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  June 6, 2011
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UHD auxiliary service providers announce summer hours. See story below.

 

The Student Life Center begins summer hours today.  

 

The Visitors Parking Garage closes today for construction which will impact parking in the Faculty/Staff Garage. See story below.      

 

UH System Board of Regents approve tuition and fee rates for FY2012 

  

The University of Houston System (UHS) Board of Regents approved tuition rates for fiscal year 2012 in a special meeting held Friday at the University of Houston (UH).

 

The University of Houston System (UHS) Board of Regents approved tuition rates for fiscal year 2012 in a special meeting held Friday at the University of Houston (UH). To read more... 

 

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UHD auxiliary service providers announce summer hours  

  

Please note the following summer hours of operation for UHD auxiliary service providers.

 

ARAMARK Food Services:

  • GrilleWorks - 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Salad Garden - 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • Chic-fil-A - 10:30 a.m. to 4p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • Taco Bell - 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • Starbucks - 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • Shea Street Café - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday

 

University Bookstore: 

 

First Week of Classes, Summer I and III,  June 6 - June 10, July 11 - July 15:

  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday/Tuesday,
  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday/Thursday,
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday/Saturday

After First Week of Classes:

  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday/Tuesday,
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday/Thursday,
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday

University Copy Center will open 9 a.m. to 5 pm. Monday through Friday.

 

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Visitors Parking Garage closes today for construction 

  

(Ed. Note: This communication came from David Bradley, Vice President for Administration and Finance.)

 

This is a reminder that the Visitors' Parking Lot (located beneath the Academic Building) closes effective today for construction. The project will bring inconvenience, but when completed will result in the addition of over 100 close-in parking spaces that will provide more visitor capacity but also more spaces for faculty and staff.

 

Beginning today, all faculty and staff must park on the second level and above. While we'll try to be accommodating as everyone adjusts to this change, fairly soon we'll have to enforce through the issuance of university parking tickets. To read more... 

 

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Stories from previous Skylines

Student Life Center begins summer hours  

  

The Student Life Center begins summer hours of operation on Monday, June 6.

 

Student Life Center Summer Semester Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday:  7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

 

Appointments for personal training and massage sessions are available. 

 

Also, registration is open for "The Biggest Loser" competition to UHD students and employees. There are individual and team categories. The program runs from June 6 - Aug. 12. Prizes will be awarded to the top individual winners (losers?) and departments. Registration is $5 per person.

 

Aerobics, boot camp and zumba classes will resume for the summer on June 6. 

 

Please go to www.uhd.edu./sports&fitness  for the summer fitness class schedule and for The Biggest Loser registration forms.

    

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Criminal justice students, faculty return from trip to Ireland, England and Scotland   

  

UHD students in the International Criminal Justice class along with faculty members have returned from their trip to Ireland, England and Scotland.

 

"In addition to seeing some incredible sights, we had the opportunity to visit Wormwood Scrubbs Prison in London, sit in on two murder trials in Ireland and spend an evening with officers of Scotland's Northern Police Constabulary," said Mark Kellar, trip leader and associate professor of criminal justice. "The students had a truly great experience that they will always remember. The students represented our school well and gave a very favorable impression." 

 

Other criminal justice faculty who participated are Lance Hignite, assistant professor, and Judith Harris, lecturer, who helped plan the visits. "I want to express sincere thanks to everyone who helped in this project, especially Ginger Miller and Paulette Purdy, who really helped us in setting up the trip," Kellar said. In the College of Public Service, Miller is administrative assistant ll, and Purdy is college business administrator ll.

 

Preparation for the trip started last February when students met Saturdays through April, studying international criminal justice issues they would encounter during the trip.

    

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UHD student wins state social work award  

  

UHD's Bachelor of Social Work Program faculty announced Wednesday that Damaris Cortez, a second year student in the program, has received the National Association of Social Workers/Texas Undergraduate Social Work Student of the Year Award, 2011 for the state of Texas.

 

Cortez also received the National Association of Social Workers - Houston Branch award for Undergraduate Social Work Student of the Year, 2011 and the UHD BSW Program Community Action Award in 2011.

 

Cortez has volunteered for many years and has made contributions on a number of issues in different communities, here and abroad. For several years, she has been involved with a local food cooperative, helping in the community garden and raising public awareness about the environmental and health benefits of local food production. Last summer, while on a research trip to explore women's empowerment in indigenous communities, she taught children in Chiapas, Mexico. For several months, she has been involved in helping members of a Guatemalan community in Houston effectively organize and connect to resources. 

 

"We have been especially impressed by her deep commitment to understanding and undertaking empowering strategies for marginalized peoples," said Jo Bailey, associate professor of sociology and social work.

 

Cortez has overcome many obstacles while accomplishing her achievements. She grew up in poverty following the civil war in El Salvador. She adjusted to widely different cultures before settling in the United States to pursue her education.

 

"These experiences seemed to have informed Damaris of not only the importance, but the urgency of social work, and she approaches her studies, her work in the community, and her relationships with others with attentiveness, diligence and respect," said Dawn McCarty, assistant professor of social work. 

 

"We congratulate Damaris on her great accomplishments and are honored to have her in our program," Bailey said.

    

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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

 

Tuesday, June 7 

1-2 p.m. - SoftChalk Lesson Builder

Thursday, June 9

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

Monday, June 13  

3-4 p.m.- Blackboard Vista: Grade Book Set-up

Wednesday, June 15  

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

 

Blackboard Learn

 

Today

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

Wednesday, June 8

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

Thursday, June 9 

1-2 p.m. - Blackboard Learn - Getting Started

Tuesday, June 14

2-3 p.m. - Adopters Converting Early (A.C.E.)

Thursday, June 16 

11-12 p.m. - Adopters Converting Early (A.C.E.)

Friday, June 17 

11-12 p.m. - Blackboard Learn - Getting Started

 

Microsoft Office

 

Tuesday, June 7 

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

 

Photoshop

 

Friday, June 10 

11-12 a.m. - Photoshop:  Retouching

 

Windows 7

 

Wednesday, June 15  

10-11 a.m. - Transitioning to Windows 7

 

See all current IT training available

 

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In this issue
UH System Board of Regents approve tuition and fee rates
UHD auxiliary service providers announce summer hours
Visitors Parking Garage closes today
Student Life Center announces summer hours
Criminal justice students, faculty return from overseas trip
UHD student wins award from state social work association
IT training schedule
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