By Laurie Fickman:: With a five-year, $10 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, David Francis, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair of Psychology, will create and direct a national research and development center for English Learners at the University of Houston.
By Jeannie Kever:: The Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston is launching a monthly webcast, designed to keep Texans up to date with the fast-changing political and policy landscape.
By Chris Stipes:: To help reduce community spread of COVID-19, the University of Houston College of Medicine has launched an online contact tracing certificate program for anyone around the world interested in becoming a “disease detective.”
By Jeannie Kever:: About three-fourths of hair stylists, barbers and salon owners in Texas have reopened in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic out of concern for their livelihoods, but they remain split about the safety of that decision, according to a survey by the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston.
By Sara Tubbs:: As anti-racism solidarity protests continue around the world, new research suggests mainstream media have a tendency to focus on the violence and spectacle of a protest rather than the substance.
By Laurie Fickman:: Rheeda Walker, professor of psychology at the University of Houston and a fellow in the American Psychological Association, is scheduled for a live interview on ABC’s Good Morning America with co-anchor Robin Roberts on Wednesday, June 23 during the 7 a.m. CT hour.
By None:: Antonio Tillis, dean of the University of Houston’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been appointed interim president of UH-Downtown. He begins July 2. He replaces Juan Muñoz, who was recently named chancellor of the University of California-Merced. Muñoz was president of UHD since 2017.
By None:: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has named University of Houston-Victoria student Alvaro De la Cruz Jr. as the student regent on the University of Houston System Board of Regents. De la Cruz will serve on the board until May 31, 2021, representing students across all four UH System universities.