UH Names Arnold Schwarzenegger as Commencement Speaker
Actor, businessman and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger will speak at the University of Houston's spring commencement. The university-wide commencement is set for 10 a.m. Friday, May 12, at TDECU Stadium.
Open for Business: New Career Closet at UH University Career Services Makes Suits Available for $10, Three-Day Rental
A new service at University Career Services (UCS) called Career Closet is now available for all UH undergraduate and graduate students. The UCS Career Closet helps students suit up for success without leaving campus or spending a lot of money. Students can rent a suit for up to three days for $10, which covers dry cleaning costs.
UH Expands Global Footprint: New Partnerships with Mexico
The University of Houston has signed a strategic five-year partnership with the Mexican government that allows more Mexican students to pursue graduate degrees and postdoctoral exchange at UH, while faculty will have more opportunities to participate in exchange programs too.
UH Honors College Students Tutoring 7th Graders for STAAR Test
An innovative writing and mentoring program at the University of Houston Honors College is helping 7th grade students at KIPP Intrepid Preparatory School in Houston's East End prepare for the upcoming State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) writing test.
Comedy, Politics, Climate Change and Television
Jón Gnarr, whose resume includes work as a comedian, actor and writer, followed by an offbeat and successful campaign for mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland, is teaching a screenwriting class at the University of Houston and speaking out on creativity and climate change.
Halting Nearsightedness Epidemic Goal of UH Vision Scientist
Funded by a $1.9 million grant from the NIH’s National Eye Institute, UH College of Optometry’s Earl Smith is looking at how certain aspects of indoor lighting affect eye growth and testing a new pharmaceutical agent that has shown promise in slowing the development of myopia.
New Study: Magical Two-Hour Marathon Mark Can Be Broken Now
Breaking the 2-hour marathon mark is a magical, athletic milestone that has fascinated the running world for years but has never been accomplished. Now, a new study by the University of Houston and the University of Colorado Boulder shows it’s possible right now under the right conditions.
UH College of Nursing Reaches its Number-one Strategic Goal Ahead of Schedule
In just over a year since its move to the University of Houston System's flagship university, UH's nursing school has reached its number-one strategic goal on its ambitious timeline. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board acknowledged the completion of criteria for reclassifying the school, which officially became the UH College of Nursing March 2.
UH Program Elevates Artists to Another Stage
Two University of Houston graduate students are helping to elevate Houston's arts and culture reputation by embarking on careers that contribute to the city's $26 billion creative economy. Both are graduate candidates of the Master of Arts in Arts Leadership (MAAL) program at the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts, the only such program in the region.
UH UnCut Winter 2017
In the newest edition of UH's news magazine show we take you into the lab to show you how researchers at UH are developing a new material that stops ice from sticking to surfaces. We go in the field with Professor Ken Brown, whose discoveries are being displayed in the newest Smithsonian museum. Plus, we introduce you to an entrepreneur who is bringing a fresh healthy food option to campus.
TxDOT to Close Northbound Section of Spur 5 to Downtown Destinations
TxDOT has informed UH that it will close a significant portion of Spur 5 northbound from the University of Houston campus to downtown destinations beginning at 9 p.m., Friday, March 3. It will be closed for the next seven to nine months.
UH Researcher Helping New Moms Battle Postpartum Depression Through Intervention
Research shows mothers from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are twice as likely to suffer from postpartum depression. A University of Houston researcher from the Graduate College of Social Work has developed a home-based postpartum depression intervention specifically for low-income moms.
UH McGovern College of the Arts and Project Row Houses Launch Fellowship Program
The University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts (CotA) and Project Row Houses (PRH) have created a pilot fellowship program that builds upon the practice, research and implementation of socially-engaged art projects and the impact these projects have in transforming communities.
More than a Runaway Problem: UH Researcher Tackles Youth Homelessness
Youth homelessness is a troubling issue in Texas, but determining the exact number of children affected at any given time and how to help them is challenging. The University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work led a team to compile a list of recommendations for lawmakers.
Preserving the Past
UH’s Special Collection at the M.D. Anderson Library is working to preserve the history of KUHT-TV by digitizing more than 2,000 films and 12,000 videos.
UH Among Top U.S. Universities for ROI and Upward Mobility
Stellar academics, strong career prospects for grads and affordability are among the reasons UH has been named as a "College that Pays You Back" by The Princeton Review. UH is also among the top in the U.S. for turning low-income students into top earners according to a new study.
UH Engineers Create New Ice-Repelling Materials
University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering Assistant Professor Hadi Ghasemi and his team created a material that repels ice. This "smart" material can be applied to any solid surface, giving it many potential uses, such as on aircraft, and in infrastructure and energy.
Mar 30 5pm
Dr. Gloria Sutton Lecture: "The Interrogative Imperative in Durational Media"
Northeastern University's professor Gloria Sutton will discuss the the distinction between analog and digital image media and the effects of this shift between the two.
Mar 30 7pm
The Mahogany Project
The Mahogany Project is a collective of black queer men that serve to tell the stories of other black queer men covering an array of different societal issues, with a particular focus on building community in Texas.
Mar 31 8am
Life Hacks Contest
Find a creative way to recycle and re-purpose materials as either a work of art, decor, fashion or functional item for everyday use.
Mar 31 1pm
Tony Caramia Master Class
Tony Caramia, Professor of Piano at the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music, will lead a free master class on piano.
Apr 1 7:30pm
Sappho For Soprano
This program features recent classical music composed on the theme of antiquity's greatest lyric poet, Sappho.
Apr 6 10am
Intersectionality: A Framework for Socially Just Communities will explore the overlap of social categories of race, class and gender.
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