March 2015

WORK TO BEGIN ON SIDEWALK SAFETY REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENTS posted on 3/30/15
Various pathways across the UH campus will be undergoing improvements over the next six weeks to mitigate water drainage issues, trip hazards and ADA barriers.

ENHANCING FACULTY SUCCESS GOAL OF PARTNERSHIP, TOWN HALL EVENT posted on 3/25/15
Barnes & Noble at University of Houston and Academic Affairs are teaming up to offer textbook support and other information aimed at enhancing faculty success during a two-for-one event on Friday, April 17.

POSTAL SERVICES WORKING HARD TO KEEP UP WITH GROWING CAMPUS posted on 3/25/15
The increase in buildings and people has forced the department to reassess its operations to ensure the needs of the University of Houston community are being met.

COMEDIAN JIM JEFFERIES BRINGING FREEDUMB TOUR TO UH posted on 3/25/15
The Australian, who established his controversial and belief-challenging comedy in 2009 with a highly acclaimed HBO special, will perform on June 5 at Cullen Performance Hall.

TYLER OAKLEY'S SLUMBER PARTY MAKING STOP ON CAMPUS posted on 3/25/15
The popular YouTube personality's live show will take place July 11 in Cullen Performance Hall and will include behind-the-scenes stories, interactive games and lots of surprises.

FREE ZIPCAR MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS AT FRONTIER FIESTA posted on 3/19/15
The first ten students who stop by the Zipcar booth at Frontier Fiesta each day will receive a free membership.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DRIVE OPEN TO UH COMMUNITY posted on 3/12/15
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to drop off their older or unused electronics equipment during an event on Thursday, March 26, in the circle drive area of the Student Center South.

RIDE RED BICYCLES PROVIDE HEALTHY, SUSTAINABLE OPTION posted on 3/12/15
The pilot program allows any of the 600 employees of Facilities Management to check out one of the six bikes in the fleet to get around campus.

OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM MANAGER PRESENTS AT SUMMIT posted on 3/12/15
Sarah Kelly represented the University of Houston during the recent Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability event at Texas Tech University.

CONSTRUCTION STEADILY PROGRESSING ON NEW RESEARCH FACILITY posted on 3/12/15
The state-of-the-art Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building is set to open in the spring of 2016.

UHDPS SUPPORTS THE MARCH FOR BABIES posted on 3/9/15
During March and April, DPS and the Division of Administration and Finance will be busy with bake sales, selling popcorn and candy, and taking part in other initiatives to help this worthy cause.

TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURES PLANNED NEAR MREB CONSTRUCTION SITE posted on 3/9/15
The inbound lane to the Central Plant that runs between Cemo Hall and the construction site will be closed March 13, while both lanes will be shut down March 14-15.

ALTON BROWN LIVE! ADDS SECOND SHOW AT UH posted on 3/6/15
Due to popular demand, the television personality and celebrity chef will now perform twice when he comes to Cullen Performance Hall on Saturday, April 4.

MAKE SURE TO GET PROPER PERMIT WHEN PLANNING FOOD FUNDRAISERS posted on 3/6/15
All faculty, staff and students serving food at an event or intending to use a caterer/outside contractor to cater an event on campus must follow all rules and regulations mandated by the Department of Public Safety Fire Marshalís Office.

CHRIS HARDWICK BRINGING FUNCOMFORTABLE TOUR TO UH THIS FALL posted on 3/5/15
The host of Comedy Centralís Emmy-nominated show @midnight will be performing at Cullen Performance Hall on Thursday, Sept. 17.

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING REMAINS AN AFFORDABLE OPTION AT UH posted on 3/5/15
The housing rates for the 2015-2016 academic year show living at the University of Houston is a financially and sound way for students to maximize their success.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR NAMED posted on 3/4/15
Kelly Boysen was tapped to lead the office, which serves to improve the University of Houstonís capability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.

WHAT LIES BENEATH? IMAGING TO HELP DETERMINE SCOPE OF FOUNTAIN REPAIRS posted on 3/3/15
Ground penetrating radar testing conducted on the Cullen Family Plaza Fountain and Reflecting Pool will provide a clearer picture of what needs to be done to return the beloved campus feature to its former glory.

CLICK CLASSES HELP FACILITIES MANAGEMENT STAFF WITH COMPUTER SKILLS posted on 3/3/15
The program, which was developed in house and held during the fall semester in both English and Spanish, proved to be an overwhelming success.

SUBMISSIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR CAMPUS RECYCLEMANIA COMPETITIONS posted on 3/3/15
The deadline is March 13 for teams to turn in their best ideas for helping improve recycling or waste minimization at the University of Houston.

LEARN HOW TO BE A 'ROT STAR' IN CAMPUS COMMUNITY GARDEN posted on 3/3/15
The UH community is invited to learn the basics of composting during a special RecycleMania event planned for Tuesday, March 10.

FRONTIER FIESTA TO IMPACT PARKING AROUND TDECU STADIUM posted on 3/2/15
Lots 12A and 12B will be blocked off as early as two weeks prior to the event to allow for construction of the festival space.