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16 Going on 66: Will You Be the Same Person 50 Years from Now?

A new study by Rodica Damian, UH assistant professor of psychology, suggests that personality is both stable and malleable across the lifespan. The study is the first to test how personality might change over 50 years. Read more …


Stool Proteins to Predict Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Chandra Mohan (left), Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor of Biomedical Engineering, with graduate student Sanam Soomro, is set to make a breakthrough in predicting and monitoring inflammatory bowel disease. Read more …


Computer Science Ph.D. Candidate Awarded Two Conference Scholarships

Cristina M. Morales-Mojica, a Ph.D. student in computer science, was awarded a Tapia Conference Scholarship, as well as a Grace Hopper Conference Scholarship. Her research, which is in the field of medical robotics, is building a system that allows surgeons a three-dimensional immersive experience. Read more …


UH Student Earns Top National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship

Andrea Albright, a graduate student in the Cullen College of Engineering’s geosensing systems engineering and sciences program, won a 2018 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. She is among 69 U.S. fellows chosen from more than 3,600 applicants. Read more …


Faculty & Staff News

    • The collaborative way the science community sequenced the human genome brought to the mainstream a consortium model that changed science’s cultural norms, reports Ioannis Pavlidis, Eckhard Pfeiffer Professor of Computational Physiology, UH doctoral student Dinesh Majeti, and Alexander Petersen, professor of management at the University of California Merced, in Science Advances. Read more.
    • UH College of Nursing Dean Kathryn Tart, and Associate Professor Shainy Varghese participated in a two-day conference with the Indian Nursing Council this summer. The College of Nursing and the Indian Nursing Council began a new chapter in academic exchange following the signing of a memorandum of understanding during the trip to New Delhi, India. Learn more.
    • The Program for the Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES) at UH received a 2018 Inspiring Programs Award in STEM from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. PROMES provides Cullen College of Engineering students with recruitment, academic advising, workshops, scholarships, and professional and personal development opportunities. Discover more.
    • Leah Singer, program coordinator for Cougars in Recovery, was selected as the Association of Recovery in Higher Education Staff Member of the Year. The award recognizes Singer’s commitment to go above and beyond to help students, provide program support and grow the field of collegiate recovery. Learn more. 

On Campus

    • Due to ongoing maintenance, the Student Center Satellite will be temporarily closed until further notice. It is anticipated to reopen in the spring. Read more.
    • UH students, faculty and staff can help reduce plastic waste and win prizes by participating in the Office of Sustainability’s #UHBYOBottle social media campaign. Participants who post a photo of themselves using a reusable water bottle on Instagram or Twitter with #UHBYOBottle and @UHSustain will be entered to win a variety of cool prizes. Discover more.
    • The Inaugural Facilities Forum encouraged collaboration and the time to exchange ideas along while fostering the betterment of the entire UH System. Facilitators highlighted the importance of establishing networks and sharing resources as well as emergency planning and preparedness. Learn more.
    • The Office of Emergency Management has begun an initiative to assist faculty members to prepare for, and respond to, a variety of emergencies that may occur on campus. Learn more.