UH Today November 10, 2020
11/10/2020, 04:00:01 PM

Beau Alward, assistant professor of psychology with a joint appointment in biology and biochemistry

Rank in social hierarchy is a condition not solely claimed by humans. Beau Alward, assistant professor of psychology with a joint appointment in biology and biochemistry, used the Nobel Prize winning method of gene editing to discover that two paralogous androgen receptor genes control social status in African cichlid fish.


UH Researchers Discovering Unique Elegance of Eye’s Cell Biology
New research from the Cullen College of Engineering’s Biomedical Engineering Department is shedding light on how rod and cone photoreceptors in the eye work and interact. The research was done by the lab of Dr. Muna Naash, John S. Dunn Endowed Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department.

Music Expands Beyond the UH Community
The Moores School of Music is privileged to bring amazing performances to the Houston community to help celebrate Veterans Day this year. The Moores Music in the City program will exhibit the talents of both students and alumni and will extend from the University’s own performance halls to interesting venues throughout the city.  

Time to Complete Consulting and Paid Professional Services and Disclosure Form
The UH System requires benefits eligible faculty and staff to acknowledge and report any activities that may create a conflict of interest with University responsibilities for the previous calendar year. Please complete the acknowledgment as soon as possible.


Homecoming 2020
Nov. 9 – Nov. 14
The UH Homecoming celebrations take place this week. The celebrations, many of which are virtual, lead up to the UH vs. USF Homecoming Game at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14 at TDECU Stadium.

Racism in Research
Thursday, Nov. 12
Associate Professor April Peters-Hawkins will discuss making education research more equitable in a free webinar at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12. The event is part of the series “Unapologetic Educational Research: Addressing Anti-blackness, Racism and White Supremacy,” hosted by The Ohio State University. Register today.

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Inside Higher Ed 

Against Face-to-Face Teaching Mandates
College and universities seeking more in-person instruction next term cite student demand for it, among other factors. Politics and institutional finances are also undoubtedly at play. And so faculty members and graduate students are urging their institutions, by various means, to pump the brakes on face-to-face mandates and to widen exemption criteria for instructors seeking to stay remote.

Education Dive 

How Can Student Success Initiatives Scale?
Several colleges and nonprofit organizations run programs that offer support services to help students graduate, but scaling these initiatives can be difficult, according to a recent working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Diverse Issues: Higher Education    

Program Helps Veterans Transition into College
Warrior-Scholar Project is a D.C.-based non-profit that helps active-duty and veteran students pursue or transition into higher education. Every summer, the organization runs one- to two-week “bootcamps” for these students – hosted at a number of U.S. colleges and universities – wherein it teaches them various skills, such as academic reading, writing and studying, and helps accustom them to the typical college environment.


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