January 2009
 

UH HOLDS COMMUTER FAIR posted 01/29/09
"Nine hundred students signed the UH Green Commuter pledge for a cleaner environment, simpler parking and a little less money spent on gas when Metropolitan Transit Authority and UH teamed up Tuesday and Wednesday to teach about the public transportation Houston has to offer."

CAMPUS TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL BICYCLE RACKS posted 01/29/09
In response to the growing need for increased bicycle racks, the UH campus will soon enjoy the availability of additional racks. The first four racks will be installed in the vicinity of Moody Towers; twelve others are in the process of being ordered.

STUDENTS ADJUST TO NEW SHUTTLE SCHEDULES, ROUTES posted 01/29/09
"UH parking and transportation aim to improve service by putting campus shuttles on timed schedules and modifying routes this semester."

STUDENTS GO GREEN WITH METRO posted 01/29/09
University of Houston students are going green with METRO, as hundreds signed up for student Q Cards.

FORD EXPEDITION GOES AFLAME ON CAMPUS posted 01/29/09
The University of Houston is fortunate to have its own Fire and Life Safety Department consisting of the Fire Marshal, Assistant Fire Marshal and three Deputy Fire Marshals.

TEMPORARY SIDEWALK INSTALLED NEXT TO CENTRAL POWER PLANT posted 01/29/09
A wooden temporary sidewalk was installed next to the Central Power Plant in preparation for a tunnel installation that will run under the sidewalk in order to begin excavation work.

METRO DISTRIBUTED Q® FARE CARDS ON CAMPUS AS PART OF THE UH GREEN COMMUTER FAIR posted 01/26/09
METRO will be on University of Houston main campus during its UH Green Commuter Fairs January 27 – 28, 2009. Students will have the opportunity to get their Q Fare Card saving them 50 percent on all buses and METRORail fare.

COUGARS RALLY FOR RECYCLEMANIA posted 01/23/09
The Daily Cougar joined the RecycleMania opening day Pep Rally and featured the event on their front page.

CAMPUS TO TAKE PART IN NATIONAL RECYCLEMANIA EVENT posted 01/23/09
Event to Raise Awareness of Environmental Issues, Encourage Green Habits Among Faculty, Staff and Students.

EHRM’S REENGINEERING ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN BUSINESS OFFICER JOURNAL posted 01/22/09
An article co-written by Robert Schneller and Otu Inyang on how to reengineer the laboratory safety process was published in the January 2009 edition of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Business Officer’s journal.

PLANT OPERATIONS’ EMPLOYEES GRADUATE FROM COUGAR PAW TRAINING PROGRAM posted 01/22/09
The Cougar Paw Program was established in March 2007 in order to provide Plant Operations’ employees a variety of training courses designed to enhance workplace skills so employees may maximize their job performance.

PLANT OPS IN THE NEWS posted 01/22/09
Mei Chang, FP&C’s senior project manager for Architectural Services, is quoted in an article in the University Business Magazine regarding fast-tracking construction projects.

CHANNEL 26 FOX NEWS: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON FOCUSES ON RECYCLING posted 01/22/09
In this "Worth Your Time" segment, the University of Houston is adding "green" to its school colors and begins focusing on recycling during "RecycleMania".

CHANNEL 2 NEWS: UH ENTERS RECYCLING CONTEST posted 01/21/09
The University of Houston is cheering on a campus-wide effort to step up recycling, KPRC Local 2 reported Wednesday.

BOARD OF REGENTS APPROVES NIMS GUIDELINES posted 01/20/09
At its December 16th meeting, the UH System Board of Regents approved the implementation of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) for the entire UH System.

STUDENTS HAVE A TWO WEEK PARKING PERMIT GRACE PERIOD posted 01/20/09
To ease in the new semester the Parking Enforcement department offers students an introductory two week permit grace period.

EAST PARKING GARAGE AND PARKING DISPLACEMENT UPDATE posted 01/14/09
The new East Parking Garage is under way and is expected to be complete in Fall 2009. Due to the new garage construction parking on the east side of campus will be stressed this semester.

BECOME A UH GREEN COMMUTER posted 01/17/09
In an effort to develop economical and green commuter solutions for students, faculty and staff, Parking & Transportation Services announced Friday the creation of phase 1 of the UH Green Commuter Program.

W-2s NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE posted 01/17/09
Effective January 14, 2009 faculty, staff and student employees can choose to receive their 2008 W-2 form, Wage and Tax Statement, online through
PASS instead of by regular mail.

WILD PARROT FEEDING AND OBSERVATION STATION updated 01/17/09
Beginning January 14th, the UH campus will open its arms to welcome some talkative, yet feathery visitors.

UHS SUGARLAND ACADEMIC BUILDING PROJECT PROFILE posted 01/17/09
A 145,000 GSF building that will include 39 classrooms, 9 science labs, 5 computer labs, 72 faculty offices, an exercise facility, bookstore, WCJC Enrollment Services suite and space for the combined UHS/WCJC Nursing programs.

MONTHLY FINANCIAL SEMINARS posted 01/17/09
Please join us Thursday, January 29, 2009 for an informative financial seminar regarding investing for retirement in the current market.

2009 MANDATORY TRAINING DEADLINE EXTENSION posted 01/17/09
The original deadline of December 31, 2008 has been extended to January 31, 2009 to allow employees to complete their required training online at
www.uh.edu/onlinetraining.

COUGAR LINE RE-VAMPED TO ENHANCE SERVICE posted 01/16/09
Students, faculty and staff beginning the new semester will notice something new about the Cougar Line – route names, locations and times have been changed to enhance convenience to all types of commuters.

BACK TO SCHOOL BOOKSTORE PREPARATIONS posted 01/16/09
On Tuesday, January 20, the University of Houston will open its doors for the Spring 2009 semester.

GREEN COMMUTER FAIR posted 01/16/09
It is no secret that the University of Houston campus has parking space challenges to accommodate its current student population.

AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED) posted 01/12/09
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a device about the size of a thick laptop computer that analyzes the heart's rhythm for any abnormalities and, if necessary, directs the rescuer to deliver an electrical shock to the victim.

UH DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY WEBSITE RENOVATION posted 01/08/09
The University of Houston Department of Public Safety (UHDPS) recently renovated their website making browsing and navigating much easier.

CALHOUN ROAD DETOUR JANUARY 12-17, 2009 posted 01/07/09
Traffic on Calhoun Road will be diverted due to construction of the Calhoun Lofts facility and City of Houston public utility connection.