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2014-09-04 08:44:05

Jeannie Kever, University of Houston Research Focuses on What Students Need to Succeed in the Future Most forecasts about the future of higher education have focused on how the institutions themselves will be affected – including the possibility of less demand for classes on campus and fewer tenured faculty members as people take courses online. Some changes already have begun. When researchers at the University of Houston tackled the issue, they focused instead on what students...

2014-08-06 16:26:46

HOUSTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Houston today announced a long-term partnership with leading hospitality and facilities services provider Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) to serve as the exclusive provider of venue management, food, beverage, retail merchandise and facility maintenance services at all of the University's athletics facilities and Cullen Performance Hall. The University has partnered with Aramark for its campus dining programs since 2005....

2014-05-08 09:39:28

UH researchers find new high-efficiency thermoelectric material University of Houston physicists have discovered a new thermoelectric material offering high performance at temperatures ranging from room temperature up to 300 degrees Celsius, or about 573 degrees Fahrenheit. "This new material is better than the traditional material, Bismuth telluride, and can be used for waste heat conversion into electricity much more efficiently," said Zhifeng Ren, M.D. Anderson Chair professor of...

2014-04-15 10:25:27

Diagnostic tool easily accessible and administered by lay people in South Africa Research on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight on how to identify and help children with emotional behavior issues in other areas of the world, which may have limited access to healthcare and further research that could lead to successful interventions. A report on the global AIDS epidemic published by the United Nations mentions that due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which has...

2014-04-07 11:14:25

UH Math collaborates with Rice on synthetic gene circuit A long-standing challenge in synthetic biology has been to create gene circuits that behave in predictable and robust ways. Mathematical modeling experts from the University of Houston (UH) collaborated with experimental biologists at Rice University to create a synthetic genetic clock that keeps accurate time across a range of temperatures. The findings were published in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

2014-04-02 20:21:24

Documentary tracks efforts of Prof. David Dow and students to spare life of death row inmate. HOUSTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated one million television viewers in the United Kingdom tuned in this week to watch a documentary on capital punishment in which University of Houston Law Center Professor David Dow, the Texas Innocence Network he founded, and a law student play prominent roles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140402/DC97178 BBC Three spent...

2014-03-03 08:28:13

HOUSTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Signaling a new chapter in Houston's media history, Houston Public Media made its official debut on Saturday, March 1 with the launch of a new brand identity and website, houstonpublicmedia.org, that provides combined access to news and information, arts and culture, and educational content from its broadcast outlets: TV 8, News 88.7 and Classical 91.7. "For more than 60 years Houston's public media have been a trusted source for...

2014-01-29 13:27:02

UH collaboration with Universite de Montreal published in Nature Communications A new theoretical model developed by professors at the University of Houston (UH) and Université de Montréal may hold the key to methods for developing better materials for solar cells. Eric Bittner, a John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Chemistry and Physics in UH's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Carlos Silva, an associate professor at the Université de Montréal and Canada Research...

2014-01-13 16:21:25

University of Houston Law Center's Blakely Advocacy Institute and Andrews Kurth sponsor 6(th) annual tournament HOUSTON, Jan. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's 16 best moot court programs will compete Jan. 23-25 for the right to claim the title of National Champion in the 6(th) annual competition hosted by the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center and sponsored by Andrews Kurth LLP. (Logo:...

2014-01-10 20:21:57

HOUSTON, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While still in the midst of a record-breaking Centennial Season, the Houston Symphony announced its 101(st) season of concerts, the first under new music director Andrés Orozco-Estrada, in an unprecedented multi-media event tonight. A live television broadcast and streaming webcast were produced in conjunction with Houston Public Media on the University of Houston campus at the Melcher Center for Public Broadcasting. Hosted by KUHA...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'