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8-year-old Rafael tries on pieces of his gift - a new hand from UH students

On a Wednesday evening in November, Maria Sanchez sits quietly weeping inside a private room on the first floor of the University of Houston M.D. Anderson library.

"My baby just held a cell phone with his left hand," she allows, as the tears continue to stream.

Might not seem tear-worthy to most, but her baby is 8-year-old Rafael. Likely born with a form of symbrachydactyly, Rafael’s fingers never formed in utero, leaving him with only a tiny fist-like hand.

Giving a Hand to Those in Need: Two UH Undergrads Share Their Gifts
November 18, 2016
On a Wednesday evening in November, Maria Sanchez sits quietly weeping inside a private room on the first floor of the University of Houston M.D. Anderson library. "My baby just held a cell...

Beginning this Fall, San Jacinto College students will be eligible for a seamless transfer into the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

Engineering Students Now Have Seamless Transfer Option With UH
July 13, 2015
Beginning this Fall, San Jacinto College students will be eligible for a seamless transfer into the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

Editor’s note: Different camps have different views about language used to describe women who serve in roles traditionally held by men. Does the term “woman,” traditionally used as a noun, or “female,” an adjective, more accurately describe the U.S. Speaker of the House? In 1988, was Lenora Fulani the first “female” or “woman” presidential candidate with ballot access in all 50 states?

G.R.A.D.E. Camp Redefines Girls' Roles in STEM Fields
July 13, 2015
Editor’s note: Different camps have different views about language used to describe women who serve in roles traditionally held by men. Does the term “woman,” traditionally used as a noun,...

In a show of campus-wide solidarity against the stigmas surrounding mental illness, nearly 300 participants raised over $17,000 for the sixth annual Out of the Darkness campus walk that took place at the University of Houston on Saturday.

PHOTOS: Out of the Darkness Walk
March 10, 2015
In a show of campus-wide solidarity against the stigmas surrounding mental illness, nearly 300 participants raised over $17,000 for the sixth annual Out of the Darkness campus walk that...
John Matthews watches on as PROMES students thank him for his service.

After 25 years of service to the Cullen College of Engineering, John Matthews, program manager for PROMES and STEP Forward Camp director, retired on Jan. 31.

PHOTOS: College Says Goodbye to Long-Time PROMES Program Manager
February 12, 2015
After 25 years of service to the Cullen College of Engineering, John Matthews, program manager for PROMES and STEP Forward Camp director, retired on Jan. 31.
Matthews at the 2014 PROMES Banquet

After 25 years of service to the Cullen College of Engineering, John Matthews, program manager for PROMES and STEP Forward Camp director, will retire on January 31st.

College Bids Farewell to PROMES Program Manager
January 26, 2015
After 25 years of service to the Cullen College of Engineering, John Matthews, program manager for PROMES and STEP Forward Camp director, will retire on January 31st.
Students at UH participating in last year's Out of the Darkness Walk

In 2012, one person in the United States died by suicide every 12.9 minutes. In college terms, that means in the span of just one 50-minute class, at least three people in this country took their own lives. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students.

PROMES Teams Up with AFSP for 6th Annual Out of the Darkness Walk
January 15, 2015
In 2012, one person in the United States died by suicide every 12.9 minutes. In college terms, that means in the span of just one 50-minute class, at least three people in this country took...
Zerda (center) at her surprise retirement party in August 2014.

Kathy Zerda recently retired from her position at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, but the former PROMES director is still making a difference in her community through her work with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

UH Suicide Prevention Walk Highlighted by Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Newspaper
October 22, 2014
Kathy Zerda recently retired from her position at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, but the former PROMES director is still making a difference in her community through her work with...

The “40th Anniversary PROMES/Shell Engineering Retirees Scholarship Endowments in Honor of Dr. Gerhard Paskusz and Dr. Katherine S. Zerda” in the amount of $40,000 was announced on May 31 at the PROMES 40th Anniversary Reconnect and Mixer event. Ten Shell retirees jumpstarted the fund with a combined $25,000 commitment.

PROMES 40th Anniversary Endowment Fully Funded
October 21, 2014
The “40th Anniversary PROMES/Shell Engineering Retirees Scholarship Endowments in Honor of Dr. Gerhard Paskusz and Dr. Katherine S. Zerda” in the amount of $40,000 was announced on May 31...

University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
Award Marks Site of 1987 Discovery of High Temperature Superconductivity

University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
October 15, 2014
University of Houston Receives IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and ComputingAward Marks Site of 1987 Discovery of High Temperature Superconductivity

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