Spring classes set to begin this week.
Monday, January 14 is the first day of classes for the Spring 2013 semester at...
- Lonestar College
- San Jacinto College
- Texas Southern University
- Texas Woman’s University
- University of Houston System
National Multicultural Conference and Summit to meet in Houston
This Wednesday, January 16, multicultural psychologists from around the world will come to Houston to discuss diversity, social justice and growing mental health needs of groups with limited access to care at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit. This year's conference features Dr. Joycelyn Elders, the 15th United States Surgeon General who is scheduled to be the keynote speaker. Prior to the conference, the College of Education will host a free public preview from 2 - 2:30 p.m., Jan. 16 in the KIVA room at Farish Hall. (Permission: the University of Houston).
New MBA website launched at UHD.
The University of Houston Downtown launched a new MBA website loaded with resources designed to guide students and career professionals through the MBA process. The site also features a new MBA brochure.
Three Texas universities ranked in top 100
On Monday, January 7, the Houston Chronicle reported that Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Texas at Dallas are ranked among the nation's top 100 universities for the best financial value for the degrees obtained. The rating was based on Kiplinger's magazine which rated the top universities in terms of test scores, four-year graduation rates, the amount of student loan debt incurred and affordability.
UH Students involved in 83d Texas Legislative Session
Eight University of Houston students are participating in the 83d Session of the Texas Legislature as UH Hobby Fellows. As full-time interns, the students will participate in the day-to-day activities of the Legislature, perform research and writing activities related to the session and attend meetings with voters and lobbyists. (Permission: University of Houston).
Possible breakthrough in myopia
Assistant Professor Dr. David Berntsen with the University of Houston College of Optometry, together with colleagues at Ohio State University, are conducting research on slowing the progression of myopia in children. Myopia, or near-sightedness, affects nearly one-third of Americans. Dr. Berntsen is developing lenses that may help correct this condition. (Permission: The University of Houston)
Cost of textbooks rises faster than inflation
Just in time for returning to school, The Huffington Post reports that the sales price of college textbooks continues to rise faster than the rate of inflation. That trend doesn't seem likely to slow this year. However, some companies are staving off the cost of textbooks by offering alternative editions for computer and online environments.