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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

University of Houston Names New Vice President for Research

December 07, 2016 - Amr Elnashai, dean of engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, will become the next vice chancellor/vice president for research and technology transfer at the University of Houston and the University of Houston System.

By Jeannie Kever

UH System Names Juan Sanchez Muñoz as Sole Finalist for UHD Presidency

December 06, 2016 - Juan Sanchez Muñoz has been named the sole finalist for the presidency of University of Houston-Downtown (UHD).

By Shawn Lindsey

Provost Paula Myrick Short Wins UNC Alumni Award

November 28, 2016 - Paula Myrick Short, senior vice chancellor for the University of Houston System and senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at UH, has been awarded the Alumni Achievement Award by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education.

UH System and Parkside Capital Finalize Purchase of Land to Establish Katy Campus

November 10, 2016 - The University of Houston System has completed the purchase of 46 acres of land in Katy from Parkside Capital. The land is located at the northeast corner of I-10 and the Grand Parkway and will be developed into a campus serving West Houston. Academic programs from two UH System universities, the University of Houston and the University of Houston-Victoria, will be offered at the new campus.

UH System Wins Trademark Dispute as Local Law School Adopts New Name

November 07, 2016 - The University of Houston has prevailed in its federal trademark lawsuit against South Texas College of Law, which briefly changed its name to Houston College of Law earlier this year.

UH-Clear Lake President William Staples Announces Final Year at UHCL

September 16, 2016 - William A. Staples has announced this will be his final year as president of University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL), a position he has held for more than 20 years.

UH Moves Up in Global Rankings for Issued Patents

July 12, 2016 - The University of Houston is among the top 100 university systems in the world for granted U.S. utility patents in 2015.

By Jeannie Kever

UH System Universities to Launch Higher Ed Programs in Katy this Fall

June 25, 2016 - – The University of Houston System will offer bachelor’s- and master’s- level degree programs in engineering, business, education and other high-demand fields in Katy starting this fall.

By Shawn Lindsey

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