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Building a New Legal Legacy

The UH Law Center officially opened the John M. O’Quinn Law Building, the newest law school facility in Texas and one of the newest in the country. The ultramodern facility is named in honor of the late John M. O’Quinn, a prominent Texas trial attorney and UH Law Center alumnus. The architecture represents a new era in legal education in the city of Houston. https://stories.uh.edu/2022-law-building/index.html  Read more …


Study: Lower Mortality Rates for Men 50+ Attending Religious Services

Marino Bruce, director of UH Population Health’s Collaboratories and associate dean for research in the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine, led a study about the rewards of belonging to a community of worship. Findings suggest that mortality risks decreased for Black men in their 50s and older who attended weekly worship services. Read more …


New Program Aims to Increase Diversity Among STEM Workforce

A new UH program will provide up to $10,000 per year to freshmen with majors in the Departments of Earth and Atmospheric Science, Mathematics and Physics. The program is supported by a nearly $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation and led by Daniel Hauptvogel, instructional associate professor in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.  Read more …


Streets, Parking Lots, Garages Affected by Friday’s Game

Please note that with the next Cougar football home game at TDECU Stadium taking place at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, streets, parking lots and garages will be directly impacted. Read more …


Our People

    • Stephen I. "Steve" Chazen, a highly respected businessman and dedicated member of the UH System Board of Regents, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22. Regent Chazen was a part of the UH System family. He earned his master’s degree from UH-Clear Lake and provided exceptional leadership to the UH System, having served on the Board of Regents since 2018. Read more.
    • Brooke Kauffman, UH RESTORE laboratory researcher, is spearheading a study that explores Latinx smokers and the impact of microaggressions. The plan is to use the research to shed more light on services and interventions that are critically needed in the Latino community. Read more.
    • It figures someone who enjoys painstakingly assembling thousands of Lego bricks to create a six-foot high and four-foot wide, 30-pound mosaic of David Bowie would say the three words that best describe him are “details, details, details.” Meet Gregory Jonason, enterprise systems application developer at UH. Read more.
    • Marc Hamilton, professor of Health and Human Performance, is pioneering the “soleus pushup,” which effectively elevates metabolism for hours, even while sitting. The soleus is a posterior leg muscle that runs from just below the knee to the heel. Read more.

Our Campus

    • This is the first Moores Opera Center season programmed under recently appointed Artistic Director Lawrence Edelson. The three productions by the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts promise to be one of the school’s most diverse to date. Read more.
    • Just in time for cold and flu season, UH Health Family Care Center is now in-network with the UH Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Select plan. Conveniently located on campus with free parking, the care center is accepting new patients — with same-day and next-day appointments available. Read more.
    • September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month, and for the Division of Administration and Finance, it coincides with the official relaunch of the Stay Cougar S.A.F.E. website. The website is a one-stop shop where the UH community can find campus safety resources and how to utilize them when needed. Read more.
    • The Blaffer family gifted artwork by renowned New York artist Tobi Kahn to Public Art of the UH System. “OHRA” is a suite of seven panels now on display in the UH Health District. To create the piece, Kahn drew inspiration from conversations with Jane Blaffer Owen, who suggested he create the feeling of being on a beach, surrounded by water and sky. Read more