By Jeannie Kever:: The autobiography of Bill Sarpalius reads like a 20th-century version of the American dream – equal parts heartbreak and inspiration, culminating in an unlikely political career capped by three terms in the U.S. Congress. He will discuss the book, his life after public office and today’s state of politics in a conversation hosted by the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs on April 24.
By Jeannie Kever:: Government officials, oil and gas executives and academics will meet Thursday, April 26, at the University of Houston to discuss key issues and explore solutions to problems facing the offshore oil and gas industry in the western hemisphere.
By Sara Tubbs:: As communities across Houston continue to recover from Hurricane Harvey, students in the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design are developing innovative ways to help the city rebuild. Their designs and models will be on display from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, April 24 in an exhibit called “S M L XL XXL: A Scaled Approach to Transformation”.
By Jeannie Kever:: If Star Wars’ R2-D2 is your idea of a robot, think again. Researchers led by a University of Houston engineer have reported a new class of soft robot, composed of ultrathin sensing, actuating electronics and temperature-sensitive artificial muscle that can adapt to the environment and crawl, similar to the movement of an inchworm or caterpillar.
By Chris Stipes:: College of the Mainland is the latest institution to join the Houston Guided Pathways to Success (GPS) alliance, a regional collaboration that provides a timely, structured and seamless pathway for students transferring from Gulf Coast-Houston area community colleges to Houston area universities.
By Laurie Fickman:: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture is serious about the next generation of Hispanic obesity educators. It has awarded UH health education professor Norma Olvera $297,385 to train them.
By Jeannie Kever:: The Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston has received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support an ongoing survey of Houston-area residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.