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Volume 68, Issue 11, Tuesday, September 10, 2002


Campus to remember tragic day

Cougar News Staff

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks tomorrow, the University and many campus groups will be sponsoring events on campus.

The official Day of Reflection events begin at 7:46 a.m. Wednesday, the same time the first airplane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center, with a moment of silence observed across campus for those who died during the attacks.

At 8:46 a.m., a brief ceremony will be held near the Law Center.

A blood drive will be held on campus. Students, faculty and staff can donate blood at the Moody Towers between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.; the University Center between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; and the Wortham Theatre between 2:30 and 5 p.m.

Memory books will be set up around campus between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.. UH community members are invited to write messages to victimsi families in the books. The books will be located at the UC, the M.D. Anderson Memorial Library, the E. Cullen Building, the Moody Towers, the A.D. Bruce Religion Center, Melcher Hall, the Law Center, the Architecture Building, the College of Optometry and the Center for Public Broadcasting.

The Metropolitan Volunteer Program will sponsor a volunteer fair in the UC Arbor between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

At 11:55 a.m., the Department of Campus Activities will sponsor a ceremony at the UC.

At noon, another minute of silence will be observed across campus for the survivors of the attacks.

Also at noon, law professor Stephen Zamora will moderate a panel discussion in Krost Auditorium of the law school on the legal implications of Sept. 11. The panel will feature short presentations from law professors and will attempt to provide an opportunity for questions from students.

The Blaffer Gallery will sponsor four events. The first is a poetry reading at 12:15 p.m. by Donald Bernardi of the Creative Writing Program. At 12:20 p.m. students from the School of Theatre will perform readings from Shakespeare.

At 12:25 p.m. the Moores School of Music concert chorale will perform "Even When God is Silent," which was composed by professor Michael Horvit. And at 12:30, the HBO documentary In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01 will be shown. 

The Blaffer Gallery is in Room 120 of the Fine Arts Building.

A poetry reading sponsored by The Honors College will begin at 3:15 p.m. in the basement of the M.D. Anderson Library, Room 16A. Those reading will include creative writing graduate student Nicky Beer, English professor and Honors College Dean Ted Estess, English professor John Harvey, history professor Michael Moore, English professor and Honors College Associate Dean Bill Monroe and creative writing graduate student Pablo Peschiera.

Today and Wednesday, the Campus Ministries Association will place paper scrolls in the UC, the Moody Towers and Oberholtzer Hall for students, faculty and staff to express their remembrances. At 5 p.m. Wednesday, Campus Ministries will host a Service of Hope and Healing in the A.D. Bruce Religion Center where the remembrances will be read. 

At 7 p.m., Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority will sponsor a tribute to the United States in Lynn Eusan Park. The speaker will be Adrian Garcia, the director of Houston Mayor Lee Brownis anti-gang taskforce, who will share his experiences from Ground Zero in New York City.

The Sankofa Pan-African Student Organization will host a dialogue titled "9/11: Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up." It will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the UC Mediterranean Room.

Also at 7:30 p.m., a teach-in will be held in Room 101 of the Graduate School of Social Work Building. Sponsors include the Houston Global Awareness Collective and the Freer Speech Coalition.

The Daily Cougar is also publishing a special issue for the anniversary.

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