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8 hrs ago | CE News

Rafael Ortega: Going deeper

This expert in large-diameter pipelines is a well-rounded engineer who focuses on more than just the technical aspects of the job.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

10 hrs ago | Plastics News

Design Stories: Young designers showing the way in adaptive design

Barbara Woods reached for the tube of toothpaste, but the one she picked up and squeezed onto her toothbrush contained Bengay, the cream used to relieve aching joints and muscles.


Related Topix: Arts, University of Cincinnati, Industrial Design (Product Design), Columbus, OH

14 hrs ago | Universe Today

Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts: Study

Expedition 36/37 astronaut Karen Nyberg uses a fundoscope to take still and video images of her eye while in orbit.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Health News Digest

Treat Vision Problems in Astronauts

HOUSTON, Aug. 26, 2014 - To reduce and better treat spaceflight-induced visual impairment, University of Houston optometrists are collaborating on a NASA study that examines ocular changes seen in a number of astronauts.


Related Topix: Optometry, Medicine, Science / Technology, NASA, Space


A luxury school bus ride, a lavish dinner and champagne fun: This...

It's not often that well-heeled patrons of the arts climb aboard a school bus, albeit a fancy air-conditioned bus, for an evening out but that's exactly what a number of Alley Theatre supporters did last week for opening night of Horton Foote's play The Old Friends .


Related Topix: Theater, Arts

SF Classical Voice

Oh, Susannah: San Francisco Opera Opens Its Golden Gate

The Sept. 6 company premiere of Susannah serves as a long-awaited reunion of San Francisco Opera's general director, David Gockley, and the opera's composer and librettist, Carlisle Floyd.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Florida State University

Northwest Florida Daily News

Choctaw grad's unit pays respects in Afghanistan

Days before Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston was laid to rest at Beal Memorial Cemetery, his fellow soldiers at Forward Operating Base Ghazni held a memorial.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Shalimar, FL


Parsons wins fourth Emmy, makes Houston proud

Actor Jim Parsons is making the University of Houston, which he attended before hitting it big in Hollywood, proud again.


Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, The Big Bang Theory, Comedy, Jim Parsons

Houston Press

A Fond Look Back as the UH Daily Cougar Goes Weekly and Digital

In the early '90s while I was attending the University of Houston, I practically lived in and around the communications department on the far east side of campus.


Related Topix: South Houston, TX, Journalism

ESchool News

Digital storytelling enhances K-12 classrooms

With initiatives like the Common Core emphasizing creative thinking, many teachers are looking at unique ways to deliver information.


Mon Aug 25, 2014


The Camels of Texas, 1856

Camels existed in the Americas until about 10,000 years ago, when they were most likely hunted to extinction.


Related Topix: California


UH student paper shifts to weekly print publication

The University of Houston's student newspaper, which has been printing at least four times a week during spring and fall terms for 36 years, is no longer putting out a daily print product.



Student follows process for self-improvement

Thomas Kozuch was an excellent performer in high school, both in academics and athletics, but in some ways, he wasn't ready to be a college student.


Related Topix: Friendswood, TX, United States Military Academy, Houston, TX

Wireless Design & Development

HotSpot Episode 77: Smartphone-Loss Anxiety Disorder

The U.S. Navy has successfully completed landing and deck maneuvers with its new X-47B unmanned combat aerial vehicle in concert with an F/A-18 fighter.


Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

AG rules UHV faculty senate minutes public, not notes

For a more in-depth look at the changes coming to the University of Houston-Victoria visit our website and check out our past coverage on the issue: The University of Houston System is playing a calculated game of thrones with its Victoria campus, said former University of Houston-Victoria President Phil Castille.


Related Topix: University of Houston Victoria, Victoria, TX

Bronte Blog

Buffy's Phrenology

Nineteenth-Century, Energies Annual Conference Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies March 27-30, 2014 University of Houston Panel,1F:,Childhood,Elswhere Moderator: Melissa Gniadek, Rice University " Written in the Schoolroom: Charlotte BrontA«'s Unpublishable Schoolgirls " | Ashly Bennett, Haverford College ... (more)


Related Topix: Rice University, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado, Arts, Literature, University of Memphis


$25 For A Week's Food: Students Take Food-Stamp Challenge

Ten University of Houston nutrition students wanted to find out just how challenging it is, FOX's Chris Stipes reported.


Related Topix: Nutrition, Medicine

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Accomack superintendent ready for challenges

He began as a teacher's assistant. Now he is in charge of the whole school system.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Brownsville, TX

KHOU-TV Houston

App helps UH students find compatible roommates

A Facebook app is giving University of Houston freshman the power to vet and choose compatible roommates.


All eyes on WVU's Holgorsen

Following the Mountaineers' unexpectedly lopsided victory over Clemson in the Orange Bowl, first-year head coach Dana Holgorsen could have elected to run for any political office in the Mountain State and have a legitimate shot at unseating whoever the incumbent would have been.