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The University of Houston is a Tier One public research university located in Houston, Texas. Founded in 1927, it is the flagship institution of the University of Houston System. The third-largest university in Texas, UH has over 38,750 students on its 667-acre campus in southeast Houston. It was known as University of Houston–University Park from 1983 to 1991. The Princeton Review has listed UH as one of America's best colleges. The institution ranks among the Top 50 American Research Universities, and it is in the Top 300 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The university offers over 300 degree programs through its 12 academic colleges on campus—including programs leading to professional degrees in law, optometry, and pharmacy. The institution conducts nearly $120 million annually in research, and it operates more than 40 research centers and institutes on campus. Interdisciplinary research includes superconductivity, space commercialization and exploration, biomedical sciences and engineering, energy and natural resources, and artificial intelligence. Awarding more than 7,200 degrees annually, UH's alumni base exceeds 250,000. The economic impact of the university contributes over $3.1 billion annually to the Houston economy while generating about 24,000 jobs.

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A Daily Cougar distribution stand

The Daily Cougar is a daily newspaper run entirely by students at the University of Houston. In publication since 1927, The Daily Cougar was originally named The Cougar. The Daily Cougar is one of only two independent daily college newspapers in Texas, and operates as a student-managed forum for the university community, a source of campus news for students, faculty, staff, and administrators at UH. (more...)

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Margaret Spellings

Margaret Spellings was the 8th Secretary of Education under the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush. She was the first mother of school-aged children to serve as Education Secretary, and the second woman to serve as Education Secretary. She was one of the principal authors of the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act that aimed at reforming primary and secondary education. In 2005, she convened a Commission on the Future of Higher Education to recommend reform at the post-secondary level. Spellings is a 1979 graduate of the University of Houston, and in 2006 received an honorary doctorate from the university. (more...)

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  • April 26, 2008 — UH alumnus and former board of regents member Jack Valenti becomes a university namesake after the School of Communication is renamed to the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication in his honor.
  • February 20, 2008 — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton spoke at the University of Houston during a campaign for his wife and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
  • December 14, 2007 — Kevin Sumlin, co-offensive coordinator the Oklahoma Sooners, accepted a position as the Houston Cougars football head coach.
  • November 5, 2007 — Dr. Renu Khator, Ph.D. became UH's President and Chancellor of the UH System.

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Photo credit: Brian Reading

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton spoke at a rally for his wife, and U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the University of Houston on February 20, 2008. The rally was held in Hofheinz Pavilion in front of thousands of students, alumni, faculty, and staff as well as community residents.

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