Thursday, February 24, 2000
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Volume 65, Issue 102

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February 23 in history: A 150-million-year-old fossil egg containing the oldest dinosaur embryo is discovered in Utah (1989); Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney announces he is stepping down (1993); Eric Clapton wins six trophies at the 35th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles (1993); hip-hop star Lauryn Hill breaks a record for female artists with five Grammy Awards (1999). Birthdays: actor Abe Vigoda (1921); actor James Farentino (1938); actress Jenny O'Hara (1946); actor Rupert Holmes (1947); newscaster Paula Zahn (1956); actress Kristin Davis (1965); Menudo member Alexis Jose Grullon (1977).


Cinema Committee: The Student Program Board Cinema Committee will hold a meeting for all interested students at 3 p.m. today in the UC Underground Large Conference Room. For more information, call the SPB at (713) 743-5210.

Great Chefs Dinner: The International Dinner Series in the Conrad Hilton College will give a dinner honoring great chefs in the culinary industry at 5 p.m. today at the Conrad Hilton College. For reservations and directions, call (713) 743-2555.

MSA: The Muslim Student Association invites all to a free dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the A.D. Bruce Religion Center.

Gay and Lesbian Support: Counseling and Psychological Services is offering an open support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered UH students at 7 p.m. today in Rm. 220 Social Work. For more information, call David Mann (713)253-8609.


UHCO: The UH College of Optometry invites students interested in Health Professions to "Optometry Schools Day Fair" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the UC Underground World Affairs Lounge. For more information, call Roger B. Boykins at (713) 743-2047.

Anime no Kai: Anime no Kai, an anime club, will hold a screening of a variety of anime titles at 2 p.m. Friday at the UC Satellite. For more information, e-mail Jennifer Boehm at

Women's Soccer: The Women's Soccer Club at UH will hold its weekly practice at 3:30 p.m. Friday on the Intramural Fields. For more information, call Valerie Cieszki at (281) 880-7837.


Library Exhibit: The UH Libraries Department of Social Collections and Archives presents "Reflections of Yesterday, Visions of Tomorrow," on display now until May 20 at the M. D. Anderson Library. For more information, call Sarah Frazer at (713) 743-9754.

Scholarships: The UH Women's Association is now accepting applications for the 2000-2001 Mary Harding Hoffman Scholarships. Applications must be postmarked by March 31. For more information, call Sandy Siegel at (281) 488-2111.

Morer Scholarships: The committee on the Status of Women is now accepting applications for Career Development Scholarships. For applications and more information, call Dr. Saleha Khumawala at (713) 743-4829 or Dr. Anne Declour at (713) 743-2684.

Student Challenge: The Natural Sciences and Mathematics Alumni Association will be holding its annual Student Challenge at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29 in the Athletics/Alumni Center ($3,000 in prize money). The deadline for registration has been extended to Friday. For more information, call Zeke Ziliak at (713) 874-0233.

Volunteers: The Cougar Preview Student Volunteer Committee is seeking students to help with the campus open house, scheduled for March 4. For more information, call (713) 743-9617.

Turn on the Spotlight: The Campus Spotlight is an easy and free way to announce your group's next meeting or event. Just send the information (including the event date and time, a brief description, sponsoring organizations, location and a contact name and telephone number) to, fax it to (713) 743-5384; send it via campus mail to STP 4071; or drop it by the Cougar newsroom, 160 Communication, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call (713) 743-5314.


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