November 2011

NEW EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF BRINGS DIVERSE EXPERIENCE TO UHDS TEAM posted 11/30/11 UH Dining Services is proud to welcome Chris Drymala to the team as the new Executive Sous Chef for the main campus.


'GET YOUR RED ON!' SALE AT UH BOOKSTORES posted 11/30/11 The Cougars are headed to the conference championship and the campus is getting fired up to cheer them to victory!

FINALS MANIA RETURNS ON DECEMBER 6 posted 11/29/11 The end of the semester is drawing near which means it is time again for Finals Mania!

COUGAR LINE SHUTTLE SERVICE posted 11/23/11 The Cougar Line will operate on a reduced frequency Wednesday Nov. 23 and will not run Thursday Nov. 24 - Sunday Nov. 27. Regular service resumes Monday, Nov. 28.

HEALTH AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES CENTER LANE CLOSURE posted 11/22/11 Starting Monday, November 28, 2011 at 6:00 AM the far west, southbound lane of Calhoun Road will be closed intermittently through 6:00 PM December 9, 2011.

SCIENCE & RESEARCH 1(SR1) TO (SR2) GENERATOR RELOCATIONS posted 11/21/11 On Friday, November 25, 2011 the north bound side of Cullen Blvd. just east of Holman St. will be closed between the hours of 6am and 6pm.

MOODY TOWERS RESIDENCE HALL SECURITY UPGRADES posted 11/17/11 Beginning November 17, 2011, the front main entry doors on Moody Towers are being replaced and card access readers will be installed.


GREEN UH RECEIVES RECOGNITION AT 2011 MAYOR'S PROUD PARTNER AWARDS posted 11/16/11 Green UH and the University of Houston got a pat on the back for our sustainability efforts receiving one of the 2011 Mayor's Proud Partner Awards.

UH STAFF FUN DAY AT THE GAME posted 11/16/11 Employee pep rally and tailgate planned Nov. 18-19.

UH TO COMPETE IN RECYCLING CHALLENGE DURING ECO-COOGS GAME ON NOV. 19 posted 11/16/11 Along with receiving national attention for our undefeated team as they face SMU, we will also be celebrating our green efforts during the Eco-Coogs game on November 19.

STUDENTS GET MORE AFFORDABLE OPTIONS WITH EARLY TEXTBOOK ADOPTIONS posted 11/16/11 Students can save money when textbooks are selected early for courses before the start of the new semester.

HOLIDAY MEAL PREPARATION SAFETY TIPS posted 11/15/11 Assign an adult to watch over little ones outside of the kitchen. With hot baking dishes, pots of boiling water being carried to the sink, every burner on the stove working double time and a hot oven door opening and closing, you don’t want children running through the kitchen.

TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY - ESPN COLLEGE GAMEDAY posted 11/15/11 In anticipation of ESPN's College GameDay broadcast from the University of Houston campus, Parking and Transportation Services is issuing and transportation advisory for the area around, and including, the E. Cullen Circle.

HERTZ ON DEMAND MEMBERSHIP GROWS AT UH posted 11/14/11 Car sharing is gaining popularity with students at the University of Houston.

HERTZ FOR HEROES posted 11/11/11 Celebrate our troops coming home.

CULLEN ROAD AND SIDEWALK CLOSURE posted 11/11/11 Starting Sunday, November 20, one southbound lane of Cullen, along with the west sidewalk, will be closed.


CLASSROOM AND BUSINESS BUILDING SIDEWALK CLOSURE posted 11/09/11 On Friday, November 11, 2011 thru March 12, 2012, there will be a sidewalk closure for CBB Sitework and Landscaping plan.

UH DINING SERVICES WORKS TO MINIMIZE FOOD WASTE ON CAMPUS posted 11/08/11 The University of Houston was chosen as the pilot campus for ARAMARK's new waste minimization program.

THANKSGIVING HOURS OF OPERATION posted 11/08/11 UH Dining Services Thanksgiving hours of operation.

ROAD AND TRAFFIC SIGNAL WORK AT CALHOUN/UNIVERSITY BLVD INTERSECTION posted 11/08/11 The City of Houston has begun work at the intersection of Calhoun Road and University Boulevard.

TAKE HOMEMADE PIES TO YOUR HOLIDAY GATHERING AND HELP THOSE IN NEED AT THE SAME TIME posted 11/07/11 Homemade pecan and pumpkin pies for the holidays - pre-order yours today!

UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE COMES TO CULLEN PERFORMANCE HALL ON NOVEMBER 18 posted 11/07/11 Upright Citizens Brigade touring company presents an evening of improv comedy.

NOW AVAILABLE! FACILITIES SERVICES KEY FOBS posted 11/07/11 As part of Facilities Management's continued efforts to provide improved services and communications to campus, we now have Facilities Services Center key fobs available for distribution.

NEW SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS AT MOODY TOWERS posted 11/07/11 Renovations will take place at Moody Towers with updates to its main entrances and the installation of card readers.

HOLIDAY SEASON DECORATING REMINDERS posted 11/07/11 With winter weather and the holiday season rapidly approaching, holiday decorations will be arriving on campus.

SPACE HEATER SAFETY posted 11/07/11 During this chilly holiday season, the Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind the campus community that the use of space heaters is prohibited.

FEMA APP: PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION - HOW TO STAY SAFE posted 11/04/11 The FEMA App contains preparedness information for different types of disasters, an interactive checklist for emergency kits.

HELP PROVIDE FOOD FOR OTHERS AND RECEIVE A DISCOUNTED MEAL FROM UH DINING SERVICES posted 11/04/11 UH Dining Services is committed to helping those less fortunate.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AND HELP US IMPROVE METRO posted 11/04/11 METRO wants to hear from you. Apply to serve on our new METRO Customer Advisory Committee.

HOUSING OFFICES RELOCATE TO MOODY TOWERS posted 11/03/11 Residential Life and Housing made Moody Towers their new home this week.

UNIVERSITY'S SUSTAINABILITY LEADERS COME TOGETHER FOR FIRST ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION posted 11/03/11 Professors from a variety of disciplines on campus put their heads together during the first Sustainability Roundtable on October 21 hosted by Green UH.

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON AND GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY COMPANY "FLIP THE SWITCH" FOR UNIVERSITY'S FIRST SOLAR ARRAY posted 11/03/11 The University of Houston is now partially powered by the sun, thanks to Green Mountain Energy Company and its customers.

CALHOUN LOFT ROOMS AVAILABLE posted 11/02/11 Rooms are available in Calhoun Lofts, the University of Houston’s premiere upperclassman, graduate & professional student housing located on campus at 4700 Calhoun Houston.

CENTRAL PLANT – CLASSROOM AND BUSINESS BUILDING SIDEWALK CLOSURE posted 11/01/11 On Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 5:00 AM to 7:00 AM the sidewalk between the Central Plant and the Classroom and Business Building will be temporarily closed in order to bring a temporary generator to the Central Plant Construction site.