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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 …

    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 …

  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 …

    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, …

  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 …