University of Houston Swansea Showcase 2015

University of Houston Showcase

On 8th and 9th June 2015 a delegation of academics from the University of Houston visited Swansea University to discuss collaborations in teaching and research and the development of new student and staff mobility programmes as well as deliver a programme of guest lectures on a range of topics. The delegation participated in more than 50 meetings across numerous academic Colleges and met 45 academics and professional services staff.

View the Showcase participants and their biographies or download the PDF University of Houston delegate biographies  

Guest Lecture Programme:

The Growing Role of Immigration Law in universal higher education: case studies of the United States and the EU

Prof Michael Olivas, University of Houston Law Center

Preparing Youth for Civic Participation: Opportunities for Educators

Dr Suzanne Pritzker, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

Mental Health Disorders & Treating Depression through Acupuncture

Prof Patrick LeungUniversity of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

Understanding and Addressing the Unique Needs and Rights of Immigrant Children in the Child Welfare System

Prof Alan Dettlaff, Dean, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

Antimicrobial Peptides: Innate Defence Against Ocular Surface Pathogens and Potential Therapeutic Uses

Prof Alison McDermott, University of Houston College of Optometry

Recovering the Written Legacy of Suppressed Languages and Cultures

Prof Nicolas Kanellos, University of Houston Department of Hispanic Studies and Director of Arte Público Press and Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage

Smart Materials and Applications in Aerospace

Prof Gangbing Song, University of Houston College of Engineering