Thursday, January 20, 2000
Houston, Texas
Volume 65, Issue 77

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Campus Spotlight

January 20 in history: FBI head J. Edgar Hoover gives actress Shirley Temple a tear-gas fountain pen (but she doesn't return the favor with one of her dresses), 1949; "Le Freak" by Chic begins a three-week run at the top of the singles charts, 1979; President Reagan becomes the first president since 1840 elected in a "0" year to leave office alive, 1989. Birthdays: comedian George Burns (1896); actor DeForest Kelley (1920); astronaut Buzz Aldrin (1930); actor Skeet Ulrich (1969).


The Freethinkers Union will meet at 1 p.m. in Room 512, Agnes Arnold Hall. For information, call Stacy Irwin at (713) 743-7526.

College Democrats will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the UC Rodeo Room.


Lecture: The Department of Chemical Engineering presents Michael Tsapatsis of the University of Massachusetts speaking on molecular-sieve nanoparticles, wires and films and spontaneous pattern formation in materials at 10:30 a.m. in Room W122-D3, College of Engineering. For information, call (713) 743-4300.

A toast: Toastmasters International, an organization dedicated to improving public speaking skills, will meet at 12:30 p.m. in the Baltic Room, UC Underground.


Falun Dafa: Join Falun Dafa at UH for Falun Gong, an advanced Chinese practice to improve the mind and body through exercise and meditation, Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Montrose Public Library, 4100 Montrose Blvd. For information, call (713) 523-8209.


Journalists: Students interested in print or electronic journalism or advertising are invited to join UH's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. For information, call (713) 743-5314 or e-mail

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.

To place an item in Spotlight, use our handy online form; bring it in writing to Room 160, Communication Building; fax it to 743-5384; or e-mail to Submitting an item does not guarantee that it will run. Call Jim at 713-743-5314 for more information. 


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