By Jeannie Kever:: Advocates, academics and political leaders will meet at the University of Houston Thursday to identify cost-effective and successful policies to promote the physical, mental and emotional well-being of young children.
By Laurie Fickman:: Undergraduate research, which has proven to bind undergrads to their majors, will be celebrated at Undergraduate Research Day Oct. 18 when students present a variety of research including the history of Houston’s Memorial Park.
By Sara Tubbs:: Scientists from around the world are testing a prototype designed to record the movement of neutrinos, the subatomic particles that physicists think could hold the answer to one of the biggest mysteries about life on earth. A graduate student from the University of Houston Department of Physics has been in on the action.
By Sara Tubbs:: The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design has joined the ranks of the top 35 “Most Admired Architecture Schools” in America according to Design Intelligence. This news comes as the college’s dean, Patricia Belton Oliver, was named ”2018 Educator of the Year” by the American Institute of Architects (AIAH) Houston Chapter.
By Jeannie Kever:: An engineering building at the University of Houston will be renamed the Durga D. and Sushila Agrawal Engineering Research Building in recognition of a gift that will provide ongoing support for faculty, students, research and building operations.
By Jeannie Kever:: Immobilizing nuclear waste in glass logs is used to safeguard waste from sites associated with defense activities, but researchers know that the glass can begin to dissolve after a period of time. Researchers from the University of Houston are working to find out what causes the glass to begin to deteriorate relatively quickly, potentially releasing radioactive waste at levels exceeding regulatory thresholds.
By Jeannie Kever:: Researchers in Houston and elsewhere have shown that robotic systems controlled by the user’s own brain activity can help patients recovering from stroke and other disabling injuries. Now an engineer from the University of Houston is leading a team of researchers, health care providers and industry to fast-track commercialization of a groundbreaking robotic rehabilitation system that can be used in patients' homes.
By Laurie Fickman:: After discovering a protein partnership that protects blood vessels, University of Houston biologist Michihisa Umetani, backed by the National Institutes of Health, is working to prevent atherosclerosis, or fat buildup inside the arteries.