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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 …

  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 …

Mayor Annise Parker spoke to University of Houston students about water conservation and the ongoing drought at the World Affairs lounge on campus on Tuesday. To combat these on-going issues in the city, Parker will be working with City Council to enact a burn ban that could be implemented as …

The Houston Cougars rallied to defeat North Texas 48-23 in the Mean Green’s stadium opener.

  A record number of students applied to the UH this fall. Total applicants for the 2011 fall semester have increased by more than 12 percent compared to this time last year.  To date, nearly 41,000 applications have been filed from potential students. “Naturally, we appreciate this substantial rise in …

  Efforts to recapture Mexican-American culture in Houston high schools could result in a La Raza Studies program for future students. “You’re never too young to learn about where you came from…It’s good to learn your heritage and family history,” said recent graduate Yvette Cortez. Cortez, the 2011 Jeff Davis …

  With the passing of Senate Bill 324, the University of Houston–Clear Lake has been approved to provide classes in the freshman and sophomore levels. UH-CL currently has undergraduate students only at the junior and senior levels. “In addition to sustaining our long-standing partnerships with area community colleges for transfer …

  The Texas Higher Education Coordinator Board recently awarded the University of Houston-Downtown a $260,000 grant to initiate a student success program, “Freshman Achievement Communities to Enhance Student Persistence and Success.” The university was one of five schools out of 37 applicants to receive the funding as part of the …

  North Main Street will close Monday, Aug. 8, between Naylor and Commerce Streets for construction of the new north light rail line and will remain closed for 12 to 18 months. The impact on the University of Houston – Downtown community may not be as great as on the …

  Want to be a nurse? The three new learning communities for health science majors will focus on making coursework relevant to your preparation for professional schools. HCC will launch six new Learning Communities for health science this Fall 2011. A Learning Community (LC) is simply a group of students …