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The Role of Racial Discrimination in Alcohol Abuse

Associate Professor of Psychology Andres Viana has received a $900,000 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Viana will use the funds to examine the impact of racial discrimination in moderate-to-heavy drinking adult Latinxs.  Read more …


Professor Recognized by American Heart Association for Diabetes Research

Department of Health and Human Performance Associate Professor Stacey Gorniak has been named a fellow of the American Heart Association. Gorniak investigates how changes in neuromuscular control resulting from age and Type 2 diabetes affect daily life. Read more …


UH System Launches $2 Million Technology Bridging Fund

The UH System has launched a $2 million research fund to help faculty inventors bridge the gap between research and commercialization. The Chancellor’s Technology Bridging Fund will offer grants to qualifying faculty to cover costs between proof of concept and commercialization. Officials expect to make between four and 10 awards for each of the next five years; most will be between $25,000 and $75,000. Read more …


New Low-Cost Thermoelectric Material Works at Room Temperature

Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH Director Zhifeng Ren and a group of researchers have reported the discovery of a new material that works efficiently at room temperature while requiring almost no costly tellurium, a major component of the current state-of-the-art material. It has potential applications for keeping electronic devices, vehicles and other components from overheating. Read more …


Bauer Professor Explores “Whole Self” Workplace Approach in New Research

Applying a “whole-self” approach is the foundation of the Bauer College Women in Leadership Executive Education course offered twice a year at C. T. Bauer College of Business. Bauer Professor of Marketing Vanessa Patrick is lead faculty for the course and has recently co-authored a forthcoming paper in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes that advocates adopting a “whole self” approach in the workplace. Read more …


Our People

    • Melahat Almus, instructional assistant professor of mathematics, was recognized for her excellence in teaching with the John C. Butler Teaching Award. This annual award, which goes to one tenure-track and one instructional faculty member, was established in memory of the late NSM Dean John Butler and was presented by Dean Dan Wells. Read more.
    • David Huynh’s (M.A. ’14) parents wanted him to be a cardiologist, but his heart longed for the stage. This summer, Huynh (center) will make his third appearance in the Houston Shakespeare Festival. He is playing Cassius in “Julius Caesar” and Orlando in “As You Like It” running Friday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 11. Read more.
    • The Fertitta Center received the Houston Business Journal Annual Landmark Award for its impact on Houston. Projects are selected based on their excellence in land planning, design, construction, economics, marketing and management. Overseeing the renovation of the former Hofheinz Pavilion was Senior Project Manager Jerry Mizell. Read more.
    • Kamel Salama, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at the Cullen College of Engineering, died Friday, July 12. Salama first joined the University in 1973 as a visiting professor. Altogether, he taught and led an active research program at UH for over 35 years. During that time, he established the materials science and engineering program at UH and mentored more than 60 master’s and doctoral students. Read more.
    • Sondra R. Tennessee, the associate dean of alumni and community relations at the UH Law Center, was recently appointed to the American Bar Association's Commission on Lawyer Assistance Program. She will be working with attorneys from across the country to improve mental health wellness throughout the legal profession. Read more.
    • The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services honored Tina Powellson (left) and Ja’Nelle King as employees of the month for May 2019. Powellson and King work in the Center for Student Involvement and were recognized for their outstanding work the past academic year as the chair and co-chair of the division’s Professional Development Committee. Read more.

Our Campus

    • UH Libraries Special Collections is pleased to commemorate the historic 50th anniversary of NASA’s July 20, 1969 moon landing with a special exhibition. Archival documents, photographs and publications related to human space flight will be on display near Special Collections on the 2nd floor of M.D. Anderson Library from July 22 – 26. Read more.
    • Kick off the academic year with a powerful speech by New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone. The former teen mentor earned accolades for her debut novel, “Dear Martin.” Her writing covers timely topics such as racial inequities, social justice, identity and representation. Free to attend, First Lecture is sponsored by the College of Education and takes place Friday, Aug. 16. Read more.
    • Staff volunteers are needed to welcome UH students to campus, answer questions, provide directions and distribute free bottles of water and other free items. This fall, Cougar First Impressions takes place Monday, Aug. 19, and Tuesday, Aug. 20. Discover more.