By Chris Stipes:: School may be out for summer, but a very special class is back in session for some of the Houston area’s most promising high school students. The University of Houston Honors College, in collaboration with the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Houston, will host the annual Phi Beta Kappa Honors Academy on Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Honors College Commons to help prepare high-achieving high school students for success in college and life.
By Jeannie Kever:: The University of Houston has received the 2019 Entrepreneurial University Award from the Deshpande Foundation. The award recognizes work by the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the C.T. Bauer College of Business.
By Laurie Fickman:: Professor of biomedical engineering Joe Francis reports that a brain-computer interface, a form of artificial intelligence, can sense when its user is expecting a reward by examining the interactions between single-neuron activities and the information flowing to these neurons. The work represents a significant step forward for prosthetics that perform more naturally.
By Jeannie Kever:: The Center for Carbon Management in Energy at the University of Houston will host a daylong symposium on the technical, business and policy issues involved in turning greenhouse gas emissions into marketable commodities.
By Sara Tubbs:: For the Houston Shakespeare Festival , all the world’s a stage – including Houston Public Libraries. HSF teaching artists will participate in Houston Public Library’s Camp STREAM throughout the summer. The 45th season of HSF runs Aug. 2-11 at Miller Outdoor Theatre.
By Sara Tubbs:: The United States Supreme Court will soon rule on a highly controversial case that involves putting a question about citizenship on the 2020 Census. University of Houston experts are available to discuss how the outcome will impact Houston and all of Texas.