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THE DAILY COUGAR The University Commission on Women released the second edition of “The Status of Women” report Wednesday, with the first copy sent to UH President Renu Khator. The report highlights how female administrators, faculty, staff and students are fairing at the University of Houston. In

1999, President Arthur Smith appointed the commission to explore the status of women in response to a harassment lawsuit, said associate professor of sociology and author Amanda Baumle. “The UCW addresses issues dealing with faculty advancement for women, professional development issues for staff, child care on campus and policies that affect women on campus,” Baumle said. For instance, the average salaries for tenure and tenure track faculty members are $89,250 for females and $109,566 for males. 60 percent of the staff members are female, with most working in

administrative or student services, the report says. In 2010, 50.1 percent of the students were female, and they also outnumbered men in the number of degrees earned — 3,839 compared to the 3,391 degrees awarded to males, the report says. As a result of the first report, the UH community found it helpful in increasing awareness about gender disparities in leadership and salaries. However, it did not galvanize the campus community into action, said Director of the Women’s Resource Center Beverly McPhail. “Today there seems to be greater

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THE DAILY COUGAR UH students and faculty celebrated the 42nd Earth Day with a carnival featuring games, cake and a weather balloon launch by the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences on Thursday in Butler Plaza. Several outside organizations and departments from UH, including Green Mountain Energy and the City of Houston attended the event to support Earth Day and Green UH. “What I loved about all the organizations that helped us this year was they brought out their own game that was made out of recycled materials,” said Billy Garner, Marketing Coordinator for UH. “The City of Houston brought a blow up pool and had a boat race.” GreenUH supplied four games for the carnival, including a ring toss made with recycled bottles. “The Earth Day Carnival went very well. I am more pleased this year than I was last year because there was a lot more participation. We had more organizations come this year than we had in the past,” Garner said. The Houston Police Department also attended, letting

momentum and a critical mass around gender issues with the recent submission of the ADVANCE grant to the National Science Foundation,” McPhail said. “(The momentum comes from) the work of deans and chairs, such as the dean of engineering, Dean Tedesco and the physics chair Dr. Pinsky, to recruit and retain women, and the committed action of many women on campus — from the able leadership of President Khator to the work of the UCW.” Reports like this are essential in

The Earth Day celebration featured recycle-friendly games, including a ring toss made with recycled bottles. | April Gutierrez/The Daily Cougar students try on bullet proof vests and other equipment. “I was shocked to see how heavy and hot the vest was. It was cool to try it. I have a new respect for the police and the things they have to wear to protect our city,” Garner said. The March of Dimes set up a

fundraiser at the carnival, raising around $100 over three hours, Garner said. “Overall the Earth Day Carnival was a success. I anticipate next year being even better,” Garner said. news@thedailycougar.com

The University of Houston’s pre-dental society joined The Texas Mission of Mercy in providing free dental services at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio on April 13. The society is the first predental organization to ever participate in a charity event with TMOM, which has been hosting charity events in different cities across Texas since 2001. TMOM is a dental commission that hosts one- to two-day charity events in the hopes of “relieving pain and restoring smiles,” according to their website. TMOM brings volunteers and doctors in the field of dentistry together to administer different services to families, such as wisdom tooth extractions, cosmetic fillings of front teeth, fillings on molars and baby teeth extractions on children. “We were just assisting (the dentists)... We did extraction, x-rays, a whole medley of stuff,” said Chris Punch, an officer for the pre-dental organization. “Whatever they needed us to do. Some of us are certified, so some could do more than others.” The pre-dental organization at UH has participated in the charity events for about 18 semesters, said a press release by Farhan G. Ahmed, co-president

It’s fun. We’re helping people, talking with and shadowing dentists and getting a better understanding of dentistry.” Chris Punch, on volunteering with The Texas Mission of Mercy of the American Student Dental Alliance. Punch had worked with TMOM in the past. “This is my third or fourth time going to a charity event with TMOM,” Punch said. “It feels good going there, helping patients and assisting the dentists.” The organization left Thursday to help set up with 500 other volunteers in the St. Mary’s University arena, which held approximately 40 dental chairs to treat more than 1,000 patients from low-income families. Nearly half of them were walk-ins, according to Ahmed. During the set-up, only specific people can put together the equipment, but during the teardown, everyone can help except for with the x-ray machine. “It’s fun. We’re helping people, talking with and shadowing dentists and getting a better understanding of dentistry,” Punch said Out of all the universities and DENTISTS continues on page 3


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THE DAILY COUGAR Hundreds of children and parents sat in the bleachers at 9 a.m. Saturday in Lynn Eusan Park waiting to begin a 5k fun-run hosted by Marathon Kids. Participants were able to register at 7:30 a.m. and the marathon kicked off at 10:00 a.m. with introductions and words from sponsors, including HEB, UH, Youth Service America and several others. Kelly Dean, a UH graduate, played the national anthem while 20 “VIP” kids ran the first lap holding the American and Texas

flag. At approximately 10:20 a.m., the first wave of children, parents toting babies in strollers, grandparents and student athletes took off. This was the first run/walk hosted by the University’s Behavior Opportunities Uniting Nutrition Counseling and Exercise program. The event was open to all ages and monetary donations were accepted. Funds collected during the event will benefit “BOUNCE Healthy Lifestyle Programs.” Volunteers signed up online or registered upon arrival on Saturday. “Its always great to have a stream of volunteers welcoming

the participants,” said Andrea Trevino, a Marathon Kids volunteer. Marathon Kids has members from 154 schools and 40,000 children in Houston. The marathon ended in “reward alley” where participants received coloring books, place mats and sunglasses. The marathon was a celebration of the children’s hard work from the fall to spring, and the excitement and enthusiasm from the participants remained high throughout the afternoon. news@thedailycougar.com

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he Houston Festival Foundation held the first weekend of the Houston International Festival Saturday and Sunday in downtown Houston. This is the 42nd annual International Festival, and 200,000 people are expected to attend the event over the two weekends. The festival features musical performances, food and activities. Walk-up tickets cost $18 for adults, and will open at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. | Nine Nguyen/The Daily Cougar

The pre-dental student society at UH volunteers with the Texas Mission of Mercy every semester. Students assist liscensed dentists with extractions, x-rays and various other tasks. | Courtesy of Chris Punch

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other volunteers, UH had the largest group and were the only ones there who stayed until the end to clean up. “The set-up isn’t that bad,” Punch said. “It’s the tear-down that takes a while.” Over the course of two days, dental treatment was given to patients for 30 to 45 minutes each, and the costs rose to more than $400,000.

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pointing out where the gaps are in order to provide a blueprint to move forward. There are many ways the UH community can help and take action, McPhail said. “Students, staff and faculty can

“There was one time where this lady came in who had never brushed her teeth,” Punch said. “She had so much plaque built up we had to drill away before we could get to her to teeth. I had to get in there and pull the plaque out.” Students of the American Student Dental Alliance at the University were also involved with providing services at the event; they screened patients, sterilized the instruments, performed x-rays and aided the dentists in giving patients information

read the report and share it with others. Students can ask their deans to make sure women are included as qualified candidates by all faculty search committees,” McPhail said. “Professors can mentor female students, especially in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Students can

about oral hygiene and the importance of oral health care, Ahmed said. Every year TMOM hosts two events in different cities in Texas. The pre-dentistry students at UH hold bake sales and candy sales to help with funding each time. “We basically ask for money and sell what we can,” Punch said. “It’s a different city every time — last time it was Waco, and next we’re going to Victoria.” news@thedailycougar.com

attend more UH women’s athletic events and support increased funding for their coaches.” The report is now available online at both the UCW website, www.uh.edu/ucw and the Women’s Resource Center website, www.uh.edu/wrc. news@thedailycougar.com

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t 95, Howard Terry, founder of the Terry Foundation non-profit scholarship organization, suffered a fatal heart attack Friday morning. “Success is the attainment of goals you’ve set for yourself in life,” Terry used to advise the many he’s mentored, according to terryfoundation.org. And in accordance with his own motto, Terry was the perfect model of success. After serving as a patrol torpedo boat captain in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Terry was recruited by Procter & Gamble to help set up a chain of appliance stores in which he served successfully as general manager until 1951. He later decided to go into business for himself and founded several businesses including Marathon Manufacturing and Crutcher Resources. In 1981, he founded the Terry Companies — a multi-state oil and gas exploration corporation. There came a time, however, when Terry reflected on the good fortunes he’s had in all his business ventures and wanted to give back to the community, to help young people who had the potential to be just as successful but might need that initial boost. Howard and Nancy Terry created the Terry Foundation in 1987, providing full-ride, four-year scholarships to students entering their freshman year at select Texas universities. Currently sponsoring approximately 800 students at eight different colleges, including the University of Houston, the Terry Foundation has put more than 2,600 students through college since its inception and will continue to provide educational funds for talented students after Terry’s death. Not only did Terry lead a long, successful life, but through selflessness he sent many others well on their way to success as well. Students should take the loss of this great man as a reminder to think back on the people who have given them the opportunity to be who they are today, and say thank you. Howard Terry is survived by his wife Nancy; children Harry Terry, Suzann Terry Smith, Victoria Terry Steinhoff and Cindy Terry Hempel; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

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ver the past five to 10 years, the importance of mobile phones in our society has increased to an astonishing and rather eerie degree. Lucas Based on a recent Sepulveda survey, it seems that the pace will only grow faster as we enter the near future. Two out of three experts surveyed by the Pew Internet & American Life Project think that by 2020 most Americans will have completely replaced cash and credit cards with their mobile phones — as if the illusion of a monetary system could get any more imaginary. Even Visa knows the trend is growing. The emerging markets section of Visa’s mobile page highlights the dominance of mobile payments in the third world: “Nowhere is the power of mobile payments more apparent than in developing economies where mobile penetration outpaces bank card availability. Using existing mobile devices to access and transfer funds, to make payments, to pay bills or to top-up wireless air time, mobile financial services represent a ‘leapfrog’ technology in these under served regions.” While the convenience of having all your money on one mobile machine is attractive, avoiding the demanding effort of searching through a wallet, the dependency we have on phones now is a problem. We overestimate the stability of technology, especially technology that we don’t understand enough to which we can be so loyal. This is not to mention glitches like the recent Gmail crash that can cause more serious issues than missing an email

once we begin relying on Google to make purchases. Apps like Google Wallet have already made the buy-through-phone option possible for users, held back only by the lack of vendors supported. Needless to say, the name combination — Google and wallet — invokes a sense of paranoia to such a degree that chills can be seen rolling down any privacy-conscious user’s spine, A normal wallet doesn’t have the drawbacks that Google does — neither does cash. Cash doesn’t need a battery, cash doesn’t glitch and cash doesn’t break just in time for the next upgrade. Is using our phone to make purchases really that much easier? Technology’s purpose is to improve the quality of life, but advances like these are needless and just add more problems. As the saying goes, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” That being said, maybe these experts are wrong, and it is likely they are. Cash is still king — for now, that is — and phones, which cost money and require data plans, will have a hard time knocking the king off the throne. The concept of paying for something to pay for something just doesn’t seem logical. Credit cards were once said to replace cash, and so far, have not done so, but have contributed a fair share of trouble themselves. Still, it’s getting harder and harder to go without some sort of plastic card for transactions over the phone or online. What separates cash from plastic and smartphone apps is what keeps cash on it’s high place — security. The high cost of smartphones mixed with the public’s security concerns will

The high cost of smartphones mixed with the public’s security concerns will undoubtedly limit the popularity of phone transactions. The year 2020 seems too near for such a bold prediction. However, that’s not to say that sometime soon the experts will be right.” undoubtedly limit the popularity of phone transactions. The year 2020 seems too near for such a bold prediction. However, that’s not to say that sometime soon the experts will be right. Maybe some day, smartphone transactions will be more reliable and safer than cash or debit cards, but as of now, I don’t think it is. Advancing with the times is important. I’m not saying technology hasn’t been an extremely helpful and crucial part of our society because it has, but we seem to be in a technological transition era that may have a disastrous outcome if we aren’t careful. Recently it seems like we’ve been working towards a future shadowed by laziness and a reliability on flawed computers. As we continue being fed new and powerful technology, we should be cautious with every bite. Lucas Sepulveda is a creative writing and media production junior and may be reached at opinion@thedailycougar.com.


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Step in the right direction Cougars get the better of the Herd in pair of one-run wins Gilbert Requena

THE DAILY COUGAR The Cougars claimed their first Conference-USA series victory of the season this weekend against Marshall. In what was essentially a game to stay out of last place, the Cougars emerged victorious, winning 4-3 on Sunday at Cougar Field. “For us to win two one-run ball games — two pretty dramatic games — at home, (will) hopefully will be a big boost for our ball club,” head coach Todd Whitting said. “It’s been a while since we won a series, so it’s good to get a series win.” Marshall got on the scoreboard first, scoring two runs in the top of the second, but the Cougars cut the lead in half with a Jacob Lueneberg RBI single to center that scored Jonathan Davis, who reached earlier in the inning on a walk. The Thundering Herd and the Cougars both scored in their respective halves of the fourth to keep it a one-run game, 3-2. With one out in the fifth inning, Price Jacobs reached base on a wild-pitch strikeout. He advanced to second on another wild pitch and scored on a Landon Appling single to left center to tie it at 3-3. The game remained tied until the bottom of the eighth when Taylor White was intentionally walked to load the bases and set up a double play. But Price Jacobs sent a fly ball deep to the right-field foul territory that allowed Davis to tag up and score from third. “I think the key was to just keep playing,” Whitting said. “They just kept fighting, fighting and fighting. When you do that, most of the time you’re going to win.” Chase Wellbrock pitched 6 1/3 innings in relief of starter Matt Hernandez and allowed one run on six hits with four strikeouts. In the series opener, the Cougars came out on top, 3-2. UH took an early 2-0 lead in the third inning after Appling led the frame off with a single to left field. Appling then stole second and third base and was driven in on a Chase Jensen double. The next batter, Casey Grayson, drove in Jensen with a single to left. The Thundering Herd scored a run in the sixth inning and another in the eighth to knot

(Above) John Cannon throws out a potential basestealer. Jonathan Davis (below) slides home to score the winning run of UH’s 4-3 win on Sunday. | Hendrick Rosemond/ The Daily Cougar

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Chase Wellbrock earned the decision in the Cougars’ 4-3 win Sunday at Cougar Field. Wellbrock pitched 6 1/3 innings in relief of starter Matt Hernandez. | Hendrick Rosemond/The Daily Cougar it up at 2-2, but the Cougars would not be denied. With two outs in the inning, Appling singled to center and then stole second base. After a Lueneberg single to short, Jensen followed with the game winning RBI single up the middle. Saturday’s game was another tight game, but it wound up as a reversal of fortunes for the Cougars, as they dropped the game 4-3. After Marshall scored an early run in the top of the fourth, UH responded in their half of the

frame with three runs to take a 3-1 lead. But the lead would not hold up as Marshall scored runs in the sixth, seventh and ninth to steal the game away from the Cougars. The Cougars get an extended break with no mid-week game and get back in action on Friday when they head to Birmingham, Ala. to take on C-USA foe UAB for a three-game series. sports@thedailycougar.com

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The Cougars failed to take control of the top spot in Conference USA this weekend, falling in two of three games to first-place Tulsa. UH (27-18, 12-6) now finds itself two games back. Houston fell 3-2 in the opener. Bailey Watts received the loss despite giving up no earned runs in a complete game effort. The Cougars started quickly, scoring in the top of the first inning. Leadoff hitter Holly Anderson opened the game with a single. She later stole a base and scored on

Melissa Gregson’s hit to center field. But in the third inning, Kendra Cullum’s error aided the Hurricane’s three-run inning, which ultimately was the difference in the game. Haley Outon’s 13th home run of the season in the fourth inning started a comeback, but the Cougars stranded two runners to end the threat. UH managed to take game two behind freshman pitcher Summer Groholski. She earned her first conference win to extend her record to 6-4. She pitched seven strong innings and gave up no earned runs while striking out three. The four-run third inning pushed the Cougars to a 5-2 victory of the Hurricanes.

UH hit two home runs in the game. Freshman Jamie Edwards knocked in the first run with her solo homerun in the second inning and Outon hit a two-run homer in the third. The Cougars’ sloppy play in the rubber game of the series was too much to overcome as they lost 5-3 to Tulsa. UH stranded eight runners and committed three errors in the game. Anderson was the top performer for the Cougars over the weekend. She batted .857 (6-7) with two walks and two runs over the three-game set and extended her hitting streak to 13 games. sports@thedailycougar.com


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THE DAILY COUGAR Brooklyn duo Sleigh Bells made a Houston stop on its “Reign of Terror” tour dropping a literal wall of sound and screams on an electrified Warehouse Live crowd on Wednesday. The enthusiasm brought by the audience and the power of the band combined to create the ideal environment for this band, whose show last year filled only half of the venue. Openers Elite Gymnast, a group from Minneapolis, had an odd method to their “show.” The band consisted of a person playing the synthesizer and controlling the beats while the singer would read lyrics off of a projector, which had a background of sorts that brought to mind a cheap karaoke bar. The music was a dark, deep sound infused with English post-punk from the late ’70s. It was definitely something original and made the short set from this unknown band a great one. Javelin, the second opening act, is also from Brooklyn and brought a more retro feeling to the show. The twosome’s sound seemed like various genres were randomly thrown together with no one true sound. With both openers checked off, the audience gasped as they saw stagehands set up a wall of subwoofers — a clue to what Sleigh Bells was about to deliver. The group brought a guitar-driven show with guitarist Derek Edward Miller slashing riffs every other song and lead singer Alexis Krauss screaming and singing along in perfect harmony. The crowd cheered and hyped-up as the first track, “Demon,” started and the bass and subwoofers succeeded in moving the crowd into a frenzy. People all around the venue screamed the lyrics and moved to the throbbing floor and speakers which sat at the sides of the stage.

Noise-pop group Sleigh Bells brought a wall of subwoofers and sound to Warehouse Live on Wednesday. The group was on tour supporting its latest album, “Reign of Terror.” | Christopher Lopez/The Daily Cougar The vibe continued during “Rill Rill,” with Krauss holding the microphone out to the audience inviting them to scream along. Midway through the gig, the band played “Comeback Kid,” the first single from the new album, which was a bit surprising since most bands save their latest hits for the encore. As the encore began only minutes after the finishing of the full set, the crowd did not budge an inch, but instead crowded closer to the middle and Krauss began singing and calling everyone closer. The final track that the group played was “A/B Machines,” which was an impeccable

track on which to end the night. Though the duo has two albums out, the entire gig lasted an hour and fifteen minutes. It was enough to please the crowd and to hear all of the hits from both albums. Sleigh Bells was able to keep the crowd going during the entire set as well as still keep composure to give an impressive delivery. As the two musicians set off to continue to tour the country, fans in Houston were left with throbbing ears and hoarse voices from the spectacle the Bells brought. arts@thedailycougar.com


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merican sculptor Forakis first finished “Tower of Cheyenne” in the early ’70s; he also played a role in its re-fabrication more than 30 years later in 2004. “When it was first commissioned, it was intended to be a water feature,” UH Curator of Public Art Michael Guidry said. “Water was going to pour out the ends of the piece, so there was plumbing installed and the ends of all the triangular forms were open.” When the plumbing did not function properly, the open structure was overtaken. “Over time, the community of pigeons inhabited it into a high-rise pigeon hotel,” Guidry said. “From living in there, the COR-TEN steel started to deteriorate.” The COR-TEN steel of which “Tower of Cheyenne” is constructed can be recognized in several works of art around campus. “It’s an amazing material,” Guidry said. “The first eighth of an inch of the surface is intended to rust and oxidize. So when you see a rusty sculpture, it’s actually intended to be like that. “COR-TEN was really popular in that era of time.”

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Artist: Peter Forakis (1927–2009) Year installed: 1972; refabricated 2004 Medium: COR-TEN steel Location: Butler Plaza

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