NSM Faculty/Staff Newsletter

From the Office of the Dean

In This Issue

Dear NSM Faculty and Staff,

Thank you for the hard work you did to make our quick transition to online learning, tutoring, advising and mentoring go so smoothly. We successfully made it through the spring semester!

We graduated nearly 800 students in Spring 2020. Here’s a look at the Graduation Celebration Video created by NSM Communications to honor our students whose commencement ceremony was postponed due to COVID-19.

As we prepare for the summer session and continued online instruction, we are also moving toward a return to campus. To date, 211 people have been approved to return to NSM research labs. Those numbers include 96 principal investigators and research faculty, and 115 postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate students.

Stay safe, be well and Go Coogs!


Seven NSM Faculty Honored with UH Faculty Excellence and Research Excellence Awards

Awards include Farfel Award, Moores Professorship and individual awards for excellence in teaching, research, and undergraduate and graduate mentoring.

2020 John C. Butler Excellence in Teaching Awards Announced

Congratulations to Oomman Varghese, Associate Professor, Physics, and Rebecca Forrest, Instructional Professor, Physics.

Brgoch Receives NSM Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Research

The award recognizes faculty at the rank of assistant professor who have demonstrated great potential in research and/or scholarship by virtue of the exceptional quality of their contributions.

Masking of Student Course Evaluations: Detailed Instructions Available

Student course evaluations for Spring 2020 semester are now available for instructors-of-record to review and mask if they so choose.

Matching Opportunity: Cougar Emergency Fund

Fund supports UH students struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, there is way to specifically support NSM students.