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Supporting Graduate Art Students and Emerging Houston Artists

While earning their UH Master of Fine Arts degrees in 2021, Liz Gates and Doug Welsh launched the G5 Summer Intensive to support graduate art students and emerging Houston artists. During the early stages of COVID-19, grant money dried up and fellowship opportunities vanished; rather than bide their time and wait for the worst of the pandemic’s impact on the arts to subside, Gates and Welsh forged their own path. Read more …


Stem Cell Cloning Experts Unraveling Cystic Fibrosis

Professor Frank McKeon and Associate Professor Wa Xian in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry and the UH Stem Cell Center are working to help identify the source of lung inflammation in those with cystic fibrosis. McKeon and Xian received a $2.7 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Read more …


Graduate Students Make Discoveries in Digital Research

Five graduate students worked with members of UH Libraries Digital Research Commons to develop the digital parts of their dissertations. The students were selected by application to attend the Spring 2022 Digital Research Institute, a multi-day intensive experience aimed at building the foundational skills and knowledge needed to create digital research.  Read more …


Cougar Grounds Coffee Shop Open Through Construction

The Cougar Grounds coffee shop located in the south wing of the Hilton University of Houston, remains open throughout hotel construction, with summer hours of 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday – Friday. As a reminder, the hotel lobby remains closed through Monday, Sept. 5.  Read more …


Our People

    • The UH System Board of Regents granted emeritus status to Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost Paula Myrick Short, recognizing her many contributions to the University. To earn this achievement in higher education, one must demonstrate an unwavering commitment to an institution and its mission. Read more.
    • Twenty-one UH students earned the esteemed Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State. This competitive award recognizes exemplary students who may not otherwise have opportunities to study internationally. Read more.
    • Kyung Jae Lee, assistant professor in the UH Cullen College of Engineering, used her petroleum engineering knowledge to support clean energy. Lee is studying how minerals from natural petroleum could be used to make the lithium-ion batteries needed for electric vehicles and other energy-efficient devices. Read more.
    • President Renu Khator congratulated the UH community on another successful academic year and updated faculty and staff about the Fertitta family’s gift to the UH College of Medicine, the provost search, recent accolades and business matters related to the University. Read more.

Our Campus

    • UH took home four awards for marketing and communication excellence from the American Marketing Association at the 36th annual AMA Houston Crystal Awards ceremony. This year’s winners were selected among more than 150 marketing, communications, advertising, design and public relations professionals. Read more.
    • The Kathrine G. McGovern College of Arts will proudly present “Little Shop of Horrors” as the college’s first ever full-scale musical production Friday through Saturday, May 27 – 29, at Moores Opera House. The event will mark the first collaborative production by students and faculty from Moores School of Music and the School of Theatre & Dance. Read more.
    • The Hilton University of Houston is still open for business during construction of new five-story hotel tower, although the lobby is closed through Monday, Sept. 5. To accommodate guests, both Eric’s Restaurant and the front desk will be temporarily relocated to the second floor of the hotel.  Read more.
    • Chairman of the UH System Board of Regents Tilman J. Fertitta and his family pledged an historic $50 million gift to the UH College of Medicine. In return, the college will now be known as the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine. This transformational gift not only will strengthen the capabilities of the college, but also will help faculty, staff and students fulfill their mission of serving the underserved in Houston and beyond. Read more.