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A&F Engages with Future Coogs at Student Orientations

Summertime for most college students typically involves a decompression from the spring semester while at the same time looking ahead to the fall semester. But for many high school students, summertime signifies the beginning of their collegiate career.

Coffee With a Cop Returns

The University of Houston Police Department held its monthly meet-and-greet event in July at the Student Center. The event, previously called UHPD and Me, has reverted to its original name, Coffee with a Cop.

July is UV Safety Awareness Month

A reminder from UH Occupational Health Services: July is UV Safety Awareness Month Summer is here and the sun is shining bright! The sun emits radiation in the form of ultraviolet (UV) rays. While most UV exposure comes from the sun, artificial sources (e.g., indoor tanning beds and sun lamps) are also a source of exposure.

The Return of In-Person Wellness and Benefits Fair Deemed a Success

The University of Houston’s Human Resources department held its annual Wellness and Benefits Fair in person on July 7th for the first time in two years and the results were exceptional.

June is Men’s Health Month

A reminder from UH Occupational Health Services: June is Men’s Health Month. This month is all about encouraging men & young boys to take care of their bodies by eating right, exercising, and working to prevent disease.

Historically Underutilized Business Department wins Houston Business Journal Award

The University of Houston’s Historically Underutilized Business Operations Department recently announced they won the Houston Business Journal’s Diversity in Business Award.

UH Dining’s Alexcis Mendoza Wins Chartwells President’s Circle Award

University of Houston Dining Services and Chartwells District Marketing Manager Alexcis Mendoza has been awarded the Chartwells President’s Circle Award.

Auxiliary Services Re-Launches The Auxiliary Services Professional Symposium

The University of Houston’s Auxiliary Services revived its Auxiliary Services Professional Symposium by hosting this year’s event. It was attended by colleagues from across the UH System.

A&F Prepares for Hurricane Season

The month of June brings the start of Atlantic hurricane season, and many of our departments and programs have recently updated their Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) documents to be ready to continue operations with minimal disruption in the event of a wide range of emergencies.

Facilities Construction/Management Recognizes National Safety Month

June is National Safety Awareness Month. A month when employees and employers refocus their efforts and commitments on keeping their workspaces safe and free from accidents.

Dr. Emily Messa Selected for Fulbright Specialist Roster

Dr. Emily Messa, University of Houston System Senior Associate Vice Chancellor and University of Houston Senior Associate Vice President for Administration has been recommended for the Fulbright Specialist Roster for a four-year term.

Vending Machine Options for the Summer

While many may seek out vending machines to feed their snack and hunger fix, some of the university's snack vending machines operate at a reduced capacity during the summer months to prevent food spoilage and waste.

Coming Soon: Virtual Parking Permits

The University of Houston’s parking permits are going virtual, making physical hangtags obsolete. Instead of a physical parking permit that hangs on one’s rearview mirror, a car’s license plate will now be the parking permit. The change to virtual permits begins August 15.

Powering UH in the Future

How will the University of Houston be powered 15, 20, or 30 years from now? That is a question the university’s Strategic Planning Committee for UH’s Energy Master Plan put forth and one that Mike Wheeler, Director of Projects & Technical Services, and Jai Ranganath, Director of Engineering Services, are tackling.


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