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Filling Federal Oversight Gaps
New research demonstrates how the supposed benefits of retracting federal oversight on interstate waters and defaulting that responsibility to individual states failed to account for economic and scientific evidence that said otherwise and violated the bounds of justifiable law.
Astronauts’ Mental Health Risks Tested in the Antarctic
Astronauts who spend prolonged time alone in space face mental health stressors like loneliness, isolation and more. A University of Houston psychologist developed the Mental Health Checklist, a self-reporting instrument for detecting mental health changes in isolated, confined, extreme environments. She’s reporting results that show significant declines in positive emotions.
UH Researcher Joins Team Developing Opioid Vaccine
Amid the rise in opioid overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic, a University of Houston researcher has joined a team developing a vaccine for Opioid Use Disorder. The vaccine targets fentanyl, a synthetic and very potent opioid, often added into street drugs.
UH Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Establish Puerto Rican Literature Database
The University of Houston has received a nearly $1.35 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a free, open-access digital portal for anyone to learn about or teach Puerto Rican literature.
Meet the UH Artists-in-Residence
Three pioneers of interdisciplinary arts will showcase their globally acclaimed work at the UH Blaffer Art Museum Saturday, April 17 - Sunday, April 25. Sponsored by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, the show features new and existing work from (l-r) Shaun Leonardo, Marisa Morán Jahn and Brandon Balengée, who are this year’s artists-in-residence.
Life Expectancy Lower for Those Living Near Superfund Sites
Living near a hazardous waste or Superfund site could cut your life short by about a year, according to a new study published by a University of Houston engineer. The study is the first nationwide review of all hazardous waste sites and not just the 1,300 sites on the national priority list managed by the federal government.
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.
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
Apr 29 12:00 pm
Workplace Conversations Event: Arab Americans and the Struggle Against Racism in the United States
Arab Americans and the Struggle Against Racism in the United States
Apr 30 12:00 pm
THE HIVE ft. George M. Johnson
Join the Dean of Students Office and Women and Gender Resource Center for a live discussion with groundbreaking, bestselling author of “All Boys Aren’t Blue”, George M. Johnson. This event is free and advanced registration is preferred. Click here to register!
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