May 2015

UH PARTICIPATES IN METRO LIGHT RAIL FULL-SCALE EXERCISE posted on 5/28/15
The May 2 event simulated an accident between a light rail train and a liquefied propane gas truck and was required before the new Purple Line that services the campus could go live.

UH'S GINGER WALKER RECOGNIZED BY GOVERNOR'S ADVISOR FOR HOMELAND SECURITY posted on 5/28/15
The emergency management specialist for the UH Office of Emergency Management recently collaborated and assisted in the development of Continuity Exercise Objectives and Continuity Exercise Evaluation Guides for use by agencies within the state.

CATERING ON CULLEN READY FOR SUMMER WEDDINGS posted on 5/22/15
The team specializes in custom menus for any event, whether it is a group meeting, President Khator's weekly lunches or wedding receptions in the Student Center.

WEATHER FORCES CANCELLATION OF NITRO CIRCUS LIVE posted on 5/21/15
The extreme conditions in the forecast for the Houston area for the weekend has made it physically impossible to set up and hold the event at TDECU Stadium on May 24.

GROUNDBREAKING FOR HEALTH AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES BUILDING 2 IN THE WORKS posted on 5/21/15
Construction is set to get started later this summer on the next phase in the Health and Biomedical Sciences Center.

UHPD URGES CAUTION WHEN METRORAIL LINE OPENS posted on 5/20/15
As the Purple Line prepares to start picking up passengers on Saturday, May 23, motorists and pedestrians are asked to be careful when driving and walking along the rail line.

VOLUNTEERS CAN SIGN UP NOW TO HELP WITH MOVE-IN THIS FALL posted on 5/19/15
Cougar Movers can choose from a variety of different volunteer positions, whether it is helping to unload belongings from cars, handing out water and snacks, or directing new residents on where to go.

EMILY MESSA CONTINUES COMMITMENT TO CLEAN CITY COMMISSION posted on 5/19/15
Houston City Council reappointed and confirmed her to another one-year term on the commission, which she has served on since 2010 and which is the governing arm of Keep Houston Beautiful.

STUDENT WINS BICYCLE FOR FILLING OUT BIKING SURVEY posted on 5/19/15
More than 1,700 students, faculty and staff filled out the questionnaire, which was created by the UH Office of Sustainability to help improve the biking environment for the UH community.

EVERYONE SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HURRICANE SEASON posted on 5/15/15
The UH Office of Emergency Management wants people to remember these three easy steps: have a plan, build an emergency kit and stay informed.

STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF TAKE PART IN BIKE TO UH DAY posted on 5/15/15
More than 40 people commuted by bicycle to the University of Houston campus on May 1, and several dozen participated in a social ride later that same day.

UH OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY HAS A NEW HOME posted on 5/7/15
The office moved its operations out of Oberholtzer Hall and into the Cougar Card office in the Welcome Center Parking Garage at the end of April.

WEEK-LONG STREET CLOSURE PLANNED BETWEEN MREB SITE, CEMO HALL posted on 5/7/15
Parking and Transportation Services has designated a section of parking lot 18A for displaced parkers who will not be able to access lot 19F during the time the street is blocked off.

SAVE TIME AND MONEY WITH A FALL MEAL PLAN posted on 5/7/15
Students, faculty and staff can take advantage of the benefits the plans offer by purchasing one now for the upcoming academic year.

MREB CONSTRUCTION TO CAUSE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF SIDEWALK posted on 5/6/15
The pedestrian pathway on the west side of the construction site will be closed for two months starting May 18.

MASTER PLAN LAYS GROUNDWORK FOR FUTURE OF UNIVERSITY posted on 5/4/15
As the University of Houston inches closer to turning 100 in a little over a decade, the framework of its continued success is laid out in its 2015-2020 plan, which takes into account various long-term goals that share on major vision: student success.

STUDENT SUMMER PARKING PERMITS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE posted on 5/4/15
Students who need a summer parking permit can now purchase one online through AccessUH.

RESIDENTIAL DINING CONSULTANT BRINGS EXPERTISE, NEW RECIPES TO CAMPUS posted on 5/1/15
New menu items, more made-from-scratch options and improved customer service are just some of the things Barbara DeMarco has brought to the table for UH Dining Services since starting on campus earlier this semester.

NO MAIL SERVICE TO UH COMMENCEMENT VENUES MAY 14-15 posted on 5/1/15
Garrison Gymnasium, Hofheinz Pavilion, the Alumni Center, Stadium Garage and Cullen Performance Hall will not have mail pickup or delivery during those two days.