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Nov. 29, 2010
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Registration opens Dec. 1 for UHD's first online Winter Term from Dec. 27, 2010, to Jan. 14, 2011. See story below.

Gordon Massie, former head of AIG's Leveraged Finance Group,will discuss confronting accounting fraud from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Student Initiated Project production of the play, "La Señora Martín", presented at 8 p.m. Dec. 2, 3 and 4 in the O'Kane Theatre.

UHD's portal to eservices UOnline became MyUHD last week.

UHD's MS150 Cycling Team is sponsoring a jersey design contest in preparation for this year's MS150 ride in the spring.

WinterTermGraphicRegistration opens Dec. 1 for UHD's first online Winter Term

UHD will hold its first online Winter Term from Dec. 27, 2010, to Jan. 14, 2011.

Currently enrolled UHD students will be able to take one course during the session, and registration for Winter Term will open on Dec. 1.


For more information, go here.

Here is the  list of courses list of courses for the all-online Winter Term:

ACC               3303       Cost Accounting

ACC               3304       Accounting Information Systems

BA                  3300       Business Cornerstone 

BA                   3301    Legal Environment of Business

BIOL              4220       Intro. to Genomics and Bioinformatics

CIS                 1301       Introduction to Computer Based Systems  

CJ                   3301       Criminology

CJ                   3306       Crime and Delinquency

CJ                   3311       Ethics of Social Control

CJ                   3317       Race and Crime

CJ                   3318       Sex Crimes

CJ                   4314       Women and the Criminal Justice System

COMM           3302       Argumentation and Debate

COMM           3314       Research in Communication Studies

COMM           4380       Field Experience in Communication

CS                  1305       Introduction to Computer Technology

ENG               1318       Intro. to the Study of English   Grammar

ENG               3302       Business and Technical Report Writing

FIN                 3302       Business Finance

HUM               3301       Foundations of Western Culture I

MATH            3321      Math Concepts

MGT               3301       Management of Organizations

MKT               3301       Principles of Marketing

PSY                3302       Principles of Educational Psychology

PSY                3305       Adolescent Psychology

PSY                3311       Biological Psychology

SCM               3308       Purchasing Management

SOSE             3320       Assessment and Evaluation of Children

SPAN             3301       Spanish Grammar and Composition

STAT             3309       Statistical Analysis for Bus.  Applications

STAT             3311      Statistical Analysis for Natural Science

Expert's presentation considers how accounting fraud was confronted at AIG

MasseyUHD's Risk Management and Compliance Department will host Gordon Massie, former head of AIG's Leveraged Finance Group from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in room C-1, Commerce Street Building, where he will discuss:

  • AIG's accounting practices for its high yield bonds
  • The discovery of accounting fraud
  • How accounting fraud was confronted

Massie has been a regular speaker at high-yield bond and investment management conferences in the United States and Europe. He has worked in the financial/investment business for 30 years with companies including Texas Commerce Bancshares, Prudential Insurance Company, American General Corporation, and American International Group (AIG). At American General, he was responsible for the management of American General's $3 billion high-yield bond portfolio for 16 years.

Massie earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Master's in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley. He is in the process of publishing his first book titled, "The Whistleblower's Dilemma.Confronting Fraud at AIG".


R.S.V.P. to Mary Cook, director of Risk Management and Compliance, at See the attached flyer.

NotTooLatteeOffice of Admission hosts 'It's Not too Latte" on Saturday, Dec. 11

UHD's Office of Admissions is hosting the "It's Not too Latte" event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 11, so potential students can apply for admission and receive admission assistance on campus.

To be admitted on the spot, a potential student should bring a check or money order for the $35 application fee and a copy of his or her official transcripts.

Individuals also can apply in advance online at Paper applications will be available the day of the event. For additional information, contact a UHD admissions counselor at 713-221-8522 or email

Student Initiated Project production features comedy in English and Spanish

UHD senior, Emil Niz, will present his Student Initiated Project production of the play, "La Señora Martín", at 8 p.m. Dec. 2, 3 and 4 in the O'Kane Theatre, room N-364, One Main Building.

Enjoy an evening of laughter with high school student, Martina, in the world of James Day High School and see if her teacher, Mrs. Martín, will succeed in forcing her to "never speak in Spanish again!" The play contains dialogue in Spanish and English and requires no reservations. The seating is open and first come - first seated. Admission is free.

Arts and Humanities Dept. sponsors holiday music, cookies Dec. 6 and 7

Harpist Laura Smith and the Chancel Bells Quartet of Houston's First Presbyterian Church will perform holiday music from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7, near the large Christmas tree on the third floor, Academic Building. 


Free cookies will be available. The Arts and Humanities Department sponsors the annual event. For information, contact Carrie Allen, assistant professor of music, at 713-226-5550.

UHD's MS150 Cycling Team sponsors jersey design contest for this year's ride

UHD's MS150 Cycling Team is sponsoring a jersey design contest in preparation for this year's MS150 ride in the spring.


Information, rules and regulations are included in the linked document. All submissions should go to Lea Campbell at


The cycling team encourages individuals interested in riding in this unique event to get their registration in quickly.


Event organizers register participants until the 13,000 rider limit is reached. Initial registrants filled 80 percent of the openings. Team UHD members say registration will likely pick up again and if interested UHD riders do not sign up soon, it may be too late.


The Team UHD roster is at 16 members and they look forward to an increase before the end of the year. Please spread the word to students, staff, faculty and alumni.


For more information about the team, contact Jose Cantu at or Lorenzo Morales at  

Alley Theatre's "A Christmas Carol" features two UHD faculty members

The Alley Theatre's annual production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" features two UHD faculty members.

Adjunct Professor David Rainey plays Mrs. Dilber and Marley's Ghost, while Adjunct Professor John Johnston plays Mr. Topper and a Ghostly Apparition. 

The production is running currently, and plays through Dec. 27.  Tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling the box office at 713-220-5700, then 1 for tickets.

Stories from previous Skylines
UHD's online e-services portal got a new name Nov. 22

OnlineUHD's online portal to e-services, UOnline, became MyUHD on Nov. 22.

 The access to UHD services will not change, only the name and look of the login. Changing the name will pave the way for UHD to better group and market online degrees and classes under a UHD Online umbrella later this academic year.

During the next few weeks, individuals across campus will be working to make the switch on web pages across the university. 

Commencement regalia order deadline
was Nov. 24, rush fees now apply

The December 2010 Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Dec.19, and the UHD Bookstore staff wants everyone to be ready.The order deadline for regalia was Nov. 24. After this date, an additional $10 fee will be added to orders for rush shipping.


Orders placed before Nov. 24 should arrive the week of Dec. 8 and you will be contacted to pick up your regalia.


For any orders placed after Dec. 1, there will be no guarantee regalia items will arrive prior to the day of Commencement.


The UHD Bookstore requires prepayment  for all orders and accepts cash, all major credit cards (with a valid identification), or a charge to your department via PCard or purchase voucher with prior approval from your department.The regalia rental fees are:


Master's Unit Complete - $60.98

(Includes cap, gown, tassel and hood)


Doctorate - $109.98

(Includes tam, gown, tassel and hood)



Individual Piece Prices:


Master's Cap, Gown, and Tassel - $30.98


Master's Hood only - $29.98


Master's Gown only - $25.98


Doctorate Cap, Gown, and Tassel - $68.98


Doctorate Hood only - $33.98


Doctorate Gown only - $29.98


8 Sided Tam - $40.98

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In this issue
Coming up at UHD
Registration opens Dec. 1 for UHD's first online Winter Term
Bond expert discussion AIG fraud
Not Too Latte Event is Dec. 11
Student Theater Project Opens Thursday
Holiday Music Event is Dec. 6 & 7
Cycling Team Sponsors Design Contest
UHD Faculty to Appear in Alley Theatre Production
UHD's online portal gets new name
Rush fees now apply for ordering Commencement regalia
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