UH Report Finds Houston-Area Intimate Partner Violence Homicides Doubled in Three Years
To help turn the tide of intimate partner violence homicides, the study authors recommend significant community investment in expanded domestic violence infrastructure coordination and staffing. The Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality's findings are detailed in a February 2023 Report to the Community.
Study Finds Video Game Playing Causes No Harm to Young Children’s Cognitive Abilities
Despite old fears that bad effects follow excessive video game playing or questionable game choices, researchers found those factors mattered little, if any, in children’s brain health. The bad news? Video games assumed to be effective learning tools showed no meaningful effects, either.
UH Researcher Part of Seminal Cross-Collaborative Study About Geothermal Energy in Texas
Researchers from five Texas universities, the University Land Office and the International Energy Agency jointly published a landmark study evaluating the potential of geothermal energy in Texas. University of Houston professor Birol Dindoruk, one of the lead authors of the study, stresses interdisciplinary and multi-institutional collaboration is key for success.
During Dolphin Research, UH Engineer Discovers New Method to Possibly Improve Pharmaceuticals
Something you maybe never thought of – dolphins get kidney stones just like people! Now a UH researcher is reporting a new method to control the growth of ammonium urate crystals, the substance known to cause kidney stones in dolphins, and the findings may not only help dolphins but may also have implications for the pharmaceutical industry.
Legendary Theater and Visual Artist to Visit UH
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts welcomes Robert Wilson as a visiting artist. Wilson is described by The New York Times as “a towering figure in the world of experimental theatre.”
Texans Back Easing State Restrictions on Marijuana
Attitudes about marijuana use, both medicinal and recreational, are changing. Previously thought too dangerous to allow, acceptance of marijuana use is gaining ground across the state, even among conservative circles. But not everyone’s eager. A significant minority of Texans prefer to leave the state’s marijuana laws right where they are, the new survey shows.
Feb 13 10:00 am
Ring Week will take place Monday, February 13th – Thursday, February 16th, 2023, at the UH Athletics-Alumni Center located at 3204 Cullen Blvd, Houston TX 77204, O’Quinn Great Hall, 1st floor. This is your opportunity to meet one on one with a Balfour representative and ask questions about ordering your UH Class Ring. Please RSVP!
Feb 13 11:00 am
MD Anderson Blood Drive
As a major cancer center, MD Anderson transfuses 187,000 units of blood annually – there is a constant need for blood donations. Join MVP and AMWA to donate blood at SC South Skyline from 11:00 - 3:00 and get a FREE long sleeved t-shirt! Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Feb 15 12:00 pm
The Hobby Hour with John H. Aldrich
Renowned political scientist John H. Aldrich will explain the foundations of the American party system, how and why parties evolve, and the place of the two-party system in an effective democracy. Aldrich’s examination of the profound changes in political parties since World War II and the driving forces behind the increase in polarization has prompted conversations around how the political divide affects governance today.
Feb 16 10:00 am
UH Hines College Career Fair
The University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture + Design and University Services are excited to host the 2023 Career Fair, now spanning two days!
Feb 18 2:00 pm
Studio Workshops: Plein Air Painting with Isabelle Zimmerman | Session #1
Paint en plein air using gouache or watercolor with artist, educator and University of Houston MFA alumna Isabelle Zimmerman. Explore how public artworks interact with the environment and create a dynamic compositions inspired by different public art sites on the University of Houston campus.
Feb 23 5:00 pm
UH Dining - Black History Month Celebration
Celebrate Black History Month with UH Dining as we showcase Black-owned businesses via our indoor Farmer’s Market, enjoy music and performances, and feature a menu inspired by the Smithsonian’s Sweet Home Cafe cookbook.
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