‘Your Brain on Dance’ Waltzes into Theater
LiveWire, an innovative dance collaboration between UH scientists and professional performers, will wear EEG brain caps while performing a new work at the Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston. A team led by Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the BRAIN Center at UH, will deploy mobile brain-body imaging technology to listen, map and record brain activity of the artists. Read more …
UH Engineers Discover Method to Create Upward Water Fountain in Deep Water
Jiming Bao, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his postdoctoral student Feng Lin have discovered that they can 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. Read more …
Dean Baynes Honored with Clyde Ferguson Award During AALS 2022 Annual Meeting
UH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes received the Clyde Ferguson Award from the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Minority Groups. He was introduced by Emeritus Professor and William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law Michael A. Olivas, who won the inaugural award. Read more …
Winner of 2022 Bernd T. Matthias Prize Announced
Mikhail Eremets of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany, has been named recipient of the 2022 Bernd T. Matthias Prize for Superconducting Materials. The Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH sponsors the award for advances in the field of superconductivity. Read more …
H-E-B COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Clinic
As the spring semester begins, UH has partnered with H-E-B Pharmacy to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters to faculty, staff and students on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the M.D. Anderson Library. Registration is required. Read more …
- Research by Dinler Amaral Antunes, assistant professor of computational biology, and his research team suggests implementing a vaccination strategy similar to one used by other countries to fight tuberculosis to “complement and extend” the protection offered by existing COVID-19 vaccines. Read more.
- Mini Das, associate professor of physics and biomedical engineering, has been named a Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers Fellow. Das has also been named a Scialog Fellow and a UH ADVANCE Fellow, both honors are for her research in biological and medical imaging. Read more.
- An article examining environmental waiver abuse written by Professor Victor B. Flatt, Dwight Olds Chair in Law and faculty co-director of the UH Law Center's Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Center, was recently awarded an Honorable Mention in the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review. Read more.
- College of Pharmacy’s Bin Guo, associate professor of pharmaceutics, and Gomika Udugamasooriya, associate professor of medicinal chemistry, in collaboration with Chandra Mohan, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, are pursuing how their work with cancer compounds could help in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis thanks to a $400,000 Innovative Research Award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation. Read more.
- With the emergence of the highly transmissible Omicron variant in Houston, the need is more critical than ever for Houston families to become fully vaccinated. Ezemenari Obasi, professor and associate dean of research in the College of Education Department of Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences, is delving further into the reasons why vaccine hesitancy exists in Houston’s underrepresented neighborhoods. Read more.
- In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Coogs gathered for the 44th Annual Original MLK Day Parade in downtown Houston. UH offers opportunities for the community to celebrate and honor the legacy and life of MLK – from a gallery highlighting his activism to the MLK Day of Service to a Staff Council Workplace Conversation event. Read more.
- Employees who expect to receive a W-2 and/or 1095-C statement for the current tax year can retrieve and print their W-2 online via P.A.S.S. W-2s should be available on or after Jan. 25. Employees who have withdrawn consent to electronic distribution of their W-2 statement will have their forms mailed on or before Jan. 31. Read more.
- After careful consideration, UH will implement a soft opening of classes, similar to the fall 2021 semester, for the first two weeks of the spring semester (Jan. 18-Jan. 30). Campus and offices, particularly student facing services, will remain open. Classes will start on schedule, albeit in a mixed modality. Residence halls are open and new residents will move in as planned. Provost Paula Myrick Short provided details in this Jan. 10 update to faculty instructors. Read more in President Renu Khator’s Jan. 7 communication. Read more.