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UHCL initiatives promote civic engagement, increase student voter registration

September 29, 2022 | UHCL Staff

UHCL initiatives promote civic engagement, increase student voter registration

College students are among the newest members of America’s voting population, and the Campus Vote Project reports that this younger demographic votes at lower rates than its older cohorts. But even though college student voter turnout is critical to election outcomes, there are still too many barriers for college students to get registered and get to a polling place.

Student finds internship through prof's connection, investment in students' success

September 23, 2022 | UHCL Staff

Student finds internship through prof's connection, investment in students' success

Job applications almost always ask if the candidate has previous relevant work experience. It can be difficult for a recent college graduate to acquire that, unless they’ve had an internship.

Internship at Amazon in 'something different' yields new skills and experience

September 21, 2022 | UHCL Staff

Internship at Amazon in 'something different' yields new skills and experience

One of Sonia Tom’s goals while at University of Houston-Clear Lake was to get an internship at a global company like Amazon. As a senior majoring in information technology, she thought it would be helpful to get experience in a something different, just to see how non-technical areas worked.

Dakha Brakha performance to deliver color, dance, energy to Bayou Theater

September 16, 2022 | UHCL Staff

Dakha Brakha performance to deliver color, dance, energy to Bayou Theater

Ukrainian world-music quartet Dakha Brakha will be bringing its message of peace and unity to University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater stage on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Accompanied by Indian, African, Arabic, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s powerful vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.

UHCL-Boeing partnership offers engineering students opportunities seldom seen in academia

September 15, 2022 | UHCL Staff

UHCL-Boeing partnership offers engineering students opportunities seldom seen in academia

University of Houston-Clear Lake and Boeing have signed a contract enabling Boeing to offer engineering students entry level employment experience and internships that support multiple projects.

U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges ranking elevates UHCL to national designation

September 14, 2022 | UHCL Staff

U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges ranking elevates UHCL to national designation

University of Houston-Clear Lake is among just 10% of universities in the U.S. whose designation has been elevated from regional to national rankings.

Study abroad students learn their 'classroom' is anywhere in the world

September 14, 2022 | UHCL Staff

Study abroad students learn their 'classroom' is anywhere in the world

Studying and teaching abroad is a life-changing experience for college students and their professors. Studying internationally is considered a rite of passage, especially for those with an adventurous spirit, but it’s the aim of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Office of Education Abroad and Scholar Services to empower more students and faculty to share in this experience—particularly those who have limited experience with traveling.

UHCL male social work students bring new perspectives to the field

September 12, 2022 | UHCL Staff

UHCL male social work students bring new perspectives to the field

Although social work’s values and ethics transcend gender, men have been noticeably absent from the front line of social work services. The National Association of Social Workers reports that about 82% of new social workers are women, although about 46% of the clients social workers support are boys or men.

Protect your life, property with a good plan: National Preparedness Month begins

September 07, 2022 | UHCL Staff

Protect your life, property with a good plan: National Preparedness Month begins

National Preparedness Month is observed every September to raise awareness about family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. Although it’s also the height of hurricane season on the Gulf Coast, University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Director of Emergency Management Al Black said it’s important to learn about all the risks that exist in our community, and stay informed.

UHCL at Pearland employee selected for Leadership Pearland

September 07, 2022 | UHCL Staff

UHCL at Pearland employee selected for Leadership Pearland

Corina K. Morales, UHCL- Pearland Campus Coordinator, has been selected for the 2022-23 Class of Leadership Pearland. The organization, sponsored by the Pearland Chamber of Commerce, identifies talented and committed citizens who aspire to provide leadership in Pearland’s business and community activities.

CCISD interim superintendent 'still applying' what she learned at UHCL

September 06, 2022 | UHCL Staff

CCISD interim superintendent 'still applying' what she learned at UHCL

“All my experiences and my education have aligned to prepare me for what I’m doing now,” said Clear Creek Independent School District Interim Superintendent Karen Engle. “I have moments where I see that I’m still applying what I learned in my business and education classes at University of Houston-Clear Lake.”

'The endowment made the difference': Student overcomes challenges in pursuit of master's degree

September 02, 2022 | UHCL Staff

'The endowment made the difference': Student overcomes challenges in pursuit of master's degree

For Christine Smith, receiving financial support via the Healthcare Administration Endowment made the difference for her to keep moving toward completing her master’s degree at University of Houston-Clear Lake.