The campus-wide “Student Activities” page in the Student Life section of the University of Houston website reads, “Wherever your passions lie, you’re sure to find a match among UH’s 400+ organizations, fraternities, leadership programs and other groups.” Passion, defined by Merriam-Webster as a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something, obviously is alive and […]
Under the terms of a major gift from Welcome W. Wilson, Sr., to the Center for Public History, the Houston History Project will be renamed the Welcome Wilson Houston History Collaborative. The Houston History magazine, the UH Oral History of Houston, the UH Houston History Archives, and UH Memories Documentary Films will become parts of […]
From the University of Houston’ s first U. S. Navy Reserve Vocational School to the thousands of service men and women who have attended UH under the G.I. Bill for the past seventy years, UH has a proud tradition of students, faculty, and staff who have served in the armed forces.
In 1949, amid the city’s booming economy and population growth, the Peacock Grill opened— giving Houstonians a new kind of culinary experience. Max Manuel and Camille Bermann opened their fine dining establishment in downtown Houston filling the niche for continental cuisine.
A University of Houston tradition, Frontier Fiesta began seventy-three years ago as an amalgamation of musical and theatrical performances, cook-offs, carnival booths, and concessions. Each spring, Fiesta volunteers transform a piece of vacant land or a parking lot on campus into a western frontier-style town called Fiesta City to accommodate the festival, which has had […]
UH Celebrates 85 Years: The Road to Tier One Vol. 10, No. 1 (Fall 2012) Download PDF Letter from UHAA President Mike Pede 2 Houston: The City and the University, The Allure and the Promise By Chancellor and President Renu Khator 5 UH at 85 By Joe Pratt 9 The People’s University: […]
The Southwest Conference: The Good, the Dirty, the Greed By Auston Fertak When people reminisce about college athletics, only a few select conferences cause them to think, “What a powerhouse!” The Southwest Conference (SWC) was one such conference. For much of its eighty-two year history, the SWC gloried in its distinction as the most tightly-knit […]
“With Love and Bananas”: Houston Gorilla Girls Seek Equality for Female Artists By Vince Lee At a time when female artists continued to lack the full recognition they deserved, four Houston women banded together as the Houston Gorilla Girls in protest against the status quo. The group organized in May of 1987 as the local […]
Houston History and the UH Alumni Association have teamed up for this commemorative issue celebrating 85 years at the University of Houston. Check out the Table of Contents below and don’t forget to renew or subscribe to receive this great issue!
Chancellor and President Renu Khator discusses the road to Tier One and the future of the University.