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Democratic Primary Voters Say Health Care is Top Priority
Health care is the top priority for voters in the Texas Democratic Primary, and a new poll from the UH Hobby School of Public Affairs finds that they strongly support both a public health insurance option and Medicare for All, a single payer plan promoted by some Democratic presidential candidates.
Can New Kind of Power Plant Improve Air Quality, Resilience?
Researchers from the University of Houston, backed by $4 million in funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, have joined a pilot project testing the use of supercritical CO2, or pressurized carbon dioxide, to produce low-cost, low-emission electric power.
Poll: Biden and Sanders are in a Virtual Tie in Texas
The race between Democratic presidential contenders Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders is a virtual toss-up in Texas, with a new poll from the Hobby School of Public Affairs showing Sanders picking up more delegates even as Biden is predicted to earn a slightly larger share of the popular vote on Super Tuesday. Elizabeth Warren finished third, followed by Michael Bloomberg.
Hispanics/Latinos Underrepresented in Alzheimer鈥檚 Disease Research
The largest ethnic minority in the U.S., at 18% of the population, Hispanics/Latinos are 50% more likely to develop Alzheimer鈥檚 disease than non-Hispanic whites, yet they comprise less than 1% of clinical trials for Alzheimer鈥檚. A University of Houston researcher is set on changing that, by increasing health literacy among Hispanics/Latinos and closing the health disparity gap.
Kirk Watson Named Founding Dean of Hobby School of Public Affairs
Texas Sen. Kirk Watson has been named founding dean of the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs.
Study: Inequality Between Men and Women Dramatic In Houston-Area
Significant inequality between men and women exists in the Houston-area, according to a new study by the University of Houston Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality (IRWGS). The study reveals that women are almost 50% more likely to live in poverty than men and the wage gap for men and women by race and ethnicity is considerably greater here than nationally.
Visiting Scholar Brings Expertise on Brazilian Literature, Film, and Culture
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to welcome Visiting Distinguished International Scholar Maria Aparecida Andrade Salgueiro to the World Cultures and Literatures (WCL) program for the Spring 2020 semester.
Beethoven at 250: UH Joins the World in Celebration
The University of Houston is uniting with symphonies and other musical organizations from around the world to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven 鈥?one of the most revered figures in the history of Western music. Beethoven 250 Houston 2020 runs Monday, Feb. 17 through Saturday, Feb. 29 on the UH campus.
Two UH Chemists Are Named 2020 Sloan Research Fellows
Jakoah Brgoch and Judy Wu, both assistant professors of chemistry working in different fields, are among 126 researchers in eight disciplines- ranging from chemistry to neuroscience, physics and economics- selected for the honor.
Four UH Faculty Members Elected to National Academy of Inventors
The National Academy of Inventors has named four University of Houston faculty members to its 2020 class of NAI Senior Members, who are recognized as rising stars in their fields.
University of Houston Ranked as Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students
For the first time in its history, the University of Houston is ranked among the top producing Fulbright institutions in the nation, announced today by the U.S. Department of State鈥檚 Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Announcing CLASS 2019 Distinguished Faculty Award Recipients
This year鈥檚 College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences recipients are Casey Du茅 Hackney, Professor and Director of Classical Studies (MCL), Elena L. Grigorenko, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor (Psychology), and Nancy Beck Young (History). This award honors senior faculty with internationally recognized bodies of scholarship or creative output.
Feb 28 8:00 am
@Africa: Digital Media Conference
Join the Valenti School of Communication for its third annual Global Communication Summit. This year’s theme is focusing on the digital transformation that is occurring on the African continent. Come learn about how Africa is being transformed by digital media in this day-long conference open to both academic scholars and industry professionals.
Feb 29 7:30 pm
Symphony Orchestra with Krist贸f Bar谩ti: Music of Beethoven
Beethoven 250 will celebrate the Sestercentennial of Beethoven’s birth year. World renowned Hungarian violinist, Kristof Barati, will join Franz Anton Krager and the Moores School Symphony Orchestra in an all-Beethoven program consisting of the Violin Concerto and the Eroica Symphony.
Mar 05 11:00 am
23rd Annual Table Talk Luncheon
Table Talk is a fascinating combination of conversations over lunch, led by dynamic women of various cultures, professions and experience at each table. Table Talk benefits the Women’s, Gender聽& Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Houston.
Mar 05 7:30 pm
Rescheduled: AURA Contemporary Ensemble: Haunted
Due to campus closure on February 28 this event has been rescheduled for March 5.
AURA, in collaboration with author Brendan Stephans, presents “Haunted.” Through a unique hybrid of music and theatre, AURA depicts a short story by Stephen’s that explores a group of friends and their different responses to a shared experience. Featuring chamber music by Hernan Campa, Kyle Rivera, and others.
Mar 15 12:00 am
ID+ Featured at SXSW
ID+, our Industrial Design think tank and incubator travels to showcase their designs at the SXSW Trade Show in Austin, Texas
Mar 19 3:00 pm
American Association of Blacks in Higher Ed
The UH College of Education will be in Charleston, South Carolina, for the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education conference on Thursday, March 19 from 3-5 p.m. Learn more about our master’s and doctoral programs in Curriculum and Instruction, K-12 Administration, Higher Education, Counseling, Psychology and Learning Sciences. RSVP today!
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