UH Research Communications Wins Big at CASE

The UH Division of Research’s Strategic Research Communications team took home five of the highest awards at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District IV competition this year.

CASE is the global non-profit association dedicated to educational advancement. A single CASE award requires exemplary work and a thorough submission process. A winning entry culminates in high praise for the work a university has completed in higher education the previous year. Additionally, the University of Houston belongs to District IV, an incredibly robust group of institutions, which includes university systems and academic medical centers across a five-state region: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Texas A&M, The University of Texas, Baylor and Rice are all competitors.

The author at The Big Idea, Rene Cantu, posthumously won the Grand Gold for his article, “Election to Electron” – a timely, and often humorous, take on how science research has historically held up against the politics of any given time. DOR’s Miguel Tovar also took a Gold award for his “Election to Electron” editorial layout and a Bronze for the magazine’s cover design, depicting the same article. Riffing off of Cantu’s piece, which likens boxing to the bloodthirstiness of politics, Tovar’s design featured a donkey and elephant duking it out in the ring, thronged by a crowd of boisterous scientists and researchers.

The entire magazine, The Big Idea, took a Gold, while the Technology Bridge website won a Silver. Lindsay Lewis, executive director of the award-winning communications team, proudly remarked: “I’m excited our hard work is being honored at CASE this year. This is an incredible team and they deserve recognition for their amazing creative work.” 

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