August 2013

UPCOMING ART EXHIBIT INCLUDES WORK OF UHíS MIKE GUIDRY posted 8/30/13 The curator for the UH System's public art collection will have his latest painting featured at the McMurtrey Gallery in Houston.

ECO-FRIENDLY PLATES USED AT COUGAR WOODS posted 8/30/13 The new dishware, which contain 50 percent sustainable natural materials, were purchased in time for the start of the fall semester.

VEGETARIAN AND GLUTEN FRIENDLY STATION EXPANDS posted 8/30/13 The serving area for these offerings at The Fresh Food Company has been split into two separate areas.

FALL MEAL PLANS STILL AVAILABLE posted 8/30/13 Students, faculty and staff can purchase a plan thatís right for them and receive meals at discounted prices at the two dining halls.

SIX PROJECTS WRAP UP FOR THE FALL SEMESTER posted 8/28/13 As the new academic year gets under way, Facilities Planning and Construction is completing six major construction projects.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND LIFE SAFETY HAS A NEW WEBSITE posted 8/28/13 To learn more about the various services provided by the department, visit

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A UH SHUTTLE BUS DRIVER posted 8/26/13 For more than five years, Hughston Ellis has been transporting students on the Outer Loop shift of the Cougar Line shuttle service here at the University of Houston. It's a job he loves.

HOURS AT COUGAR WOODS DINING HALL EXPANDED posted 8/23/13 Because of a growing residential population, the facility will now be open until 10 p.m. and will also be open on the weekends.

$5 FRIDAYS CONTINUES THIS FALL posted 8/23/13 Once again, faculty and staff who wear red and show their Cougar Card can enjoy lunch at the two dining halls for only $5 plus tax.

SPIRIT LIFTER MENU WILL WELCOME BACK STUDENTS posted 8/23/13 A special offering of desserts will be available during the lunch hours at Cougar Woods and the Fresh Food Company.

"UNIVERSITY CENTER ACCESSIBILITY CHANGING posted 8/23/13 Pedestrian access to the building from the UC circle will be available through a covered walkway and a newly-constructed accessible ramp at the south entrance.

"HOUSTON RADIO RADAR REFLECTORS" ARRIVES AT UH posted 8/23/13 The universityís latest addition to its public art collection is a six-piece colorful abstract sculpture that lines the front of the new Cougar Place residential facility.

VIDEO HELPS UH COMMUNITY BE PREPARED FOR HURRICANES posted 8/23/13 The University of Houston Emergency Management Bureau encourages students, faculty and staff to spend a few minutes viewing this informational piece.

TWO NEW RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES OPEN posted 8/22/13 As students start moving into Cougar Place and Cougar Village II, the university's on-campus residential capacity increases from 6,000 to 8,000.

WELCOME CENTER STUDENT GARAGE IS NOW OPEN posted 8/21/13 The facility, which is located just east of Moody Towers, provides an additional 1,500 parking spaces for students at UH.

INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT NAMED posted 8/20/13 Sameer Kapileshwari brings 19 years of experience - more than 11 of which have been spent at UH - specializing in the fields of facilities management and operations, facilities planning and construction, and energy management.

'MAKE YOUR RIDE COUNT!' CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF posted 8/19/13 Riders are being asked to swipe their Cougar Card when boarding any of the new Cougar Line shuttle buses equipped with a card reader so shuttle usage data can be analyzed and service can be improved.

CHANGES TO CAMPUS MAIL DELIVERY WILL IMPROVE SERVICE FOR STUDENTS posted 8/19/13 To provide a higher level of service for those living in the residential halls and add to their overall positive campus experience, adjustments are being made to campus faculty and staff mail delivery.

RESIDENTIAL MOVE-IN MAY IMPACT TRAFFIC AND PARKING posted 8/15/13 The UH community should prepare for the possibility of delays as thousands of students move into the various residential facilities on campus.

NEW FACILITIES FEATURED AS A UH MOMENT posted 8/15/13 This fall, Student Housing & Residential Life will be opening two new residential halls: Cougar Village II and Cougar Place.

FOOTBALL STADIUM CONSTRUCTION IMPACTING MOBILITY AROUND SITE posted 8/15/13 Construction is progressing on the University of Houstonís new football stadium. This work, as well as the ongoing METRO light rail construction along Wheeler and Scott, will have an impact on vehicle and pedestrian mobility in that area of campus.

UH TAKES OVER MANAGEMENT OF BAYOU OAKS posted 8/9/13 The residential community also has undergone a $2.4 million makeover this summer, including having wireless Internet service added to the entire complex.

SEVERAL HOUSING OFFICES RELOCATING TO COUGAR VILLAGE II posted 8/9/13 SHRL administration, the business staff, conference services and the housing office are all moving, as are the First Year Residential Experience and the Second Year Residential Experience programs.

TEJAS VENDOR SHOW COMING TO ROCKWELL PAVILION posted 8/9/13 Tejas Office Products, the new office supply provider for the University of Houston, will host a vendor show on Aug. 19 in the Rockwell Pavilion.

THERE'S A NEW CAR ON CAMPUS AND IT BELONGS TO THE FIRE MARSHAL'S OFFICE posted 8/8/13 The 2013 Chevy Sonic primarily will be used by the fire inspectors when conducting safety inspections.

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SUMMER PROJECTS: BUSINESS AS USUAL posted 8/8/13 Summer 2013 is underway and it is business as usual with Facilities Management working the summer months to ensure university facilities and grounds are made ready for the fall semester.

ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE: JUST THE BASICS E-BOOKLET posted 8/7/13 A&F has created a helpful e-booklet to familiarize the campus community with the division's wide array of programs and services.

UH FLAGS LOWERED TO HALF-STAFF posted 8/6/13 The flags will remain that way through Aug. 8 to remember and honor George P. Mitchell, who passed away July 26.

UNIVERSITY CENTER CIRCLE CLOSURE EXTENDED posted 8/5/13 The drop-off loop, island and sidewalks leading up to the existing main entrance on both sides of the circle will remain closed until Aug. 21.

PILOT SIGN INSTALLED AS PART OF NEW CAMPUS WAYFINDING PROJECT posted 8/1/13 The sign on Cullen Boulevard near North MacGregor Way is the first of a series that will be rolled out across campus over the next several years.

NEW LARGER SHUTTLE BUSES READY TO SERVE UH CAMPUS posted 8/1/13 The new fleet for the Cougar Line includes more seats, bicycle racks, video monitors and oversized images of actual UH students on the exterior.