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University of Houston Names New Vice President for Research

December 07, 2016 - Amr Elnashai, dean of engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, will become the next vice chancellor/vice president for research and technology transfer at the University of Houston and the University of Houston System.

By Jeannie Kever

UH System Names Juan Sanchez Muñoz as Sole Finalist for UHD Presidency

December 06, 2016 - Juan Sanchez Muñoz has been named the sole finalist for the presidency of University of Houston-Downtown (UHD).

By Shawn Lindsey

Provost Paula Myrick Short Wins UNC Alumni Award

November 28, 2016 - Paula Myrick Short, senior vice chancellor for the University of Houston System and senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at UH, has been awarded the Alumni Achievement Award by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education.

UH System and Parkside Capital Finalize Purchase of Land to Establish Katy Campus

November 10, 2016 - The University of Houston System has completed the purchase of 46 acres of land in Katy from Parkside Capital. The land is located at the northeast corner of I-10 and the Grand Parkway and will be developed into a campus serving West Houston. Academic programs from two UH System universities, the University of Houston and the University of Houston-Victoria, will be offered at the new campus.

UH System Wins Trademark Dispute as Local Law School Adopts New Name

November 07, 2016 - The University of Houston has prevailed in its federal trademark lawsuit against South Texas College of Law, which briefly changed its name to Houston College of Law earlier this year.

UH-Clear Lake President William Staples Announces Final Year at UHCL

September 16, 2016 - William A. Staples has announced this will be his final year as president of University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL), a position he has held for more than 20 years.

UH Moves Up in Global Rankings for Issued Patents

July 12, 2016 - The University of Houston is among the top 100 university systems in the world for granted U.S. utility patents in 2015.

By Jeannie Kever

UH System Universities to Launch Higher Ed Programs in Katy this Fall

June 25, 2016 - – The University of Houston System will offer bachelor’s- and master’s- level degree programs in engineering, business, education and other high-demand fields in Katy starting this fall.

By Shawn Lindsey

UH System Welcomes New Student Regent

June 16, 2016 - This fall, the University of Houston System Board of Regents will have a new student voice. UH senior Joshua Freed recently was appointed to the board by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

By Mike Emery

American Book Review Reading Series Receives Academic Excellence Award

May 20, 2016 - The University of Houston System Board of Regents presented the Regents’ Academic Excellence Award to the American Book Review (ABR) Reading Series at the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV). The award recognizes University of Houston System institutions’ programs and initiatives that exemplify excellence in teaching, research, and/or public service.

UH System Board of Regents Approves $1.8 Billion Budget for FY2017

May 20, 2016 - The UHS Board of Regents approved a $1.8 billion budget aimed at strengthening student success and access, retaining talented faculty and expanding campus facilities and resources.

By Mike Emery

UH System Regents Approve Development of New Campus in Katy

May 20, 2016 - The University of Houston System has announced plans to purchase 46 acres and build a state-of-the-art academic building in the fast-growing suburban area.

By Shawn Lindsey

UH Bonner Leaders Program Recognized for Uniting Scholarship and Community

February 19, 2016 - The University of Houston System Board of Regents presented the Regents’ Academic Excellence Award to the Bonner Leaders Program in the Honors College of the University of Houston. The award recognizes University of Houston System institutions’ programs and initiatives that exemplify excellence in teaching, research, and/or public service.

UH System Board of Regents Approve Tuition Rates for FY2017, FY2018

February 18, 2016 - University of Houston System (UHS) Board of Regents approved FY2017 and FY2018 tuition rates for all UHS institutions. The new tuition revenue will be applied to student success initiatives at each of the UHS universities.

By Mike Emery

Chancellor Renu Khator Appoints Former UHD President Bill Flores as Research Fellow

February 11, 2016 - Flores Joins UH Institute for Educational Policy Research and Evaluation

By Richie Hunter

UHS Chancellor Khator Names Interim President of University of Houston-Downtown

February 03, 2016 - University of Houston System Chancellor Renu Khator has named Michael A. Olivas as the interim president of University of Houston-Downtown (UHD), effective today.

By Richie Hunter

Genomics Researcher to Give 2016 Farfel Distinguished Lecture

January 25, 2016 - Genomics researcher J. Craig Venter will present the 2016 Farfel Distinguished Lecture next month, the latest in a series of world-renowned scientists, artists and thinkers to deliver the University of Houston’s most prestigious lectureship.

By Jeannie Kever

UH Law Center Professor Michael Olivas Shares Insights on 'The Geopolitcs of Place and Residence in Texas'

November 24, 2015 - UH Law Center professor shared the white paper "The Geopolitics of Place and Residence in Texas" with the UH System Board of Regents during its Nov. 19 meeting.

UH System Board of Regents Statement on Academic Expansion in Houston Area

November 24, 2015 - The UH System Board of Regents voted to adopt an official statement regarding academic expansion in Houston.

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