April 2014

STUDENT WINS ‘TAKE A BREAK’ BASKET AT EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
posted on 4/29/14

UH Printing and Postal Services gave away the door prize after taking part in its third Earth Day event on campus.

PRINCETON REVIEW RANKS UH AMONG GREENEST UNIVERSITIES
posted on 4/29/14

The editorial staff at the Princeton Review has taken note of the University’s earth-friendly efforts and included it in its 2014 “Guide to 332 Green Colleges.” This is the fifth straight year UH has been recognized in this publication.

UH STUDENTS GIVE NASA SCIENTISTS A TASTE OF PI
posted on 4/29/14

University of Houston College of Technology students Shoaib Osman, Refugio Ruiz, Lewis Cruz and Luz Gonzalez presented their research findings related to the use of Raspberry Pi technology to a large group of NASA scientists and engineers at the Johnson Space Center.

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT RAISES AWARENESS OF ON-THE-JOB SAFETY
posted on 4/29/14

Facilities Management began its program of safety awareness education in April 2013. A year later, it has expanded and is still going strong.

WEEKEND CHOICES INCREASED AT FRESH FOOD COMPANY
posted on 4/28/14

The new options include a pasta bar, gourmet waffle bar and Mongolian grill and are a direct result of student feedback.

HEALTH AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES CENTER WINS LANDMARK AWARD
posted on 4/28/14

The Health and Biomedical Sciences Center building at the University of Houston won a Houston Business Journal's 2014 Landmark Award in the medical project category.

DPS CONTINUES TO RAISE FUNDS FOR MARCH FOR BABIES
posted on 4/23/14

UH Department of Public Safety staff members have held various fundraisers over the past few weeks to support this worthwhile cause.

NEW CONTROLLER JOINS UH DINING SERVICES TEAM
posted on 4/23/14

Timmi Chau comes to the University of Houston from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. She has more than six years of professional experience under her belt.

UNIVERSITY ALREADY EYEING NEXT YEAR’S RECYCLEMANIA COMPETITION
posted on 4/21/14

The Office of Sustainability plans to return UH to its former glory in the national event by including student organizations, campus departments and colleges.

SPECIAL LUNCH MENU PLANNED FOR EARTH DAY
posted on 4/21/14

UH Dining will celebrate on Tuesday, April 22, at Cougar Woods Dining Hall during the lunch hours, which run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SMOOTHIES AVAILABLE FOR A DAY
posted on 4/21/14

Diners at the Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers will be able to grab one of the ice cold healthy treats during lunch on Thursday, April 24.

FINALS MANIA TO PROVIDE A WELCOME BREAK FOR STUDENTS
posted on 4/17/14

The tradition, which takes place at the end of the spring and fall semesters, will take place Tuesday, April 29, from 8:30 to 11 p.m. in the Rockwell Pavilion at the M.D. Anderson Library.

COUGAR WOODS TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY
posted on 4/16/14

The dining hall and adjoining convenience store will close after 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, due to electrical repairs on campus that will cause a blackout in the building. Both will reopen the following day for business as usual.

UH COMMUNITY INVITED TO UPCOMING EARTH DAY FESTIVAL posted on 4/10/14
Come learn about environmental causes and living sustainably during the annual event, which will take place April 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Lynn Eusan Park.

BOOKSTORE AWARDS GIFT CARD TO ONE LUCKY WINNER posted on 4/10/14
The drawing for the $25 prize was one of the activities that took place during the recent Bookstore Fair at the Barnes & Noble @ University of Houston.

FACULTY AND STAFF CAN NOW BUY 2014-2015 PARKING PERMITS posted on 4/7/14
To purchase one for the next academic year, go online to AccessUH, select the Parking Self Service icon and then choose the Purchase Permits link.

STUDENT SUMMER PERMITS NOW AVAILABLE posted on 4/7/14
Those who need to buy a summer permit can do so online through their AccessUH account. The process is simple and quick.

AREA WEST OF UNIVERSITY CENTER TO BE CLOSED SEVERAL MONTHS posted on 4/7/14
From now until Aug. 15, most pedestrian traffic will not be allowed through that location as sidewalk, storm sewer and landscaping will be redone as part of the second phase of the UC transformation project.

PIE TOSS HELPS RAISE MONEY FOR MARCH FOR BABIES CAMPAIGN posted on 4/4/14
Staff members with the University of Houston Department of Public Safety got a chance to throw pies in the face of co-workers for a good cause.

CARIBBEAN-THEMED LUNCH MENU COMES TO COUGAR WOODS posted on 4/4/14
The dining hall will be serving up such menu items as baked jerk chicken, rice and beans and sautéed plantains during the lunch hours on Tuesday, April 8.

CALL GOES OUT FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP AT UPCOMING FINALS MANIA posted on 4/3/14
Finals Mania is scheduled to once again take place on Tuesday, April 29, from 8:30 to 11 p.m. in the Rockwell Pavilion at the M.D. Anderson Library.