News releases for the University of Houston

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Consumer complaint center at UH sees spike in calls
for assistance after Hurricane Ike
Area homeowners, businesses seek guidance as they navigate
storm-related disputes and rebuilding process | Jan. 8, 2008

Cougars for Kids volunteers among
honorees at upcoming Dynamo game

UH professor recruited hundreds of students, faculty and staff members
to support those affected by Hurricane Ike | Oct. 9, 2008

U.S. Rep. Lampson, UH College of Technology
to present manufacturing award

Stafford-based P.B.V. recognized for continued improvement
of valve products and services | Oct. 13, 2008

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe honored at UH
for support to manufacturers after ‘05 hurricanes
| Oct. 20, 2008

That McMansion next door may harken
to the early days after all, UH prof says
| Nov. 18, 2008

Feast on fashion at the `Catwalk for a Cure’ runway show | Nov. 18, 2008

Review courses for state board exam
in engineering offered at UH this spring
| Jan. 7, 2009

UH initiative to use ‘Harry Potter’
to conjure love for science in local schools

$3 Million NSF program to put graduate students
in middle, high school classrooms, train teachers in nanosciences | April 20, 2009

UH optometry faculty, students help
Special Olympians keep victory in sight

Volunteers will participate in annual effort this weekend
to provide health screenings for the athletes | May 21, 2009

Hundreds of students to descend
on UH for Lego-building competition
| Jan. 7, 2009

Houston Community College and UH
make transfer process smoother
| March 9, 2009


ENERGY

Houston Strategic Conference
aims to grow Houston globally
| Dec. 11, 2008

BP America to give environmentally friendly
vehicle, donation to UH president
Solar-powered buggy part of $300,000 gift for research, academics
to be presented at UH men’s basketball game | Jan. 21, 2009

New petroleum engineering undergraduate
degree to launch at UH in fall

Cullen College of Engineering officials cite aging workforce,
changing nature of the industry | Jan. 30, 2009

ExxonMobil Foundation to present
almost $386K in support of UH programs
| June 9, 2009

UH’s diesel testing center teams with TxDOT
EPA tasks UH research team with analyzing construction vehicles
retrofitted with system by Nett Technologies | June 17, 2009

10 industry leaders join UH President Khator’s
energy advisory board
| July 15, 2009


ENVIRONMENT

`Refinery dust’ reveals clues about
local polluters, UH research team says

Investigators seek better understanding of fine particulate matter
found in Houston region’s emissions | Jan. 12, 2009

Symposium at UH will address how
to put “sustainability” into practice
| Feb. 4, 2009

Membrane filters are key to future
of public water supply, UH scientists say

Environmental engineering research team explores
new techniques to keep contaminants at bay | April 21, 2009

UH team analyzes Hurricane Ike’s effects
on waterways, fish contamination

New phase of long-term environmental engineering research
project expected to yield unique data, insights | July 7, 2009

Texas Hurricane Center to present
a one-day, public conference
| July 15, 2009


FACULTY NEWS

Celebrated UH researcher invited
to Caltech as distinguished scholar

Mechanical engineering professor Hussain to spend six months
collaborating with institute’s faculty, giving seminars | Nov. 24, 2008

Distinguished UH professor
elected to TAMEST board of directors
Celebrated researcher among five who begin three-year terms
this month to serve Texas through academy | Jan. 15, 2009

Lecture series honors legacy
of UH’s distinguished professor Dan Luss
| Jan. 29, 2009

Internationally acclaimed researcher joins UH faculty
Hormones expert Gustafsson to lead
Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling
at UH and Methodist | Feb. 5, 2009

Three UH faculty members honored
by Texas Optometric Association

Dean and two others recognized for their service
to patients and the state as optometrists and educators | Feb. 20, 2009


HEALTH

Researchers at UH explore use
of fat cells as heart attack therapy

The cells, coupled with a unique bioreactor,
shown to protect and rehabilitate damaged
heart muscles | Oct. 20, 2008

Research team at UH explores
patient preferences for personalized medicine

Study will identify genomic diagnostics in use, evaluate trade-offs
patients make for greater treatment precision | Oct. 29, 2008

New biomedical engineering department
gets the go-ahead at UH

Cullen College of Engineering officials cite rapid growth
in job opportunities, potential to recruit premier faculty | Oct. 29, 2008

NIH offers UH student $20,000 scholarship
and research position upon graduation

Psychology major says much of his success in the lab
is due to mentors and a `no pain, no gain’ approach | Dec. 3, 2008

Optometry students at UH earn white coats
and enter patient-care phase
Annual ceremony marks second-year students’
transition from classroom to clinic | Dec. 23, 2008

Lecture at UH to cover healthcare opportunities,
responsibilities, challenges
| Feb. 16, 2009

UH research team developing
new noninvasive brain-mapping technology

Two Japanese scientists joining effort to design
a more accurate and affordable device | March 9, 2009

Eye exercises help patients work out
vision problems, UH optometrist says

Research shows those who do in-clinic therapy
see better results than those who try to go it alone | March. 31, 2009

Natural resources: UH offers
Earth Day events and expertise
| April 21, 2009

From cars to cancer: Professor employs
auto industry tools for tumor therapy
Drawing on his experience in prototyping, researcher
is putting visualization tools to new, biomedical use | May 6, 2009

UH optometrists create custom contact lenses
for long-underserved patients
Researchers say `designer’ lenses will give those
with highly aberrated vision a new lease on day-to-day life | May 13, 2009

Promising device snags young inventors
coveted spot at national competition

Duo designed health-monitoring system at the Abramson Center,
a collaborative effort between UH and Methodist | June 11, 2009

Brain-injured veterans find
ally at University Eye Institute

As part of TIRR’s ‘Project Victory’ rehabilitation program,
warfighters receive care for vision conditions | July 2, 2009


HOMELAND SECURITY AND PUBLIC SAFETY

Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines!
Department of Defense conference held at UH

Making connections, showcasing research
dual focus of two-day event | Oct. 26, 2007

Research conference at UH to focus
on U.S. troops’ needs, homeland security

Faculty from multiple disciplines, representatives
from Defense Department seek innovative
strategies, technologies | Nov. 6, 2008

Officials commend UH’s leadership
in creation of ship channel security district
Co-director of Southwest Public Safety Technology Center
played key role in forging public-private partnership | June 10, 2009


TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING

UH researchers win top prize for research
with humanitarian applications

Their computational tools will help us better understand
how microbes govern human, environmental health | Aug. 19, 2008

UH research team helps NASA improve
navigation systems for lunar exploration

Adaptability is key to keeping track of explorers and vehicles
and giving them good directions, investigators say | April 16, 2009

Futurists gathering at UH will celebrate
the past while looking ahead
| April 30, 2009

Texas Workforce Commission awards
UH $300,000 for high-tech career initiatives
| May 21, 2009

Rooted in research: UH”s biotech program
grows by leaps and bounds

Center for Life Sciences Technology and degree plans
meet critical work force and industry needs | May 22, 2009

UH’s logistics center and the Supply Chain Council
reach strategic agreement
| June 10, 2009

UH project management program
receives global accreditation
| July 13, 2009

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