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UH receives piece of Sept. 11 history Steel from World Trade Center to be displayed at new University Center

“It will probably be displayed in a memorial-type fashion.” Until the completion of the new University Center, the steel will remain in storage. “If we were to display it somewhere on campus right now and then move it when the new UC is opened, it just wouldn’t be cost efficient because it’s such a large piece,” Bandoh said. The piece cost $1,500 to ship and was funded by the University Center, said Keith Kowalka, assistant vice president for student development at the University. The steel has been stored in the Energy Research Park since its arrival in October. The SGA has been largely responsible for

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THE DAILY COUGAR UH has received a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, which will be put on display in the new University Center once construction is complete. “We are still... deciding how it will be displayed,” said Cedric Bandoh, chief of staff for the Student Government Association.

the acquisition of the steel, after a student proposed the idea to former SGA President Kenneth Fomunung, Bandoh said. “It really started with the Kenneth administration ... (and) it got more recognition with Prince’s administration. He really pushed for it to get here, but there were just a lot of (contractional) hold ups,” Michael Harding, president of SGA, said. “Then it came across my desk, and we were having the same trouble.” Another reason for the lengthiness involved was the amount of time required to complete the application process, Bandoh said. “We had to submit an application to

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School invites international violinist to peform in series The Moores School of Music is hosting University of Michigan’s faculty violinist Stephen Shipps as a part of the A. I. Lack Series Guest Master Class at 7 p.m. today in the Dudley Recital Hall located in the Fine Arts Building. Shipps is the professor of violin and senior advisor to the dean for international study at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance as well as director of the International Music Academy Pilsen in the Czech Republic. This event is free and open to public. For more information, contact Moores School of Music at 713743-3313. — Jennifer Postel

Smokeout campaign helps push students to quit Michelle Casas

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(The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey),” he said. “Gladly, we were approved to receive a piece of the steel, and then it was just a matter of waiting for the Port Authority to divide up the steel.” Eventually, however, the problems were sorted out and the steel arrived. “We’re really excited to have this piece of American history on our campus,” Harding said. “I want to say it’s 3800 pounds, and it’s not something that’s shiny at all. It really looks like it’s straight from the site. ... It’s

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ccounting junior John Warren Vollmer passed away from unknown causes in his dorm at Cullen Oaks on Nov. 12. He was a part of the UH intramural sports staff and a member of the Coog Crew. Students and friends signed a memorial poster in his honor on Thursday at Cougar Village. | Paul Crespo/The Daily Cougar

The Cancer Collegiate Council rounded up multiple student organizations for Wednesday’s third annual “Great American Smokeout” to promote education about the effects of tobacco use. “I think it is vital that people are informed about how they can help prevent disease and educate themselves about the different things that are going into their bodies or the environment,” said Meisha Brown, co-president of CCC and a senior health major. Booths lining the walkway between Philip Guthrie Hoffman Hall and the M.D. Anderson Memorial Library displayed graphic images and facts about the harmful effects of tobacco for users and those in proximity to their smoke. Other CCC Co-President Kristin Tang said that the event’s timing is very appropriate with the buzz circulating regarding the smoking bill in the SGA, because while smoking is a personal choice, smokers are not the only ones affected by their decision. “Of course you have the right to smoke, but you should not compromise someone else’s health,” Tang said. “You don’t have that right.” When it comes to choosing to use tobacco, education is key. This is especially true for younger people

who, the Center of Disease Control says, are more prone to pick up smoking. Lane Watkins, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center’s booth representative, stressed the significance of a nicotine addiction, one that has been equated with the addictive properties of alcohol, cocaine and heroine. “We see some guys that have had their voice boxes removed and have a hole in their throat,” Watkins said. “They still smoke through the hole because they are still addicted.” The American Student Dental Alliance set up a display showing the graphic effects of tobacco use on oral health. The presentation featured Mr. Grossmouth, a mouth modeling the not-so-glamorous manifestations. Alumnus and ASDA member Nazi Motahari said that seeing the oral side effects of tobacco can change the way people think, because the effects are visible. “They actually see what’s going to happen to their teeth — they are going to turn yellow, they get gingivitis,” Motahari said. “Teeth are something everybody sees; we’re always talking and smiling.” Alpha Epsilon Delta displayed the comparison between a healthy lung and a smoker’s lung by using real pig lungs connected to air pumps. The healthy lung represented one of a non-smoker — it was soft SMOKE OUT continues on page 8


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THE DAILY COUGAR Students had a chance to network with Houston professionals and learn about industry innovations at the third annual UH Green Building Components expo on Thursday. The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, with the support of the Houston Endowment and the Meadows Foundation, showcased green building models from architecture, engineering and construction industries throughout the Houston area. “The event is mainly between the Architecture College and certain students and companies that are trying to be innovative in the industry of going green,” said Ingrid Camenish, a UH alumnus and event volunteer. UHGBC was created for companies to share information and technology with students.

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UH professors and students were involved in some of the exhibitions. “We are proud of everything we have worked on,” said Luis Baena, an intern at Brad Seymour Design and a fourth-year architecture student. “We want people to see that the grant money that we received for this sort of investment has gone to incredibly good use to finding details and solid numbers, to where this is a project that, in my eyes, could be built tomorrow. “To be a designer you are not complete unless you really listen to your surroundings and what’s happening, sort of at the student level. “They brought me in (Brad Seymour Designs) to learn from them, but at the same time learn from me as far as being openminded.” College of Architecture Dean EXPO continues on page 8

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THE DAILY COUGAR The UH School of Theatre & Dance and the University’s original student improv troupe, Glaundor, had the Cullen Performance Hall echoing with laughter as they opened for the nationally-touring comedians of the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company on Friday night. The six-man troupe opened with a set that lasted about 20 minutes. They received a warm welcome from the crowd of students and, although things got off to a slow start, the men soon found their rhythm and picked up the pace. “Glaundor got started when a couple of guys in the theatre department wanted time to goof off and have fun,” member Jason Ronje said. “We haven’t looked back since. We added a few people here and there, and now we perform in different venues around town.” Glaundor’s Glaundor’s performance ended Facebook with a rousing round of applause. profile says Then it was finally time for the night’s that God has main attraction. awarded the Thirty minutes into the show, the group “Best UCBTourCo’s four members were Above: Glaundor all around introduced to the stage. warmed up the people on Consisting of three men and one crowd, getting cheers Earth.” woman, they did not take long to from the audience become comfortable. over and over again. Audience participation and crowd interaction was a vital factor Right: The main throughout the improv set, and the attraction of the UCBTourCo did an excellent job of feeding off this energy. night was the Upright The set did not involve any traditional theatre routines such as change of outfits, Citizens Brigade, a unique hair and make-up. Looks or extravagant stage props did not take center comedy troupe that stage; the humor came all from the comedians. housed comedians The chemistry between the four-person act was evident; they had a quick wit that like Amy Poehler and kept the audience filled with laughter throughout the night. Matt Besser. The perfomance lasted an hour and 30 minutes, but time seemed to fly by as they received cheers of approval at the end of their performance. arts@thedailycougar.com

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n Friday, The University of California-Davis sent the message to university students across the nation that if they want to peaceably assemble on their college campuses, they might have to run the risk of being pepper sprayed. After being asked to remove their tents from the UC Davis Quad on Friday, members of Occupy UC Davis were peaceably protesting when UC Davis Police Lt. John Pike decided to pepper spray a group of seated students who had linked arms across a sidewalk. “The students had encircled the officers,” UC Davis Police Chief Annette Spicuzza told the Los Angeles Times. “They needed to exit. They were looking to leave, but were unable to get out.” However, a video of the incident shows that the police officers were hardly immobilized by the group of students. The video shows Pike shake a can of pepper spray inside the ring of students, easily step over the group and then spray several of them in the face. The mobility of Pike shows that he was hardly trapped. According to university Spokeswoman Claudia Morain, two of the officers involved in the incident have been put on administrative leave, but that is not enough. All of the officers involved should be promptly fired by the university; campus police are supposed to protect students, not assault them. Furthermore, how can the UC Davis Police protect the students, faculty and staff of their campus without their respect and trust? The only way of restoring that trust is for the officers involved in the incident to be removed from their duties and for members of Occupy UC Davis to be allowed to go back to their non-violent protesting without the fear of being assaulted. UC Davis Chancellor Linda PB Kaheti said in a press conference on Saturday that the intention of the police force was not to disperse the rally, but to remove the tents and equipment used by students. Kaheti also said she is forming a task force of faculty, students and staff to review the situation.

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KIPP partnership helps future Coogs

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ast week UH announced a promising new partnership with the Knowledge Is Power Program, a national charter school system born in Houston. While most charter schools, on average, do not achieve better student outcomes than standard public schools, KIPP is an exception. The program has been nationally successful, increasing opportunities for thousands of low-income students Emily to attend the college of Brooks their choice. This partnership with UH would provide support service to KIPP alumni, such as a university liaison and mentoring programs. KIPP, featured in the popular education documentary “Waiting for Superman,” was founded in 1994 by Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin, two teachers that had been involved in the Teach for America program. What began as a fifthgrade public school program in inner-city Houston spread to a second academy in New York City and farther. Today there are 109 KIPP Academies in 20 states, educating over 27,000 students. While charter schools like KIPP have been touted as a solution to America’s education problems, many studies examining the effectiveness of charter schools have reached disappointing conclusions. For example, studies in Michigan and California found that charter school programs did not result in any significant improvements in student

outcomes compared to public schools. In contrast, KIPP schools are some of the highest-performing charter schools in the nation, and independent studies have determined that KIPP schools increase college enrollment, improve academic performance and raise standardized test scores. Many KIPP students are the first in their family to attend college, and the red tape of financial aid, enrollment and registration can be quite daunting. UH will begin working with KIPP students as early as middle school to help prepare them for the college admissions process. UH has committed to increase the number of KIPP students enrolled at the University by 50 percent by 2014. Currently, 79 Coogs are former KIPP students. According to a UH press release, “beginning in Summer 2012, UH will host a pre-college seminar for KIPP students and their families to further educate them about the UH application and admissions process and the expectations of collegelevel coursework. In addition, UH has committed to developing a suite of support systems that will help KIPP alumni succeed on campus.” More than 85 percent of KIPP students come from low-income families, and would otherwise not have access to a college preparatory education. Only 30 percent of Americans have obtained a bachelor’s degree; and for the lowest 25 percent of earners, only 8 percent do so. Almost 40 percent of KIPP alumni achieve this goal, with 79 percent obtaining

When a Tier One university partners with an institution with a record of academic excellence such as KIPP, great things can happen. … Our two institutions have an opportunity to impact a state and national challenge — supporting students as they move to their graduation day and into leadership roles in their communities.” Renu Khator UH President and System Chancellor some level of college education. This collaboration between KIPP and UH, one of ten partnerships in the nation, should help more KIPP alumni obtain a college education. By providing an education to capable students who may not have otherwise had an opportunity to attend college, KIPP is not only improving the lives of these students, but it is also enhancing our nation’s productivity. This affiliation will enable more students to earn a college education. Together, KIPP and UH can help Houston’s children beat the odds and succeed. This program will have a positive impact on the community for years to come. Emily Brooks is an economics senior and may be reached at opinion@thedailycougar.com.

US children lose out to food industry

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y the way Congress has reacted to proposed changes in school lunch programs, one would think that pizza now grows on farms and french fries will help motivate kids to eat broccoli. Decisions in the House of Representatives and Senate have once again revealed the preference for corporate interests over child health and their audacity in attempting to mask this favoritism under the guise of upholding personal freedom. Marc After less than Anderson subtle persuasion by food-industry giants such as ConAgra and Del Monte, lawmakers thwarted the recent efforts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide more nutritionallybalanced school meals. With childhood obesity levels threatening the immediate livelihood of school children and the longterm prospects of the nation’s healthcare system, the actions taken by lawmakers can best be described as deceitful, pernicious and shortsighted. Last January, the USDA put forth a list of changes designed to reform the nation’s out-of-date and nutritionally deficient school lunch program. Unaltered for more than 15 years, the program was found to be out-of-line with the department’s stated goal of reducing the number of overweight and obese children in the US. Most of the changes were geared toward reducing the amount of starchy and processed foods fed to children and replacing them with less caloric fruits and vegetables. Of particular note, the USDA sought to limit the serving of potatoes to one cup per student per week, largely eliminating kid favorites like french fries and tater-tots.

At the same time, schools would have been required to reduce the sodium content of lunches by half over the next ten years. In order to comply with this ordinance, schools would have to cut back on serving processed meats and cheeses and tweak the recipes for many meal choices. Other changes would have altered the way certain foods are classified. Under the current standards a quarter cup of tomato paste allows for a slice of pizza to be considered as a serving of vegetables; the new guidelines would have required a half-cup and rightfully reclassify pizza as a non-vegetable entrée. Predictably, lobbyists for the food industry went on the defensive and publicly advocated against the proposed changes. Many of their arguments were so contorted that they appeared almost laughable. Among them, the National Potato Council put forth the notion that potatoes are a “gateway vegetable” that will entice children to eat other, less appealing varieties. Want kids to eat their Brussels sprouts? Then stuff ‘em full of french fries. A spokesperson for the American Frozen Food Institute rallied against changing how much tomato paste counts as a vegetable by saying, “You would basically render a pizza inedible if you had to put that much sauce on it to meet the new standards, and pizza is a big part of school lunches.” Such a statement completely ignores the fact that the USDA’s proposal was, at least in part, intended to reduce the amount of pizza being served in schools. Soon after the corporate backlash, members of Congress began voicing their opposition. The common refrain was that these changes were just another attempt by the government to interfere with the everyday lives of US citizens. However, given

that the federal government already fully pays for more than half of all public school lunches and partially subsidizes nearly all of the rest, the USDA has a vested interest in seeing to it that school lunches are nutritionally sound and free from the influence of the food industry. In addition, the primary objective of schools is to educate students about a variety of subjects, proper nutrition included. Regardless of one’s position on the matter, students would still able to bring their lunches from home, and there is nothing stopping parents from serving up platefuls of empty calories during dinner time. At least with the reformed school lunch program, children would be ensured a minimum of one healthy meal per day. Ultimately, the special interests won out and Congress blocked any funding for the proposed changes to the school lunch program. And while pizza effectively remains a vegetable, the reality of the nutritional deficits of school lunches looms large. The percentage of US school children that are overweight or obese is more than 30 percent and rising steadily. As a result, diabetes, arthritis and other diseases associated with excess weight are becoming frighteningly more common. Many children from lower-income households have limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables. These problems would have been addressed by the intended reforms, but Congress caved to the will of the food industry and its oppressive influence. In the end, they sold out the health of the nation’s school children, for globs of company-backed pabulum — broccoli never stood a chance. Marc Anderson is a third year cell biology doctoral student and may be reached at opinion@ thedailycougar.com.


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SEPT. 3 vs. UCLA W 38-34

SEPT. 10 vs. North Texas W 48-23

SEPT. 17 at La. Tech W 35-34

SEPT. 24 vs. Georgia State W 56-0

SEPT. 29 at UTEP* W 49-42

OCT. 8 vs. East Carolina * W 56-3

OCT. 22 vs. Marshall* W 68-23

OCT. 27 vs. Rice * W 73-34

NOV. 5 at. UAB * W 56-13

NOV. 10 at. Tulane * W 73-17

NOV. 19 vs. SMU* W 37-7

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STANDOUTS Junior linebacker Phillip Steward was just one of the many thorns in SMU quarterback J.J. McDermott’s side in UH’s 37-7 win. Steward recorded nine tackles, teamed with Sammy Brown for a critical tackle for a loss, and picked off a pass in the end zone on the ensuing play. | Brianna Leigh Morrison/The Daily Cougar

The Cougars allowed SMU to rush for just 26 yards on 24 attempts and held them to 5-15 on third down conversions. UH did not allow a touchdown until the fourth quarter. It was the second time this season that UH has held a Conference USA opponent in single digits. | Brianna Leigh Morrison/The Daily Cougar

UH gets defensive in win Steward, Hayden lead Cougars in front of record-setting crowd Joshua Siegel

THE DAILY COUGAR Unexpected heroes carried the Cougars to their 37-7 win against SMU on Saturday. It was the Cougars’ defense that starred, and while it might not have been the type of game that the record-breaking crowd at Robertson Stadium came out to see, it might have been just the type of win that the Cougars needed. “Quite frankly,” head coach Kevin Sumlin said. “I think it was good for us to be in a game like that going into Tulsa. “The last five, six weeks, our guys have been standing on the sidelines during the third quarter. For them to play a whole game and really push themselves, stretch a little bit. I think that’s good because what we want to accomplish, these next few weeks are championship weeks.” The Cougars’ defense held the Mustangs scoreless until 8:33 remained in the fourth quarter, and came up with crucial stops on third downs and in the red zone. With the score still within reach at 13-0, the Mustangs drove 77 yards to the UH four-yard line for a first down. SMU would only go backwards from there after tackles for a loss by senior linebackers Marcus McGraw and Sammy Brown on first and second down, respectively. Junior linebacker Phillip Steward killed any hope of a Mustang score on third down, picking off SMU quarterback J.J. McDermott in the end zone. “I thought I wasn’t going to catch it,” Steward said. “I just stuck my hand out there and it stuck — I grabbed it. “They’re a passing offense, so I knew this week, we were going to get some chances to get our hands on the ball and as a defense, we went

out and executed.” Prior to the game, Steward said he would have a big day in coverage. “This morning when I woke up, I told coach, ‘I’m good for two of them today,’” he said. Steward almost made good on his proclamation later in the second half. “And then the second one, I just dropped. I just looked and it fell out of my hands, but at least the receiver didn’t catch it, so I did pretty good.” Junior cornerback D.J. Hayden came up with several key plays for the Cougars, forcing a fumble, breaking up two passes in the second half and catching James Richardson on a 54-yard kickoff return that looked like it was destined to go for six. Without starting running back Zach Line, the Cougars held the Mustangs to just 24 rushing yards on 26 attempts, and stopped SMU two-thirds of the time on third down. “I thought those huge stops on third down and getting us the ball back early when we were just kicking field goals was huge,” senior quarterback Case Keenum said. “No matter what we did, they just kept going out there and making stops — the goal-line stands, causing them to kick a field goal and then miss, and Phillip Steward picking that one off — that’s huge, that’s big time.” The Mustangs’ defense was the toughest that the Cougars have seen all season, as they kept Keenum scrambling on a regular basis, and did not allow UH to score a touchdown until senior running back Michael Hayes got loose for a 36-yard score with 46 seconds to go in the first half. “They made us earn everything we got tonight,” Keenum said. “It was a tough win, but that’s why you play football, to play good teams. That’s a really good football team.” Keenum had an ordinary night by his standards, completing 30-of-45 passes for 318 yards and one touchdown, while running in FOOTBALL continues on page 6

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Scoring summary First quarter UH — Hogan, 28-yd field goal, 9:02 Second quarter UH — Hogan, 21-yd field goal, 14:10 UH — Hayes, 36-yd run (Hogan kick), 0:46 Third quarter UH — Hogan, 22-yd field goal, 6:32 UH — Johnson, 12-yd pass from Keenum (Hogan kick), 0:30 Fourth quarter SMU — Johnson, 8-yd pass from McDermott (Loftus kick), 8:33 UH — Keenum, 16-yd run (Hogan kick), 6:17 UH — Collins, 43-yd pass from Turner (Hogan kick), 1:18

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Game leaders Passing UH — Keenum, 30-45, 318 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT UH — Turner, 2-2, 47 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT SMU — McDermott , 23-40, 239 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT Rushing UH — Hayes, 15 att, 68 yds, 1 TD UH — Sims, 8 att, 44 yds UH — Keenum. 4 att, 19 yds, 1 TD SMU — Williams, 10 att, 11 yds

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Receiving UH — Johnson, 9 rec, 99 yds, 1 TD UH — Collins, 1 rec, 43 yds, 1 TD SMU — Thompson, 7 rec, 64 yds SMU — Johnson, 5 rec, 56 yds, 1 TD Defense UH — Hayden, 5 tk, 1 FF, 2 broken up UH — Steward, 9 tk, .5 TFL, 1 INT UH — Brown, 10 tk, 4.5 TFL, 3 sk EMILY CHAMBERS/THE DAILY COUGAR


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Freshman point guard J.J. Thompson was one of five Cougars to score in double figures in their 87-78 win over Arkansas on Friday. Richardson scored 10 points, grabbed three boards and dished out three assists. | Aaron Cisneros/The Daily Cougar

Cougars continue to roll Harris highlights win for UH in homecoming The Cougars won an important game in front of a nationally-televised audience to remain undefeated. That may sound John like another team Brannen on campus, but this is in reference to UH men’s basketball. UH is 3-0 after an 87-78 victory against Arkansas on Friday at the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Ark. With less than three minutes remaining in the first half, the Cougars rallied from an eight-point deficit, going on a 10-2 run to make it 36-36 at the half. The Razorbacks were without their best player in junior forward Marshawn Powell, but that shouldn’t take away from the win’s significance. It was a homecoming for

sophomore forward Alandise Harris, who is a native of Little Rock, Ark. He was the Cougars’ second-leading scorer with 18 points, and also grabbed six rebounds. A ferocious putback dunk in the second half landed him the SportsCenter’s No. 1 play on SportsCenter on Friday. His family only gets to watch him on TV — he made a strong showing for them in person. Junior forward Kirk Van Slyke again set a career-high for points, leading UH with 19 off of the bench. Freshman point guard Joseph Young had an off game, shooting 2-of-11. But junior guard Jonathon Simmons filled in to score a seasonhigh of 16 points, and made 6-of-8 field goals. The season is still in its infancy, but last year’s team likely would have not pulled off a come-from-behind win on the Razorbacks’ home court. It’s early, but second-year head

coach James Dickey has put his brand on this program. UH made more than half of its shots, and built a 15-point cushion at one point. The Razorbacks rallied to cut the deficit to four, but the Cougars did what winning teams do — they closed out the game. Timely defense, taking smart shots and an up-tempo style on offense embody Dickey’s philosophy. The remainder of the non-conference schedule is not easy, but the athleticism on the roster makes many of those contests winnable. UH has nine more games before the conference schedule begins Jan. 4. The next four games against Oakland, TCU, LSU and Texas A&MCorpus Christi will shed more light on this squad’s identity. The Cougars and the Grizzlies (1-2) will tip off at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

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another score. The Cougars did a decent job of moving the ball but struggled scoring inside of the red zone, giving junior kicker Matt Hogan a season-high three field goal attempts and makes. “We weren’t able to score as many touchdowns as we’d like to in the red zone,” Sumlin said. “I think that’s one area where we need to improve. We got clicking a little bit in the second half, we just need to be a little bit more patient with what we’re doing.” UH broke out of its funk with a play-action pass, where Hayes’ hurdle of the pile was convincing enough to direct all attention away from Justin Johnson, who scampered in for the score on a 12-yard pass from Keenum. “That was a huge play,” Keenum said. “Justin is a great utility guy — he does everything for us. “Fourth down, I wouldn’t rather go to anybody else in that situation. He made a great play. That’s everybody preparing well, coaches,

great gameplan from Kliff and the offensive coaches. That’s how you draw it up, it was fun.” Johnson led the Cougars in receiving with nine grabs for 99 yards and one touchdown. With a strong wind blowing, Keenum and senior receiver Patrick Edwards missed on several attempted deep hookups. Edwards finished with five receptions for 38 yards. Keenum said that the way the Cougars played on defense was the best he’s ever seen played by UH at Robertson Stadium. It will be imperative for the defense to come out with a strong performance against the Golden Hurricane on Friday. “The only thing that matters right now is us going to play Tulsa,” Keenum said. “I think the level of play at the end of the year, it steps up. I think we’re stepping up. And I think our opponents’ level of play is going to step up as well. That’s something you have to expect that you have to come out and prepare for.”

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Patricia Oliver also gave special thanks to all the participating firms and underlined the importance of supporting young designers. Dean Oliver represented the UHBC in the Mayor’s Earth Day Breakfast in April as part of

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“Showing Houston going Green.” The Materials Research Collaborative Library was also part of the exhibitions. The library, which opened this fall, has been an innovative addition of resources for students and architects. Kirksey, Gensler, Ziegler Cooper and Skanska where some of the firms in attendance among various others.

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First-year architecture major Jessica Martinez said that she was glad she could take advantage of the event to learn. “It helps to look forward to the different projects that are coming up,” Martinez said. “It gives insight on the requirements for future years of green building.” news@thedailycougar.com

President for Student Affairs Richard Walker. “This is something that we think will add a lot of value to the University of Houston in the sense that there will be a landmark on campus where people can go to commemorate those who have fallen,” Bandoh said. news@thedailycougar.com

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