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University of Houston Creates ‘UH Population Health’ to Advance Health Equity
The University of Houston has launched UH Population Health, a first-of-its-kind initiative to advance health equity in Houston, the state of Texas and beyond through a holistic approach to health and well-being.
Houston Chef Chris Williams to Serve UH Students
Celebrated Houston chef and restaurateur Chris Williams will visit the University of Houston to serve up some tasty Southern specialties for students and package meals for Houston’s communities-in-need.
‘Your Brain on Dance’ Waltzes into Theater
Houston debut: LiveWire, an innovative dance collaboration between University of Houston scientists and professional musicians and dancers - who will wear EEG skull caps (brain caps) - while performing a new work. The performance explores the latest neuroscience discoveries with each of its five movements showcasing a different process of the human brain.
UH Engineers Discover Method to Create Upward Water Fountain in Deep Water
Two University of Houston engineers have discovered that they can actually move deep water and create upward fountains by shining laser beams on the water’s surface. The finding, credited to the Marangoni effect, has potential to impact fluid dynamics in many applications.
Tuberculosis Vaccine Could Assist Future COVID-19 Vaccine Development
A University of Houston computational biologist is reporting that the Tuberculosis vaccine, which could be associated with a reduced number and/or severity of COVID-19 cases, could assist future COVID-19 vaccine development.
Risk of Overactive Bladder Associated with Medications for Dementia
A study from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, evaluating the risk of overactive bladder as a side effect of cholinesterase inhibitor drugs taken for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, finds that one drug – Donepezil – increases the risk of the distressing side effect.
TikTok Content Highlights Flaws in Sexual Education According to New Paper
Teenagers and young adults who turn to TikTok for sexual education may be vulnerable to misinformation, according to an article co-authored by University of Houston Law Center Research Assistant Professor Leah Fowler of the Health Law & Policy Institute.
Federal Pandemic Loans Were Welcome (But Unequal) Lifelines Across Austin area
Many businesses owe COVID-era survival to low-interest loans from the federal Paycheck Protection Program. That safety net, however, did not equally cover all Austin neighborhoods suffering through the pandemic economy. A study from the UH Hobby School of Public Affairs looks at the numbers.
New Study from the UH Law Center Finds Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Lending Industry Advertising
The study published in the Emory Law Journal indicates the payday lending industry often targets Black and Latino communities in advertising their products, while the mainstream banking industry targets white consumers.
Breakthrough Identification of Proteins Necessary for Muscle Regeneration
A researcher at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy has identified the proteins necessary for efficient regeneration of skeletal muscles after acute injury and in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) clearing the way for drug development for skeletal muscle diseases.
Beautiful in Blue: Artist Muna Al-Bader Connects Cultures with New Mural at UH
Qatari artist Muna Al-Bader painted a new mural on the University of Houston campus. "Cultural Bonds" illustrates 50 years of cultural ties and strong diplomatic relations between the United States and Qatar. The piece will be on view outside the UH College of Technology building through Nov. 2022.
Anti-Gay Slurs Not Targeted Just at Gay Men
A new study suggests that using anti-gay slurs may serve a status-protecting function for heterosexual men: When their masculinity is threatened, they may be more likely to punish other heterosexual men by calling them the f-word.
Jan 25 6:00 pm
MLK Commemorative Celebration featuring Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins
Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins is joining the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in celebrating the life and legacy of minister and civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr. Featherson-Jenkins is an actress, singer, and producer who currently stars in the critically acclaimed Netflix Original Series, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE. This year’s theme is The Journey to Justice: Moving Beyond Diversity.
Feb 01 11:00 am
Learning Abroad Spring Fair
Did you know you can take classes as well as intern, do research, volunteer, or even teach abroad? Attend the Learning Abroad Spring Fair and begin your plans for the future! We can help you find an affordable program that fits into your degree plan while staying on track to graduate. Meet our UH faculty leaders, affiliated and exchange program providers, scholarship organizations, academic departments, and the UH Learning Abroad and Passport for Coogs team members. Drop by any time from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Center Houston Room
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