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Call for Artists


The UH Libraries is now accepting artwork from current UH students for its third annual Student Art Exhibit. Artwork may be submitted at both the M.D. Anderson Library (room 220) and the Architecture and Art Library. This is a competitive exhibit, juried by representatives from local museums, art galleries, and the UH School of Art faculty. Work will be accepted through January 29th, 2010.

Submission requirements:

2D in any medium: Ready to hang with wires and brackets or on foam core, not to exceed 5’x5′, 5 pounds, or extend more than 4 inches from the wall.

Sculpture: Pedestal required, no more than 20 pounds for work and pedestal combined. Must fit in library elevator.

Contact Catherine Essinger at for more information.

Patricia Oliver Named UH Dean of Architecture


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Digital Projects Librarian on KUHF


UH Digital Projects Librarian Michele Reilly has been interviewed by KUHF about the Digital Library.  The interview was aired as one of the segments for UH Moments.  Visit the KUHF website at to listen.

Professors Longoria and Rogers win ACSA award


Congratulations to Professors Susan Rogers and Rafael Longoria, who have won the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) 2009-10 ACSA Collaborative Practice Award for their project Collaborative Community Design Initiative.

Off-Campus Access Restored with CougarNet Authentication


For reasons that have yet to be determined, remote access to the databases became unavailable this past weekend. After much troubleshooting, the only way to resolve the issue was to change the authentication system from PeopleSoft to CougarNet. The decision to do this at this point in the semester was made only because of the otherwise complete loss of remote access. Library IT is still investigating the problem.

With this change, some databases are working fine; others may first give a blank screen and require refreshing the screen to get access; some may not work at all.

If you do not have a CougarNet Account, please see: or stop by the IT Desk in the lobby of the M. D. Anderson Library.

Another option is to download and install the UH VPN tool (Virtual Private Network). This once this is running on your computer, you can get access to resources as if you were on campus.

For more info about the VPN, see:
To download and install the VPN, see:

If you have any questions about this, you can contact Miranda Bennett, Head of Collections,