Dean's Note
A note for UH Law Center Dean Raymond Nimmer

Based on the first 100 days of 2008, this should be a year of high energy at the University of Houston. Dr. Renu Khator, who took office this month with the dual title of UH President and UH System Chancellor, has launched her administration with a determined push to build a stronger strategic plan for the university.

During the first 100 days of her administration, Dr. Khator is soliciting views on the best ways to help achieve the goal of pushing the University of Houston into the top tier of research institutions in the United States. Comments are being collected at www.uh.edu/100days, and I encourage you to participate in the process.

More national prominence for the University of Houston can only bring good things for the Law Center – and we will do everything we can to further this ambitious goal. Toward that end, here are three recent  “marks of distinction” that will augment our school’s reputation for excellence:

  • Last Friday, the Law Center and Prof. Darren Bush hosted an illuminating 30-year retrospective on airline deregulation featuring top experts from across the country.
  • This week, our Center for Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Law hosted Monica Frassoni, EU Parliament member and EU presidential candidate, in previewing its major symposium on U.S. climate change legislation on Feb. 11.
  • And our Center for Children, Law & Policy is preparing to host its seventh annual conference to help attorneys and other professionals become stronger advocates for children and their legal rights.

“Momentum” is a powerful energy that can influence everything from Super Bowls to the national prominence of a university. It’s clear that we have momentum on our side, and it should work to our advantage for 2008 and beyond.

RTN
Vol 3. No. 1

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