The University of Houston is a public research university in Houston and the main institution of the University of Houston System. Founded in 1927, UH is the third-largest university in Texas with over 46,000 students, its campus spans 667 acres in southeast Houston, was known as University of Houston–University Park from 1983 to 1991. The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity."The university offers more than 282 degree programs through its 14 academic colleges on campus—including programs leading to professional degrees in architecture, law and pharmacy. The institution conducts $150 million annually in research, operates more than 40 research centers and institutes on campus. Interdisciplinary research includes superconductivity, space commercialization and exploration, biomedical sciences and engineering and natural resources, artificial intelligence. Awarding more than 9,000 degrees annually, UH's alumni base exceeds 260,000; the economic impact of the university contributes over $3 billion annually to the Texas economy, while generating about 24,000 jobs.
The University of Houston hosts a variety of theatrical performances, concerts and events. It has 17 intercollegiate sports teams. Annual UH events and traditions include The Cat's Back and Frontier Fiesta; the university's varsity athletic teams, known as the Houston Cougars, are members of the American Athletic Conference and compete in the NCAA Division I in all sports. The football team makes bowl game appearances, the men's basketball team has made 21 appearances in the NCAA Division I Tournament—including five Final Four appearances; the men's golf team has won 16 national championships—the most in NCAA history. The University of Houston began as Houston Junior College. On March 7, 1927, trustees of the Houston Independent School District Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution that authorized the founding and operating of a junior college; the junior college was operated and administered by HISD. HJC was located in San Jacinto High School and offered only night courses, its first session began March 1927, with an enrollment of 232 students and 12 faculty.
This session was held to educate the future teachers of the junior college. A more accurate date for the official opening of HJC is September 19, 1927, when enrollment was opened to all persons having completed the necessary educational requirements; the first president of HJC was Edison Ellsworth Oberholtzer, the dominant force in establishing the junior college. The junior college became eligible to become a university in October 1933 when the Governor of Texas, Miriam A. Ferguson, signed House Bill 194 into law. On April 30, 1934, HISD's Board of Education adopted a resolution to make the school a four-year institution, Houston Junior College changed its name to the University of Houston. UH's first session as a four-year institution began June 4, 1934, at San Jacinto High School with an enrollment of 682. In 1934, the first campus of the University of Houston was established at the Second Baptist Church at Milam and McGowen; the next fall, the campus was moved to the South Main Baptist Church on Main Street—between Richmond Avenue and Eagle Street—where it stayed for the next five years.
In May 1935, the institution as a university held its first commencement at Miller Outdoor Theatre. In 1936, heirs of philanthropists J. J. Settegast and Ben Taub donated 110 acres to the university for use as a permanent location. At this time, there was no road that led to the land tract, but in 1937, the city added Saint Bernard Street, renamed to Cullen Boulevard, it would become a major thoroughfare of the campus. As a project of the National Youth Administration, workers were paid fifty cents an hour to clear the land. In 1938, Hugh Roy Cullen donated $335,000 for the first building to be built at the location; the Roy Gustav Cullen Memorial Building was dedicated on June 4, 1939, classes began the next day. The first full semester of classes began on Wednesday, September 20, 1939. In a year after opening the new campus, the university had about 2,500 students; as World War II approached, enrollment decreased due to enlistments. The university was one of six colleges selected to train radio technicians in the V-12 Navy College Training Program.
By the fall of 1943, there were only about 1,100 regular students at UH. This training at UH continued with a total of 4,178 students. On March 12, 1945, Senate Bill 207 was signed into law, removing the control of the University of Houston from HISD and placing it into the hands of a board of regents. In 1945, the university—which had grown too large and complex for the Houston school board to administer—became a private university. In March 1947, the regents authorized creation of a law school at the university. In 1949, the M. D. Anderson Foundation made a $1.5 million gift to UH for the construction of a dedicated library building on the campus. By 1950, the educational plant at UH consisted of 12 permanent buildings. Enrollment was more than 14,000 with a full-time faculty of more than 300. KUHF, the university radio station, signed on in November. By 1951, UH had achieved the feat of being the second-largest university in the State of Texas. In 1953, the university established KUHT—the first educational television station in the nation—after the four-year-long Federal Communications Commission's television licensing freeze ended.
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Luís Miguel de Olim Andrade, known as Olim, is a Portuguese retired professional footballer. A versatile defender, he could play in the middle. After graduating from the youth academy at hometown's C. S. Marítimo in 2000, Olim played his entire career with the Madeira club, but never managed to hold down a regular starting place in the team, he made his Primeira Liga debut on 28 January 2001, playing 90 minutes in a 0–2 away loss against Gil Vicente FC, finished his first season with the main squad with only three league appearances. For the duration of his spell, Olim appeared with the B-team in both the second and third divisions, he retired in June 2015, two months shy of his 34th birthday, being appointed assistant coach at the reserves. List of one-club men Luís Olim at ForaDeJogo National team data Luís Olim at Soccerway
The 2006 Rink Hockey European Championship was the 47th edition of the Rink Hockey European Championship, the biennial european rink hockey competition. The competition took place in Monza, Italy in the Pallazo dello Sport known as Pala Candy, from July 16 to July 22. Spain won the competition for the 13th time. Portugal took the 3rd place after beating Italy; this competition was part of the Euro Roller Games 2006, that featured the European Championships of roller skating and artistic roller skating. There are 3 groups of 3 teams in Phase I; each team plays each other within the group and all teams but the worse 3rd place of all groups will go into the quarter-finals. The losers and the team who didn't go to the quarter-finals will play a Poule for the 5th to 9th position. If any team played each other before this Poule, they won't be playing again: the results from Phase I will count; the winners in the quarter-finals keep playing each other in a knockout system until the winner is found. There is a game for 3rd and 4th place for the losers at the Semi-finals.
Every game lasts for 40 minutes, divided into 2 parts of 20, instead of the usual 50 minutes in some leagues. The games between teams that played against each other in Phase I are not repeated; the result from the Phase I game counted instead. This was the case for two matches, from Group A England vs. France and from Group B Austria vs. Germany: The other matches were played as follows: Information on the 2006 European Championship