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May 9, 2011
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The O'Kane Gallery presents it's 13th annual High Art Exhibition through May 19.

The 15th annual UHD Sports and Fitness Banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in room A-300, the Special Events Center, third floor, Academic Building.

UHD Veterans Services seeks support for 5K event benefiting wounded/disabled veterans


UHD's Offices of Admissions, Student Activities and Veterans Services have partnered to participate in the seventh annual Impact a Hero 5K Run/Walk/Wheel at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Mercer Stadium in Sugar Land.


The event raises money for severely wounded and disabled U.S. Veterans who have served in the War on Terror and their families. The University community can support the effort by making a donation, registering to participate or sponsoring the UHD team. Please use the links in this email to donate or join online quickly and securely.  Participants will receive email confirmations of donations and registrations.


Donate here:


Register and join the UHD team here:


Michael Records, UHD manager of Veterans Services, said he encourages everyone to support this worthwhile event on behalf of veterans and to send the information to their friends. Contact the Veterans Services Office at 713-226-8622 for more information.  


METRO wants name suggestions for new light rail stations and transit centers    


METRO is seeking names for the light rail stations on the new North, East and Southeast lines with the first round of suggestions due by June 30.


The public will then have an opportunity to review the successfully submitted entries before the METRO Board gives final approval later this summer. METRO hopes the station naming process will capture the spirit of the light rail communities with the opportunity to incorporate key cultural institutions, public spaces and historical landmarks into the project. The primary focus will be ensuring that customers of the service can easily identify where they are within the system.


The names submitted must conform to METRO board-approved criteria calling for simple names that are easily understood and remembered by the public, locally and by visitors who are using the system for the first time. Names must be single, short names with less than 26 characters. Stations may not be named for persons living or dead unless the name is already in use for a street intersection, a historically significant landmark or a widely recognized landmark, neighborhood or commercial trademark. More information and a submission form, covering the dos and don'ts of station naming are available on the GoMETRORail website.


Residents and businesses on METRO's new East, North and Southeast light rail lines are asked to contact their Community Outreach Offices to learn more about submitting ideas for station names or visit


Stories from previous Skylines
MBA event
Chancellor Renu Khator talks with Regent Jacob Monty at the MBA Celebration Wednesday, May 4.

Staff, faculty and community gather to celebrate launch of new MBA          

UHD faculty and staff and members of the community gathered on Wednesday, May 4, at the College of Business, Shea Street Building, to celebrate the launch of UHD's Master of Business Administration program.

Speakers included William V. Flores, UHD president; Renu Khator, UH system chancellor; and Jacob Monty, UH system regent.

UHD's MBA is designed for "working professionals" in a hybrid format of face-to-face and virtual interactions. The program began accepting applications May 1.


For more information on the MBA, click here. 


MBA event  

IBA travels to CHI Corp headquarters May 20  


UHD's International Business Association will take an educational field trip to CHI Corp from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 20.


The trip will include a lunch with CHI Corp management, a presentation by CEO Farouk Shami and a guided tour of the factory.


Those interested in participating should register their attendance by sending an e-mail to Jackie Noyola at Students will receive a confirmation number in return and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The deadline to register is midnight Friday, May 13.


Non-members and guests of members will be taken only after accommodating members. Non-members can register by writing their name, phone number and e-mail address on a piece of paper, and including that paper and the fee in a sealed envelope addressed to Dr. Anisul Islam.The envelopes must be delivered to room B489 by the deadline, 5 p.m Tuesday, May 17. The fee will be refunded if non-members cannot be accommodated. 


Davidson read in Public Poetry Series Saturday and taped radio interview        


Robin Davidson, UHD associate professor of English, read in the Public Poetry Series as part of a panel of Houston poets on Saturday, May 7, in the Central Library of Houston Public Library, 500 McKinney St.


Public Poetry is a free poetry reading series presented in partnership with the Houston Public Library. The series takes place the first Saturday of each month. 


For more information, click here. Also, a recorded interview with Davidson aired on KUHF's (88.7 FM) "The Front Row" on Friday, May 6.  


Gallery presents High Art 2011         


The O'Kane Gallery will present it's 13th annual High Art Exhibition from May 7 to 19 and will host a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

The exhibition displays the work of local high school students and encourages cooperation between area schools and the University.

For more information, contact the Gallery at 713-221-8042.


Facilities Management announces campus fire safety systems testing May 16-June 3  


Facilities Management will perform semi-annual testing and maintenance of the campus fire detection / notification / suppression systems and related elevator fire service re-call, air handler shut-downs, fire-door hold-open devices and stair pressurization controls May 16 through June 3 in all campus buildings.


This testing must be performed during normal business hours due to the size of the systems, the contractors involved and the cost of the labor required to perform the work. Please consider this an opportunity for the university community to become familiar with these fire and life safety systems and the campus emergency public address system.


An announcement will be made over the PA system prior to the alarms being sounded to inform the occupants of the test. The alarms and strobe lights will then be engaged briefly and certified by the technicians. An announcement will be made after the conclusion of each segment of the audible and visual alarm testing.


For information, contact Chris McCall, Assistant Vice President - Facilities Management Department, at


Sports and Fitness annual banquet  will be Saturday, May 14


The 15th annual UHD Sports and Fitness Banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in room A-300, the Special Events Center, third floor, Academic Building.


The event includes a dinner, awards presentation for UHD's outstanding sports and fitness participants and door prizes. Tickets are $5 until April 30 and $10 after that. No tickets will be sold at the door. This event always sells out, so buy your tickets now at the UHD Student Life Center.

IT training for Faculty/Staff/Alumni 

Register for IT training opportunities at the links below.  To schedule a one-on-one appointment or other assistance, please call 713-221-8200.


Blackboard Vista



2 - 3 p.m. - Blackboard Vista: Assessments 

Wednesday, May 11

1 - 2 p.m. - StudyMate 

Thursday, May 12 

10 - 11 a.m. - Blackboard Vista: Managing Course Content 


Blackboard Version 9



3 - 4 p.m. - Adopters Converting Early (A.C.E) 

Wednesday, May 11

10 - 11 a.m. - Adopters Converting Early (A.C.E) 

Thursday, May 12

2 - 3 p.m. - Blackboard Learn - Getting Started 


Microsoft Office  

Friday, May 13

10 - 11 a.m. - Transitioning to Office 2010 


Windows 7


Tuesday, May 10

2 - 3 p.m. - Transitioning to Windows 7 


See all current IT training available

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In this issue
Veterans Services seeks support for 5K event benefiting veterans
What's in a name? METRO would like to know
MBA Celebration launches new program
IBA travels to CHI Corp
Davidson participates in poetry series
Gallery presents High Art 2011
Facilities Management announces campus safety testing
Sports and Fitness banquet will be May 14
IT offers training classes
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