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‘Considerate and Accommodating’ Profs Credited for First-Gen’s Successful Road to Graduation

First-generation college students frequently have a more challenging experience adjusting than students whose parents have degrees, but UH Class of 2022 graduate Yomi Sowunmi said his professors made the road to graduation easier.  Read more …

Physics Ph.D. Student Awarded Fellowship at Berkeley Lab

Third-year physics Ph.D. student Chamini Pathiraja earned an Advanced Light Source Doctoral Fellowship from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The honor includes a yearlong research opportunity for scientific training and professional experience. Read more …

Could Mars’ Dust Storms Predict Earth’s Future?

UH researchers found a link between dust storms on Mars and the planet’s seasonal energy imbalance. Further studying these effects may show how Earth’s future may be shaped by climate change.  Read more …

UH Facilities Has 4 Ways to FIXIT

Have a building light that burned out, a door lock that doesn’t work or problems with heating, ventilation and air conditioning on campus? There are four ways to contact UH FIXIT: Log in to AccessUH and select FIXIT, send a text to fixit@uh.edu, send an email to fixit@uh.edu or call 713-743-4948 or 3-4948 (FIXIT). Read more …

NIH-Funded Research Could Help Brain Disorders, Degenerative Diseases

College of Optometry professors Christophe Pierre Ribelayga and John O’Brien received $3 million to study how our brain and eyes process information, which could lead to new treatments and tests for brain disorders and degenerative diseases. They are researching “gap junctions,” which play an essential role in nearly every system in the body, including the nervous system.  Read more …

Our People

    • This week, nearly 6,000 students received their degrees during the 2022 spring commencement, researchers turned environmental pollutants into renewable solar energy and a study found that levels of potentially dangerous air pollutants decreased in major cities in 2020 during COVID-19 lockdown. Read more.
    • Reuniting with families separated at the border can be challenging physically and emotionally, according to a study led by Jodi Berger Cardoso, associate professor in the UH Graduate College of Social Work. Further, the study found a critical need for interventions to help the reunification process succeed. Read more.
    • According to Rheeda Walker, director of the Culture, Risk and Resilience Lab, suicide remains the 10th-leading cause of death in the U.S. Walker shared the warning signs and risk factors, as well as how to reach out to loved ones suffering in silence. Read more.
    • Air became cleaner during 2020’s pandemic stay-at-home orders in 10 of the 11 U.S. cities studied by UH air quality researchers. A team led by Yunsoo Choi, associate professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, looked specifically at quantities of a pollutant that causes heart disease and respiratory problems. Read more.

Our Campus

    • From airport parking and rental cars, to phones and electronics, eligible faculty and staff can take advantage of a several discounts on local products and services. Some businesses will want to see your UH ID; others may want you to print out a coupon or enter a special discount code online. Read more.
    • First-time visitors to UH often are surprised to find it more lush and landscaped than imagined, with an abundance of trees on campus. This is no happy accident. In fact, a rigorous program by UH Facilities preserves our leafy resources by tagging the “legacy” trees and establishing a monitoring database. Each tree sports a shiny silver tag with its ID number. Read more.
    • The UH Law Center marked its 75th anniversary with a "Roaring 2022"-themed gala, which honored the significant strides made by UHLC and looked ahead to the next 75 years. The event raised more than $600,000 for scholarships and initiatives to advance the program’s mission. Read more.
    • UH Parking and Transportation Services is self-sustaining, meaning that parking operations, programs and services are funded solely through money received from permit sales, visitor/event parking and enforcement. Find out where the department has reinvested these funds to make improvements and upgrades across campus. Read more.