Pairing graduate students with professionals working in their field resulted in deeper learning and inspired passion for the work, according to new research from the University of Houston.
Joanna Clark, a University of Houston geology Ph.D. student, has been awarded a $285,000 NASA grant to develop a technique that could one day be used to better understand past climate conditions on Mars.
University of Houston associate professor of pharmacology Bradley McConnell is helping usher in a new age of cardiac pacemakers by using stem cells found in fat, converting them to heart cells, and reprogramming those to act as biologic pacemaker cells.
Police officers face well-documented risks, with more than 50,000 a year assaulted on the job in the United States. But new research has found that the use of information technology by law enforcement agencies can reduce the number of police killed or injured in the line of duty by as much as 50%.
Nearly 5,000 University of Houston students will receive their degrees during the fall 2019 University Commencement. Commencement ceremonies are Thursday, Dec. 12–Saturday, Dec. 14 at Fertitta Center and Cullen Performance Hall.
A historic gift expected to have a total impact of $15 million will ensure the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston remains in the nation’s top tier of entrepreneurship programs.
Formerly incarcerated black men enrolled in an alternative school with arts-based programming — writing, poetry, music — showed healthier social and emotional development and higher academic achievement as they transitioned to adulthood, according to research from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.
Jeffrey Rimer, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at UH, has received the state’s top honor in engineering for his pioneering discoveries about how crystals form and how they can be dissolved.
A newly published report from a University of Houston psychology professor finds that firefighters who struggle with PTSD symptoms, and who think they cannot handle negative emotions, are likely to drink and use alcohol it to cope with negative emotions.
Seamus Curran, a physics professor at the University of Houston, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) in recognition of his work in nanotechnology.
Scientists studying the weather and climate of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, have reported a significant seasonal variation in its energy budget, a finding that could yield new insights into climate on Earth.
Young cancer survivors face unique medical and psychosocial challenges that can hinder their ability to move on mentally and socially, even years after their final treatment. But new research suggests survivors who retell their story through photography can significantly increase their self-esteem and self-efficacy.
An engineering professor from the University of Houston has been elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, joining a select group of researchers recognized by their peers as among the best in their fields.
With a $2.5 million grant from the National Eye Institute, a team of biomedical researchers (who just happen to be married for 44 years) at the University of Houston is tackling the link between macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa via a protein which, when mutated, can cause both.
If you’re interviewing for a job and you have a mole on your face, new research indicates you might want to say something about it – right away. Birthmarks, moles and scars may impact how a job applicant is evaluated during a Skype interview, but new research shows employers are less likely to focus on facial imperfections when the interviewee acknowledges them up front.
With seemingly endless emails, phone calls and meetings, it’s no secret that working in an office environment can be quite stressful. Understanding how stress manifests by exposing the effects of distractions can help unlock an office workers’ full potential, according to new data collected by researchers from three university laboratories.
Researchers from the University of Houston have reported a new device that can both efficiently capture solar energy and store it until it is needed, offering promise for applications ranging from power generation to distillation and desalination.
The University of Houston has received a significant gift from The John M. O’Quinn Foundation to support the UH Law Center and construction of its new state-of-the-art building. In permanent recognition of the gift, the building will be named the "John M. O'Quinn Law Building."
Global climate change could cause Africa’s Lake Victoria, the world’s largest tropical lake and source of the Nile River, to dry up in the next 500 years, according to new findings from a team of researchers led by the University of Houston. Even more imminent, the White Nile — one of the two main tributaries of the Nile — could lose its source waters in just a decade.
Jan 23 7:30 pm
Figaro is getting married today, but it’s becoming very complicated. First, his new bride is being chased by his boss, the Count, who makes Harvey Weinstein look like a choirboy. Then, there seems to be something going on between the Countess and a teenage boy whose hormones are running amok. To top it all off, Figaro is being pursued by a lustful cougar who has the legal means to force him to marry her. In the meantime, no one can see anything in the dark. See why this classic comedy, considered by many to be the most perfect opera ever written, can still amuse, provoke, and ultimately move you.
Sung in the original Italian with projected translation over the stage.
Jan 24 7:30 pm
Two delightful, high-spirited one-act comedies! In Amelia, a woman prepares to go out on the town, but first has to deal with both her jealous husband and her overly passionate lover. In The Old Maid and the Thief, a spinster takes in a handsome drifter who steals more than just her money. Boasting many memorable and beautiful arias by a master craftsman, these operas just may steal your heart too.
Sung in the original English and Italian with projected translation over the stage.
Jan 29 6:30 pm
About the exhibition: What We left Unfinished tells the incredible and mostly true story of five unfinished feature films from the Communist era in Afghanistan (1978-1991), when films were weapons, filmmakers became targets, and the dreams of constantly shifting political regimes merged with the stories told onscreen. Alongside the film/s, Ghani will also present archival materials accumulated in its making, sister video portraits of Afghanistan, and a site-specific iteration of her ongoing archive project Index of the Disappeared (with collaborator Chitra Ganesh) in the Special Collections Department of MD Anderson Library.
Jan 30 4:00 pm
Mark your calendars for the HEALTH Research Institute’s inaugural health conference.
Jan 30 6:30 pm
Margaret Wertheim is an internationally noted writer, artist and curator whose work focuses on relations between science and the wider cultural landscape. Her work is animated by a two-fold proposition: that science is both a field of conceptual enchantment, and a socially embedded activity with political and communal consequences. The author of six books, including The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace and Physics on the Fringe, she has written for the New York Times, The Guardian, Cabinet, Aeon and many others. Margaret and her twin sister Christine are founders of the Institute For Figuring, a Los Angeles-based practice devoted to the aesthetic dimensions of science and mathematics theiff.org. The sisters have created exhibitions for the Hayward Gallery (London), Science Gallery (Dublin), Mass MOCA (MA), Museum of Jurassic Technology (Los Angeles), and elsewhere. Their Crochet Coral Reef project has been shown nationally and internationally including at the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), Museum of Arts and Design (New York), Deutsches Museum (Munich), the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (Washington D.C.), and the 2019 Venice Biennale. Margaret has worked professionally on all seven continents and stood on the South Pole.
Feb 05 3:00 pm
Information Session on the Peace Corps Prep program at the University of Houston and a brief overview of the Peace Corps followed by small group discussion with returned Peace Corps volunteers.
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