 2008 to 2011. Read more.
    • In celebration of National American Pharmacists Month, UH College of Pharmacy Pharm.D. students took over the Student Center Plaza to showcase the vital role of pharmacists as medication experts and patient care advocates. More than 80 free blood pressure or blood glucose screenings were provided to UH faculty, staff and students, including President Renu Khator. Read more.
    • Full-scale commercialization of solid-state lithium batteries has been slowed, in part, because scientists don’t fully understand what causes the batteries to fail. UH researchers are working on a $1 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a new platform to study the chemical, structural and mechanical interactions at the interface. Read more.

Our Campus

    • The UH Law Center recently became an academic partner of the American Society of International Law. Through the partnership, UHLC faculty and students will be able to take advantage of career and teaching resources, special events, discounts on individual memberships, conference attendance and more. Read more.
    • Six accomplished space explorers will visit UH Wednesday, Oct. 16 to educate and inspire the next generation of astronauts, scientists and engineers. Delegates scheduled to visit include NASA astronauts Clay Anderson and Mary Ellen Weber; Russian Space Agency cosmonauts Alexander Alexandrov and Sergei Krikalev; Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Chiaki Mukai; and Claude Nicollier, retired European Space Agency astronaut. Read more.
    • With the University growing and changing so quickly, the UH Parking and Transportation developed a traffic alerts and lot closures page to help UH employees and visitors plan their route around special events and construction sites. Read more.
    • This week through the end of October, visitors to the M.D. Anderson Library will notice a suite of 40 banners displayed in the atrium. The Banner Project, created by Houston activist Sara Fernandez, is a pop-up exhibit featuring pivotal points in Houston's LGBT history from the 1930s to present day. Read more. 
    • University employees have a tradition of participation in this annual giving campaign which supports health and human services, environmental programs, human rights organizations, educational programs for children and support programs for the elderly. The final deadline for giving and/or pledging is Oct. 31. Read more.