Holding Algorithms Responsible in Public Policy
University of Houston researchers have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to conduct community-based research to design an algorithm-accountability benchmark for a wide range of algorithms used in public policy.
Improving Control for Users of Robotic Prosthetics
With $2.8 million from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a UH engineer is set to improve the control of robotic limbs and provide natural sensory feedback from robotic prosthetics to amputees.
UH Joins International Project to Develop History-Making Software for Scientists
University of Houston researchers join specialists around the world in the development of MUSES, an open cyberinfrastructure tool that will determine equations of state in the fields of nuclear physics, gravitational wave astrophysics and heavy-ion physics. Once completed, MUSES will be an important resource serving scientists for generations to come.
UH ‘FIXIT’ Call Center Now Staffed by Blind and Low-Vision Operators
Faculty, staff and students at the University of Houston rely on the FIXIT program to fulfill a wide range of non-emergency work requests on campus. Now, through a new partnership with WorkQuest and The Lighthouse of Houston, the UH FIXIT call center is staffed by blind and low-vision operators with 24/7 availability.
Developing Strategies to Increase Access to Electric Vehicles
A pilot program, led by UH to increase access to electric vehicles, targets ownership in low-income communities in Houston and brings together METRO, commercial EV charging companies, rideshare partners and the community.
University of Houston and UH Law Center Recognized for Excellence in Diversity
The University of Houston and the University of Houston Law Center have received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for the sixth consecutive year.
Showcasing the Intersection of Arts and Medicine
The brightest, most creative minds at the forefront of arts and health integration in the Greater Houston area are converging at the University of Houston for a global conference in January. "Innovations in Arts and Health: Collaborating for Medical Humanities, Professional Development and Community Health" is a collaboration between the College of Medicine and the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.
Major Disparity Discovered in Quality and Safety of Produce Purchased in Low- Versus High-Income Areas
People living in low-income, urban neighborhoods suffer higher rates of gastrointestinal illness, but the reasons behind this troubling disparity have been difficult to pinpoint. Food safety researchers at the University of Houston are shedding light on a possible cause after finding a significant disparity in the quality and safety of romaine lettuce available in low versus high income communities.
COVID-19 Nasal Vaccine Candidate Effective at Preventing Disease Transmission
A nasal vaccine for COVID-19, developed by a University of Houston professor, is showing good results in providing durable local immunity against inhaled pathogens.
Docking Peptides, Slow to Lock, Open Possible Path to Treat Alzheimer’s
Using computational models and atomic force microscope experiments, researchers at the University of Houston and Rice University have identified a possible “Achilles’ heel” in the frustration of amyloid beta peptides as they dock to the fibrils that form plaques in patients with Alzheimer’s. The frustrated steps could open a window for drugs able to cap the fibril ends, preventing further aggregation.
University of Houston College of Nursing to Launch Midtown Clinic for Homeless
The University of Houston College of Nursing is opening the doors of its Nursing Health Clinic, a new nurse-managed facility in Midtown that will meet the health needs of homeless people. The clinic will begin seeing clients Sept. 13 in the Abraham Center of St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
20 Years Later: UH Commemorates Anniversary of 9/11
As the nation prepares to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the University of Houston is planning events to honor the victims of 9/11. On Friday, Sept. 10, the UH community and the public are invited to attend a series of events hosted by UH Veteran Services that will begin at 8 a.m. and continue throughout the day.
Sep 24 12:00 pm
A Conversation Examining Antisemitism
CheckED invites faculty, staff and students to a conversation with research fellow Caroline Kaufman, Ph.D., on Friday, Sept. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. She will discuss her article “Psychological Research Examining Antisemitism in the United States: A Literature Review” and will answer questions about her academic work and professional experience. RSVP here for Zoom information
Sep 30 12:00 pm
Electric Vehicle Webinar Series: Pilot for Equitable Electric Mobility
Greater access to new electric mobility technologies requires reduction in economic barriers to EV ownership and transportation services. Dr. Bruce Race will discuss the National Science Foundation funded “Pilot for Equitable Electric Mobility” project in southwest Houston employing a collaborative process with community and commercial technology partners. Learn more and register here.
Oct 04 7:00 pm
Ed Leadership & Policy Studies Virtual Fairs
The Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies is hosting free virtual recruitment fairs for those interested in earning a graduate degree in K-12 administration, higher education or special populations or earning certification as an educational diagnostician. RSVP now for the events: Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, 7 to 8 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, 1-2 p.m.
Oct 14 11:30 am
M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Higher Education
Want to be a leader in higher education administration? The Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies is offering virtual information sessions for the M.Ed. and Ph.D. programs in higher education on Thursday, Oct. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Learn more and RSVP now!
Oct 19 8:00 am
TAMEST Natural Hazards Summit Brought to You by HuRRI
Brought to you by the Hurricane Resilience Research Institute
Nov 11 6:00 pm
Ph.D. in Mathematics Ed Virtual Fair
Learn more about earning a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a focus on mathematics education at a free virtual open house Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 from 6 to 7 p.m. Learn about our focus on ending educational inequities, meet faculty, and get your admissions questions answered! RSVP.
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