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Cougars and lawyers mix and mingle at River Oaks Country Club with Gatsby style

By Shelby Hodge

What: The University of Houston Law Center 38th annual gala. Where: River Oaks Country Club. The 411: Shawn and Bill Jackson, class of 1992, chaired the gala that raised close to $525,000. ...


Shelby's Social Diary

88-year-old music legend honored in a black-tie Houston night full of starpower

By Shelby Hodge

It's not often that a non-profit scores such a renowned collection of complementary headliners as the University of Houston's Moores School of Music managed for its 27th annual gala. B ...


Making An InPrint

Saving lives with words: Celebrity poet preaches the power of prose at Houston's Writers Ball

By Tarra Gaines

Poetry is a necessity in life. This was the argument put forth by current U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey to 430 of Houston’s glittering literati gathered at the Houston Country Club for ...


Out of The Alley

Brutalist building gets a $45.6 million revamp as Houston's premier theater company zooms forward

By Joel Luks

The clock had been ticking ever since the Alley Theatre announced in April the launch of a $73 million big ticket campaign that would include a $45.6 million renovation of its 1968 Ulrich Franzen&n ...


Shelby's Social Diary

UH's No. 1 cheerleader touts future merchandisers — and shoppers — at Salute to Retail luncheon

By Shelby Hodge

With a pocketful of impressive statistics, University of Houston System chancellor and president Renu Khator drew the crowd in the River Oaks Country Club ballroom to full attention as she tou ...


Renu Khator

University of Houston's rock star president reveals all: Top challenge, favorite restaurant and a closet secret

By Shelby Hodge

Since arriving at the helm of the University of Houston System as chancellor and as UH president in 2008, Renu Khator has been steadily transforming the university and enhancing the school' ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Lawyers in black-tie, UH president in red: 37th annual law center gala celebrates successful alumni

By Shelby Hodge

Public policy columnist, attorney and former Mayor of Kemah, Bill King, class of 1978, reigned as chair of the University of Houston Law Center gala that attracted more than 525 legal eag ...


Pix of the Day

Like a gameday party — with cement: Houston's new $105 million stadium is celebrated

By Whitney Radley

Friday's beautiful weather served as the perfect backdrop for a groundbreaking at the University of Houston, where administrators, faculty and students came together to signal the start of cons ...


He can do the math

Smart money: Rice's David Leebron is the highest-paid college president in Texas

By Sarah Rufca

Rice University has only one campus and a mere 6,000 students, but leading the highest-ranked college in Texas still pays pretty well. The Chronicle of Higher Education released its survey of e ...


70 years in the making

In with the new: Demolition begins on Robertson Stadium as Coogs look ahead to a fresh $105 million facility

By Tyler Rudick

After seven decades at the heart of the University of Houston's athletic program, Robertson Stadium saw its final day on Monday as demolition began to make way for a new $105 million stadium. ...


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