January 2014

SPEND AN EVENING WITH JOHN LEGEND posted 01/30/14 The nine-time Grammy Award-winning artist will be bringing his "All of Me" tour to Cullen Performance Hall on May 4. Tickets go on sale Feb. 1.

'MAXIMIZE YOUR LIFE' WITH JILLIAN MICHAELS posted 01/30/14 The leading health and wellness expert is coming to Cullen Performance Hall on April 3 for an evening of inspiration, information and motivation.

BOOK STORE CELEBRATION RESCHEDULED posted 01/29/14 Because of yesterday's weather and the cancellation of classes, the ribbon cutting and open house for the Barnes & Noble @ University of Houston has been pushed back until Friday, Jan. 31.

HPD TO HOLD TOWN HALL MEETING AT UH posted 01/27/14 Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland and his command staff will be in attendance on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon at Cullen Performance Hall to answer questions regarding city-wide issues.

PORTION OF LOT 19E WILL BE CLOSED OVER MLK HOLIDAY posted 01/16/14 The partial closure of the ungated faculty/staff lot is needed so workers can take soil samples in preparation for a new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building that will be constructed on the site.

CLASSIC CHICANO ARTWORK NOW CENTERPIECE OF REVAMPED STORE IN UNIVERSITY CENTER posted 01/13/14 Cougars Mario Gonzales and Ruben Reyna created the University's iconic Chicano Mural that was the centerpiece of student meeting space, the Cougar Den. The mural now has a new home in the Barnes & Noble bookstore, which relocated to the ground level of the renovated UC.

FOOD TRUCKS CONTINUE TO HAVE A HOME AT UH posted 01/13/14 Although the location in front of the University Center has closed, the one near Cemo Hall remains open and another location will open soon near the Science Building.

SPECIAL DESSERT BAR TO WELCOME BACK STUDENTS posted 01/13/14 Cougar Woods Dining Hall and the Fresh Food Co. will serve the special treats as part of their lunch menu offering this coming Thursday, Jan. 16.

FOOD COURT NOW OPEN IN UC posted 01/13/14 The newly renovated University Center is now home to a McDonald's, Chick-fil-A Express, Panda Express and Starbucks, as well as a Cougar Xpress Market.

COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR BUILDING OCCUPANTS posted 01/10/14 With the start of the spring 2014 semester just days away, buidling coordinators should consider reaching out to their occupants.

NEW SENSOR REDUCES WATER USAGE IN POND AND SAVES UNIVERSITY MONEY posted 01/10/14 Facilities Management team members Paul Brokhin, Jose Casas, Thanh Huynh and Ron Gonyea recently conducted a four-month study of the water usage and consumption rate at the Cullen Plaza reflecting pond in support of ongoing university sustainability initiatives. renovation/construction project.

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT HOSTS RICE UNIVERSITY SUSTAINABILITY TEAM posted 01/10/14 The Facilities Management Sustainability Team recently hosted a visit by members of Rice University’s Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy Management (ACSEM) to share ideas and best practices and to discuss potential future collaborations between the two universities.

WEEK OF ACTIVITIES TO MARK FIRST PHASE OF UC PROJECT posted 01/10/14 A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for Jan. 22 and an open house will take place Jan. 27. After that, there are various other events planned to celebrate the first part of the renovation/construction project.

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT TECHNICIANS TACKLE REWIRING PROJECT TO PREVENT HOT/COLD CALLS posted 01/08/14 Facilities Management technicians recently rewired and reworked a Building Automation System control panel on the second floor of the Science and Engineering Classroom building that had been the cause of numerous temperature issues.

FIRST OF TWO COMPLEMENTING MURALS COMPLETED IN UNIVERSITY CENTER posted 01/07/14 The painting by UH School of Art Professor Aaron Parazette sits on a hallway wall near the new bookstore in the renovated building. Later this year, he will paint another mural in a different part of the UC that will have the same linear composition, but with different colors.

FIRST PHASE OF UC PROJECT WRAPS UP, SECOND ABOUT TO START posted 01/07/14 January marks the official completion of Phase 1 of the University Center Transformation Project and includes a new food court, SGA Senate Chamber, theater, bank and bookstore, as well as the Games Room and Creation Station.

MORE SPACE, AMENITIES AMONG CHANGES AT NEW UH BOOKSTORE posted 01/06/14 The new location within the University Center has more space, two levels, several student lounge areas and more references to the university’s history and culture. It opened to the public on Jan. 2.

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT GETS AHEAD OF LOW TEMPERATURES posted 01/06/14 Knowing that colder temperatures were expected the first half of this week, and to prepare campus buildings for the start of the spring semester, the entire HVAC and building automation staff of Facilities Management arrived extra early Monday morning to complete building temperature checks.