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October 11, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Short Takes

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

Alumni event to honor leaders dedicated to serving community

October 10, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Alumni event to honor leaders dedicated to serving community

University of Houston-Clear Lake will recognize this year’s Alumni Association Awards recipients at the 2018 Alumni Celebration Saturday, Oct. 20, at South Shore Harbour Resort, 2500 South Shore Blvd., League City, Texas. Guests will enjoy dinner and mingling with the UHCL community, which include this year’s three recipients of Distinguished Alumni awards and two recipients of Outstanding Professor awards.

Vendors sought for UHCL’s upcoming Harvest Fair

October 10, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Vendors sought for UHCL’s upcoming Harvest Fair

University of Houston-Clear Lake is looking for local vendors to show their wares at the 2018 Harvest Fair, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in Atrium II of the Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston.

Call for abstracts for Innovation-Automation technical conference

October 05, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Call for abstracts for Innovation-Automation technical conference

Academic, professional and student researchers are invited to answer the call for abstracts for the 2018 Innovation/Automation Dual Conference to be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Gilruth Center, located on the grounds of NASA Johnson Space Center.

UHCL president investiture formalizes appointment

September 24, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UHCL president investiture formalizes appointment

University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake celebrated her formal investiture Sept. 20 as the university’s fifth president. As the first woman and African-American president at the university, she said she is living proof of the American Dream.

Charter faculty members reminisce in UHCL history panel

September 20, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Charter faculty members reminisce in UHCL history panel

Members of UHCL's charter faculty recalled UHCL's early history in a panel discussion Monday, part of the President Ira K.Blake's Investiture Week celebration.

UHCL’s Habitat for Reading program continues to provide home libraries

September 14, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UHCL’s Habitat for Reading program continues to provide home libraries

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Habitat for Reading program celebrates its third anniversary this fall, continuing to provide personalized, age-appropriate mini-libraries to children in Habitat for Humanity homes. The program’s purpose is to help develop and nurture a habit and love of reading, and build the literacy skills necessary for personal, academic, and lifelong success.

More information on asbestos discovery

September 06, 2018 | Jim Townsend

More information on asbestos discovery

The university has created a FAQ page for more information on the recent discovery of asbestos-containing rock specimens in the Geology Department's former specimen-storage room.

Grad student collaborating with UHCL institute to study American eels

September 06, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Grad student collaborating with UHCL institute to study American eels

University of Houston-Clear Lake graduate student Justin Hansen will spend the rest of 2018 and most of 2019 searching the estuaries of rivers, streams and bayous along the Texas Gulf Coast for American eels, specifically glass elvers (young eels). Hansen is working with UHCL’s Environmental Institute of Houston on a grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Asbestos rocks discovered in former geology specimen storage room

August 31, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Asbestos rocks discovered in former geology specimen storage room

In preparation for moving University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Geology Department to the new STEM and Classroom Building, university administrators were informed that some asbestos rock samples were under containment in the former lab prep-specimen storage room, B3311, on the third floor of UH-Clear Lake’s Bayou Building. The storage room was used to store and retrieve mineral samples and equipment for geological experiments that were conducted in the adjacent laboratory-classroom, B3313. The two rooms were subsequently locked for testing.

UHCL Pearland Campus hosts Nursing Education Conference

August 08, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UHCL Pearland Campus hosts Nursing Education Conference

University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus hosted a Nursing Education Conference on Aug. 4, which drew more than 80 attendees who were either interested in pursuing a nursing career, or were interested in furthering their nursing career.

Physics bridge program a path to many career choices

July 31, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Physics bridge program a path to many career choices

What started out as a way to help minority college students find a path to a Ph.D. in physics has morphed into much more at University of Houston-Clear Lake. It’s drawing students from all over the U.S. into UH-Clear Lake’s master of physics program, which expands students’ career options beyond traditional doctorate-level academia.