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UH Scientist Working Toward A Glaucoma Cure

With $765,000 from the National Institutes of Health, UH College of Optometry biomedical engineer Vijaykrishna Raghunathan is working toward a pharmaceutical cure for the irreversible disease glaucoma. Read more …

UH Nanotech Startup Enters the ‘Green’ Energy Market

Seamus “Shay” Curran, a physicist at UH and CEO of Integricote, said researchers have discovered that a nanotech coating can protect composite pellets used as fuel for power generating stations from degradation without affecting how they burn or the amount of energy they can produce. Read more …

The Past is Prologue

The University’s rapid ascent to a top tier research-intensive institution has captured the attention of corporate, academic and government leaders and researchers. UH Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer Amr Elnashai recently released an annual report assessing the past 10 formative years of progress in research and development at the University. Read more …

Faculty & Staff News

    • Professor Xiaoping Cong, professor of history at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and an expert on East Asia, took some time to share her thoughts on the state of diplomatic relations between the United States and North Korea. Read more.
    • Eric Bittner, Moores Professor of Physical Chemistry, will spend seven months at Durham University. He will collaborate on a project with implications in organic LEDs, which are used in digital displays for televisions, computer screens and smartphones. Discover more.
    • The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship was recognized recently at the seventh annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Program Director David Cook accepted the Excellence in Student Engagement in Entrepreneurship Award on behalf of the College's entrepreneurship program which focuses on experiential learning. Learn more.
    • Recent celebrity deaths reignited a national conversation on suicide and mental health, with many expressing shock that two wealthy, successful public figures would choose to take their own lives. However, research suggests fame does not equate to psychological wellness. Understand more. 
    • The C. T. Bauer College of Business was recently granted a $25,000 endowed scholarship by the Houston Area Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) for the Houston Area. The ACFE Robert Barr Scholarship is named in honor of Houston Area ACFE member Robert “Bob” Barr, an accounting lecturer at UH. Read more.
    • Every year the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics honors its best educators with the John C. Butler Excellence in Teaching Award. The 2018 Butler Award went to associate professor of biology and biochemistry Rebecca Zufall, who has a long track record as a dedicated teacher and mentor. Discover more.
    • The UH College of Medicine has added three accomplished medical educators to its leadership team. From left to right: Dr. Ruth Bush, associate dean for medical education; Dr. Kathryn Horn, associate dean for student affairs, admissions and outreach; Dr. David Buck, associate dean for community health. Learn more.

On Campus

    • UH Facilities and the Office of Sustainability are in the process of creating an inventory of trees on campus. Every tree with a diameter four inches or greater will be noted, inventoried and safely tagged. To conduct the survey, the department is using drones and ground vehicles utilizing light retention and ranging (LiDAR) surveying applications, carts with cameras, and walking through the Campus tree-by-tree, step-by-step. Read more.
    • The Houston Track & Field program made plenty of noise this year on the collegiate landscape and now has the opportunity to increase the volume on the international level as freshman Quivell Jordan earned a spot on Team USA for the IAAF World U20 Championships. Enjoy more. 
    • Stephen I. Chazen, chairman, president and CEO of TGP Pace Energy, has been named to the University of Houston System Board of Regents. Discover more.
    • UH Parking and Transportation is transitioning to License Plate Enforcement. Now is the time to ensure your license plate information in your myParking account through accessUH is up to date. Learn more.
    • A University partnership with a local eco-friendly company that recycles used clothing and textiles resulted in 1,140 pounds of recyclable materials being collected during residential move-out at the end of the spring semester. Learn more.