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UH System Possibly Impacted by Blackbaud Data Security Incident

August 5, 2020 | The University of Houston System may have been impacted by a data security incident involving Blackbaud, one of our service providers. No UH System encrypted data (like social security numbers, bank account or credit card information) were involved in this incident. At this time, we do not believe any further action is required by individuals. For more information, please visit the UH System website by clicking “Read More” below.

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UH Cougar Emergency Fund to Support Students Facing Hardship

The University of Houston has relaunched its emergency fund to assist students facing unexpected financial hardships due to COVID-19. The Cougar Emergency Fund is designed to offer as much as $1,500 in support to eligible students for school-related costs to keep them enrolled and on track despite financial hardship caused by the pandemic.

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College of Medicine Receives First Scholarship Endowment

UH College of Medicine Receives First Scholarship Endowment

The University of Houston College of Medicine has received a $25,000 gift from The Indian Doctors Association (IDA) of Houston to establish its first scholarship endowment. Administered by the University of Houston Foundation, The Indian Doctors Association of Houston Endowed Scholarship will be given to students of Indian descent or who are members of an active student South Asian organization.

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The College of Medicine will accept its inaugural class on July 20.

The University of Houston College of Medicine has been granted preliminary accreditation, a monumental milestone that allows the new medical school — the city of Houston’s first in nearly 50 years — to immediately begin recruiting and enrolling students. The first class of 30 medical students will begin July 20, each receiving $100,000 four-year scholarships through philanthropy to cover tuition and fees.

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BCBSTX Commits $5 Million to College of Medicine, Joins Vanguard Society

The University of Houston College of Medicine has received a $5 million gift from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). The gift will provide $3.5 million for scholarships to at least 35 medical students and $1.5 million to create a pipeline program to attract and retain students from diverse backgrounds who have an interest in practicing primary care medicine.

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The UH College of Medicine Revealed

The architectural renderings of the new $80 million University of Houston College of Medicine building were revealed as the ink dried on a ceremonial bill signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Boldly modern, the approximately 150,000 square-foot facility will feature the signature limestone of the University and broad glass accents to foster an open and bright learning environment.

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State Funding Approved for UH College of Medicine, New Law Center Building

The Texas Legislature has approved strong support for continued growth and student success throughout the University of Houston System, including startup funds for the UH College of Medicine, funding for new facilities for the UH Law Center and Hobby School of Public Affairs, and increased funding for general operations and hurricane recovery at all four UH System universities

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UH System Raises Nearly $145 Million in Fiscal Year 2018

UH System Raises Nearly $145 Million in Fiscal Year 2018

The University of Houston System raised nearly $145 million in private support in fiscal year 2018, the second largest total in UHS history, trailing only the previous year when the public phase of the historic $1 billion “Here, We Go” Campaign was launched.

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University of Houston and Humana Announce Long-term Strategic Partnership

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, and the University of Houston announced today a long-term strategic partnership to train the health care leaders of tomorrow with a focus on advancing population health, improving health outcomes and expanding the use of value-based payment models.

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A New Type of Medical School

From his office at the center of the University of Houston campus, Stephen Spann, M.D., offers a thoughtful assessment of the challenges facing modern medicine in the United States, and in Houston in particular. – TMC Pulse

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$1 Million Gift Will Support Center for Student Success at UH Hilton College

A generous gift from alumnus and retired CEO, president and chairman of the board of the Dallas-based Brinker International Doug Brooks and his wife, Holly, will play a crucial role in better preparing students from the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management for leadership careers in the hospitality industry.

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Coca-Cola Foundation Supports First-Generation Students at UH

The University of Houston has been awarded a $200,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation to fund the Coca-Cola First-Generation Scholarship Program. The program awards individual scholarships of $1,125 per semester to 40 full-time undergraduate students who are the first in their families to attend college.

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UH Football Spearheads Donations From Texas Schools

UH Football Spearheads Donations From Texas Schools

Student-athletes from the Houston football program collected items including non-perishable food, personal care products, cleaning supplies, clothing, baby supplies and more. The players loaded them into the trucks for a Friday convoy to Houston.

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UH Receives $3.3 Million from State Cancer Research Program

UH Receives $3.3 Million from State Cancer Research Program

The University of Houston has received $3.3 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, including $2 million to hire Rohith Reddy, a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School who focuses on next-generation technologies for detecting gynecological cancers, and $1.3 million to allow the College of Education’s Lorraine Reitzel to expand a tobacco cessation program to substance abuse treatment centers.

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Transforming the Landscape

More than $1 billion in construction projects have been completed at University of Houston System institutions over the past six years; even more transformation is on the horizon. Here are a few projects of the projects that will continue to change the physical landscape of campus on the coming years.

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Prosthetic Hands Printed by Students Bring Hope to Kids

Thanks to the UH chapter of e-NABLE, a national non-profit organization that prints 3-D mechanical prosthetic limbs for children and adults missing portions of their hands or forearms, one Houston third grader can go forth in his life with confidence and new found hope.

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Health Program For Third Ward

UH to launch health program for Third Ward

A $2 million grant awarded to the University of Houston’s HEALTH Research Institute will help a new program that aims to help prevent and treat obesity and type 2 diabetes in the Third Ward. With the university calling the Third Ward it’s home, it is no stranger to the economic and health difficulties that it’s residents face; the HEALTH Institute hopes to offer some relief.

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University of Houston Libraries Revampes Group Study Rooms

The MD Anderson Library recently revamped 12 group study rooms located on the 2nd & 3rd floor of the Red Wing. The renovation includes Tempered glass whiteboards, 60-inch monitors with wireless keyboards, wall-mounted AV panels and colorful new furniture among other upgrades. All of this was possible through a generous donation.

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UH Among Top U.S. Universities for Return on Investment and Upward Mobility

Stellar academics, strong career prospects for graduates and affordability are among the reasons the University of Houston has been featured in The Princeton Review’s 2017 edition of “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.” In addition, a recent study by the Equality of Opportunity Project shows UH is among the best universities in the U.S. at turning low-income students into top earners.

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UH Engineers Create New Ice- Repelling Materials

University of Houston Cullen College of engineering Assistant Professor Hadi Ghasemi and his team created a material that repels ice. This “smart” material can be applied to any solid surface, giving it many potential uses, such as on aircraft’s, infrastructures and in energy

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Engineering Alumnus Funds 1 M Scholarship For Teachers

Engineering Alumnus Funds $1M Scholarship for Teachers

In his continued spirit of generosity, UH engineering alumnus William A. Brookshire has donated $1 million to the Cullen College of Engineering to create the William A. Brookshire Teaching Excellence Award Endowment. The annual distributed income will honor faculty members in the Cullen College “who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to exemplifying the highest levels of teaching excellence inside the classroom.”

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Save the Date!

The University of Houston is launching publicly its $1 Billion Campaign. We’re celebrating all the ways that philanthropy makes Houston’s University go! Immerse yourself in a day that celebrates past achievements, involves you in our present-day transformation and looks forward to our collective future.

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UH College of Education Earns Top Ranking for Online Master’s Program

The online graduate degree program at the University of Houston College of Education is among the best in the nation, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings released Tuesday. The influential rankings listed the college of education programs at No.2 among 278 colleges that offer online graduate programs in the education field.

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Generous Engineering Alumnus William A. Brookshire Funds $1M Scholarship For Teachers

UH Engineering alumnus William A. Brookshire has donated $1 million to the Cullen College of Engineering to create the William A. Brookshire Teaching Excellence Award Endowment. The annual distributed income will honor faculty members in the Cullen College “who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to exemplify the highest levels of teaching excellence inside the classroom.”

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