The Good, The Bad and The Inevitable of Artificial Intelligence
So many things we interact with daily are powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), but recent developments in general AI - where AI learns and then makes decisions on its own – have prompted a very heated public debate regarding its benefits and dangers to society. “AI will continue to challenge all of our systems,” said Tony Liao, an associate professor in the Digital Media program of the Technology Division at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.
Creating and Measuring Surgical Conscience
The prospect of surgery, even minor surgery, can be frightening for a patient. Nobody wants to get even sicker after an operation. But despite the number of responsible, caring teams who perform challenging surgery and perioperative care with great skill, studies point to significant numbers of patient sicknesses and deaths caused by incorrect and often preventable actions on the part of surgeons and preoperative nurses. Contributing to those numbers is a culture where perioperative nurses are discouraged from or ignored when advocating for perioperative safety protocols.
New Nursing Graduates Urged to be Resilient
Twenty-three students and their families gathered at Cullen Performance Hall at the University of Houston for commencement and pinning ceremonies for the Andy and Barbara Gessner College of Nursing. “We need to take time to recognize what the students accomplished,” said Kathryn Tart, professor and founding dean of the college. “We, the faculty, are passionate about our profession and are joyous that students trusted our guidance and mentoring to fulfill their dreams of earning the BSN or MSN degree.”
Next Stop for the Global Supply Chain: New Tech for Networks
“I don’t really have to explain what a supply chain is anymore because everyone who has waited for a pair of Nikes or some other specialty product now understands it.” Margaret Kidd, sought-after expert and director of the UH Supply Chain & Logistics Technology program, believes now is the time for all stakeholders in the global supply chain, from those who source the raw materials for manufacturing to those who deliver goods to consumers, to catch up with Europe and Asia.
Graduating….In Their Own Words
Students from the Gessner College of Nursing’s Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program start as pre-nursing freshmen at the University of Houston before moving their studies to UH at Katy. The rigorous program prepares them not only to be nurses, but nurse leaders and advocates. Two Traditional BSN students (and soon-to-be graduates) share their stories of perseverance and accomplishment.
Technology Summer Camps in Sugar Land, UH Main Campus
The University of Houston at Sugar Land is offering three summer camps for elementary, middle, and high school students designed to develop the next generation of coders, digital storytellers, game designers, and molecular biologists. There is a $350 fee for each camp which includes work materials. Discounts are available for UH employees, teachers, and siblings. Scholarships are available for students with financial needs.