The University of Houston Magazine

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    Sumlin Embraces Lofty Aspirations

    The first African American head football coach in the Cougars’ sixty-year history, Sumlin faced what some believed to be a make-or-break situation as his young squad was deemed a double-digit underdog to 23rd-ranked Conference USA power East Carolina in the season’s fifth game.

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    Community Outreach

    UH's Link to Houston

    Six years ago, James Carmouche was a construction worker with a unique idea. Today, with help from the University of Houston Small Business Development Center, Carmouche is a business owner—having turned his idea into a marketable product he is now pitching to major corporations in the city.

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    Exceptional Cougars

    UH Freshman Barrels Toward GREATNESS

    You wouldn’t know it by looking at her, but Chelsea Stanley is a fighter. At first glance, the University of Houston freshman comes across as petite—tiny, even—and unintimidating. But those who know and love her can attest she’s an unstoppable force.

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    Research Advances

    Meet Jan-Ake Gustafsson

    When Gov. Rick Perry announced at a recent news conference on campus that the state would give the University of Houston a multimillion-dollar grant—its first through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (ETF)—some members of the audience swelled with pride, others exhaled after months of hard work to make it happen, and all of them watched one man accept the school’s colors and the planet of responsibility that comes with them.