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Fire & Life Safety Presents: Thanksgiving Safety Tips

For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations.

Facilities/Construction Management Receives National APPA Award

Facilities/Construction Management has recently been awarded the APPA Award for Excellence in Facilities Management.


Each year, the University of Houston participates in the Hess Houston Corp 5K in Memorial Park alongside a variety of Houston schools, businesses, and industries.

Online Holiday Shopping Tips from UIT

The significant online shopping over the holiday season provides the optimal environment for cybercriminals to exploit unsuspecting online shoppers.

Food Safety Team Keeps UH Eateries Up to Code

There’s no shortage of food options for University of Houston students, faculty, and staff. From the two dining commons on campus to the large national brand establishments and food trucks, as well as food events such as the Farmers Markets and Wolffest there are dining options at UH to support all culinary tastes and dietary needs.

Environmental Health and Safety attended Exxon Mobil’s PALS 2023 Workshop

John McNeely and Bin Yang represented Environmental Health and Safety at the recent ExxonMobil’s PALS (Partners in Academic Laboratory Safety) workshop for 2023.

CTAP: From Pilot to University-wide Program

The university’s flat rate course materials program, called Cougar Textbook Access Program (CTAP), received high marks from participating students this fall semester.

National Night Out a Success Despite Last-Minute Venue Change

Flexibility was the unofficial theme of the University of Houston Police Department’s 2023 National Night Out festivities in October, as the department moved to an interior space at the last minute due to the inclement weather earlier this month.

Oktoberfest Celebration Takes Over Moody Dining Commons

The University of Houston’s Dining Services hosted an Oktoberfest-inspired celebration in Moody Dining Commons in October as part of its Culturally Inspired Event Series, and by all accounts, the campus community enjoyed every second of it.

A&F Readies UH for the Big 12

The Big 12 era for the University of Houston is officially underway. To prepare UH for the expected bigger crowds, games, and spotlight of the Big 12, many Administration and Finance departments worked diligently behind the scenes to prepare the university.

Ginger Walker receives the C. F. McElhinney Award for Distinguished Service at the President’s Staff Excellence Awards Ceremony

In September, Ginger Walker, Director of Emergency Management, was recognized with the Charles F. McElhinney Award for Distinguished Service at the President’s Staff Excellence Awards Ceremony. She was joined by her family, her OEM team, her supervisor, and Senior Vice Chancellor for A&F, Raymond Bartlett, to celebrate her recognition.

UIT Changes Antivirus Software to a Better and More Secure Product

The University of Houston-System has used McAfee antivirus software for over twenty years to protect the university community from viruses, malware, cyberattacks and other malicious activity. Over the past months, the University Information Technology departments and UHS Information Security undertook the task of swapping McAfee to CrowdStrike. 

Campus Safety Quizzes Students on Safety at Behind the Badge Event

Are University of Houston students smarter than a fire marshal? How much do they know about emergency management? These questions were the seed that sprouted the idea for Fire & Life Safety Technician Sara Walker and Emergency Management Specialist Maia Solomon to interview students at the Behind the Badge event in late August.

Roy G. Cullen Receives LEED Gold Certification

The University of Houston’s Roy G. Cullen building was transformed with a renovation that has garnered national recognition by being awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Gold level.

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