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2012-07-16 13:22:31

'EITM' focuses on transparent relations between theory and test Physical and social sciences share students and classroom space, but part ways, oftentimes, in the approach to research. For example, social sciences don't generally have topics that can be studied in a laboratory setting. Physical sciences can't use a petri dish to explain low voter turnout in off-year elections. Still, the next generation of researchers in physical and social sciences will need newer research skills that...

2012-06-11 09:53:11

Conclusions illustrate complexities of analyzing student achievement Closing the academic gaps in performance among students from diverse backgrounds is a challenge for schools and a mandate from the government. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 has prompted schools and school districts to re-examine elements that impact student achievements. A study completed by a recent graduate from University of Houston's Executive Education Doctorate in Professional Leadership suggests that...

Airborne LiDAR Used To Unveil Honduran Archaeological Ruins
2012-06-07 03:57:31

A field team from the University of Houston and the National Science Foundation (NSF) National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) has mapped a remote region of Honduras that may contain the legendary lost city of Ciudad Blanca. The results, recently announced by Honduras President Porfirio Lobo, mark the successful completion of the first light detection and ranging (LiDAR) survey of that country's Mosquitia region, one of the world´s least-explored virgin rainforests. An...

2012-06-06 11:02:07

UH optometrist finds small reduction in progression of myopia promising Research by an optometrist at the University of Houston (UH) supports the continued investigation of optical treatments that attempt to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children. Conducted by UH College of Optometry assistant professor David Berntsen and his colleagues from The Ohio State University, the study compared the effects of wearing and then not wearing progressive addition lenses, better known as...

2012-03-08 15:10:46

Study showed recovery was possible for arthropods within a year if their host plants remained healthy Crabs, insects and spiders living in coastal salt marshes affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster were damaged by the massive oil spill but were able to recover within a year if their host plants remained healthy, according to a University of Houston study published Wednesday (March 7) in the open access journal PLoS ONE. In one of the first studies to look at how oil spills...

2012-03-06 10:47:30

$700,000 study unlocks role of stress in surgical training, hopes to better prepare doctors Measure twice and cut once is a well-known phrase among surgeons, but this is not always what happens. To better prepare new surgeons for the operating room, University of Houston (UH) computer scientists are working with medical researchers at the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education (MITIE) to improve existing training processes. At the core of their effort is understanding...

2011-12-10 02:01:43

The Baylor Teen Health Clinic has increasingly turned to technology to communicate important messages about teen sexuality. Its latest tool is a series of videos for the Internet designed to increase awareness of sexually transmitted infections and HIV. The videos, called webisodes, are a collaboration of the Teen Health Clinic and the University of Houston´s Valenti School of Communication. "We drew on our expertise here at the Teen Health Clinic and the talents of students and...

2011-11-15 21:16:44

University of Houston Green Building Components (UHGBC), a program in the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, announces its third annual UHGBC Expo. This event showcases the work of faculty-led research teams that design, develop and commercialize green building components and sustainable technologies for the built environment. The exhibition runs 5 - 8 p.m., Nov. 17 in the College of Architecture´s atrium. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit...

Facial Disfigurements Negatively Impact Job Applicants
2011-11-09 11:50:35

[ Watch the Video ] People with birthmarks, scars and other facial disfigurements are more likely to receive poor ratings in job interviews, according to a new study by researchers at Rice University and the University of Houston. "Discrimination Against Facially Stigmatized Applicants in Interviews: An Eye-Tracking and Face-to-Face Investigation" was published online last month in the Journal of Applied Psychology and is one of the first studies to examine how individuals with facial...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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