Letter from the Dean
 
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Dean John Bear
I was proud when many of our staff members braved the August heat last week as volunteers for Cougar First Impressions, a program to help new students navigate our campus for the first time. With their highly visible red T-shirts and welcoming smiles, they sent a clear message that UH is a university that cares about its students.
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Dr. Ioannis Kakadiaris
A Heartening Approach to Modern Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
According to the American Heart Association, about 1.4 million Americans suffer a heart attack annually, and almost half of these attacks prove fatal despite a host of new public health initiatives targeting heart disease and its aggravating factors such as obesity. More
Dr. Arnold Eskin
Shaping Future Scientists
In spring 2005, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Biology and Biochemistry Arnold Eskin was invited to participate in a Fort Bend Independent School District mentoring program that paired high school student Sean Hurdiss with Eskin’s laboratory. More
Dr. Herman Suit
Meet 2005 Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Herman Suit
A tall man with an easy smile and great admiration for the University of Houston, Dr. Herman Suit, Andres Soriano Distinguished Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School and former Chief of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, was recently honored as a 2005 Distinguished Alumnus by the Houston Alumni Organization (HAO). More
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Simon C. Moss, M.D. Anderson Distinguished Professor of Physics at UH, was recently announced as the recipient of the 2007 William Hume-Rothery Award from The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS). Moss was recognized for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the science of alloys.
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Barry Lefer, atmospheric research scientist and assistant professor of geosciences, served as a scientific advisor to the UH College of Architecture for their design of a research facility that will sit atop more than 10,000 feet of ice at the Greenland Summit. Lefer presented the design to representatives of the international scientific community at the May meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).
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