World Cultures & Literatures Interns Leave Positive Mark on Houston
The University of Houston's World Cultures and Literatures program organized impactful summer internships for undergraduate students at Houston's cultural institutions. Through hands-on experiences, students contributed to various projects and gained valuable skills, leaving a positive mark on the city's arts and culture scene. CITE funding supports the academic year World Cultures and Languages Internship program.
FrameWorks Student Researches Black Literature
Kalena Holeman, who participated in the CITE-funded FrameWorks undergraduate research program, is gaining prominence for her dynamic research at the crossroads of Black literature, culture, and gender. From comparing classics to curating digital exhibits, her work captivates. Bolstered by grants, Holeman exemplifies unwavering commitment. Engaging in diverse research programs, she's becoming a standout scholar, leaving her mark on literary and cultural studies.
Houston Nonprofits Gain Valuable Resources Thanks to Work of UH Students
University of Houston Students Aid Houston Nonprofits as Consultants During Summer Internship. The Social Economy and Enterprise Academy course pairs students with local nonprofits to offer valuable resources and expertise. Projects this year focus on increasing homeownership accessibility and making policy recommendations. The initiative benefits nonprofits and fosters practical experience for students pursuing public policy and economics studies.
UH Students Examine Climate, Environmental Changes Through Experiments in Alaska
University of Houston Students Conduct Field Experiments in Alaska to Study Climate and Environmental Changes. The NASA-inspired Undergraduate Student Instrument Project (USIP) allows students to design and launch instruments, measuring atmospheric data, gaseous compounds, microplastics, auroras, and ice wedges.
Blaffer Art and Design Among the Gems at Blaffer Art Museum
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Blaffer Art Museum on the University of Houston campus offers a unique experience of discovering and amplifying local, national, and international artists. With rotating exhibitions, a student-created art and design store, and a commitment to accessibility, this hidden gem invites visitors to explore a vibrant artistic hub.
exCITE Talks Finalist to Serve as UH System Student Regent
University of Houston student Mielad Ziaee has been appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott as the student regent on the UH System Board of Regents. Serving until May 31, 2024, Ziaee will represent students across all four UH System universities. As a student regent, Ziaee will contribute a fresh perspective and advocate for student interests while collaborating with the board to shape the future of the University of Houston System.
Cloudathon@UH Continues To Grow With 2023 Edition
More than 150 dedicated students from five Texas universities gathered at the University of Houston for cloudathon@UH, an annual competition showcasing cloud-based skills. Students collaborated to solve computing and networking problems while vying for prizes, scholarships, and industry recognition.
Women Empowerment Booster Celebrates Successful Semester
Women Empowerment Booster brings college-aged women majoring in computer science together with middle-school girls to learn about coding through digital storytelling. Led by Nouhad Rizk (Computer Science), the project aims to build girls’ and women’s self-efficacy in and identification with computer science.