April 2013

TEMPORARY PARKING ENTRANCE CLOSURE BY METRO posted 4/30/13 The University of Houston has been advised that METRO will close Cougar Place Drive at Wheeler Road temporarily on Saturday, May 4 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

UH FACILITIES MANAGEMENT TO HOLD EMERGENCY READINESS EXERCISE posted 4/30/13 This all-day event on May 6 will simulate an emergency situation in an informal, stress-free environmental and focuses on training and familiarization of roles, procedures and responsibilities in advance of a real storm emergency.

UH COMMUNITY INVITED TO GIVE INPUT ON PROPOSED PARKING RATES posted 4/29/13 Feedback can be submitted via email on the FY14 and FY15 permit prices, which have been recommended by the Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee.

PROPOSED PARKING PERMIT RATE INCREASE FOR FY14 AND FY15 posted 4/29/13 The rate changes from the Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee are necessary to offset the increase in debt service expenditures and to increase funding for parking lot and street repairs.


FLAGS LOWERED ON UH CAMPUS TO HONOR VICTIMS OF WEST EXPLOSION posted 4/25/13 The US flags have been lowered at the University of Houston on Thursday, April 25, per President Barack Obama's Flag Proclamation to honor the victims of the explosion in West, Texas last week.

INTERMITTENT TRAFFIC LANE CLOSURES ALONG CULLEN posted 4/24/13 The work begins Friday, April 26, and will last through May 8 to allow workers to perform utility tie-ins to a city of Houston water line and storm sewer located in the public right of way.

TEXTBOOK ADOPTIONS VIDEO posted 4/24/13 Impacting student success through textbook adoptions.

STUDENTS NOW CAN BUY A 2013-2014 PARKING PERMIT posted 4/24/13 Now that the registration process has opened, UH students can go online to make their selection for the coming school year.

FACULTY/STAFF PARKING REGISTRATION NOW OPEN posted 4/24/13 To sign up for a permit for the 2013-2014 academic year, everyone must go through AccessUH, verify their address and select the type they want to purchase.

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON BUILDINGS SHOWCASED AT LABORATORY DESIGN CONFERENCE posted 4/24/13 The conference focused on the future of laboratory design, which encompassed flexible spaces, collaborative space design and energy efficiency strategies.

PLANT OPERATIONS HOSTS BAKE SALE TO SUPPORT MARCH OF DIMES posted 4/24/13 Kim Barras and Lisa Bourque are the March of Dimes representatives for Plant Operations and have been working hard to raise money in an effort to meet Administration & Finance's goal of contributing $5,000 to the charity by the end of April. 

APRIL IS NATIONAL 911 EDUCATION MONTH posted 4/22/13 The University of Houston Police Department wants the community to be fully prepared for when they have to call for help during an emergency. 

UH TOPS IN TEXAS IN ONE RECYCLEMANIA CATEGORY posted 4/22/13 The university placed first out of 21 participating schools in Texas in the national competition's gorilla category, which recognizes schools that recycle the highest combined gross tonnage of paper, cardboard, bottles and cans. 

SOUTHERN DESSERTS TO BE OFFERED AT DINING FACILITIES posted 4/19/13 Check out the special sweet treats to be served April 23 at Fresh Food Company and Cougar Woods. 

FOOD TRUCKS RECEIVE RECOGNITION ON THE COOKING CHANNEL posted 4/19/13 The Waffle Bus and The Rice Box, which serve the UH community, are being featured on upcoming episodes of the Eat Street program. 

FINALS MANIA IS BACK, AND THIS TIME THERE WILL BE FURRY FRIENDS posted 4/19/13 Pancakes and turkey sausage will be served to around 1,500 students during April 30 event in Rockwell Pavilion that also will feature dogs to cuddle and pet. 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FROM RECYCLEMANIA COMPETITION posted 4/18/13 Hilton HRMA Green Team, Biomedical Engineering Society and Moody Towers came out on top in the three categories of the annual campus contest. 

FLAGS LOWERED ON UH CAMPUS posted 4/17/13 The flags are flying at half-staff through sunset April 20 to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. 

UHPD TO HOLD BADGE PINNING CEREMONY posted 4/17/13 The University of Houston community is welcome to attend event Thursday morning in the Rockwell Pavilion. 

UHPD REMINDS COMMUNITY TO BE CAREFUL WHEN BEHIND THE WHEEL posted 4/12/13 April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, so now's a good time for students, staff and faculty to analyze their driving habits. 

SIDEWALK REPAIRS TO TAKE PLACE IN LYNN EUSAN PARK posted 4/11/13 The work will take place to the north of the Conrad N. Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management. 

EARTH DAY FESTIVAL COMING TO BUTLER PLAZA posted 4/10/13 Celebrate UH's sustainability efforts, enjoy fun activities and games, and have a piece of cake during the event on April 22. 

FREE RIDES RECOGNIZE 100 MILLION posted 4/8/13 TheMETRO Celebrates 100 Million Boardings and new Trains with Free METRORail Rides April 9

FOLLOW GUIDELINES FOR FOOD FUNDRAISERS posted 4/8/13 The UH Department of Public Safety wants to remind the UH community to submit the proper permit when selling food to raise funds for the March for Babies and other events.

CONTEST SEEKS NAMES FOR WATER BOTTLE FILLING STATIONS posted 4/8/13 To promote water sustainability and to reduce the number of plastic water bottles going into landfills, Facilities Management has initiated a pilot project that will install water bottle refill stations in classroom buildings across campus.

UH COMMUNITY INVITED TO GIVE INPUT ON CAMPUS DISTRICTS, SIGNS posted 4/8/13 The new project spearheaded by designLAB staff in the College of Architecture will be implemented gradually over the next several years.

'FIESTA JARABE' NOW ON DISPLAY NEAR COUGAR WOODS posted 4/5/13 Colorful sculpture by the late Luis Jimenez, a former UH faculty member, depicts two Mexican-American dancers taking part in a hat dance.

LATEST ADDITION TO ART COLLECTION INSTALLED AT UH-CLEAR LAKE posted 4/5/13 The abstract painting by Sandria Hu was purchased through The Percent for the Art Program, which earmarks funds for art from every building construction budget.

RESULTS BEING ANALYZED FROM CAMPUS MAIL SURVEY posted 4/3/13 Three students receive Target gift cards in random drawing for providing feedback that will be used to formulate plans for future growth on campus.

MASONRY REPAIR PROJECT SET AT WELCOME CENTER GARAGE posted 4/3/13  Several parking spaces will be affected by the work, which will get started Feb. 4.

UNIVERSITY CENTER TRANSFORMATION PROJECT TO HOLD "TOPPING CEREMONY" FOR UC NORTH posted 4/3/13 To commemorate the final steel structure at the highest point of the building, a "Topping Out" ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. inside the UC North Construction Site.

PARKING ENFORCEMENT ASSISTS WITH MAYOR'S VISIT posted 4/1/13 After everything went smoothly at event, kudos go out to everyone for a job well done.

TORNADO WARNING APP AVAILABLE TO UH COMMUNITY posted 4/1/13 The UH Emergency Management Bureau recommends people download tool to help protect their families and homes.