Shasta’s Story Round-Up: February 2017

by My Vo (’17), posted on: February 24, 2017

Photo: University of Houston Facebook Page

The UH Rec Center rose to occasion (of Valentine’s Day, that is) this month with a festive display and positive message for students. The flower-decorated backdrop and “hello beautiful” slogan caught a bunch of eyes and became a popular spot for pictures. Speaking of eye-catching, check out these stories about your fellow Coogs:

UH Cullen College of Engineering was ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world to earn an engineering or technology degree from.

UH College of Pharmacy Pharm.D. candidate wins first place for the second year in a row in the UH American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists’ Patient Counseling Competition.

McGovern College of the Arts and Project Row Houses created a fellowship program that will allow artists and cultural practitioners to work with Third Ward urban planners, educators, and policy makers.

An assistant professor of chemistry was the recipient of a prestigious five-year $570,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. He was granted the award because of his exemplification of the teacher-scholar role through “outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education of education and research.”

Management Information Systems Student Organization (MISSO) celebrated its 35th anniversary at Bauer College of Business.

UH College of Pharmacy research team earned a $207,000 grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer to study the efficacy and safety of anticoagulant therapy in patients with non-vascular atrial fibrillation (NVAF).

McGovern College of the Arts students created dynamic visual languages and won four of six design awards at Globalmurmurs, an international design competition.

Two Cullen College of Engineering professors received $1.1 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the role of Retbindin in diseases.

Moores School of Music’s Concert Chorale was invited to sing at two of the country’s most esteemed conferences, the Texas Music Educations Association (TMEA) convention and the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) convention.

Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design celebrated the life and work of a professor who taught at the University for 50 years with an exhibition displaying his paintings and furniture designs.


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