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$2.5M NSF grant funds 5-year UHCL initiative in engaged learning

October 17, 2019 | Jim Townsend

$2.5M NSF grant funds 5-year UHCL initiative in engaged learning

What does it take to keep an academically challenged student in college and on the path to a degree and career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics? University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Science and Engineering intends to find out, with assistance from a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant.

Las Cafeteras to combine vibrant East L.A. sound and positive message in 'party' performance

October 16, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Las Cafeteras to combine vibrant East L.A. sound and positive message in 'party' performance

For those who have never been to a Las Cafeteras concert, vocalist Hector Flores says it’s easy to describe what it’s like to experience a live performance. “It’s like the best backyard party you’ve ever been to, times two,” he said. The six-member group based in Los Angeles will use traditional instrumentation to perform “everything from Caribbean to California” at the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Rioult Dance coming to Bayou Theater: Ballet with rock, classical roots

October 15, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Rioult Dance coming to Bayou Theater: Ballet with rock, classical roots

Even if you thought that attending a performance of contemporary ballet isn’t something you’d be interested in, Pascal Rioult, artistic director and choreographer of Rioult Dance NY, says it’s not about ballet, it’s about people. Rioult, a New York based modern dance company will be performing at the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Blog: Art history prof speaks to Belgian students about UHCL's museum partnerships

October 14, 2019 | Sarah Costello

Blog: Art history prof speaks to Belgian students about UHCL's museum partnerships

While in Louvain-la-Neuve, I gave a talk for museum professionals and scholars from the local region. Musée L, the university museum in Louvain-la-Neuve, has developed a number of projects with scholars from the university. These partnerships are part of an effort to develop stronger ties between the museum and the university.

President Blake reiterates UHCL’s unique purpose: ‘pursue space, advance humanity, protect the Earth’

October 11, 2019 | Jim Townsend

President Blake reiterates UHCL’s unique purpose: ‘pursue space, advance humanity, protect the Earth’

University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake says that in order to keep pace with an ever-changing world, the institution will strive to teach present and future students not only how to self-adapt to change, but how to lead those changes. “Society needs people who know how to be compassionate and honest,” Blake told students, faculty, alumni and honored guests at her State of the University address.

Blog: UHCL prof lectures Belgian students about object biography

October 10, 2019 | Sarah Costello

Blog: UHCL prof lectures Belgian students about object biography

During my residence as a visiting scholar in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, I’ve been giving talks to various audiences at the Université Catholique de Louvain, and at the Musee L, the university museum. I first gave a talk in a lecture series for graduate students and professors in art history and archaeology. I spoke about “object biography” as an approach to ancient artifacts.

'Great day for all of us': NASA Johnson, UHCL expand partnership

October 10, 2019 | Katherine Adams

'Great day for all of us': NASA Johnson, UHCL expand partnership

University of Houston-Clear Lake would not exist had it not been for a request made in 1964 by then-NASA Johnson Space Center Director Robert Gilruth to then-University of Houston President Philip Hoffman to establish a permanent institution of higher education accessible to JSC staff, scientists and engineers. In 1974, UH-Clear Lake opened its doors, and in continued celebration of their shared bond, NASA JSC and UHCL signed the new Space Act Agreement and Annex on Oct. 1, affirming and expanding their partnership for the benefit of the entire community.

Sultanate of Oman, UHCL team up for science diplomacy conference

October 09, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Sultanate of Oman, UHCL team up for science diplomacy conference

University of Houston-Clear Lake will host the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center’s 10th Annual Conference Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The conference is a key educational initiative of the Sultanate of Oman and is titled, “UHCL-SQCC Energy and Environmental Stewardship: Oman and the U.S.”

UHCL president to present State of the University Address

October 08, 2019 | Karen Barbier

UHCL president to present State of the University Address

University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake will deliver her vision for the university’s future during the State of the University address Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the university’s Bayou Theater, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.

Short Takes

October 07, 2019 | Jim Townsend

Short Takes

Keep up with events and activities at UH-Clear Lake with Short Takes, a weekly preview of upcoming events.

NASA icon, former astronaut offer insight into ‘virtual’ training

October 04, 2019 | Karen Barbier

NASA icon, former astronaut offer insight into ‘virtual’ training

When NASA Chief Principal Engineer Evelyn Miralles joined University of Houston-Clear Lake earlier this year, she had big ideas – ideas to help propel the university technologically and sustainably into the 21st century. As UH-Clear Lake’s associate vice president for Strategic Information Initiatives and Technology she is not only bringing her vast experience to the university, but also sharing her stories. On Monday, Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m. at UHCL Pearland, 1200 Pearland Parkway, Pearland she will present “Training Astronauts for Space Travel, Virtually!”

Friday Morning Continuing Education presents 'Eyewitness to History'

October 04, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Friday Morning Continuing Education presents 'Eyewitness to History'

Anita Parrott George’s remarkable work advocating for social justice and civil rights spans six decades. Parrott, a native-born Mississippian, will share her life experiences as an African American child who came of age during the civil rights movement in a special University of Houston-Clear Lake Friday Morning Continuing Education program titled, “Eyewitness to History: Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi” on Nov. 1 at 11 a.m.