News releases for the University of Houston


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


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


`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


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


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


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


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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