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Former FBI agent details private life

From the Office of Communications at University of Houston-Clear Lake

October 2, 2007

UH-Clear Lake continues the Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs’ “Visions in Our Midst” speakers series Oct. 4, 5:30-7 p.m., in the Bayou Building , Garden Room.

Retired Houston Assistant Special Agent in Charge Walter Hansen shares information about “Life After the FBI.” Hansen details retirement for FBI agents during this presentation. He discusses the lessons learned when starting and managing a security consulting and investigations business after more than 30 years in public service.

CLASP provides classes to seniors through the “Visions in Our Midst” speaker series and the daytime mini-class events. Admission is free to all CLASP events. All ages are welcome to attend.

For a schedule of upcoming CLASP events, visit For more information, call the university’s Office of University Advancement, 281-283-2021.

Seminar offers tips for teaching gifted

Area educators of gifted kindergarten through 12th-grade students can explore the identification process through University of Houston-Clear Lake’s “GT Identification and Assessment” course Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., in the university’s Arbor Building , 2700 Bay Area Blvd. , Houston , 77058.

In addition to the identification process, the workshop covers alternative assessments, identification of special populations, how to improve identification methods and sources of qualitative and quantitative information.

Attendees will gain six clock hours of credit. Registration costs are $40 for Southeast Co-op members and $60 for all others. For more information or to register, call the Center for Educational Programs, 281-283-3530.

Reading conference held at UHCL

University of Houston-Clear Lake hosts the Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading Houston 2007 conference Oct. 13, 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the university’s Bayou Theater. The conference is sponsored by the university’s Greater Houston Area Writing Project and Student Reading Council, in addition to TAIR.

Award-winning children’s book authors Peter Sis and Ralph Fletcher are slated as the conference keynote speakers. The conference also features a traveling international book exhibition, “Children Between Worlds,” from the Munich Youth Library. Featuring more than 75 books, including books by Peter Sis, the exhibit will be on display at UH-Clear Lake through Oct. 20.

Conference registration will be accepted through Oct. 9. Fees are $40 for teachers, parents and graduate students; and $20 for undergraduate students. Admission to the “Children Between Worlds” exhibit is free. To register or for more information, e-mail

Speaker discusses reporter’s life

University of Houston-Clear Lake Assistant Professor of Communication Debra Blakely speaks about reporter Daniel Pearl and his death following a film presentation by UH-Clear Lake ’s Film and Speaker Series Friday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m.

Pearl , a Wall Street Journal reporter, was kidnapped and murdered in 2002 by terrorists while on an assignment in Pakistan to interview a Muslim fundamentalist leader.

The presentation will take place in the Student Services and Classroom Building Lecture Hall. Admission is $3. For more information, call the Office of Student Life, 281-283-2560, or e-mail

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