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Professor Awarded Prestigious NEH Grant for New Book on Philosophy and Politics

Jeffrey Church, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Ross M. Lence Distinguished Teaching Chair in the Department of Political Science and the Honors College, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship Grant for the spring 2019 semester. The grant will support Church’s forthcoming book, The Secular Spirit: Using Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) and G. W. F. Hegel (1770-1831) to Understand Politics and the Meaning of Life. Read more …

Poets&Quants Ranks Bauer BBA Among Top Programs in U.S.

For the first time, the C.T. Bauer College of Business has been included on the Poets&Quants Best Undergraduate Business Schools Ranking. Of the 88 schools included in the 2018 list, Bauer’s undergraduate program ranks 55th overall, 26th among publics, with individual rankings of 33rd for alumni input, 35th for admission and 85th for career experience. Read more …

Rockwell Pavilion Presentation Equipment Upgraded

Working with partners at MCA Communications, UH Libraries now offers a Panasonic large-venue projector, boasting 12,600 lumens with a laser phosphor lamp. The room has also received a full technical upgrade, including new wireless microphones, new HDMI cables, a new podium and a new control panel. Read more …

Bowl Ticket Donation Options Available

Houston fans who are unable to travel to Fort Worth can support UH and the U.S. Armed Forces by purchasing a ticket to the game and a UH shirt for military personnel stationed in the area. Packages start at $30 and are available online. Read more …

UH Sugar Land, College of Technology, Fort Bend Schools Partners in Teaching Innovation

UH Sugar Land and the UH College of Technology are working with high schools in the Fort Bend Independent School District on workshops that create innovation through mind-mapping - a technique of brainstorming thoughts organically without worrying about order and structure. The 90-minute workshops can accommodate up to 35 students and includes guided mind-mapping exercises and methods to encourage innovative problem solving. Read more …

Faculty & Staff News

    • Lt. Col. Catie Hague, professor of aerospace studies and commander of the Air Force ROTC program at UH, breathed a sigh of relief when her husband, Air Force colonel and NASA astronaut Nick Hague, returned to solid ground following n emergency landing shortly after launch. Read more.
    • Todd Van Kekerix brings his collaborative teaching approach to the Preparatory and Continuing Studies Program in the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts. The innovative teacher serves as a lecturer of piano pedagogy, coordinator of class piano and piano-area liaison. In addition, Van Kekerix will lead a beginner group class for adults starting Jan. 14. Read more.
    • The Juvenile & Capital Advocacy Project at UH has extended its reach over the years to include representation of delinquent youth in court, teaching public school students about their legal rights under the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, and the sealing of juvenile court records. JCAP's Dual-Status Youth Representation Program will expand in January from one to all three Harris County juvenile courts as well as the CPS Project Court. Read more.
    • Jose Luis “Pepe” Contreras-Vidal, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Cullen College of Engineering, has been named a 2019 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is known for his work with prosthetics and brain-computer interfaces. Read more. 

On Campus

    • A year-long celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management kicked off in San Antonio Dec. 6 with a reception at the Hilton Palacio del Rio. Hilton College-San Antonio has been a part of the UH program since 2014 and is the Alamo City’s first provider of a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Read more.
    • Do you have friends or family who were unable to attend the commencement ceremony? UH has the graduation ceremonies available for online viewing. Watch more.
    • More than 4,700 degrees will be awarded during the UH fall 2018 commencement ceremonies taking place Dec. 13 and Dec. 14. Once again, driven and determined UH students prove they are never too old or too young to achieve success. Read more.
    • UH Libraries Digital Research Commons (DRC) invites UH faculty and students to submit an application for the Digital Scholarship Spring Institute. The Institute will be hosted in the DRC and will run during the week of Spring Break (March 11 – 16), offering a five-day intensive boot camp. The submission deadline is Jan. 28. Read more.
    • Those interested in submitting a proposal to present at the Empower Women's Leadership Conference taking place Friday, March 1 need to submit their proposals no later than is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. The Empower Conference connects women through learning leadership, and experience - creating a community of leaders empowered through education focused on women and gender issues. Read more.