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Gulf Coast Universities Team Up to Address Hurricane Resilience

December 13, 2017 - A new multi-institution research center led by the University of Houston will focus on helping the Gulf Coast do better at preparing for and mitigating the damage and loss of lives from hurricanes and other severe storms.

By Jeannie Kever

UH Creates College of Medicine to Address Shortage of Primary Care Physicians

November 16, 2017 - The UH System Board of Regents has approved establishment of a College of Medicine at the University of Houston focused on preparing primary care doctors to practice in underserved urban and rural communities in Houston and across Texas and ultimately improve health outcomes.

By Mike Rosen

Hobby School Launches Long-term Survey to Measure Harvey’s Impact

November 02, 2017 - With recovery from Hurricane Harvey just beginning, the Hobby School of Public Affairs is launching a long-term survey to follow residents in Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend and Brazoria for five years, seeking to learn what recovery looks like for individuals and neighborhoods and to gauge public support for flood mitigation and other proposals.

By Jeannie Kever

Search Committee for President of UH-Victoria Announced

October 17, 2017 - The University of Houston System Tuesday announced the members of a search committee charged with finding the next president of the University of Houston-Victoria.

University of Houston Honored for Commitment to Diversity

October 16, 2017 - The University of Houston and two of its divisions have been honored with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for the second year in a row. The HEED awards, presented by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, are the only national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campus.

By Jeannie Kever

Public Art at UH System Announces Death of Beloved Artist

October 10, 2017 - An artist who made a powerful contribution to the arts landscape of the University of Houston has passed away. Lawrence Argent’s “Your Move” is part of the UH System’s Public Art Collection.

By Sara Tubbs

Statement from UH System Chancellor Renu Khator on DACA

September 05, 2017 - Renu Khator, chancellor of the University of Houston System, has released a statement on Tuesday’s announcement regarding the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals Program.

UH System Announces Partnership With Chartwells Higher Education For Campus Dining Services

July 06, 2017 - The University of Houston System has entered into a partnership with Chartwells Higher Education that will result in a strategic transformation of its dining services.

UH System Names Ira Blake as Sole Finalist for UHCL President

June 09, 2017 - Ira Kincade Blake has been named the sole finalist to become the fifth president and first woman to lead the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL). Blake is currently serving as senior vice president and provost for academic affairs at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

By Chris Stipes

Khator Joins Texas Chancellors in Supporting Legislation on Campus Sexual Assault

May 30, 2017 - University system chancellors applaud the Texas Legislature on addressing campus sexual assault.

New UHS Student Regent Makes History

May 19, 2017 - University of Houston student Neelesh Mutyala will begin new term on June 1.

By Sara Tubbs

UHD Gateway Course Redesign Initiative Receives Academic Excellence Award

May 19, 2017 - The University of Houston System Board of Regents presented the Regents’ Academic Excellence Award to the University of Houston-Downtown’s Gateway Course Redesign Initiative. The award recognizes University of Houston System institutions’ programs and initiatives that exemplify excellence in teaching, research and/or public service.

Historic UH System Property to Undergo Critical Repairs

May 18, 2017 - The UH System Board of Regents has approved critical repairs and renovations to Wortham House. The historic property located in Broadacres has served as home to the UH System chancellors and as an event space for the UH System for more than 35 years.

By Shawn Lindsey

UH Community Design Resource Center and Avenue Community Development Corp. Receive National Planning Award

April 27, 2017 - The Community Design Resource Center (CDRC) at the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design and Avenue Community Development Corp, a non-profit organization dedicated to building affordable homes and strengthening communities, are joint recipients of the American Planning Association’s (APA) 2017 National Planning Excellence Award for Advancing Diversity & Social Change in Honor of Paul Davidoff.

By Sara Tubbs

‘The Power of Political Satire’ Comes to UH

April 26, 2017 - What happens when a former surgeon-turned-satirist from Egypt and a former mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland-turned-comedian get together? You have political satire on a global level, and the University of Houston is the stage.

By Sara Tubbs

Second Annual Public Art Day Offers Priceless History Lesson

April 14, 2017 - The University of Houston has your VIP ticket to see pieces from one of the most impressive and largest university art collections in the nation. From noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 22, the UH Public Art Collection and the Blaffer Art Museum are hosting the second annual Public Art Day in collaboration with the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.

By Sara Tubbs

UH Names Founding Director for Engineering Programs in Katy

April 11, 2017 - Phaneendra Kondapi, a veteran engineering educator who helped develop the nation’s first subsea engineering program at the University of Houston, has been named founding director of engineering programs at the University of Houston at Katy.

Obscure and Exposed: Art Installation Uses UH Campus as Canvas

April 11, 2017 - Look up, look down, look all around and you can’t miss the bright yellow vinyl panels with text plastered all over the University of Houston campus. “Coog’s House” is transforming into a canvas for a public art installation called “The Miraculous: Houston” for the CounterCurrent17 Festival April 18-23. Click here to see a complete schedule of events.

By Sara Tubbs

Mexican-American Studies in Texas Classrooms: Solution for Improving Public Education

March 28, 2017 - Should Mexican-American studies be incorporated into the K-12 curriculum? Many experts locally and nationally say yes. In one major city school district, adding ethnic studies in the classroom led to significant improvements among ninth graders with a 21 percent increase in attendance and a 14-point increase in GPA.

By Sara Tubbs

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