I am proud to announce the opening of a new communal space on campus, the UH Faculty Café. This space, located on the ground floor of the Ezekiel W. Cullen building, Room 31, is now available to all faculty members as a meeting space and location of the Faculty Engagement and Development Office. The space consists of three interconnected spaces: a lounge and seating area, a café style seating area with kitchen space and free coffee, and office space for emeriti faculty that offers WiFi access and printing services. The lounge and café spaces are configurable to allow for faculty-related meetings and events of different sizes. In the future, faculty members or faculty groups will be able to request the use of the space using an online calendar and reservation system.
Initially, access to the café will be Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, with the intent of extending access in the future from 7am-7pm, seven days a week. I encourage each of you to use this space to collaborate, innovate, and as a retreat. For a limited time, free travel mugs will be available in the café as my gift to you.
Additional information on the café and future events will be forthcoming. Best wishes on a successful academic semester.
Paula Myrick Short