University readies for inauguration

Update: The REDvolution Rally scheduled for 12:30 p.m. today at the University Center Arbor has been canceled due to the threat of inclement weather.

This week the campus community will take part in a range of events leading up to UH President Renu Khator’s official inauguration as the UH System’s eighth chancellor and the University’s thirteenth president.

Khator’s official conferral will take place at 2 p.m. Sept. 18, at the Ezekiel W. Cullen Performance Hall, where she will conclude the ceremony with her inaugural speech.

"The University, the City and Community Health" lecture will begin at 9 a.m. today at M.D. Anderson Library, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology, the lecture will feature a panel of experts from the fields of health care, city services and health-focused acadamia as they engage in a discussion targeting how the University can more aptly position itself as a contributor to Houston’s growing health scene.

Along with the Student Program Board and UH Athletics, the Spirit of Houston marching band, cheerleaders and Cougar Dolls will lead the University’s REDvolution Rally at 12:30 p.m. today at the University Center Arbor. Free popcorn and snow cones will be available for attendees.

"Preparing for a Borderless World: Student Success in the Global Economy," a panel discussion geared toward education and the global market, will take place at 1 p.m. in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion. For more information about this lecture, sponsored by the Office of Special Events, contact Brian Shaw at (713) 743-8481.

The Houston Alumni Organization will treat new Life Members to an evening of wine and cheese at 6 p.m. at the Athletics/Alumni Center, Melcher Board Room. This event is by invitation only. For more information, contact Shivaughn Batiste at (713) 743-0764.

Starting at 7:30 p.m., the sounds of faculty and student ensemble performances will fill the Moores School of Music Opera House. Collage 2008, today’s final celebration of Khator’s upcoming investiture is free of charge and open to all students, faculty and staff.

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