UHCL News

UH-Clear Lake to offer mechanical engineering degree this fall

January 31, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UH-Clear Lake to offer mechanical engineering degree this fall

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.

Call for sessions proposals for teacher STEM conference

January 18, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Call for sessions proposals for teacher STEM conference

The Greater Houston Area STEM Committee is now accepting session proposals for the “New Horizons and Innovations in STEM” conference to be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Proposals must be submitted by Jan. 31.

UH-Clear Lake online MBA business programs ranked for value quality

January 10, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UH-Clear Lake online MBA business programs ranked for value quality

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s online MBA program ranked in the top 43 percentile of U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 canvass of online MBA programs. The university’s online bachelor’s business degree program ranked in the top 50 percentile of the canvass.

Public invited to comment on UHCL police department accreditation

December 22, 2017 | Jim Townsend

Public invited to comment on UHCL police department accreditation

A team of assessors from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators will arrive on Feb. 4, 2018, to examine all aspects of University of Houston Clear-Lake Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operation, and support services, Chief Allen Hill said. University students, employees and the public can comment directly to assessors by calling 281-283-2113 on Feb. 5, 9-11 a.m.

Credit union employees’ annual tradition: gift to CADD

December 14, 2017 | Jim Townsend

Credit union employees’ annual tradition: gift to CADD

For the fourth year in a row, Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union employees have continued their support of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. The employees – about 20 of whom are UH-Clear Lake alumni and students – held office fundraisers as part of an ongoing “Give Local” campaign to support area agencies and organizations, particularly those that support teachers and education. Fundraisers included “buying” the right to wear jeans on Fridays.

UHCL grad’s purpose-driven life: biomechanist, Olympian

December 11, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UHCL grad’s purpose-driven life: biomechanist, Olympian

On Dec.17 Moriam “Seun” Adigun will don a cap and gown to receive a master’s degree in exercise and health sciences from University of Houston-Clear Lake – the day after she receives her doctor of chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College as a graduate of the institutions’ dual degree program. If that weren’t achievement enough, in February, she’ll put on a helmet and spiked shoes to push a sled that costs more than most luxury cars down an icy track in Pyeongchang, South Korea. She’ll jump aboard and hit speeds of 90 mph through twisting tunnels at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games as captain of the first-ever Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team.

Flood experts discuss challenges, solutions in Bay Area forum

December 07, 2017 | Jim Townsend

Flood experts discuss challenges, solutions in Bay Area forum

Public servants, policy advisers, scientists, engineers and others fielded questions from more than 200 concerned citizens – many of whom are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey floods – in a forum co-sponsored by the University of Houston- Clear Lake’s Environmental Institute of Houston.

UHCL’s president’s first 100 days: Nod to the past, focus on future

November 30, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UHCL’s president’s first 100 days: Nod to the past, focus on future

In charting a course for the future, you must be mindful of the past, to paraphrase Ira. K. Blake during a special presentation honoring her first 100 days as president of University of Houston-Clear Lake. Blake illustrated her point with the Ghanaian proverb of Sankofa, traditionally symbolized by a bird with its head turned backward carrying a precious egg on its back.

Art history educator UHCL’s nominee for statewide Piper Award

November 07, 2017 | Jim Townsend

Art history educator UHCL’s nominee for statewide Piper Award

Sarah Costello, assistant professor of art history, is University of Houston-Clear Lake’s nominee for the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation’s 2017-18 Piper Professor Award, an honor bestowed annually to 10 outstanding educators from Texas institutions of higher learning.

UH-Clear Lake microbiologist continues research into post-Harvey effects

October 26, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UH-Clear Lake microbiologist continues research into post-Harvey effects

A University of Houston-Clear Lake microbiologist will continue to focus on the ecological damage done by Hurricane Harvey, thanks to rapid response funding from the National Science Foundation.

UH-Clear Lake to host digital humanities ‘unconference’

October 25, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UH-Clear Lake to host digital humanities ‘unconference’

The University of Houston-Clear Lake is hosting its first The Humanities and Technology Camp, or THATCamp, to bring together researchers, educators and others who use digital means to study human society and culture. Called an “unconference” for its mostly free-form structure, the theme of the Nov. 3-4 event is data visualization, the practice of giving data visual context to make it more easily understandable.

UHCL Healthcare Administration holds open house

October 18, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UHCL Healthcare Administration holds open house

University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake joined about 50 students, alumni and faculty for a UH-Clear Lake Healthcare Administration Open House at the university’s facility in the Texas Medical Center