Sanchez Family Pledges $3 Million to UH Sales Program for Scholarships
A $3 million gift from the A.R. “Tony” and Maria J. Sanchez Family Foundation will establish a scholarship endowment for sales and digital marketing students. In recognition of the gift, the Program for Excellence in Selling at the C. T. Bauer College of Business will be named the A.R. “Tony” and Maria J. Sanchez Program for Excellence in Selling.
Chances of Thriving After a Natural Disaster Depends on Your Level of Security Before
UH Hobby School of Public Affairs studied 20 years of Texas extreme heat, hurricanes, floods, fires and freezes to determine why some households recover after natural disasters but others never get back on their feet. The findings can help leaders better plan around chronic risks that can linger after an event has passed.
Microchips Created at UH Headed to Space to Honor Artemis I Team
A University of Houston engineer engraved thousands of names on tiny microchips that will soon launch into space on the Artemis I mission to honor the team behind NASA's return to the moon.
UH Athletics Receives $10 Million Pledge for New Football Development Center
The University of Houston Athletics Department has received an anonymous $10 million pledge to support its planned state-of-the-art Football Development Center (FDC). The gift is part of Houston Rise, the newly launched $150 million fundraising campaign centered on competitive excellence in the Big 12 conference.
Researchers Report Major Advance in Semiconductor Materials
Researchers have for the first time experimentally discovered that a cubic boron arsenide crystal offers high carrier mobility for both electrons and holes – the two ways in which a charge is carried in a semiconducting material – suggesting a major advance for next-generation electronics.
University of Houston Engineering Professor Named Global Energy Prize Laureate
The most coveted prize in the field of international energy – the Global Energy Prize bestowed by the Global Energy Association – has been awarded to University of Houston Distinguished Professor of Engineering Kaushik Rajashekara, who historically helped bring electric cars to the marketplace.
Texans Still Sharply Divided on New Abortion Law, UH Survey Finds
Texans remain fiercely polarized on abortion. A new survey from the UH Hobby School of Public Affairs found 50% of overall respondents opposing the state’s new abortion law and 46% supporting its restrictions. The survey did find common ground in strong agreement for proposed programs that could help pregnant women and young children.
$4 Million Dakri Family Gift Supports UH’s New Center for Economic Inclusion
The Dakri family has pledged $4 million to support UH’s new Center for Economic Inclusion in the C. T. Bauer College of Business. Just launched in May, the CEI’s programs build on Bauer’s award-winning SURE℠ program, which trains students in business development while simultaneously educating and enabling under-resourced entrepreneurs in the community to launch businesses.
New UH Program Helps Third Ward Students Build STEM Skills
Students from Jack Yates High School in Houston's Third Ward are researching hypertension, breast cancer, the spleen, and more during an innovation new summer program at UH. The STEM Research Inquiry Summer Experience aims to combat the underrepresentation of people of color working in STEM fields.
UH Professor’s Support of Syrian Refugee Communities Goes Global
UH Associate Professor of Pharmacology Samina Salim is traveling to Jordan as a Fulbright Specialist. During her travels, she will continue her ongoing work with Syrian refugees and collaborate with Jordan University of Science and Technology.
New Survey Shows 5% Margin in Texas Governor’s Race
New data from the UH Hobby School of Public Affairs finds a gap of five percentage points between incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott and challenger Beto O’Rourke in the race for Texas governor. The survey also finds partisanship to be the biggest influencer in voters’ decisions of which candidates and what issues they will support.
UH Nursing Study First to Review Gap Between African American Cancer Patients and Mind-Body Interventions
A study from the UH College of Nursing has found that while African American cancer survivors have interest in mind-body practices that improve mental health, they are often out of reach for them.
Aug 19 10:30 am
First Lecture 2022
Join the UH College of Education for a back-to-school kickoff event featuring nationally renowned writer and advocate Jose Antonio Vargas, a leading voice for the rights of immigrants. His first book, “Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen,” weaves his personal story into a larger conversation about identity. Read more about First Lecture and RSVP.
Aug 25 6:00 pm
Ph.D. in Mathematics Ed Virtual Open House
Learn more about earning a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a focus on mathematics education at a free virtual open house Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022 from 6 to 7 p.m. Learn about our focus on ending educational inequities, meet faculty and get your admissions questions answered! RSVP.
Sep 13 6:00 pm
A Conversation with Former NATO Ambassador and U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
Former NATO ambassador and U.S. Senator from Texas Kay Bailey Hutchison will deliver the 2022 Elizabeth D. Rockwell Lecture on Ethics and Leadership for the Hobby School of Public Affairs at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the Rockwell Pavilion. The moderated discussion will explore Hutchison’s decades of public service and trailblazing political career.
Oct 06 11:00 am
All Majors - Career & Internship Fair (In-person)
Join University Career Services for the Fall 2022 Career & Internship Fair! This event is open to all majors as well as recent alumni, looking for internships or full-time job opportunities!
Oct 12 11:00 am
Fresh Check Day
Join us for interactive booths, free giveaways and an honest and open conversation on mental health!
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