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Do you often wonder when the least amount of people will be in your grocery store or other places you need to go, so you can reduce the chance of catching a contagious disease? There could soon be an app for that. Implementation of a real-time COVID-19 infection risk assessment system is underway in the lab of a UH computer scientist.

The University of Houston Center for Mexican American Studies will work with Fort Bend County officials to improve the lives of families living in unstable housing conditions caused by economic hardship and other stressors.

The perception that boys are more interested than girls in computer science and engineering starts as young as age six, according to a new University of Houston study. That may be one reason why girls and women are underrepresented in these STEM career fields.

Although they disagreed on many issues, survey responders showed unity in most of areas of criminal justice reform. Excessive force, controversial bail practices, stop and frisk policies and enhanced police training all inspired strong support for change. Redirecting police budgets to fund social services did not.

A new study at the University of Houston takes a close look at the humble fungus. Fungal cells have yet to pique much interest among scientific researchers. But this team sees potential, possibly even the ability to clean the environment of toxic wastes and spills.

Qatar Charity, in partnership with the University of Houston-Clear Lake Diplomacy Institute, is making food plentiful for the University of Houston community ahead of Thanksgiving. There will be a drive-through food box distribution event in the southwest parking lot of TDECU Stadium on Nov. 17 from 2-6 p.m.

A $1 million pledge from the M.D. Anderson Foundation to the University of Houston College of Medicine establishes the M.D. Anderson Foundation Endowed Professorship in Medicine to be held by a leader in health care innovation recruited to join the College of Medicine faculty.

A new report by University of Houstons Chief Population Health Officer examines an old problem – the high levels of poverty in minority communities and the racist notions that have contributed to public health crises in the United States and across the globe.

What do customers want? The AI Retail Innovation Lab invites students, faculty and professionals to access data as they create solutions for in-store and online merchants. The initiative is a collaboration between University of Houston College of Technology and Relationshop. It includes a cloud-based data center at the UH campus in Sugar Land.

The University of Houston College of Medicine Direct Primary Care Clinic is now open on the campus of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, simplifying the health care system for those without health insurance.

Hobby Hour: The Census and Redistricting, panel discussion examines opinions surrounding Texas new voting-district maps. Redrawn boundaries have left some Texans wondering if they can ever have appropriate representation in Austin and Washington. Others say the new lines are nonpartisan and fair.

Artworks and archival materials by pioneering artist Dorothy Hood are the centerpiece of a new exhibition organized by Public Art of the University of Houston System in collaboration with the Art Museum of South Texas and UH Libraries Special Collections. Dorothy Hood: The Edge of Being is on view through March 2023.

Start off finals right and swing by the Student Center Food Court for some free breakfast, bluebooks, and prizes!

De-stress before finals with massages, live music, a photo-booth, and lots of freebies! Departments from around campus will be there with giveaways and resources on how to keep good vibes all throughout finals. The first 300 students will receive an exclusive UH cap!

Come enjoy good vibes at the Vintage Market! Enjoy live music, a photo-booth, and lots of free vintage merch! There will be local vintage shops and art activities provided by the Blaffer Art Museum & the Architecture, Design, & Art Library. All participants will be entered to win a Polaroid camera and a $120 Nike gift card.

Want to be a leader in higher education administration? The Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies is offering a virtual information session for the M.Ed. and Ph.D. programs in higher education on Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Learn more andRSVP now!

Come out to the annual Winter Wonderland event and enjoy 60 tons of snow, food, t-shirts, and more!

Start Smart prepares college women who are approaching the job market with the confidence, knowledge, and skills they need to negotiate salaries and benefits.Registration is required.

Experience the creativity and ingenuity of the next generation of storytellers at the Valenti School of Communications inaugural multimedia showcase.

The University of Houston is a powerhouse of innovation. UH has grown to service the city of Houston and beyond through our extensive educational offerings, partnerships with local businesses and contributions to the community. Explore more below about how we are cultivating the future through Energy, Health, Arts, and Athletics to create success for our students and alumni.

UHHealth is the platform to integrate the universitys mission and values focused on identifying and responding to the economic, social and cultural issues affecting health in Houston, Texas, and beyond.

UH Arts provide students the fuel to awaken the imagination and contribute real art to the real world. Read how students use their experiences and thoughts to ignite the imagination.

UH Athletics is driving sportsmanship to new levels by preparing student-athletes to be champions for life. Read about how student-athletes are achieving success in academics and athletics.

UH Energy performs innovative research to address emerging needs in the hydrocarbons, renewables and sustainability energy sectors. Read about how UH energy fuels the industry.

UH students have access to comprehensive higher education programs and countless resources providing the tools for success. Read about how students are thriving at the University of Houston.

As a good neighbor and university dedicated to civic engagement, we will partner and collaborate with the Third Ward to transform its schools, businesses, and healthcare resources. We celebrate the culture and history of our shared community.

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