The $50 Million Challenge
“With this gift, we will help prepare University of Houston students to thrive in the global marketplace. Strong faculty leadership is paramount to the University’s success. This new wave of outstanding faculty will build upon the University’s already exceptional faculty. We believe that this investment will continue the process of motivating students and benefit our great city of Houston through work in the classrooms, institutes and labs.
Researchers Build a Soft Robot with Neurologic Capabilities
In work that combines a deep understanding of the biology of soft-bodied animals such as earthworms with advances in materials and electronic technologies, researchers have developed a robotic device containing a stretchable transistor that allows neurological function.
Hope is a Key Factor in Recovering from Anxiety Disorders
A University of Houston psychologist is reporting that hope increases in therapy and is a trait that predicts resilience and recovery from anxiety disorders, an important mechanism for therapists to restore in patients to move them forward toward recovery.
Space Explorers to Visit University of Houston
Six accomplished space explorers will visit students at the University of Houston on Wednesday, Oct. 16 to educate and inspire the next generation of astronauts, scientists and engineers.
What Happens as Solid-State Batteries Begin to Fail?
Solid-state lithium batteries don’t carry the same risk of fire and explosion as conventional batteries with liquid electrolytes, but full-scale commercialization has been slowed, in part, because scientists don’t fully understand what causes the batteries to fail. A $1 million project funded by the US Department of Energy will allow researchers to answer those fundamental questions.
University Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic Opens Parkinson’s Voice Service
The University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic (USLHC) has established a Parkinson’s voice service to help people who live with the debilitating impact of Parkinson’s disease on their voice and ability to swallow. The program emphasizes speaking with intent and converting speech from an automatic function to an intentional act every time a person with Parkinson’s speaks.
Fertitta Center Court to be Named after Penick Family
When the 2019-20 University of Houston Men's and Women's Basketball teams take the floor in early November to open competition inside the Fertitta Center, the Cougars will do so on a new court. Thanks to a generous donation from longtime Houston Athletics supporters Richard "Rusty" and Patricia "Tricia" Penick, the Fertitta Center playing surface has been renamed the Penick Court ahead of the 2019-20 season.
Bauer College Economic Development Initiative Earns National Recognition
The Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship program at the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business has been recognized as one of the nation’s top university-led economic development initiatives.
New Mariachi Ensemble Coming to UH
The University of Houston campus will soon be filled with the sweet sounds of traditional mariachi music when the new Mariachi Pumas ensemble debuts this fall.
UH College of Medicine Department Chair Named Harris County Family Physician of the Year
Dr. Brian Reed has a passion for helping patients live healthy lives, and now his primary care colleagues in Harris County are recognizing his commitment to patient care. After being nominated by his peers, the chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences at the University of Houston College of Medicine has been named the Family Physician of the Year by the Harris County Academy of Family Physicians.
UH Receives $2 Million Commitment to Support Study of Tamil Language and Culture
Houston Tamil Studies Chair, Inc., a Texas nonprofit organization with a mission to promote Tamil language, culture and literature has made a $2 million commitment to the University of Houston to establish an endowment supporting the study of Tamil heritage.
Oct 16 9:00 am
Community Day with Space Explorers
Six accomplished space explorers will visit UH students to educate and inspire the next generation of astronauts, scientists and engineers.
Oct 16 10:00 am
Education Graduate School Virtual Fair
Join our recruiter for a virtual chat about the graduate programs offered at the University of Houston College of Education. You’ll have an opportunity to learn more about master’s and doctoral programs in Curriculum and Instruction, K-12 Administration, Higher Education, Counseling, Psychology and Learning Sciences. It’s free to participate. Just click here to register.
Oct 16 12:00 pm
Celebrity Chef | Alex Padilla
Celebrity Chef Alex Padilla will be joining us to cook up his classics at Cougar Woods. Executive Chef of legacy Restaurants, overseeing the kitchen at The Original Ninfa’s, Chef Alex has been featured on numerous national TV shows, including Travel Channel’s “Zimmern List” with Andrew Zimmern, “Man v. Food,” and Food Network’s”Top 5 Restaurants: Best Mexican Food.”
Oct 17 5:30 pm
M.Ed. & Ed.D. in K-12 Administration
Aspiring principals, superintendents and other K-12 administrators are invited to learn more about the College of Education’s M.Ed. and Ed.D. programs during an information session Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Farish Hall. Visit our info sessions page to RSVP.
Oct 18 7:00 pm
Campus Recreation’s 2019 Signature Event is Back and better than ever. This year’s Haunted Penthouse theme is a Crooked Hospital where the thing that is supposed to help you survive actually starts to attack you.
Oct 18 7:30 pm
Opera: Orpheus in the Underworld
While we may aspire to live with the gods in the heavens, hell is a LOT more fun. This satirical operetta takes the stuffing out of Greek mythology and proves that nothing is sacred in this wickedly funny production.
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