April 2012


UH'S FPC PROJECT MANAGERS TAKE CAMPUS TO NEW HEIGHTS posted 4/30/12 We build excellence here at the University of Houston, not just academically but also structurally.

STADIUM GARAGE OPENS FOR PARKING ON APRIL 30 posted 4/26/12 Parking and Transportation Services is happy to announce the Stadium Parking Garage will open to UH students, faculty, staff and visitors on April 30.

TRAFFIC ALERT: RON PAUL TO SPEAK AT HOFHEINZ PAVILION posted 4/26/12 The University of Houston anticipates an increase in traffic and pedestrian activity on Friday, April 27.

GRADUATION T-SHIRTS FOR SALE AT SPRING COMMENCEMENT posted 4/25/12 UH graduates now have a new memento available for purchase to celebrate their special achievement.

METRORAIL RIDER ALERT posted 4/25/12 Scheduled Service Interruption, Saturday, May 5, 3am to Sunday, May 6 - midnight.


MARCH OF DIMES - MARCH FOR BABIES ON SUNDAY, APRIL 29 posted 4/25/12 March for Babies will take place on the University of Houston campus, April 29, 7am - 1pm.

FINALS MANIA PANCAKE BREAKFAST RETURNS ON MAY 1 posted 4/24/12 Finals Mania is back for another semester on May 1.

NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF TO JOIN RESIDENTIAL DINING TEAM posted 4/23/12 UH Dining Services is proud to introduce Executive Chef David Romines as the newest member of its culinary team.

HEALTH AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE BUILDING - SIDEWALK CLOSURE posted 4/20/12 On Friday, April 20 until Monday, April 30, 2012, the sidewalk directly in front of the new Health and Biomedical Science Building will be closed due to temporary repairs by Center Point Energy.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS RUN posted 4/20/12 This coming Sunday, April 21, 2012, the Spur 5 near Entrance 1 will be closed from 6:00am to 10:00am for a Special Olympic fund raising fun run.

UH MAKES PRINCETON REVIEW'S GREEN LIST THREE YEARS IN A ROW posted 4/20/12 Each year, UH continues to reduce its carbon footprint through enhanced sustainability initiatives and increased participation from the campus community.

UH’S SOLAR ARRAY NOW INTEGRATED AND SAVING MONEY posted 4/19/12 UH’s first solar array is now on and running, producing clean energy for the Central Plant.

SCIENCE & ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER UPDATE posted 4/19/12 Construction has begun on the research laboratories on the second floor of the Science & Engineering Research Center (SERC).

HILTON COLLEGE STUDENTS GAIN EXPERIENCE AT CULLEN PERFORMANCE HALL posted 4/18/12 Conrad Hilton College students are getting real world experience and valuable training through a partnership between the college and Cullen Performance Hall.

COUGAR CARD ONLINE PROCESS ENCOURAGED FOR NEW STUDENTS posted 4/18/12 New students can save time and skip the long lines this summer by taking advantage of the Cougar Card's online photo submission option.

THIRD ANNUAL UH BEST DANCE CREW posted 4/17/12 Cullen Performance Hall, April 26, 7pm.

UH KEEPS UP WITH THE COMPETITION IN RECYCLEMANIA 2012 posted 4/17/12 The results are in and UH made a strong showing in this year's national RecycleMania challenge.

METRO SERVICE UPDATES posted 4/17/12 METRO will conduct a public meeting to receive comments on proposed service adjustments.

'GREEN GAME' SCHEDULED FOR COUGAR BASEBALL ON APRIL 22 posted 4/16/12 Step up to the plate and participate in the green movement on campus while enjoying America's past time.

COCA-COLA SPONSORS FREE MOVIE NIGHT AT CPH posted 4/13/12 Students can get a night of free entertainment right here on campus at the Cullen Performance Hall. Coca-Cola has sponsored a free showing of “Haywire” on April 20 at 7 p.m.

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE TEAMS RAISE MONEY FOR MARCH FOR BABIES posted 4/13/12 Celebrate the environment and have some fun during the Earth Day Carnival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Butler Plaza on April 19.

DETOURS PLANNED AT ENTRANCE 6 FOR METRO CONSTRUCTION posted 4/13/12 Beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 13 until 5 a.m. on Monday, April 16, Entrance 6 will be inaccessible from Wheeler Avenue due to METRO rail construction.

EARTH DAY CARNIVAL HELD AT BUTLER PLAZA ON APRIL 19 posted 4/10/12 Celebrate the environment and have some fun during the Earth Day Carnival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Butler Plaza on April 19.

HRM GREEN TEAM AND PSI CHI WIN RECYCLEMANIA TEAM COMPETITIONS posted 4/10/12 Congratulations to the HRM Green Team and Psi Chi for their efforts during the RecycleMania on-campus team competition!

BUILDING COORDINATOR PROGRAM UPDATE posted 4/10/12 The UH Building Coordinator Program’s first quarterly meeting is being planned for May 22 and May 30, two sessions will be offered to accommodate schedules.

COUGAR XPRESS COMING TO ERP BUILDING 4 posted 4/9/12A Cougar Xpress will open in Building 4 on Monday, April 16, 2012.

ENJOY A DISCO-THEMED MEAL AT THE RFOC IN OBERHOLTZER HALL posted 4/9/12 UH Dining Services will be having a disco-themed meal at the RFoC in Oberholtzer Hall on Thursday, April 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SET TO HOST PRESTIGIOUS ARAMARK CULINARY EXCELLENCE PROGRAM posted 4/6/12 University of Houston Dining Services is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the Southwest Region ARAMARK Culinary Excellence (ACE) competition on April 12, 2012.

FAMIS PHASE 2 IMPLEMENTATION posted 4/6/12 In an effort to communicate project updates and customer impact, an update regarding FAMIS (Facilities Asset Management Information System) will be made available every 2 months.

MOSQUITO SPRAYING ON UH CAMPUS posted 4/6/12 The warm winter and recent wet weather has provided ideal breeding conditions for mosquitoes.

GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HAZARDOUS WASTE ON CAMPUS posted 4/6/12 The University of Houston Department of Public Safety has a team of three individuals within the Environmental Health and Safety Department that complete hazardous waste pickups on campus.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY: KEEPING CAMPUS SAFE FROM THE GROUND UP posted 4/6/12 The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Bureau of the Department of Public Safety has been a contributing factor toward the construction and design of the Health and Biomedical Sciences and the Science and Teaching Laboratory Buildings:

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT ROLLS OUT PROJECT DELIVERY EVALUATION PROCESS posted 4/5/12 Facilities Management (FM) has made significant strides since early 2010 in the establishment of a Project Delivery Program for Minor Construction and Renovation Projects.

BICYCLE PARKING VIOLATION posted 4/4/12 The University of Houston Department of Public Safety’s (UHDPS) Fire Marshal Office has been working closely with Residential Life and Housing on the violations of improper locking of bicycles to access/egress railings.

ERP SPEEDING UNDER REVIEW posted 4/4/12 The University of Houston Police Department (UHPD) is currently monitoring speeding issues at the Energy Research Park (ERP).

THE GOLDEN ARCHES ARE COMING TO CAMPUS posted 4/2/12 It's official! The golden arches will be coming to campus when the University Center re-opens in 2013.

SERVICE REQUEST PROCESS IMPROVED FOR RESIDENTS  posted 4/2/12 Residents in need of facilities assistance will see noticeable improvements to Fix-it service request.