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UH Chancellor addresses faculty in response to Penn State

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  University presidents and chancellors across the country are scrambling to address the Penn State scandal. Unlike politicians, the education community has kept its responses muted in hopes of avoiding the media scrutiny that has plagued Penn State and to avoid a similar controversy at their institution. Renu Khator, Chancellor for the UH System sent […]

Summit stresses Dream Act, advocacy

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  During their third annual “We Have a Dream Summit” on Saturday, activists from FIEL, an immigrant youth organization, stressed to the audience the existence of the Texas Application for State Financial Aid. Through TASFA, qualified undocumented students are eligible to receive grants and pay in-state college tuition. “People think that being undocumented prevents them […]

Petroleum Engineering Comes to Houston

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  While UT-Austin and Texas A&M have had nationally acclaimed petroleum engineering problems for years, Houston, the energy capital of the world, now has a program of its own at the University of Houston. “Houston is the center of the petroleum industry. It’s only natural that University of Houston students take an interest. There are […]

University of Sardines: UH needs to rethink campus size

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    Remember 2009’s Calhoun Lofts debate? You will recall our university’s stance: constructing Calhoun Lofts would serve an influx of students aching to live on campus. Opposers contested – correctly, we now see – that the lofts were an exorbitant expense, that not only would the lofts be partially occupied, but the building property […]

Criselda Romero: UH-D graduate runs for Houston city council in new Latino district

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   After a series of meetings and public sessions, Houston mayor Annise Parker, approved a redistricting plan that the city and community leaders felt was more representative of demographic realities. District J is one of the two new districts created this year. The district encompasses Gulfton, Sharpstown and a small section in Alief. Criselda Romero […]

University Latino Artists

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  Houston exhibits a rich yet implicit art scene. As such, there are numerous and influential non-profit organizations that attempt to flesh out an art scene into a defining aspect of Houston’s identity; part of this identity is the strong Latino presence with its population projected to take the majority beginning in 2011, according to […]

Road to UH regent: Former construction worker, Jacob Monty, builds successful law firm

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    In the late 80s, nothing distinguished Jacob Monty from the other people working with him in construction. He had no dreams of going to college and was happy making $10.66 an hour right out of high school to support his fledgling family. After three years on the job, Monty, never a serious student, […]

UHCL students benefit from alumni generosity

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  Four University of Houston-Clear Lake students will continue to pursue an education through financial assistance from the M.L. Wismer Scholarship Endowment. Undergraduate students Natalie McKenney, Monique Martinez and Tracy Furman, as well as graduate student Ambericent Cornett received the scholarships. “This is an outstanding example of how generous alumni and contributors can make a […]

UH engineers find new ways to fight malaria with Department of Defense help

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  Malaria has been one of the world’s biggest killers for as long as records have been kept. With resistance to existing antimalarial drugs on the rise, there is a renewed push to find different ways to fight it. Two University of Houston (UH) engineers have stepped up to the plate to answer the call. […]

Astronaut shares experiences with students, space gives new perspective on race

Dr. Harris uses his NASA experiences as a platform to reach out to the community.

  Dr. Bernard Anthony Harris, the first African-American astronaut, discussed his book “Dream Walker” and shared his life experiences with students, faculty and staff at the University of Houston. Harris decided to become an astronaut when he was 13 years old after watching the first lunar landing, Apollo 11, with Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” […]

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