It was a busy week for Houston area universities with ambassadors from Australia and Taiwan visiting college campuses and delivering speeches that stressed the importance of working cooperatively to bridge cultural barriers for students. Additionally, the University of Houston Downtown received Japanese high school exchange students who were introduced to American culture in an adventure-filled three week visit.
Professors in the University of Houston system received accolades and awards for lifetime contributions to research, creating fresh ideas for online courses and for earning the coveted Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant. (Article Cover Photo)
Additionally, UH announced its program to help medical student undergraduates shorten their educational experience to seven rather than eight years.
Rice University paid respects to its first police chief who died at the age of 87.
In other news, eleven of Rice University’s graduate programs were ranked in the Top 20 by U.S. News; scholars from the Rice Institute for Public Policy published their recommendations to President Obama on pressing issues facing the nation during his second term as President and the University announced a four percent tuition increase for the 2013-2014 academic year.
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