UHLC Professor Simpson Explains Declining Insect Numbers; Impact of Australian Fires
UH Law Center Clinical Associate Professor Lauren Simpson, a self-professed “bug nerd,” recently shared her thoughts on the tremendous damage being done to insects and the environment by the fires ravaging Australia. Her current interest is in local laws affecting individuals’ ability to wildscape to support insects and other creatures. Read more …
Cummings Named Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Varselles L. Cummings has joined the Center for Diversity and Inclusion as the Center's new director. Cummings has more than 11 years of experience serving in various student affairs roles. Most recently, he served as a program adviser in the Department of Multicultural 500彩票下载app二维码 at Texas A&M University. Read more …
XFL's Roughnecks Game to Impact Campus Parking Feb. 8
This spring, TDECU Stadium will host the 500彩票下载app二维码 games of the XFL's Houston Roughnecks. The first game will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m. Parking and Transportation has outlined lot availability as well as the XFL season schedule at UH. Read more …
- Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management students Juan Trevino, Jack Hodges and Ailin Fei, along with their coach, Instructional Assistant Professor Arlene Ramirez, are gearing up for a chance to win the grand prize at the International Hospitality Investment Forum, an event that attracts more than 2,500 industry professionals each year. The competition takes place March 2 – 4 in Berlin. Read more.
- The UH Law Center Communications and Marketing department earned two awards from the Higher Education Marketing Report. The Law Center’s Briefcase magazine 2018 Year in Review edition was cited for “merit” in the Online Publication category while the Dean’s Report 5 Years of Accomplishments publication earned “merit” honors in the Annual Report category. Read more.
- Mehmet Orman, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is examining the life cycle of stubborn, drug-resistant persister cells in recurrent infections to find a way to destroy them. Scientists believe they cause the recurrence of chronic health issues like airway infections in cystic fibrosis patients, urinary tract infections and tuberculosis. Read more.
- Thank Zhigang Deng and Binh Le the next time you500彩票下载app二维码 play "Need for Speed." Their work has improved the quality of animation in a wide number of video games. Deng, professor of computer science in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Le, a former Ph.D. student in Deng’s lab and now a senior scientist at Electronic Arts, came up with the technique that can effectively simulate movement for objects without a skeleton – water, for example, or a flowing cape. Read more.
- Aaron Becker, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Robotic Swarm Control Lab, and the students who work in his lab seek to understand the best way to control a swarm of robots by imitating collective behaviors found in colony animals like ants, bees and bats. This spring, team members will test the collision avoidance model in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at the NASA JSC. Read more.
- A two-day "Port of the Future" conference at UH will explore the physical, infrastructure and security challenges facing the nation’s air, sea and land ports. Hosted by the Borders, Trade and Immigration Institute and the UH College of Technology, it will feature speakers from around the world on issues ranging from environmental compliance to cyber threats. The Institute is a Department of 500彩票下载app二维码land Security Center of Excellence led by UH. Read more.
- A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will convene Feb. 6 at the UH Law Center to hear oral arguments in three cases. The panel will consist of Judge Carolyn Dineen King, Judge Gregg J. Costa and Judge James C. Ho. Read more.
- Did you500彩票下载app二维码 know the Children’s Learning Center provides a high-quality early childhood education option for faculty, staff and students at UH? The Center has two convenient locations on campus to serve children ages 3 months to 5 years old. Read more.
- The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has granted UH approval to offer three new undergraduate engineering degrees at UH at Katy. The Cullen College of Engineering will begin offering undergraduate degrees in computer engineering and analytics, construction engineering and systems engineering at UH at Katy this fall. The C.T. Bauer College of Business will offer upper division classes at the UH at Sugar Land instructional site. Read more.