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Rare Warhol photographs now available for public viewing
17 Jul 2018 at 8:01pm
Photographs by artist Andy Warhol are now available for view upon request in the Special Collections Section of the MD Anderson Library. The collection includes these formal portraits of Warhol’s friends and celebrities. | Cristobella Durrette/The CougarOver one hundred photographs taken by pop artist Andy Warhol are now available for viewing at the University of ?
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BREAKING: Dead body found under Gulf Freeway near UH entrance
17 Jul 2018 at 12:51pm
11:11 a.m.: Police are investigating a dead body found underneath a freeway overpass near the UH main entrance Monday afternoon. The body was discovered by an unidentified man at 2:49 p.m. who was urinating under the Gulf Freeway at Cullen Boulevard. The man flagged down an off-duty constable who was driving by and told the ?
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Team USA, Cougars win international gold at Athletics World Cup
15 Jul 2018 at 3:00am
Alumnus Cameron Burrell and junior Kahmari Montgomery won gold medals with Team USA at the first ever Athletics World Cup in London over the weekend. Montgomery and Burrell competed for Team USA at the event in the 4x400m relay and 4x100m relay, respectively. Montgomery qualified for the tournament after winning the 400m dash at the ?
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Roundtable: Underrated picks to make a big impact
13 Jul 2018 at 3:00am
While players like junior quarterback D’Eriq King or junior defensive tackle Ed Oliver dominate headlines for UH football, there are a few players that have gone under the radar this season. From an often underappreciated position to defensive stalwarts, the Cougars are brimming with underrated talent. Staff Writer Jackson Gatlin Quarterbacks, running backs and wide ?
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UH student sentenced after helping ISIS
12 Jul 2018 at 8:47am
According to recent reporting from the Houston Chronicle, a 23-year-old UH mechanical engineering student was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison followed by five years of supervision after pleading guilty to providing material support for ISIS. Asher Abid Khan, a U.S. citizen, is the sixth person in Texas to plead guilty to attempting to provide ?
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Roundtable: Football?s biggest problems heading into 2018
11 Jul 2018 at 10:00am
The Cougars were far from perfect last year and struggled in aspects on both sides of the ball. But what were some of the team’s biggest issues, and how can the Cougars address them? Staff Writer Christopher McGehee The secondary must make major improvements if the team wants to see an uptick in wins this ?
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Fertitta Center student seating among best in Texas
7 Jul 2018 at 10:00am
The Fertitta Center has its official opening date scheduled in December, and the student seating for the new arena puts students in the front. The University is just one of the few large schools in Texas to have front row, courtside seating for its student section. The student section will have 400 seats in the front ?
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Sampson shows confidence in next wave of Cougars
6 Jul 2018 at 10:00am
After its best season in over 30 years, the UH men’s basketball team lost two starters to graduation, but head coach Kelvin Sampson is confident that the team’s moves during the offseason have it poised to make another great run. Four players from last year may be gone, but remaining players, old and new, are ?
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UH professor receives ?disturbing? voicemail regarding background, citizenship
3 Jul 2018 at 1:22pm
An English professor at UH received a voicemail meant for another professor June 18 in which the caller questioned the other professor’s Chinese background, citizenship and loyalty to the United States. “I think that, sadly, minorities are so frequently subject to this casual racism,? said Karen Fang, the associate professor in the English Department who ?
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Oliver earns more preseason honors ahead of final season
2 Jul 2018 at 2:00am
Junior defensive lineman Ed Oliver earned his second All-American honor of the preseason Monday as the hype around Oliver’s final season at UH continues to build. Oliver was named to Sporting News’ All-American first team Monday morning and Athlon Sports’ All-American first team two weeks ago. The Outland Trophy winner had 73 tackles and 16.5 tackles for loss last season to ?
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Former Cougars make waves in the pros
26 Jun 2018 at 10:00am
Houston?s athletic talent was again on display early this month when four baseball players joined an extensive list of Cougars with pro-league ambitions. Senior Joey Pulido and juniors Trey Cumbie and Aaron Fletcher became the newest members of the prestigious club when they were selected in the 2018 MLB Draft. The two left-handers, Cumbie and ?
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Cougars to open Fertitta Center against Oregon
25 Jun 2018 at 11:00am
The Cougars men’s basketball team will play their first game in the Fertitta Center on Dec. 1 against the 2017 PAC-12 regular season champions, the Oregon Ducks. The game will be the first leg of a home-and-home series, and the Cougars will travel north next season to face the Ducks again. The first women’s game ?
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Montgomery wins 400m US title
24 Jun 2018 at 7:00am
The Cougars are adding another national title to the trophy case, but this time it comes from the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships instead of the collegiate championships. Junior Kahmari Montgomery picked up his first championship in the 400m race Saturday night with a personal best time of 44.58s. This is the fifth national-level ?
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Rob Gray signs with Houston Rockets
22 Jun 2018 at 11:00am
The NBA is getting another UH alumnus in Rob Gray. He was signed by the Houston Rockets after not being drafted last night. Gray will play with the Rockets’ summer league team and will have a shot at making its G-League or main roster for the upcoming season. The 6’1″ guard played for the University ?
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Cougars advance to semifinals at USATF Outdoor Championship
21 Jun 2018 at 9:00pm
After the first day of the U.S.A. Track & Field Outdoor Championship, two Cougars are moving on to the semifinals. Junior Amere Lattin competed in the 400m hurdles but failed to advance after placing No. 21 in the event where only the top 16 moved on. Lattin ran a heat of 51.85s, which was slower ?
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