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Monday, July 26, 1999
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Volume 64, Issue 159

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Clinic to give care, education on ADHD

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UH researchers have taken a step toward dispelling myths about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder by opening the ADHD Clinic.

The clinic, open to area children ages 6 to 16, is aimed at treatment of ADHD as well as educating the community about the condition.

"Our goal is to service children in local communities," said Kevin Krill, assistant professor of psychology and director of the UH Attention Problems/Impulsivity Clinic. "We also hope to further our understanding of cognitive and behavioral differences in ADHD subtypes while serving as an educational resource for the public."

After patients meet initially with therapists, the clinic staff will further assess patients to determine cognitive strengths and weaknesses and the degree of behavioral control necessary. The clinic will consult with schools and physicians as needed.

For more information, call (713) 743-8609.

Smith declares UH National Night Out observance

UH President Arthur K. Smith issued a proclamation last week declaring Tuesday, Aug. 3, National Night Out at the University.

This marks an official University observance of the 16th annual National Night Out, a program that is designed to promote crime and drug prevention through neighborhood interaction.

"The '16th Annual Night Out' provides a unique opportunity for the University of Houston community to join forces with thousands of other communities across the country in promoting cooperative, police-community relationships," Smith wrote.

The UH Police Department will hold UH's Night Out celebration at the University Center Games Room from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 3. All members of the UH community are invited to meet UHPD officers and join in complimentary snacks and games.

For more information, call UHPD at (713) 743-0600.

UH makes strong showing at karate tournament

Two members of the UH Shotokan Karate Club earned honors at the National Karate Championships earlier this month in Charleston, W.V.

Chief Instructor Deddy Mansyur won second place in the Senior Men's Intermediate/Advanced category of the Kata Division. Mansyur, a native of Indonesia, earned his black belt in 1976 from Sensei Sabeth Muchsin, chairman of the Karate-do Institute of Indonesia.

Adeboye Osinulu, a UH engineering student who is originally from Sierra Leone, placed third in the Kumite Division's Men's Intermediate category.

Osinulu has taken honors in several local competitions and placed first in Texas qualifications for the national tournament.

The UH Karate Club was formed in 1978 and has more than 40 members today. It teaches its students through a noncredit karate class that is offered through the support of Campus Activities.

Architect Pelli to be honored at fifth 'Blueprint Ball'

UH's Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture has announced its fifth annual Blueprint Ball will honor world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli.

Pelli was named one of the 10 most influential architects in America by the American Institute of Architects. Some of his most famous projects around the world include the World Financial Center in New York, the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, the Canary Wharf Tower in London and the Petronis Towers in Malaysia.

In Houston, Pelli designed the twin-spired St. Luke's Medical Tower, among other buildings, and will be responsible for the design of Enron Corp.'s new skyscraper downtown.

The Blueprint Ball is being sponsored by the UH Architecture Alumni Association and chaired by Kurt Hull, a partner at Houston architectural firm Ziegler & Cooper. Honorary chairman is Giorgio Borlenghi, the builder of several Pelli projects in the Galleria area.

The evening's program will include a champagne reception for contributors; an architectural exhibit; presentation of the UH Architecture Alumni of the Year award; and a silent auction of furniture, artworks and fixtures by local and national designers.

The Blueprint Ball will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, in the College of Architecture Building. Individual tickets are available from $75 for students to $500 for patrons, and tables are priced from $3,000 to $10,000. For tickets, call Dorothy Wooley at (713) 743-9557.
 

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