By Laurie Fickman:: A University of Houston psychologist is examining the impact of racial discrimination in moderate-to-heavy drinking adult Latinxs. Research shows that drinking patterns among Latinxs are different than those of non-Hispanic whites and other ethnic or racial groups.
By Jeannie Kever:: The widespread adoption of thermoelectric devices that can directly convert electricity into thermal energy for cooling and heating has been hindered, in part, by the lack of materials that are both inexpensive and highly efficient at room temperature. Now researchers have reported the discovery of a new material that works efficiently while requiring almost no costly tellurium, a major component of the current state-of-the-art material.
By Sara Tubbs:: David Huynh’s parents wanted him to be a cardiologist, but his heart longed for the stage. This summer, the 2014 Master of Fine Arts graduate of the University of Houston’s Professional Actor Training Program will make his third appearance in the Houston Shakespeare Festival.
By Chris Stipes:: High-octane, full-contact wheelchair rugby action is coming to the University of Houston Campus Recreation and Wellness Center this week. The Women’s World Wheelchair Rugby Invitational Clinic, presented by the Halliburton Charitable Foundation, is the first international wheelchair rugby event exclusively for women ever to be held in the United States.
By Jeannie Kever:: Inspiration isn’t limited to adults working in a laboratory or home office. Students at the Chiyoda Young Innovators’ STEM Academy are spending the two-week program learning how to turn an idea into a product.
By Laurie Fickman:: Badri Roysam, chair of the University of Houston Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is leading a $3.19 million project to create new technology that could provide an unprecedented look at the injured brain and lead to new therapies for concussions.