Research projects to be
Cougar News Services
Students will have the opportunity to sift
through biological clocks, drug development, identification and prevention
disabilities and other information Friday
at the Fourth Annual Research and Scholarship Day.
Twenty research projects will be highlighted
at the event, which focuses on cutting-edge research and scholarly programs
University. Another 60 exhibits describing
various projects and research programs will be on display from 8:45 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m.
Friday in the Conrad Hilton Ballroom of
the UH Hilton.
UH researchers and scholars will be on
hand throughout the morning to give demonstrations and to discuss their
will include projects in biology and biochemistry,
psychology, molecular design, languages, optometry, pharmacy, law,
nanotechnology, engineering, hospitality
management, architecture and materials science.
At 11 a.m., Michael A. Olivas, the William
B. Bates Professor of Law and director of the Institute for Higher Education
Governance at UH, will give the keynote
address,"Why Do Faculty Do the Things They Do?"
"Our faculty and students are advancing
basic science, making significant scholarly contributions to many fields,
and are highly
active in transferring technology from
the lab to commercial applications," said Arthur Vailas, vice president
for research at UH.
"Research and Scholarship Day gives the
community an opportunity to learn about these programs, and provides scholars
to present their work in an informal setting."
Olivas is the 2001 recipient of UH's Esther
Farfel Award, the highest faculty honor bestowed by the University. Before
faculty at UH in 1982, Olivas held teaching
and research positions at The Ohio State University and Howard University.
He served as director of research for the
League of United Latin American Citizens in Washington, D.C., from '79
to '82. He earned
his bachelor's degree from Pontifical
College Josephinum, his master's and doctorate from The Ohio State University
and a J.D.
from Georgetown University Law Center.
Research and Scholarship Day is sponsored
by the UH Division of Research, the Faculty Senate, the Research Council,
of University Advancement and the Honor
Society of Sigma Xi.