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named professorships — Titles of named professorships are always capitalized.

Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor in Mathematics Martin Golubitsky

names of periodicals —Do not italicize. When the titles of newspapers and periodicals appear in running text, “the” in the title is not capitalized or italicized.

She reads the New York Times.

In the first reference, include the name of the city of publication as part of the newspaper title, even if it is not part of the official name.

George likes to read the New York Daily News.

UH students publish The Daily Cougar.

Houston has one major newspaper, the Houston Chronicle.

When the city name is not widely known, the abbreviation of the state should be given in parentheses.

Baytown Sun (Texas)

see italics

nano — nanotechnology, nanosecond

National Organization for Women — not National Organization of Women

nationwide — one word

Nobel Prize — the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; a Nobel Prize winner; a Nobel Prize-winning physiologist; a Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature; Nobel Laureate

noon — not “12 noon”

numbers — Only spell out whole numbers from one through nine and numbers at the beginning of a sentence.

Thirty leading Republicans from 11 states urged the governor to declare his candidacy.

The property is held on a 99-year lease.

The author of this book is 23 years old.

The first edition ran 2,670 pages in three volumes with 160 copperplate engravings.

He finished the marathon in 125th place out of 15,000 runners.

Biggio stole second base in the top of the eighth inning.

The 122nd and 123rd days of the strike were marked by more violence.

Help us celebrate our 60th Homecoming this fall.

You’re invited to our 24th Annual Gala.

There are 5,700 students on the wait list.

His goal was a GRE score of 1200.

The center will benefit from a $42 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

The city of Houston has a population of 4 million.


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