Administration and Finance Focus


April 2009
June 2011
Employee Spotlight –
Hiromi Takiguchi

Student Spotlight –
Sarah Chesley

Events Calendar


Auxiliary Services

Hiring Students Benefits All

Dining Year in Review

Faculty/Staff Special: $5 Friday Every Week During Summer

Icon at Oberholtzer Hall Retires

Taco Bell to get New Energy Efficient Equipment

Coffee not the Only Fair Trade Option on Campus

New Food Service Director Begins Tenure at Residential Dining Hals

HUB Cougar-Connect Event on June 23

Green UH
Roses at Garden Show Support for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Green Solutions: New Project Teaches Students to Fix Recycling Challenge

Urban Harvest: Tomatoes in the Kitchen and in the Fall Garden

Board of Regents Approves New Residence Halls and West Dining Hall

Don Yackley Accepts Executive Directorship for RLH

RLH in for a Busy Summer

Human Resources
HR News

Information Technology
UIT Shows Support for Green Initiatives

Parking and Transportation
Cougar Line Summer Schedule

Parking Lot Construction

Summer Maintenance

METRO Long Range Plan Public Workshops

METRO seeks Public Input on Station Names for New Light Rail Lines

Plant Operations
Classroom and Business Building Sidewalk Closure

Policies and Procedures
As the UH Policies and Procedures World Turns…

Public Safety
Hazardous Waste News

Lazy Cakes – Warning

Emergency Management Table Top Exercise


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Lazy Cakes - Warning

A popular relaxation food is causing concern to area wide consumers. Lazy Cakes, which appears to be a traditional brownie, are being sold legally in convenience stores across Houston. Each Lazy Cake has eight milligrams of melatonin baked in, enough to create side effects in the healthiest adult. Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland, a small gland in the brain. Melatonin helps control your sleep and wake cycles. Very small amounts of it are found in foods such as meats, grains, fruits and vegetables. You can also buy it as a supplement. As a result of Lazy Cakes being sold as a dietary supplement, they are not under the control of the Food and Drug Administration. "Lazy Cakes" are considered the first legal relaxation brownie; however these treats pose serious health risks. There has been a reported case of an adolescent being rushed to the hospital after biting into this brownie. Please be aware of the possible effects this product may have on you and/or your child.

Read more here.