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Vol 11 :: September 2007
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:
Welcome back for what promises to be another great year for the University of Houston. Of
course, if you just came to the University, we're delighted to have you among the newest
members of our Cougar family.
This academic year is a milestone for UH as we celebrate our eightieth anniversary. This also is
the thirtieth anniversary for the University of Houston System. Over the next few months, you
will have the opportunity to learn more about our history and of the rich heritage you share
with Cougars around the world.
Eighty years may sound like a long time, but in
the life of a university, eighty-years old is
really eighty-years young. And, as with any
young institution, we're going through a period
I'm sure you noticed the mature oak trees
down the middle of Calhoun Street. Those
trees came from the parking lot next to
Melcher Hall, the future site for Calhoun
Lofts. At $96.5 million, it is the largest