Monthly Archives: February 2009

Events For Mar 4th through March 15th – Miscellaneous


Blaffer Gallery  Gallery Hours: 10-5 Tuesday-Saturday, closed on Sunday and Monday

“The Center for Land Use Interpretation Texas Oil: Landscape of an Industry” (January 17 – March 28)
Blaffer Gallery Exhibition – “Electric Mud” (January 17 – March 28)

College of Architecture  Gallery Hours: 9:00 – 4:45 Monday through Friday

“Raymond Loewy: Designs for a Consumer Culture” (Feb. 5 – March 20)


Distinguished Entrepreneurship Speaker Series – Presenter: Mr. Rod Canion, UH Alumnus, MEng ’68 CEO and Co – Founder of Compaq

  • 03/05/2009
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Event location: Cullen Performance Hall
  • Sponsored by The Cynthia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship
  • For more information, contact John Reyes, 713-743-4752
  • No charge and open to the public but need to RSVP

Event Information:
The Cynthia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship is proud to present an exciting Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series. The Wolff Center’s DESS talk will feature native Houstonian, and UH Alumnus, MEng ’68, Mr. Rod Canion, former CEO and co-founder of Compaq. Compaq Computers set the record for the largest first-year sales in the history of American business and reached the Fortune 500 as well as the $1 billion revenue mark faster than any other company in history. Mr. Canion will be sharing how he was able to achieve this exceptional and remarkable distinction. Please join us for this semester’s DESS


Film – “The Lioness”

  • 03/04/2009
  • 4:00 PM
  • Event location: Atlantic Room, UC
  • Sponsored by Women’s Resource Center
  • For more information, contact Beverly McPhail, 713-743-8156 visit the Web site at

Commuter Services – “Off – Campus Living Fair”

  • 03/04/2009
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Event location: University Center, Room 52
  • Sponsored by Commuter Services and University Center, and Associated Facilities
  • For more information, contact 713-743-7546 visit the Web site at



Learning Support Services

328 Graduate College of Social Work; 713-743-5411


  • Improve your memory
  • Mon., 3/2 @ 5 pm
  • Fri., 3/6   11 am
  • Reduce test anxiety
  • Tues., 3/10 @ 11 am
  • Thurs., 3/12 @ 1 pm


University Career Services in Student Service Center, Conference Room

  • Job Search Thurs 3/5 @ 10 AM , Weds 3/11 @ 3 pm
  • Internship Mon 3/9 @ 1 pm
  • Interview Tues 3/10 @ 3 pm
  • Resume Writing Thurs 3/12 @ noon


College of Engineering, Career Center– Cougar Den

  • Land a Job In a Tough Economy Thurs  3/5 @ 10 AM



  • Tues 10th 7:30 pm Dennis Whittaker, double bass and Timothy Hester, piano (Organ Recital Hall)
  • Thurs 12th 7:30 pm Britten Folk Song Project (Organ Recital Hall)
  • Fri 13th 7:30 pm Britten Folk Song Project (Organ Recital Hall)
  • Sun 28th 6:00 pm  A.I. LACK GUEST MASTER SERIES Karl Vilcins,* bassoon MSM Room 175


Athletic Events for Feb 24th through Mar 8th

BASEBALL (usually at Baseball field) – Sign-in Sheet at Baseball field

  • Weds 25th      3 pm           vs Rice (AT RICE!!!!  Our biggest baseball rival!)


  • Fri 27th        3:30 pm       vs Baylor (I hate Baylor!)
  • Sat 28th        12:00 pm    vs UC Irvine (a baseball power house!)
  • Sun 1st         6:00 pm        vs Texas A&M (Need one say more!)
  • Weds 4th       4 pm            vs UTSA
  • Fri 6th            6:30 pm      vs Cal Poly
  • Sat 7th           2:00 pm      vs Cal Poly
  • Sun 8th          noon           vs Cal Poly

MEN’S BASKETBALL (at Hofheinz arena) – sign-in sheet by student entrance  17-8 and 8-4 in Conference

  • Sat 28th 3 pm vs Rice AT RICE!!!!!!  Go along and cheer for YOUR team!!!
  • Wed 4th 7 pm vs MEMPHIS ON TV.  BIGGEST GAME OF THE YEAR!!!!
  • Sat 7th 7 pm vs SMU  LAST HOME GAME OF THE SEASON!!!!

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (at Hofheinz arena) – sign-in sheet by student entrance  17-9 and 9-5 in Conference


SOFTBALL (usually at softball field) – Reigning Conference Champions 2 years in a row!!!  Slumping this season!  YOU NEED TO GO AND SUPPORT THEM!

  • Weds 4th       6:00 pm vs Texas A&M (AGGIES!!!!!!)

SWIMMING AND DIVING (at the Natatorium)

Best diver in the country……


Feb 25th through Feb 28th.

TENNIS  Team is 12-1!!!  SCARY GOOD.  Best team thus far this semester!!!!

Not home again until March 15th – to play Yale!!!????
TRACK AND FIELD – at Yeoman Field House.  Reigning Conference Indoor Champions

One of the fastest in the country is at UH!



Not-so-cool Alums

<strong>(some would put Tom Delay and Ken Lay here)</strong>

Brigitte Boisslier (2002 claims of giving birth to cloned human)
Charles Rogers (Icebox Murderer, possible JFK Assassin!)
Michelle Smith (Irish swimmer with huge drug controversy)

Famous Faculty

Management is one of 5 departments nationally to have multiple members of the Management Hall of Fame (including #1 ranked!)

2 Nobel Laureates associated with UH (cf. 3 with UT, 2 and 1/450th at A&M and 2 at Rice)
Jody Williams in Social Work (Peace Prize, 1997)

More combined Pulitzer, Nobel and Tony award winners at UH than any other school in Texas

Stuart Ostrow won 2 Tony awards.  Associate Director of Chicago (Faculty)
Mark Medoff won Tony for Children of  a Lesser God (visiting faculty 2008)
Sidney Berger, co-founder and former President of Shakespeare Theatre Association of America as well as National Theatre Conference (Faculty)
Edward Albee (3 Pulitzer Prizes and a Tony) faculty from 1989 – 2003

Abbey Simon (internationally renowned pianist – one of most recorded in world)

Paul Chu – National Science Medal Winner – world expert on superconductivity

Neal Amundson (National Academy of Science) (Chem Eng and Math)

Jan-Åke Gustafsson, a renowned figure in the study of hormones and a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the Nobel Assembly (Biology and Chemistry)

Famous Alums (Non-sports)

Former secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings
Philip Zelikow (executive director of 9/11 commission)
Michael P. Jackson (Former Deputy DIrector of Homeland Security)
Kamal Kharazi (former Iranian Foreign Minister)
Brian Montgomery (Assistant Sec of Housing)
Peter Roussel (former White House Press Secretary)

Tom Delay

2008 Pulitzer Prize winner, Adrees Latif
2008 Miss USA, Crystle Stewart
2009 Miss Wheelchair America, Michelle Colvard

Rod Canion (co-founder of Compaq)
Samuel DiPiazza (CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers)
Karen W. Katz (CEO Neiman Marcus Group)
Ken Lay (former CEO of Enron!)
Alwyn Lewis (former CEO of Sears and KMart)
Bruce Williamson (CEO of Dynergy)

Dan Rather
Jim Nantz
Jack Valenti (Motion Picture Association of America, invented R, PG-13 etc :)
Quaid Brothers (Randy and Dennis)
Robert Wuhl
Brett Cullen
Loretta Devine (Boston Public and Gray’s Anatomy)
Larry Blyden (What’s my line)
Star Jones (The View)
Brent Spiner (Data in Star Trek, Next Generation)
Jim Parsons  (Big Bang)

Gregory Chamitoff (Astronaut)
Bonnie Dunbar (Astronaut)
William Fisher (Astronaut)
Bernard Harris (Astronaut)
Akihiko Hoshide (Astronaut)
John (Danny) Olivas (Astronaut)
Rex Walheim  (Astronaut)

Justin Dart (Presidential Medal of Freedom)

Larry Gatlin (of the Gatlin brothers)
Keith Grimwood (of Trout Fishing in America)
Kenny Rogers
Lil Wayne
Master P

US Legislature:

Gene Green
Ted Poe

Texas Legislature (I believe but am willing to be corrected that we have 2nd most alums in the Legislature of any school):

Alma Allen
Carol Alvarado
Bill Callegari
John Davis
Yvonne Davis
Jessica Farrar
Mario Gallegos (Senate)
Ana Hernandez
Chuck Hopson
Dora Olivo
Larry Phillips
Senfronia Thompson
Sylvester Turner
Leticia Van de Putte (Senate)
Hubert Vo
Armando Walle
Randy Weber
Royce West (Senate)
John Whitmire (Senate)
Beverly Wooley
Judith Zaffirini (Senate)
John Zerwas

Famous Sporting Alums

Olympic Gymnast Shannon Miller
Olympic Gymnast Hilary Grivich
Olympic Track and Field Carl Lewis
Olympic Track and Field Leroy Burrell (current UH track coach)
Olympic Diver Yulia Pakhalina (2 silvers this time, gold, silver and bronze in previous ones; 3 times national champ while at UH) (shared 3 m synchronized silver with current UH student, Anastasia Pozdniakova)

Overall, more Olympic medals than all but one other school in Texas.


Andre Ware (Heisman Trophy Winner)
Wilson Whitley (Lombardi Trophy Winner)
Tom Landry (former Cowboys Coach)
Wade Phillips (current Cowboys Coach)


Cylde Drexler (NBA all-time top 50)
Hakeem Olajuwon (NBA all-time top 50)
Elwin Hayes (NBA all-time top 50)
Otis Birdsong
Don Chaney
Bo Outlaw
Carl Herrera

Golf: 16 National Championships!!! (2nd or 3rd 8 more times!!)

Fred Couples
Steve Elkington
John Slaughter
Hal Underwood
Fuzzy Zoeller


Michael Bourne (Astros)
Jesse Crain (Twins)
Wayne Graham (Rice coach)
Rob Johnson (Mariners)
Garrett Mock (Nationals)
John Moores (owner of San Diego Padres)
Chris Snyder (Diamondbacks)

Also – don’t know how much of a sport it is (sorry, ESPN) but the famous poker player

Johnny Chan

attended UH!

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