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A&F Supports Commencement Ceremonies

Commencement season has come and gone at the University of Houston, and departments from Administration and Finance were once again pivotal in ensuring the ceremonies went smoothly.

A&F Celebrates Divisional Graduates

Join us in congratulating the fall and spring semester graduates from the Division of Administration and Finance. These graduates include interns, student employees, directors, and managers. Discover more about these graduates, their roles in A&F, and why they chose to pursue their majors.

Finals Mania’s New Location Proves to be a Success

Since its inception in 2008, Finals Mania, a tradition that provides free meals to students before the final exam period begins, has been held every semester at M.D. Anderson Library, apart from 2021, when the event transformed into a drive-thru version.

Human Resources Springs into Financial Wellness

Human Resources held a retirement seminar, Spring into Financial Wellness, for University of Houston faculty and staff to help them better prepare for and navigate the retirement process, whether they are close to or far from it.

Office of Sustainability Leads the Charge on Earth Week

Earth Day has been celebrated in April since its inception in 1970, and for the University of Houston, the celebration encompassed an entire week from April 22-26 with the Office of Sustainability taking the lead.

A&F Student Employees Share Their Experiences

The second week of April is designated as National Student Employment Week by the National Student Employment Association, and in the Division of Administration and Finance, 112 hourly student workers are employed with division departments, food establishments, or campus retail locations to supplement their income, gain real-life work experience, and obtain resume-building skills.

A&F Staff Appreciation Event Celebrates Employees

The Division of Administration and Finance is comprised of 1,250 remarkable, hard-working, and dedicated employees. In April, the division held their annual staff appreciation and awards luncheon that provided a much-needed opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the division's individual and collective accomplishments. Employees who achieved years of service milestones in 2023 were also recognized at the event.

UIT Sponsors University of Houston’s first-ever Ideathon

In March, the University Information Technology department hosted the university’s first-ever Ideathon event and by all accounts it was a rousing success.

Cullen Performance Hall Continues Its Success In Bringing Live Entertainment to Campus

For the second year in a row, Tennesse Theatre Company rented the Cullen Performance Hall to perform shows for visiting local elementary school students. Busloads of school children from across the Houston area came to the university to see the day-long fairy tale performances.

UIT Charters Campus Safety Upgrades and Initiatives

Since 2020, University Information Technology (UIT) has chartered 36 large-scale projects that aim to improve campus safety and security. The projects include implementing security cameras and additional code blue phones across all parking lots, garages, and buildings, upgrading security cameras, upgrading the video management system, and implementing an emergency call button on the UH Go app, to name a few.

Office of Emergency Management hosts Skywarn Spotter Training

The Office of Emergency Management hosted a Skywarn Storm Spotter Training in February, where attendees learned the basics of thunderstorm development, the fundamentals of a storm structure, how to identify potential severe weather features, and how to report severe weather to the National Weather Service.

Environmental Health & Safety Hosts 2nd annual Lab Safety Awareness Week

The 2nd annual Lab Safety Awareness Week, hosted by the Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) department in collaboration with the Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA), occurred February 12-16, 2024. This significant event spanned various campus locations, including the Cullen College of Engineering, Health & Biomedical Science Building 2, the Science & Engineering Research Center, and, for the first time, the UH Sugar Land Campus.

Copy, Print, and Delivery Services Celebrates 75th Anniversary

The Copy, Print, and Delivery Services department at the University of Houston marks 75 years of operation at UH in 2024. 

Student and Alumni Entrepreneurs Succeed at UH Farmer’s Market

For the past six years, the University of Houston’s Dining Services has hosted monthly farmer’s market on the campus grounds. The farmer’s market brings different types of vendors to campus, from artisanal soaps, vintage clothing, and fresh desserts to name a few.


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