By Jeannie Kever:: Studies have shown women are more risk-averse than men, a trait experts say could help to explain the persistent wage gap between men and women. New research suggests those gender differences in risk aversion are shaped by culture and the social environment and that those differences can shift, at least in children.
By Chris Stipes:: A $30.4 million project to expand and renovate the Hilton University of Houston, the teaching hotel for students at UH’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, has been approved by the University of Houston System Board of Regents.
By Chris Stipes:: In today’s fast-paced digital society, virtual doctor visits are on the rise and offer patients a more convenient way to receive medical care from anywhere. Dr. Winston Liaw from the UH College of Medicine led the first study to examine the relationship between telehealth use and access to primary care.
By Laurie Fickman:: Richard Meisel, assistant professor of biology and biochemistry, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award of $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation to study sex determination of house flies. His work just may reduce the burden of houseflies as pests.
By Jeannie Kever:: Even the smallest mechanical pumps have limitations, from the complex microfabrication techniques required to make them to the fact that there are limits on how small they can be. Researchers have announced a potential solution – a laser-driven photoacoustic microfluidic pump, capable of moving fluids in any direction without moving parts or electrical contacts.
By Sara Tubbs:: Master of Architecture students in the Graduate Design/Build Studio at the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design are designing an outdoor classroom at HISD's Frank Black Middle School.
By Jeannie Kever:: A geologist at the University of Houston is reconstructing the Panthalassa-Pacific plates dating back to the Mesozoic era – which began about 250 million years ago – offering the potential to more precisely tune geological models dealing with climate, ocean circulation and other major phenomena.