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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1996 - Random Access Memory. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 25, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/15484/show/15382.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1996 - Random Access Memory. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/15484/show/15382

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1996 - Random Access Memory, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed December 25, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/15484/show/15382.

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Title Houstonian 1996
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript ersistence Professor + Physicist = Pinsky W hat do a flight instructor, professor, Vietnam-era veteran, football coach, physicist and model train collector have in common? Coalesced together into one, they are the bulk of UH Professor Lawrence Pinsky. His office is filled with hundreds of books, a computer and the "obligatory pictures" of his wife and three children. When he's not doing research in Geneva, he is doing what he loves most: lecturing. "I really love to teach. Teaching is in my blood. I will never retire. I really, really made the right choice. I'm going to teach until I die, or until mentally or physically I can't teach anymore," he said. Pinsky's teaching style has not only won him an Excellence in Teaching award, but has also been greatly praised by students. His energy and devotion are something students find in him that many professors are not able to give. "Teaching is bringing students to see for themselves. There is no greater thrill than to see the light bulb come on, the eyes grow big and the mouth drop. It's like you take somebody who has lived in a room with no windows their whole life and lead them to the door, and make them look out at the trees. They step into the larger world; that's the reward in teaching." Along with teaching, Pinsky enjoys coaching elementary-level football. "When you coach them at that age, you have to like kids. Obviously, you don't coach because of the football. I love teaching, and at that age, they're just starting out. When I get them, they don't even know how to put on shoulder pads. That's teaching." Pinsky also enjoys flying, so why not be a flight instructor? He is. In between the lectures, flying, coaching and research, he collects model trains. "I'm fascinated with trains. I have a huge collection." He said he can't choose one achievement he is most proud of in his life. "I don't tend to look at the past; I tend to look forward. I enjoy the heck out of what I'm doing now, and retirement is a pathetic, disgusting thing I never want to do. I have interests in so many things, and I am looking forward to the future with great expectations," Pinsky said. As for a set goal or accomplishment he would like to attain in the future — he doesn't have one. "I wouldn't want to put all of my eggs into one basket. I see so many things to be done. If only I could find a way to find more hours in the day ... I know right now that there are not enough hours in my life to accomplish everything I would like to accomplish, but instead of being depressed, I just go to whatever is next on the list." -Ivana Segvic College of Engineering: IA Acquiring new technology, developing scholarships and enrichment programs, and developing relationships are the priorities for Roger Eichhorn, who has been dean of the College of Engineering since 1982. Eichhorn came to UH after spending 15 years at the University of Kentucky, where he was dean of the College of Engineering during his last three years there. Previously, he was a faculty member of the engineering department at Harvard University. "It's hard to put new technology in front of our students," he said. "The field is continually evolving, and, due to budget restrictions we cannot always keep up with the new inventions and technological break-throughs. Most of the money that we receive from business is in the form of scholarships or for enrichment programs. We do get about $8 - $10 million for research, but this is mostly from the government." Despite cuts in the college's resources, the College of Engineering does invest in international research projects with universities in Japan, Poland and other European countries. With the new NAFTA agreement, opportunities to share with Mexico and Canada have opened up. "All it takes is for two faculty members, one from each university, to make friends and get a relationship going," Eighhorn said. "Then we can begin to exchange ideas and share new developments. This is what keeps any field of study alive: the exchange of information and ideas. "We have many international students, as well as foreign exchange programs. The University of Houston has a great reputation in the engineering field. Many of our graduates are employed in various areas of the field right here in Houston." "My main goal is to provide the highest quality education for our students so that our graduates can continue to be leaders in their field of endeavor." -Fernanda del Villar O c o n U 191