Higher Education Headlines Aug. 20
By Sheryl E. Taylor
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Rice University Students to Be Featured in Competitive Reality TV Series—Houston Chronicle
A team of Rice University students will be participating in a nationwide invention contest against 11 other college teams for "Make48."
Doubts Aside, Sam Houston Pushes for A New Medical School—The Texas Tribune
The university says the school will give the state more rural doctors. Critics say it's unnecessary and too expensive.
UT-Austin to Help Uber with Its ‘Flying Car’ Concept—Houston Chronicle
Researchers at UT Austin will help develop new rotor technology for Uber's proposed aviation ride-share network, called uberAIR.
UT Regents Approve $175 Million Upgrade to Longhorns’ Football Stadium—The Texas Tribune
The project, funded without tuition or taxpayer dollars, will add exclusive suites, clubs, new coaches' offices, loge boxes and seating to the south end zone of the Royal-Memorial football stadium.
‘Innovation Room’ showcases new technology at Lone Star College—Houston Chronicle
Using innovative technology, one college campus has found a way to make reading a more than 100-year-old novel new again.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.
As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 45,000 alumni and offers 43 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).