Campus Spotlight

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January 23 in history: Queen Elizabeth opens the Royal Exchange, 1571; Georgetown University founded, 1789; uniform presidential election day established, 1845; "Downtown" by Petula Clark reaches No. 1 on singles chart, 1965; "Roots", the most-watched TV series in history, debuts on ABC, 1977; Carole King's album "Tapestry" marks its 302nd week on the charts, 1977. Birthdays: singing and dancing firebrand Chita Rivera (1933); actors Rutger Hauer (1944) and Richard Dean Anderson (1950); TV thespian Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (1974).


The Catholic Newman Association will hold mass at noon in the Catholic Center, Calhoun at Entrance 1. For information, call (713) 748-2529.

Anime-No-Kai, a Japanese animation group, will screen Japanese animation movies from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the UC Satellite. For information, call Mark Phu at (281) 520-2400.

Remember your prayers: The Muslim Students' Association will hold prayers at 1:30 p.m. Fridays in the upstairs chapel of the A.D. Bruce Religion Center. For information, link to

Insight into the world sport: The UH Soccer Club will hold an informative meeting for anyone interested in joining at 3 p.m. on the fields behind Wendy's on Cullen. A short scrimmage will follow. For information, call Juan Ferrer at (409) 321-4873.


Masses for the masses: The Catholic Newman Association will hold mass Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Catholic Center. For information, call (713) 748-2529.


Awareness: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will hold an HIV awareness forum at 7:08 p.m. in the UC. For information, call Lakisha Johnson at (713) 665-1746.


Relax, release, re-assess: The UH Women's Network presents Rosemary Hughes of Counseling and Testing to facilitate with the exploration of the "satisfaction quotient" in life and with relaxation exercises at noon Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Room 323, Technology Annex. For information, call Pam Rossman at (713) 743-3490.

Lectures? Make mine a double: The UH Department of Philosophy and the Cognitive Science Initiative present Professor Hubert Dreyfus of the University of California-Berkeley to give two lectures: "Why Symbolic AI Failed: Expertise and the Common Sense Knowledge Problem" from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the Mediterranean Room, UC Underground, and "Intelligence with Representation: The Convergence of Phenomenology and Neuro-Science" from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in the UC Bayou City Room. For information, call Dr. A.J. Jacobson at (713) 743-3204.

The Black Student Union will hold a mixer, featuring music, games and food, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in the Mediterranean Room, UC Underground. For information, call Debra Gaines at (713) 743-5195.


An ambassadorship: The University of Houston Ambassadors, a student recruiting arm of the Office of Admissions, is accepting applications for membership from currently enrolled students. Applications may be picked up in Room 128, E. Cullen. For information, call Jeff Fuller at (713) 743-9620 or Jackie Johnson at (713) 741-4657.

Scholarships: The Department of Military Science is offering two- and three-year scholarships worth up to $12,800 per year. Call the department at (713) 743-3875 to find out about eligibility requirements and where to pick up an application. The deadline for application is Jan. 31.

Leadership: Limited positions are available for the Army ROTC's Camp Challenge, a six-week course designed to teach basic military and leadership skills. There is no military obligation involved in attending the course. For information, call the Department of Military Science at (713) 743-3875.

The Houston Alumni Organization's annual Red & White benefit will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Athletic/Alumni Facility on campus. Tickets and sponsor tables are still available; tickets start at $150. For information, call (713) 743-9550.

Spring Spotlight fever - catch it!: Announcements for the spring semester are now being accepted. To submit an item, bring it in writing to the Cougar newsroom, Room 160, Communication Building; fax it to (713) 743-5384, attention Spotlight; or e-mail it to For more information, call Jim Parsons at (713) 743-5314.

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