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UH Ranks among Top 100 Global Universities for Patents Reflecting its emphasis on commercializing technologies

  • UH Ranks among Top 100 Global Universities for Patents

    UH Ranks among Top 100 Global Universities for Patents

    Reflecting its emphasis on commercializing technologies to improve society, the University of Houston is ranked among the top global universities for the number of utility patents issued in 2019.

  • Public Art of University of Houston System Remembers Christo

    Public Art of University of Houston System Remembers Christo

    Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, the artist known simply as Christo, has died at the age of 84. The Bulgarian-born artist’s print “Texas Mastaba, Project for 500,000 Stacked Oil Drums” is part of the Public Art UHS collection.

  • UH Alumnus has a ‘Lot’ to Celebrate

    UH Alumnus has a ‘Lot’ to Celebrate

    Bryan Washington, who graduated from UH with a Bachelor of Arts in English, has won an international award for “Lot: Stories,” a short story collection about life in Houston.

  • Avoiding Common Mask Mistakes

    Avoiding Common Mask Mistakes

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing cloth face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19, but not everyone is wearing or caring for them correctly according to Dr. Ruth Bush, vascular surgeon and associate dean for medical education at the University of Houston College of Medicine. From proper fit to storage and cleaning, there are several variables that can impact the effectiveness of your mask.

  • Virtual Stages

    Virtual Stages

    Creativity and flexibility are the touchstones that guide the UH Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts community. Students, faculty and staff put their ingenuity to work and transformed the college during these unprecedented times.

  • Researchers Take a Cue from Nature to Create Bulletproof Coatings

    Researchers Take a Cue from Nature to Create Bulletproof Coatings

    Engineers from the University of Houston are using a substance found in shrimp, lobsters and mushrooms, among other organisms, to produce high-impact coatings that can protect soldiers against bullets, lasers, toxic gas and other dangers.

  • UH Addresses Shortage of Computer Science, Technology and Physics Teachers

    UH Addresses Shortage of Computer Science, Technology and Physics Teachers

    The University of Houston’s teachHOUSTON program has received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to train 30 secondary STEM teachers to work in economically disadvantaged high schools in the Greater Houston area.

  • Can Interactive Technology Ease Urban Traffic Jams?

    Can Interactive Technology Ease Urban Traffic Jams?

    Traffic congestion is a serious problem in the United States, but a new analysis shows that interactive technology – ranging from 511 traffic information systems and roadside cameras to traffic apps like Waze and Google Maps – is helping in cities that use it.

  • Back from the Bottom of the World

    Back from the Bottom of the World

    UH’s Julia Wellner spent two months in one of the most remote locations on earth. The world changed while she was gone, but the work goes on.

  • Continuously Tracking Fear Response Could Improve Mental Health Treatment

    Continuously Tracking Fear Response Could Improve Mental Health Treatment

    If continuously monitored, fear can be used as a tool to improve mental health treatment, reports University of Houston researcher Rose Faghih, who has created a new algorithm for continuously monitoring the fear response using stress sweat and heart rate.

  • CLASS 2020 Distinguished Faculty Award Recipients

    CLASS 2020 Distinguished Faculty Award Recipients

    The CLASS Distinguished Faculty Award award honors senior faculty with internationally recognized bodies of scholarship or creative output. CLASS Distinguished Faculty Award recipients also exhibit the promise of continued excellence. Candidates for this award must have achieved preeminence in their field through stellar research and scholarship.

  • Congratulations, UH Class of 2020

    Congratulations, UH Class of 2020

    Coronavirus and social distancing recommendations may have pumped the brakes on the pomp and circumstance, but it did not keep the UH community from celebrating the achievements of more than 6,000 spring 2020 graduates.

  • Return to Work at the Office? Energy Workers Say 'Not So Fast'

    Return to Work at the Office? Energy Workers Say ‘Not So Fast’

    As Texas and other states begin to reopen for business, people who have been working from home face the prospect of returning to the office. A study of the energy workforce released Thursday found that more than 70% of workers prefer to continue working remotely.

  • Walk This Way: UH Now Offers Live Virtual Tours

    Walk This Way: UH Now Offers Live Virtual Tours

    With in-person campus visits canceled through the summer, the UH Office of Admissions transitioned to hosting live virtual campus tours on Zoom – much like online classes – and the response has been tremendous.

  • UH Student Selected as 2020 Frederick Douglass Global Fellow

    UH Student Selected as 2020 Frederick Douglass Global Fellow

    Hana Mohamad, a UH Honors College student and psychology major, has been selected as a 2020 Frederick Douglass Global Fellow. The prestigious award makes study abroad opportunities accessible to students from Minority Serving Institutions.

  • Texas Policy Experts Offer Playbook for Post-Pandemic Recovery

    Texas Policy Experts Offer Playbook for Post-Pandemic Recovery

    As state leaders begin to restart the Texas economy, policy experts have issued a nine-point blueprint for rebuilding a more equitable and inclusive future Texas.

  • Pandemic Highlights the Plight of Female Health Care Workers

    Pandemic Highlights the Plight of Female Health Care Workers

    With women comprising nearly 90% of nurses and nursing assistants in the United States, female health-care providers are left with a demanding, if not impossible schedule during the COVID-19 crisis. But that predicament is no surprise to those who study the plight of women.

  • Multitasking in the Workplace Can Lead to Negative Emotions

    Multitasking in the Workplace Can Lead to Negative Emotions

    From writing papers to answering emails, it’s common for office workers to juggle multiple tasks at once. But those constant interruptions can actually create sadness and fear and eventually, a tense working environment, according to a new study aimed at understanding what shapes the emotional culture of a workplace.

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