Air Pollution Dropped During Pandemic Lockdowns
Our atmosphere took a breather during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. In comparing 2020 air quality measurements to the same data from 2019, University of Houston researchers found the pollutant PM2.5 decreased in 10 of the 11 U.S. cities they studied – documenting a temporary clearing of the air.
Wynne Chin Earns 2022 Farfel Award
Wynne Chin, C.T. Bauer Professor of Decision and Information Sciences, is the 2022 Esther Farfel Award recipient, the University’s highest faculty honor. He’s recognized for his commitment to excellence within the academy and to advancing the discipline of information sciences.
Classroom Innovation Earns Rizk 2022 Piper Professorship
Nouhad Rizk, UH instructional professor of computer science, has been named a 2022 Piper Professor for her passion for teaching and steadfast commitment to students. This includes “gamifying” her classes or incorporating fun and friendly competitions within the curriculum.
UH Researchers Make Inroads on Converting Seawater to Green Hydrogen
Scientists at the Unviersity of Houston are developing technologies using seawater electrolysis to produce sustainable green hydrogen that will not exacerbate the global shortage of freshwater or increase carbon emissions.
Advancing Diagnostics for Lupus Nephritis
A University of Houston biomedical researcher is finding potential lupus nephritis biomarkers which may be useful for developing more accurate clinical blood tests for the disease, replacing the existing invasive test, the painful renal biopsy.
Science Has Spoken: Tell the Truth on Facebook or Risk Your Reputation
Research from the Personality, Emotion, and Social Cognition Lab at the University of Houston reveals that just like in face-to-face relationships, intellectually humble behavior, like admitting when you are wrong on Facebook and other social media, leads to better impression formation online.
UH Student-Athlete Earns Prestigious Scholarship for Public Service
Junior psychology major Sondos Moursy was one of 20 students just selected as a Key into Public Service Scholar by The Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Society, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society. Moursy initiated a weekly arts program for previously incarcerated women in Houston.
UH Study Finds Menu Design Key to Increasing Wine Sales and Customer Satisfaction
A new study from the University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership shows that wine menu design may be more important to a restaurant's bottom line and customer satisfaction than the libation itself.
Researchers Think Soot Can Help with the Energy Transition
Francisco Robles-Hernández, UH professor of mechanical engineering technology and Luis Bernardo López-Sosa, professor of engineering for energy sustainability at UIIM, have demonstrated how soot, the byproduct of burned organic materials like biomass, carbon and hydrocarbons, can convert solar energy into heat.
How it Works: The Protein that Stimulates Muscle Growth
Using genetic approaches, UH researchers have demonstrated how a certain protein is involved in skeletal muscle growth. The findings open new avenues to develop drug targets for neuromuscular diseases and other pathological conditions.
Specially Sourced Argon May Soon Whisper Secrets About Universe’s Dark Matter
A nearly pure argon gas deposit in Colorado, undisturbed since Earth’s formation, may help physicists find answers to the universe’s biggest mysteries. UH joins an international team in the careful mining, purifying and transportation of the argon, which will be a key resource for a decade of work in Italy by the DarkSide 20k particle detector.
University of Houston Joins Consortium to Enhance Cybersecurity
As the nature of digital warfare evolves, the University of Houston has joined a consortium funded by the U.S. Department of Defense to launch a virtual institute that will recruit and train the next generation to combat cyber warfare, including cyber espionage and attacks on the electromagnetic spectrum.
May 18 12:00 pm
Public Art UHS Tour
Join Public Art UHS intern, Jack Morillo on a tour themed to present selections from our diverse collection at the University of Houston. Tours are always free and open to the public!
May 19 7:00 pm
The Center for Brain Health has invited us to participate in their Spring Speaker Series! Each month they will be featuring world renowned researchers and speakers on topics related to brain health.
Jun 10 9:00 am
The Fundamentals of Deep Learning
Brought to you by the HPE Data Science Institute and NVIDIA
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