UH Today January 23, 2019
01/23/2019, 04:05:02 PM

UH Law Center

The UH Law Center's Pre-Law Pipeline Program received accolades from the American Bar Association's Council for Diversity in the Education Pipeline for its efforts on behalf of diversity in the legal profession. The Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Award for Excellence in Pipeline Diversity will be presented later this week to the school.


UH Drivers Face Detours as TxDOT Revamps Nearby Freeway
Drivers traveling to or near UH will face detours over the next few months as TxDOT starts rebuilding the connector ramp from I-45 northbound to I-69/SH 288 southbound.

Ocean Drilling Project Seeks Clues to Future Sea Level Rise
An international drilling expedition, led by researchers from UH and the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, are exploring how the West Antarctic Ice Sheet plays a role in future sea level patterns. 

Call for Proposals: UHS Innovative Teaching and Learning Symposium
The 5th Annual UH System Innovative Teaching and Learning Symposium is scheduled for Friday, April 26. In addition, a call is open for faculty and staff to submit individual or group presentations.

SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training to be Held on Campus
The UH Office of Emergency Management will host the National Weather Service's SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training March 5. Registration is open for volunteers who are interested to learn more about reporting severe weather to the National Weather Service.


Gallery Talk: Alfred Leslie
Friday, Jan. 25
Blaffer Art Museum docents will lead a gallery talk about "Alfred Leslie: One Hundred Characters in Search of a Reader," on view through January 26. The free event takes place at the Blaffer Art Museum at noon on Friday, Jan. 25.


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Houston Chronicle 

Poll: Texans Recognize Value of a Degree, Question Costs and Other Obstacles
The "101: Higher Ed Poll of Texas" surveyed 800 Texans about their concerns and attitudes toward higher education in the state. The results of the poll, conducted by Austin-based Strategic Research Associates, were similar to those seen before. Most residents believe a degree to be an asset and some are looking for more education and training, but the cost and thought of student debt are seen as deterrents.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 

UNC Admissions Lawsuit Likely Headed to Supreme Court
The federal lawsuit challenging race-conscious admissions practices at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, like a similar case involving Harvard in another federal courtroom, is likely to end up in the high court in a similarly prolonged legal battle. The cases are also part of a new wave of challenges to affirmative action in higher education that are likely to continue.

Inside Higher Ed    

Rethinking State Authorization, Again
The U.S. Department of Education is contemplating going back to the drawing board on complex rules governing authority to operate online programs in multiple states. Education Department officials are optimistic they can find a way forward that will make the rules simpler for colleges. The test will be whether they can do so without significantly reducing consumer protections for students.


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