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  • UH Researcher’s Nanotech Coating Can Improve Protection Against Coronavirus

    UH Researcher’s Nanotech Coating Can Improve Protection Against Coronavirus

    Seamus Curran, a physics professor at the University of Houston known for his work commercializing nanotechnologies, is using a hydrophobic coating to improve the ability of surgical masks to protect against transmission of the virus.

  • Remote Learning Requires New Lessons for Parents and Teachers

    Remote Learning Requires New Lessons for Parents and Teachers

    As the COVID-19 virus continues to change the world, the education system has had to shift dramatically. Suddenly parents and teachers are mobilizing remotely to provide the structure needed to educate children of all ages. From the trenches, UH College of Education experts weigh in on best practices and offer advice for both parents and teachers.

  • UH Experts Warn Against COVID-19 Cyber Scams

    UH Experts Warn Against COVID-19 Cyber Scams

    As we all take steps to protect ourselves against the spread of COVID-19, cybersecurity experts at the University of Houston are warning against the spread of another threat – hackers trying to capitalize on confusion and fear.

  • UH Researchers Donate Protective Equipment to Health Care Workers on Front Lines

    UH Researchers Donate Protective Equipment to Health Care Workers on Front Lines

    When the Texas Medical Center asked for help from anyone with access to personal protective equipment for health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight, University of Houston researchers answered the call.

  • Making it Count: Hobby School Interns Promote the Census

    Making it Count: Hobby School Interns Promote the Census

    Interns from the University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs routinely work for local, state and national elected leaders, learning about public policy from the inside. This year, students from the Civic Houston Internship Program have another project – educating people about the importance of the U.S. Census.

  • UH Optometrist Sews Masks at Home for Health Care Workers

    UH Optometrist Sews Masks at Home for Health Care Workers

    For 15 years, Moriah Chandler has been a sewing and quilting enthusiast. Now, the clinical assistant professor of optometry at the University of Houston has found a way to put her hobby to good use, creating masks – personal protective equipment – to give away to front line responders and medical personnel treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Working From Home 101: Plan Ahead to Keep Your Team Productive

    Working From Home 101: Plan Ahead to Keep Your Team Productive

    Working from home is the dream, lounging in your pajamas and noshing from your fridge. But while working from home has its advantages, Jamie Belinne, assistant dean for career services at the C.T. Bauer College of Business, says it takes effort to keep your team focused and productive.

  • Telehealth Expansion: A Chance to Redefine Health Care

    Telehealth Expansion: A Chance to Redefine Health Care

    In the midst of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 public health crisis, we might be seeing the future of health care delivery in action with the expansion of telehealth, or virtual doctor visits. Dr. Winston Liaw from the College of Medicine discusses the basics, benefits and challenges ahead.

  • Virtual Resources for Juggling Career Goals and COVID-19 Crisis

    Virtual Resources for Juggling Career Goals and COVID-19 Crisis

    University of Houston students and alumni who are looking for jobs and internships can turn to University Career Services for a wealth of virtual resources, including career counseling appointments, virtual chats and workshops.

  • Nurses Trained to Stay Safe While Treating COVID-19 Patients

    Nurses Trained to Stay Safe While Treating COVID-19 Patients

    Health care workers, in larger numbers, are at risk of contracting the very illnesses they are working to treat, but infectious disease control is woven into every nursing curriculum, from learning how to wear personal protective equipment to participating with community health departments to simulate disaster responses.

  • Bauer’s Bill Gilmer Looks at the Economic Impact of the Coronavirus

    Bauer’s Bill Gilmer Looks at the Economic Impact of the Coronavirus

    Bill Gilmer, director of the Institute for Regional Forecasting at the C.T. Bauer College of Business, keeps his finger on the pulse of the Houston economy, a task made even more challenging by the COVID-19 pandemic and dramatically dropping oil prices. He offers some insights on the impact.

  • Houston Public Media Offers Resources for Learning at Home

    Houston Public Media Offers Resources for Learning at Home

    As the coronavirus pandemic has forced hundreds of thousands of Houston-area students out of class – a disruption that in some cases will last through the end of the academic year – Houston Public Media and PBS have revamped their schedules to provide programming that supports students from pre-kindergarten through high school.

  • UH Psychology Professor Offers Remedies for Cabin Fever

    UH Psychology Professor Offers Remedies for Cabin Fever

    During these unprecedented times, everyone is facing the challenge of managing the emotional and social fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. UH psychologist John P. Vincent has tips to reduce negative impact of this crisis.

  • Artificial Intelligence and Family Medicine: Better Together

    Artificial Intelligence and Family Medicine: Better Together

    University of Houston researchers are encouraging family medicine physicians to actively engage in the development and evolution of artificial intelligence to open new horizons that make AI more effective, equitable and pervasive.

  • ‘Deceptively Simple’ Process Could Boost Plastics Recycling

    ‘Deceptively Simple’ Process Could Boost Plastics Recycling

    Plastics are a victim of their own success, so inexpensive, easy to use and versatile that the world is awash in plastic waste. Now researchers from the University of Houston have reported a new method of producing polyolefins – made from hydrocarbons and the most common building block of plastics – structured to address one of the biggest stumbling blocks to plastics recycling.

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