NSM Momentum Newsletter
Winter 2005 Issue
Letter from the Dean
  Rolando Garcia, Editor
 
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That obesity increasingly is plaguing Americans is no secret, and most authorities agree that finding a solution isn’t easy. An NSM computer science professor proposes that one answer may be mixing exercise with computer games. Our cover story explains his research aimed at helping people adopt more active lifestyles.

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New Computer Games Mix Fun With Exercise
Those who prefer an evening behind a computer screen rather than on a treadmill might soon be shedding the pounds while enjoying their favorite games, thanks to a new breed of high-tech diversions that blend exercise with pleasure.
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Chemistry Professor Wins Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship
Cricket, afternoon tea, and potentially groundbreaking research are on the agenda for one University of Houston chemist who is headed to England for a semester after receiving one of the world’s most coveted academic awards. 
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April 2005 Through April 2006 Donors Make the Difference
List includes those donors who made a gift to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics from June 2006 to May 2007. Categories are based on total lifetime giving to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
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NSM Faculty Members Garner University's Highest Awards
Five professors from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics were among this year’s winners of the University of Houston’s most prestigious faculty awards for their accomplishments in teaching and research.
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Alumni Class Notes
Dr. Louis Green, a prominent surgeon and UH alum, delivered the keynote address at the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics annual dinner in April honoring its summa cum laude graduates, faculty award winners and donors.
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Pomp & Circumstance
Henry Pitcher, 92, receives his bachelor of arts degree in mathematics. He first pursued a college degree in the 1930s but had to drop out and find work because of the Great Depression.
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arrowhead 'Father Figure’ of Plate Tectonics Theory Wins Geology’s Highest Award
arrowhead Two Professors Win NSM’s Highest Teaching Award
arrowhead Pavlidis and Kakadiaris Receive Endowed Faculty Chair
arrowhead Former Astronaut and UH Alum Urges Kids to Dream Big
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