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Poll: Biden and Sanders are in a Virtual Tie in Texas
The race between Democratic presidential contenders Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders is a virtual toss-up in Texas, with a new poll from the Hobby School of Public Affairs showing Sanders picking up more delegates even as Biden is predicted to earn a slightly larger share of the popular vote on Super Tuesday. Elizabeth Warren finished third, followed by Michael Bloomberg.
Hispanics/Latinos Underrepresented in Alzheimer’s Disease Research
The largest ethnic minority in the U.S., at 18% of the population, Hispanics/Latinos are 50% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than non-Hispanic whites, yet they comprise less than 1% of clinical trials for Alzheimer’s. A University of Houston researcher is set on changing that, by increasing health literacy among Hispanics/Latinos and closing the health disparity gap.
Kirk Watson Named Founding Dean of Hobby School of Public Affairs
Texas Sen. Kirk Watson has been named founding dean of the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs.
Study: Inequality Between Men and Women Dramatic In Houston-Area
Significant inequality between men and women exists in the Houston-area, according to a new study by the University of Houston Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality (IRWGS). The study reveals that women are almost 50% more likely to live in poverty than men and the wage gap for men and women by race and ethnicity is considerably greater here than nationally.
Visiting Scholar Brings Expertise on Brazilian Literature, Film, and Culture
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to welcome Visiting Distinguished International Scholar Maria Aparecida Andrade Salgueiro to the World Cultures and Literatures (WCL) program for the Spring 2020 semester.
Beethoven at 250: UH Joins the World in Celebration
The University of Houston is uniting with symphonies and other musical organizations from around the world to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven — one of the most revered figures in the history of Western music. Beethoven 250 Houston 2020 runs Monday, Feb. 17 through Saturday, Feb. 29 on the UH campus.
Two UH Chemists Are Named 2020 Sloan Research Fellows
Jakoah Brgoch and Judy Wu, both assistant professors of chemistry working in different fields, are among 126 researchers in eight disciplines- ranging from chemistry to neuroscience, physics and economics- selected for the honor.
Four UH Faculty Members Elected to National Academy of Inventors
The National Academy of Inventors has named four University of Houston faculty members to its 2020 class of NAI Senior Members, who are recognized as rising stars in their fields.
University of Houston Ranked as Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students
For the first time in its history, the University of Houston is ranked among the top producing Fulbright institutions in the nation, announced today by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Announcing CLASS 2019 Distinguished Faculty Award Recipients
This year’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences recipients are Casey Dué Hackney, Professor and Director of Classical Studies (MCL), Elena L. Grigorenko, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor (Psychology), and Nancy Beck Young (History). This award honors senior faculty with internationally recognized bodies of scholarship or creative output.
Feb 26 11:00 am
Street Eats: Food Truck Festival & Farmer’s Market
Join us for the first-ever Street Eats: Food Truck Festival & Farmer’s Market. There will be 9 food trucks, 16 farmer’s market vendors, live music and performances.
Feb 26 1:00 pm
Curious about which major to choose? Need to change your major? Meet with a variety of departments and programs across campus to learn more about majors, requirements and classes, and related careers to help you explore options at UH.
Feb 27 6:00 pm
UH at Sugar Land Graduate Programs Showcase
Learn more about graduate school offerings in Sugar Land at this open house on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at UH at Sugar Land. Plus, attend the event to get an application fee waiver. RSVP today!
Feb 27 6:30 pm
David Rokeby, Artist
David Rokeby is the Director of the BMO Lab for Creative Research in the Arts, Performance, Emerging Technologies and AI at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto.
Feb 28 8:00 am
@Africa: Digital Media Conference
Join the Valenti School of Communication for its third annual Global Communication Summit. This year’s theme is focusing on the digital transformation that is occurring on the African continent. Come learn about how Africa is being transformed by digital media in this day-long conference open to both academic scholars and industry professionals.
Feb 28 7:30 pm
AURA Contemporary Ensemble: Haunted
AURA, in collaboration with author Brendan Stephans, presents “Haunted.” Through a unique hybrid of music and theatre, AURA depicts a short story by Stephen’s that explores a group of friends and their different responses to a shared experience. Featuring chamber music by Hernan Campa, Kyle Rivera, and others.
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