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Volume 68, Wednesday, August 6, 2003



Gogue gets Regents' nod for UH presidency
At its specially called meeting Tuesday, the Board of Regents approved the appointment of Jay Gogue to succeed Arthur K. Smith as UH system chancellor and university president, officially sealing the deal and ending a national search that cost less than $140,000 according to search committee expense reports.

UH Ph. D. student studies the red planet
Some students may have had adolescent dreams of becoming an astronaut or taking trips to outer space, but for one UH doctoral student, the dream may just come true.

Student competes in KPRC's 'Gimme the Mic' contest
Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald -- these names don't exactly conjure up images of modern day music, but who says the next singing sensation has to be of the contemporary pop American Idol variety? Maybe it's time for America to bring back the true smooth voices of lounge and jazz. Senior broadcast journalism major Jay Hickman is trying to do just this by putting a little swing into KPRC-TV's Gimme the Mic Houston contest.

UH mourns loss of engineer professor
Michael W. O'Neill, UH professor of civil engineering, died of a heart attack in his home Saturday. He was 63 years old.




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