February 07, 2018 | Katherine Adams
It took Missouri City resident Patricia Landa-Hernandez a long time to walk across the stage to collect her Master of Arts in Humanities from University of Houston-Clear Lake. For students juggling work and family responsibilities, staying focused on an academic goal can be almost impossibly difficult. With the help of her family and some key professors in UH-Clear Lake’s Department of Humanities, she achieved her goal in December 2017.
February 07, 2018 | George Mattingly II
Assessors were on campus to evaluate UHCL Police Department’s procedures, polices, management, operation and support services as part of the process for accreditation, a coveted recognition among campus public safety professionals.
February 02, 2018 | Katherine Adams
Ipek Bozkurt started taking piano lessons at the age of six; she had a piano at home, and her father played it. She was intrigued by the piano. “I wanted to do it, and it has become my passion,” said Bozkurt, who is an associate professor of engineering management in University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Science and Engineering. She will share her passion for the piano in a recital in UH-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on Friday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m
January 31, 2018 | Jim Townsend
Beginning this fall, University of Houston-Clear Lake will offer a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering to help meet industries’ growing demand for trained engineers. In a meeting Jan. 25, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved UH-Clear Lake’s request to offer the degree program.
January 31, 2018 | George Mattingly II
University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Cyber Security Institute is offering the opportunity for IT professionals to gain an edge with new knowledge and skills with professional training courses during the spring 2018 semester.
January 29, 2018 | Katherine Adams
This year, the Common Reader Program at University of Houston-Clear Lake includes a real-life application of an element that comes directly from the assigned book, “Hidden Figures.” The book, which was made into an Oscar-nominated film in 2016, is the true story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. The plot focuses on themes such as race, the role of women in science and technology fields – and mentorship.
January 29, 2018 | Katherine Adams
Freshmen, transfer, international and doctoral students are invited to discover all that University of Houston-Clear Lake has to offer by attending Open House Saturday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Atrium I of the Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. “Open House is the premier UHCL event each semester,” said Tia Edwards, associate director of admissions. “This is the only time students can apply for admission, take a tour, meet with faculty from their programs, and mingle with current students all at one time and in one place.”
January 26, 2018 | Katherine Adams
When it comes to playing music they love, The Quebe Sisters aren’t fiddlin’ around. The Dallas-based Quebes—Grace, Sophia and Hulda—are bringing their lifelong love of Texas style, Western swing fiddle tunes to the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake for a special Valentine’s Day performance on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
January 25, 2018 | Katherine Adams
About 30 University of Houston-Clear Lake students, faculty and staff honored Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy by performing much-needed cleanup services at Buffalo Bayou on King’s birthday, Jan. 15. “It’s the first time UH-Clear Lake has done a community service project on Dr. King’s birthday, so we got together and discussed what we should do,” said Coordinator of Student Life Kanalyn Jackson. “It’s intended to be a day on, not a day off. We researched what organizations in our area might be interested in working with us, and we got a response from Buffalo Bayou to help with some post-Harvey cleanup and debris removal.”
January 24, 2018 | Katherine Adams
Professors and peers welcomed newly enrolled graduate students in the College of Business at a welcome event held Thursday, Jan 11 in the Bayou Building at University of Houston-Clear Lake.
January 23, 2018 | Katherine Adams
The Bumper Jacksons call themselves a “city-meets-country” music experiment that started between lead singer Jess Eliot Myhre and banjo player Chris Ousley. After their performance in the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake on Jan. 11, the audience in the nearly sold-out theater would agree the experiment was a resounding success.
January 22, 2018 | Katherine Adams
Darrin Vincent remembers the exact date he and his partner Jamie Dailey formed the bluegrass-country-southern gospel duo Dailey and Vincent. “We got together on December 29, 2007, and 10 years to the day, we were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry Hall of Fame,” Vincent said. Remember this date: Wednesday, Feb. 21. That’s when the Grammy-nominated Dailey and Vincent will perform at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater.