September 2013

HOUSTON CHRONICLE SPOTLIGHTS UH'S GREEN STREAK posted 9/25/13 The new solar-powered trash compactors and water bottle refilling stations that have been installed across campus are bringing positive coverage to the university.

INTERIOR SIGNS TO SERVE AS PILOT FOR NEW DESIGN GUIDELINES posted 9/25/13 The Cullen College of Engineering commissioned designLAB to design the signs, which hang in Engineering buildings 1 and 2. The new design guidelines have been presented to the Campus Facilities Planning Committee.

UH HOPES NEW SMART TRASH COMPACTORS WILL SAVE MONEY, ENVIRONMENT posted 9/24/13 The University of Houston is using a new system to reduce its carbon footprint. Its new solar-powered trash cans not only compress waste, they also send a signal when they need to be emptied.

PRINCIPAL PROJECT MANAGER OF INSPECTIONS AND PROJECT CONTROLS NAMED posted 9/23/13 In her new role, Emily Eldridge will lead a team of facilities project inspectors in an effort to continue improving overall quality control on capital projects in the UH System.

COMMUTER CLUB'S POPULARITY RISING AMONG STAFF, FACULTY posted 9/19/13 The program, which was started two years ago by Parking and Transportation Services, now boasts 200 members and is climbing.

UH CONTINUING ITS 'GREEN' STREAK posted 9/19/13 The campus now has 80 dual recycling receptacles and solar-powered trash compactors, which in the end will reduce UHs carbon footprint.

INTERMITTENT LANE CLOSURES SET AT NEW GARAGE posted 9/19/13 From Sept. 30 through the middle of October, lane closures will take place along the small road between the Welcome Center Student Garage and the adjacent Welcome Center Garage.

RESIDENTIAL MOVE-IN SUCCESS POSSIBLE THANKS TO SPONSORS posted 9/16/13 A big pat on the back and thank you goes out to all the sponsors who helped in a myriad of ways make move-in as smooth as possible.

UH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SHARES PREPAREDNESS TIPS posted 9/16/13 Staff, faculty and students at the University of Houston can be sufficiently prepared for a disaster without having to spend an arm and a leg.

COUGAR CARD BOASTS NEW ONLINE SERVICES posted 9/12/13 Cardholders will now be able to replenish their Cougar Cash and deposit money into their Flex accounts online with a credit card through AccessUH. Step-by-step instructions for how to add deposits and replenishments have been added to the Cougar Card website.

UHPD BEGINS ACCREDITATION PROCESS posted 9/11/13 International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators accreditation will assure the UH community that the department adheres to current best practices.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TAKES PART IN NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH posted 9/11/13 The event, now in its ninth year, is a nationwide, month-long effort that encourages everyone to prepare and plan for emergencies.

TAKE PART IN NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AND WALK IN THE DARK posted 9/11/13 University of Houston students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the annual gatherings, which will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in Lynn Eusan Park.

ARTWORK AT LIBRARY UNDERGOES A TRANSFORMATION posted 9/6/13 Jim Sanborn's "A Comma A," which is one of the more recognizable pieces on campus, underwent a complete restoration over the summer.

PROVIDE INPUT ON SHUTTLE SERVICE BY TAKING SURVEY posted 9/6/13 Students, faculty and staff are invited to give feedback on their experience with the Cougar Line through a short online questionnaire.

NEW SCULPTURE PUTS RESIDENTS AT EASE posted 9/5/13 A playful and light-hearted atmosphere settled over the newly built dorms on campus as residents reflected on the latest outdoor public artwork that has become a permanent fixture in their lives.