Parsons says UH also has an underappreciated history, which includes the contributions of Houstonian Hugh Roy Cullen, who, even though he didnt have a high school education, donated millions of dollars to UH. The tour will also cover UHs crucial role in World World II. UH was the home of several training institutes during World War II
About 33,000 people were trained at UH in war-related programs. Anything else? Yeah, he says. For example, did you know that UH may be the only university where the athletic teams were named after the school newspaper? No, tell us more. Well, come on the tour and youll hear the story. See ya there, Parsons. Tickets go on sale at 5:30 p.m.; tour starts at 6 p.m. Fine Arts Park, 4800 Calhoun. For information, call 713-216-5000 or visit www.ghpa.org/tours. $7 to $10.
Sun., Sept. 14, 5:30 p.m., 2008