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UH ECE Professor Jiming Bao Elected Fellow of American Physical Society

Jiming Bao, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Bao was selected for his discovery of photoacoustic laser streaming, contributions to the understanding of basic electronic and optical properties of nanostructured materials, and the development of new nanomaterials for applications in solar energy conversions and optoelectronic devices. Read more …


Smith Honored at the 17th International Myopia Conference

Professor of Optometry Earl Smith (OD, ‘72, PhD, ’78) was honored at the 17th International Myopia Conference in Tokyo, Japan, to present The Chew Sek-Jin Memorial Lecture. The Chew Sek-Jin Memorial Lecture represents a tradition in the International Myopia Conference series and one of two keynote presentations. By tradition, it is given by a senior myopia researcher whose work has made a significant impact on the myopia research field.Professor of Optometry Earl Smith (OD, ‘72, PhD, ’78) was honored at the 17th International Myopia Conference in Tokyo, Japan, to present The Chew Sek-Jin Memorial Lecture. The Chew Sek-Jin Memorial Lecture represents a tradition in the International Myopia Conference series and one of two keynote presentations. By tradition, it is given by a senior myopia researcher whose work has made a significant impact on the myopia research field. Read more …


UH Law Center Professor Kaufman Urges Legal Community to Confront Anti-Semitism

Amid growing anti-Semitism across the U.S., lawyers have an obligation to promote and protect the rule of law, said Associate Professor of Law and Political Science Zachary D. Kaufman during "Rise of Anti-Semitism in Europe and the U.S." lecture which was sponsored by the Law Center's Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Kaufman was joined by Professor Eric Hilgendorf of the University of Würzburg in Germany. Read more …


Bauer Researcher Focuses on Corporate Social Performance

Assistant Professor Shih-chi “Sana” Chiu’s paper, “Leadership Change and Corporate Social Performance: The Context of Financial Distress Makes all the Difference,” has been accepted for publication at Leadership Quarterly, a top tier academic journal. Chiu’s research focuses on how succession changes can impact CSP when a company is experiencing financial difficulties. Read more …


Our People

    • Professor of English Elizabeth Gregory is the director of the recently established Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality at the UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. It is the first university-based think tank focused on examining how gender and sexuality impact all aspects of life in Houston and Harris County, including workforce, health, family and relationships, social dynamics, leadership and equity. Read more.
    • Researchers from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences traveled to the Philippines to collaborate in the Cloud, Aerosol and Monsoon Processes Philippines Experiment (CAMP2Ex). The project, run by NASA, used research aircraft to measure the composition and levels of aerosols in the region west of the Philippines. Read more.
    • For research published in academic journals between 2016 and 2018, the C.T. Bauer College of Business finance department ranked 40th among U.S. business schools, but is among the top three Finance departments within the state of Texas, University of Texas-Austin and University of Texas-Dallas are the other two departments in the top three. Read more.
    • Briefcase radio, a partnership between the UH Law Center and Houston Public Media, returned with new broadcast episodes on 88.7FM. Hosted by Dean Leonard M. Baynes, each one-minute segment typically features a Law Center faculty member discussing a topic in their area of expertise. More than 50 law faculty members have participated in the radio program. New episodes will air at 7:19 a.m. on Tuesdays. Read more.
    • Professor of Psychology Rheeda Walker says the current approaches to suicide prevention are troubling, because they usually consist of a “one-size-fits-all approach.” Her research provides a window into new suicide risk profiles needed for a rapidly changing America. Read more.
    • A Cullen College of Engineering research team led by Alamgir Karim, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is developing a revolutionary method to use solvents, instead of heat, to bond individual single-layer polymers into a multi-layered copolymer. It has the potential to lower manufacturing costs and give engineers the ability to customize copolymers for special uses. The research is funded through a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation. Read more.
    • A study in progress, led by C.T. Bauer College of Business Department of Management & Leadership Assistant Professors Shih-Chi (Sana) Chiu and Nikhil Celly, looks at leaders’ personality types and how that can impact decisions made during tumultuous times. Research can be useful in predicting outcomes in times of ‘normal uncertainty,’ or when it’s business as usual. Read more.

Our Campus

    • Presented by the HEALTH Research Institute, the HEALTH: A call to Action conference is the opportunity to meet with health professionals, scientists, community leaders, policy makers and more from around Texas. During the event, participants will build sustainable partnerships and resources to coordinate activities aimed at achieving health equity. Registration is now open for the conference taking place Jan. 30 – Jan. 31, 2020. Read more.
    • When Conrad Hilton donated his $1.5 million naming gift to establish the Conrad N. Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management on October 28, 1969, he could only have imagined the impact that his gift would make in the world of hospitality education. The college’s communications team produced a commemorative book to mark Hilton College’s 50th anniversary. Read more.
    • With so many cars and trucks going in and out of the University’s five parking garages and 49 parking lots, there is inevitably going to be accidents. Here’s how to handle the situation should it happen to you. 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. Since the start of the program in 1993, the UH community has contributed more than $1.3 million dollars. The final deadline for giving and/or pledging is Oct. 31. Read more.