Line of modern windmills generating energy
UH wind-power test site approved
Department of Energy project
tests turbine blades

Researcher holding circuit board in sterile lab
UH faculty
wins $2.5M
for projects
21 investigators bring in
two-year awards

Vassiliy Lubchenko
Lauded for materials research
Lubchenko awarded grant as promising young investigator

Runner hurdling
Does Virtual World Offer Real Results?
Grant funds study "Second Life" benefit for students

Fofanov and Johnsson take top prize for humanitarian applications
We all understand that even the tiniest changes in the environment can create big opportunities and challenges for plants, animals and humans, but rarely do we consider what’s happening on a microscopic level and what those changes could mean for the infinite varieties of life on Earth. But researchers Yuriy Fofanov and Lennart Johnsson know that what we don’t see often carries big-picture implications, and they’ve recently garnered international recognition for applying such vision while creating technologies to help monitor the sizes and genomic diversity of microbial communities.

Veteran dramaturg, educator joins School of Theatre & Dance
World-renowned dramaturg Mark Bly will join UH as a distinguished professor. He will teach dramaturgy and playwriting classes as part of the Alley Theatre and UH School of Theatre and Dance Master of Fine Arts Professional Training Program. In addition to working with UH, Bly will serve as the Alley's senior dramaturg and director of its new play program.

Batten down the hatches; UH experts offer hurricane tips
Forecasters expect six to nine hurricanes to form in the Atlantic this year, saying two to five of those could be major. Be prepared with these resources from the University of Houston representing experts across various fields.

Engineering professor to head NIH study section
Ralph W. Metcalfe, professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering and mathematics, was recently appointed chair of the National Institutes of Health Cardiovascular Devices Study Section. In his new role, Metcalfe will chair the section's meetings three times a year, reviewing more than 150 grant proposals for their scientific merit and importance.

Poet-professor receives $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize
Poet and University of Houston creative writing professor Tony Hoagland has another award to add to his collection of honors. Hoagland was named the second annual recipient of the Jackson Poetry Prize.



UH's Elmer Johnston with oilfied equipment



A Neat-o Way to Get Your Game On
Ioannis Pavlidis, computer science professor, and research assistants Yuichi Fujiki and Kostas Kazakos are cited.
Staten Island Advance


The Death Penalty in Practice
David Dow of the UH Law Center is cited.
Austin Chronicle


Energy Industry Leaders Commit $1.6M to UH Program
Two Fortune 500 oil companies have committed major funding to the Cullen College of Engineering at UH.
MSN Money


He Put Buddy Holly in Famed Spectacles
Dr. J. Davis Armistead, a Lubbock optometrist and former regent for whom the UH Optometry Building is named, is featured.
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal


Is $4 Gas a Psychological Barrier for Shoppers?
Dennis Adams, professor at the Bauer College of Business, is interviewed.
KTRH 740


Cozy Classical Music Concerts in Your Home
Paul Bertagnolli, associate professor of musicology at Moores School of Music, is cited.
Houston Chronicle





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