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Week of September 13, 2010

Published on September 13, 2010

HOUSTON’S THE ENERGY CAPITAL…IS IT THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP CAPITAL, TOO?

For the fourth time in as many years, the entrepreneurship program at the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business has received a significant ranking from The Princeton Review on its list of leading undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the U.S. for Entrepreneur magazine.

The ranking has a significant impact not only on the University of Houston and its entrepreneurship program but also on the City of Houston and the local business community. At a time when jobs are a paramount concern nationwide, the city built and bolstered by visionary entrepreneurs — including wildcatter Roy Cullen, UH business school namesake C. T. “Ted” Bauer and real estate developer George P. Mitchell — continues to grow as UH Bauer entrepreneurship students and graduates root their businesses in Houston.

Numerous national lists of the best cities for job creation and growth released over the past year solidify Houston’s place in the United States as an economic leader, and the latest ranking of UH Bauer as one of the nation’s best place to educate entrepreneurs stands to cement Houston as the entrepreneurship capital of the country.

The City of Houston will come together with leaders from the Greater Houston Partnership and the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business on Sept. 22 at City Hall to announce and celebrate the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship’s significant ranking by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

  • WHO: City of Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker, City of Houston Controller Ronald C. Green, Greater Houston Partnership President and CEO Jeff Moseley, UH Bauer Dean Arthur Warga
  • WHAT: A celebration of the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business ranking by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine
    •     Significant ranking for UH Bauer entrepreneurship program
    •     University of Houston is on track for Tier One
    •     #1 for entrepreneurs. Houston has the highest level of entrepreneurial activity out of the 15 largest U.S. cities (Kauffman Foundation).
    •     #1 city for college graduates (BusinessWeek)
    •     One of the strongest job markets (BusinessWeek)
    •     One of the best cities for jobs (U.S. News & World Report and Forbes)
    •     One of the best cities for young professionals and the best city to earn a living (Forbes)
  • WHEN: Reception at 10:30 a.m. followed by 11 a.m. announcement
  • WHERE: City Hall (rotunda area); 901 Bagby; Houston, TX 77002

For more information about the event, see Media Contacts section to the left.

UH EXPERTS PLANNING OIL SPILL SYMPOSIUM

Academicians and experts from the University of Houston, including UH Bauer Director of Global Studies Tyler Priest, will reflect on the myriad challenges the country and the region have faced and will continue to face in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill at the 2010 Oil Spill Symposium on Sept. 23. The symposium will include an interdisciplinary roundtable discussion with three session led by Priest and other experts with backgrounds in history, resource management, science, policy, law and industry. Moderators will guide a Q&A discussion among panelists and audience members. The symposium is sponsored by the UH Center for Public History and the UH Energy Management and Policy Group.

For more information about the event, see Media Contacts section below or visit http://www.history.uh.edu/oilspillsymposium/.

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! UH BAUER GEARS UP FOR FALL BUSINESS CAREER FAIR

Nearly 100 recruiters from some of Houston’s leading companies will visit the University of Houston campus on Sept. 24 for the Fall 2010 Business Career Fair, hosted by UH Bauer’s Rockwell Career Center. From Chevron and CenterPoint Energy to Ernst & Young, recruiters will be looking for students to fill internships and permanent positions.

For more information about the event, see Media Contacts section to the left.

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