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January 29 in history: Poe's "The Raven" first published, 1845; Cats becomes longest-running musical on Broadway, 1996. Birthdays: actors Tom Selleck (1945) and Ann Jillian (1950); hostess Oprah Winfrey (1954).


Deadline!: The deadline for application to the University of Houston Ambassadors, a student recruiting arm of the Office of Admissions, is today. Return applications to Room 128, E. Cullen. For information, call Jeff Fuller at (713) 743-9620.

Switcheroo!: The Student Foundation presents Big Switch 1998, a chance for two students to trade places with UH President Arthur Smith and Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk for a day. Tickets for the drawing may be purchased for $1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UC. The drawing will take place Feb. 3. For information, call (713) 743-9550.

Year of the Tiger: The Vietnamese Student Association will celebrate the new year at the UC Satellite from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to stop by and join in the celebration.

Amnesty International holds weekly meetings Thursdays at 3 p.m. in the Baltic Room, UC Underground. This semester the group will focus on Indonesia's occupation of East Timor and human rights in Mexico. For information, call Matthew Wilson at (713) 630-0478.

No intelligence without representation!: The UH Department of Philosophy and the Cognitive Science Initiative present Professor Hubert Dreyfus of the University of California-Berkeley to speak on "Intelligence with Representation: The Convergence of Phenomenology and Neuro-Science" from 4 to 6 p.m. in the UC Bayou City Room. For information, call Dr. A.J. Jacobson at (713) 743-3204.

The Entrepreneur Group will hold a semester introductory meeting at 4 p.m. in Room 111, Melcher Hall. Everyone is invited. For information, call Chris Clements at (713) 743-4937.

It's an honor: Alpha Epsilon Delta, the pre-med honor society, invites potential members to an information session at 5 p.m. in the Atlantic Room, UC Underground. For information, call Irfan Bandukda at (713) 741-7131.

Jump start your career: The American Chemical Society Student Alliance invites all science and engineering majors to a jump-start meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Room 154, Fleming Building.

Seven at seven: The College of Architecture Film Festival kicks off with Seven, starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, showing at 7 p.m. in the College of Architecture Theater. Admission is free. For information, call Chris Newsom at (713) 523-4929.

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

Zeta Phi Beta sorority will hold a general interest meeting at 7:20 p.m. in the UC Tejas Room. For information, call Stacy Allen at (713) 839-8177.

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