Hines Family Commits New Gift Toward UH Professorship Advancing Digital Design
The University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design will receive another generous gift from the Hines family. Hines, the global real estate firm founded by Gerald D. Hines, has pledged $500,000 to an existing endowed professorship that will direct a new innovation lab at the college.
Understanding Where Patients Live Can Improve Patient Health
Family physicians typically don’t consider where patients live when assessing their health care needs, despite research that indicates a person’s environment can significantly affect their health. With the emergence of value-based health care, there are more incentives for providers to take those factors into account. However, a new study found that family physicians could not accurately estimate where their patients actually live.
Adults Who Mix Cannabis with Opioids for Pain Report Higher Anxiety, Depression
Not a good mix: A researcher from the University of Houston has found that adults who combine prescription opioids for severe pain and cannabis report elevated anxiety and depression symptoms, with no increased pain reduction.
Diverse Programs, Campus Make UH Among Best Colleges in Nation
University of Houston students are happy, friendly and appreciate the diversity of programs offered across campus. These are a few of the reasons why UH is listed in The Princeton Review’s “Best 385 Colleges” Guide for 2020.
Addressing the Changing Face of Mental/Behavioral Health Care
Minorities in Houston, like in other large U.S. cities, experience high rates of poverty, school dropout, and unemployment according to the latest U.S. Census. The primary and mental health needs are substantial among African American and Latino groups, which make up 67% of Houston’s population. The University of Houston is using a $500,000 grant from the Division of Academic Quality and Workforce at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to address the needs of economically disadvantaged ethnic minorities.
‘Fake News,’ Diminishing Media Trust and the Role of Social Media
Dani Madrid-Morales, assistant professor of journalism at the UH Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, explores the "fake news" phenomenon in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Brain Stimulation for PTSD Patients
University of Houston assistant professor of electrical engineering Rose T. Faghih reports that the tiny beads of sweat, which appear in patients experiencing PTSD or other neuropsychiatric disorders, can be measured and used to design and more responsive brain stimulator for therapy.
Blood Clotting Proteins Discovered as Biomarkers of Lupus Nephritis
Biomedical engineer Chandra Mohan has discovered blood clotting proteins in the urine of patients with Lupus Nephritis which is the leading cause of death in lupus patients. The new biomarker discovery could lead to better clinical disease monitoring.
Eye Exam: Can Specific Types of Light Prevent or Slow Myopia?
With a $1.8 million research grant sponsored by the National Eye Institute, University of Houston assistant professor of optometry Lisa Ostrin is examining why an ever-increasing number of youngsters need glasses and, specifically, if exposure to specific types of light might prevent myopia, or nearsightedness.
A Wearable Device So Thin and Soft You Won’t Even Notice It
Wearable human-machine interfaces have benefited from advances in electronics, materials and mechanical designs, but they still can be bulky and uncomfortable and can’t always handle multiple functions at one time. The discovery of a multifunctional ultra-thin wearable electronic device that is imperceptible to the wearer could change that.
U.S. Latino Digital Humanities Program to Launch at UH with Mellon Foundation Grant
A $750,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has been awarded to the University of Houston to establish a first-of-its-kind U.S. Latino Digital Humanities Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
UH Study: New Bottlenecks, Challenges Loom as Permian Booms
The Permian Basin is booming, but a study by UH Energy suggests challenges lie ahead, including new bottlenecks as producers rush to export much of the newly produced oil and the capacity of ports along the Gulf coast to handle large transport ships.
Public Art of University of Houston System Remembers Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez
Carlos Cruz-Diez, a leading artist from Latin America known for his experimental language based on abstraction, died Saturday at the age of 95. The Venezuelan artist’s “Double Physichromie” is a signature work in the Public Art of the University of Houston System Collection.
Alvin Community College and Galveston College Join Houston GPS
Alvin Community College and Galveston College are the latest institutions to join the Houston Guided Pathways to Success (Houston GPS) consortium, a regional collaboration of colleges and universities established in 2015 to increase college completion rates and streamline student transfer between two- and four-year institutions.
The Role of Racial Discrimination in Alcohol Abuse
UH associate professor of Psychology Andres Viana will study a group of 150 self-admitted Latinx drinkers and will examine whether negative experiences, such as racial discrimination, increase their anxiety and drinking patterns. Research shows that drinking patterns among Latinxs are different than those of non-Hispanic whites and other ethnic or racial groups.
New Low-Cost Thermoelectric Material Works at Room Temperature
The widespread adoption of thermoelectric devices that can directly convert electricity into thermal energy for cooling and heating has been hindered, in part, by the lack of materials that are both inexpensive and highly efficient at room temperature. Now researchers have reported the discovery of a new material that works efficiently while requiring almost no costly tellurium, a major component of the current state-of-the-art material.
Winning Performer: David Huynh Talks Acting and Asians in Entertainment
David Huynh’s parents wanted him to be a cardiologist, but his heart longed for the stage. This summer, the 2014 Master of Fine Arts graduate of the University of Houston’s Professional Actor Training Program will make his third appearance in the Houston Shakespeare Festival.
From Accountant to Actor: UH Alumnus Makes Debut at Houston Shakespeare Festival
Dean Coutris spent 12 years as a certified public accountant until he realized he wanted to be an actor. Now the recent masters graduate from the UH Professional Actor Training Program will play Julius Caesar, marking his debut at the Houston Shakespeare Festival Aug. 2-11.
Aug 15 8:00 am
Cougar Move-In Weekend
It’s move-in time! Visit AccessUH and click on myHousing to check your room assignment and specific move-in date and time. Move-in will take place on August 15, 16 and 17. Cougar Village I, Cougar Village II, Moody Towers, Cougar Place, and University Lofts residents should report to the TDECU Stadium Club Room to check in. Bayou Oaks residents should report directly to Bayou Oaks, NOT the TDECU Stadium Club Room.
Aug 16 11:00 am
First Lecture with Nic Stone
Kick off the academic year with a speech by New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone, whose debut novel, “Dear Martin,” addresses issues of race and class. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to this free event. Read more about First Lecture.
Aug 16 7:30 pm
Concert Chorale: European Grand Prix Send-Off Concert
Come cheer on members of the Concert Chorale as they get ready to fly to Italy to compete in one of the world’s most prestigious choral competitions!
Aug 20 3:30 pm
Toward a Thinking Microscope: Deep Learning-enabled Computational Microscopy and Sensing
Deep learning is a class of machine learning techniques that uses multi-layered artificial neural networks for automated analysis of signals or data.?In this presentation, given by Aydogan Ozcan,?guests will receive an overview of some of?the recent work on the use of deep neural networks in advancing computational microscopy and sensing systems, which also covers biomedical applications.
Aug 21 12:00 pm
Back to School Carnival
Step right up and?enjoy a back to school carnival lunch. Enjoy your favorite Carnival games, treats and much more.
Aug 21 12:00 pm
Student Centers Welcome Back
Welcome to UH. Follow in the footsteps of your favorite Marvel superhero as you explore the Student Centers in a hunt for the Infinity Stones. Take part in different activities around the building to win a free t-shirt and a chance to win various prizes - all while enjoying free ice cream?and other treats.
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