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Coming Soon: When the Lights (and Heat) Went Out in Texas
The University of Houston Center for Public History will host a live-stream event on Tuesday, April 13 to discuss the recent Texas electric grid outage within the broader context of historical national blackouts.
Harris County Took Brunt of February Freeze
The February 2021 freeze – the infamous Winter Storm Uri – wreaked havoc across Texas, but the impacts of the storm were more severe in Harris County, according to a report by the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston.
Art Installation at UH Invites Community Dialogue About Law Enforcement
A piece by artist Shaun Leonardo that’s intended to invite community dialogue about one’s experiences with law enforcement will be installed on the University of Houston campus this week and remain on view through the end of May.
Screening for Skin Disease on Your Laptop
A University of Houston biomedical engineer is reporting a new deep neural network architecture – to be used on a standard laptop - that provides early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis (SSc), a rare autoimmune disease marked by hardened or fibrous skin and internal organs.
The Importance of Family Time During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the mental health of millions of Americans, but a study by the University of Houston finds that Hispanic/Latinx adolescents who had elevated levels of mental health problems prior to the pandemic actually experienced a reduction in symptoms during the early stages of the public health crisis.
$4.5M Gift Supports Student, Faculty Success and New Lecture Series on Equity and Social Justice
The University of Houston has received a $4.5 million gift from the Thomas Michael Panos Family Estate to establish an endowed chair in the Cullen College of Engineering; a scholarship endowment available to students throughout the University; and an endowed lecture series focused on equity and social justice.
UH Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best in Latest U.S. News Rankings
A dozen graduate programs at the University of Houston have been ranked as top 50 programs in their disciplines in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report graduate program rankings.
New Report Details Impact of Winter Storm Uri on Texans
More than two out of three Texans lost electricity at some point during Winter Storm Uri last month while almost half lost access to running water, according to a report released by the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston.
New Discoveries of Deep Brain Stimulation Put It on Par with Therapeutics
Testing the frequencies of deep brain stimulation, a University of Houston engineer discovers why the therapy for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders works at some frequencies and not at others, making way for quicker, more personalized treatment.
Texans React to Lifting of COVID-19 Restrictions
A poll by the Hobby School of Public Affairs on the executive order to lift the statewide COVID-19 mask mandate and dramatically expand business occupancy found significant differences by gender, partisanship and ethnicity/race.
UH Virtual Dinner Party Features Acclaimed Houston Chef
On Thursday, March 25, award-winning executive chef and restaurateur Hugo Ortega (pictured right) will join hospitality students from the University of Houston for an unforgettable virtual dinner party featuring a live cooking demonstration and beer tasting and floral design breakout sessions.
Focusing on the Unhealthy Brain to Speed Drug Discovery
A University of Houston engineer is joined with the National Institutes of Health in mapping and profiling unhealthy and drug-treated brain tissue to speed up drug development for brain diseases and injuries like concussions.
Apr 12 5:00 pm
CheckED invites you to attend a free virtual event featuring Celeste Malone, an associate professor and coordinator of the school psychology program at Howard University. She will share her journey and discuss the development and impact of multicultural competence in school-based practice on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 5 p.m. RSVP via Zoom.
Apr 19 10:00 am
DH@UH: Building Connections
University of Houston Libraries Digital Research Commons is pleased to announce the program for DH@UH, a new series aimed at convening humanists, data scientists, librarians, and digital humanities practitioners at every level at UH. More Information
Apr 22 2:00 pm
UH Energy EV Webinar Series: Can fleet electrification benefit air quality and human health?
Guest Speaker: Dr. Yunsoo Choi Associate Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Houston The transportation sector drives economic development and enhances the quality of life for humans but is also a significant source of air pollution. More Information
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