Michael McCaul

Congressman and U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul visited with faculty from the Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute (BTI), led by UH. BTI is a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, which brings together leading experts and researchers to conduct multidisciplinary research and education for homeland security solutions.

Jakob Holder

Jakob Holder, executive director of the Edward F. Albee Foundation, was among the speakers who shared personal stories and tributes to Edward Albee’s life. The evening included monologues from selected Albee plays, live music and an exhibition of artwork from Albee’s personal collection.

US Paralympic Swimming Team

US Paralympic Swimming Team conducted practices and visited with students in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium in advance of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

J.J. Watt

Three-Time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt shows the UH Cougars hand sign on the sidelines as he cheered Cougar Football during the team’s upset against No. 3 Oklahoma at NRG Stadium.

Ronan Farrow

NBC News investigative correspondent Ronan Farrow came on campus to interview professor Dipali Rinker about the phenomenon dubbed “drunkorexia,” which she has extensively researched. The story was featured on NBC’s Today Show.

Thom Mayne

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne, with students and faculty from the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, focused on the unique problems the city will face in the future.

Tyler Henderson

Hilton College student and chef Tyler Henderson was the star of the campus watch party for the Food Network program “Chopped” in an episode where he competed against established industry chefs. Henderson is also owner and executive chef of Plate, a hip Southwest fusion restaurant in Durango, Colo.

Mark Anthony Neal

Noted American author and academic Duke University professor Mark Anthony Neal participated in “A Conversation About Hip Hop and Masculinity” event and pop-up exhibit hosted by UH Libraries and UH Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies program. Two weeks later, Neal returned to UH to deliver the John P. McGovern Endowed Lecture “Negotiating Black Masculinity in America.”

Robert Del Grande

James Beard Award-winning Chef Robert Del Grande of Café Annie was among several of Houston’s best chefs as well as representatives from the NFL, Houston Food Bank and Houston Super Bowl Host Committee for the Party with a Purpose® kickoff event at UH Hilton.

Zubin Mehenti

ESPN SportsCenter’s Zubin Mehenti took time to visit with UH President Renu Khator between live reports from the UH campus during football season.

Anthony Ervin

Four-time Olympic medalist Anthony Ervin shared stories of personal struggle and triumph with UH students as part of the UH Center of Diversity and Inclusion speaker series.

Swami Ramdev

Renowned Indian yoga guru Swami Ramdev took photos with fans and UH students outside of a luncheon in his honor at the UH Hilton.

Dave Isay

Founder and president of StoryCorps and author Dave Isay delivered a public lecture and participating in activities with students and faculty as part of the 2016 Provost Summer Read programming. Isay is author of the provost’s 2016 book choice: “Listening is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project.”

Case Keenum

LA Rams quarterback Case Keenum was on hand at TDECU Stadium as the No.7 jersey he shared with David Klinger was retired from UH football.

Buzz Aldrin

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin visited UH’s Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture(SICSA) to hear Coogs’ ideas for habitats and vehicles to use on Mars.