UHCL News

UHCL ramping up campus recreation, residential life

September 19, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UHCL ramping up campus recreation, residential life

University of Houston-Clear Lake added two new departments to its Student Services and Resources division in a goal to create more campus activity and a greater sense of community, says Darlene Biggers, associate vice president for student services.

UHCL seeking vendors for upcoming Harvest Fair

September 15, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UHCL seeking vendors for upcoming Harvest Fair

University of Houston-Clear Lake is looking for local vendors to show their wares at the 2017 Harvest Fair, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Oct. 17-19 in Atrium II of the Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston.

UHCL Alumni Celebration to honor pillars of industry, community

September 13, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UHCL Alumni Celebration to honor pillars of industry, community

University of Houston-Clear Lake's 2017 Alumni Celebration will honor four graduates and a professor for their extraordinary accomplishments and ongoing contributions to their professions, the university and the communities they serve.

UHCL researcher: E. coli levels fall in new test of Clear Lake waters

September 13, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UHCL researcher: E. coli levels fall in new test of Clear Lake waters

E. coli bacteria levels in Clear Lake have fallen to levels well below federal safety thresholds, says a University of Houston-Clear Lake microbiologist who has been testing the waters since Tropical Storm Harvey flooding.

UHCL faculty research briefs

August 24, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UHCL faculty research briefs

Nguyen, Harman tackle processing efficiency for space station simulations; Hsu investigates trust attitudes among correctional officers.

UHCL professor’s book chronicles tragedy of Cold War nuke tests

August 18, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UHCL professor’s book chronicles tragedy of Cold War nuke tests

Keith Parsons, like many baby boomers, remembers the duck-and-cover drills from his childhood and has been interested in the history surrounding nuclear weapons and nuclear war ever since. Parsons, a University of Houston-Clear Lake professor of philosophy, expanded on his interest and with co-author Robert Zaballa, an Atlanta-based nuclear physicist, in “Bombing the Marshall Islands: A Cold War Tragedy,” a book just released by Cambridge University Press.

Robotics and AI Day provides a showcase of what is, what can be

August 14, 2017 | Jim Townsend

Robotics and AI Day provides a showcase of what is, what can be

Three wide-eyed middle-school students stood over Turtlebot 3 “Burger,” one of the latest robots procured by University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Center for Robotics Software. Under eight inches tall, it doesn’t look much like a robot. It doesn’t look anything at all like a turtle, let alone a hamburger.

UHCL promotes 11 faculty members

July 26, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UHCL promotes 11 faculty members

University of Houston-Clear Lake recently promoted 11 faculty members, six of whom were elevated from assistant professors to associate professors with tenure, while five ascended from associate professors to full professors.

Houston honors UHCL’s retiring president

July 26, 2017 | Jim Townsend

Houston honors UHCL’s retiring president

Commending him for more than 38 years of service to the university, community and state, the city of Houston declared July 12 as “Dr. William A. Staples Day.” Pictured, District E Council Member Dave Martin (right) presented Staples with a framed copy of the proclamation, signed by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Houston Robotics and AI Day showcases area research, technology

July 21, 2017 | Jim Townsend

Houston Robotics and AI Day showcases area research, technology

Area educators, engineers and students gathered at University of Houston-Clear Lake for the Houston Robotics and AI Day for presentations and demonstrations of the latest research and applications of robotics and artificial-intelligence technology. The seminar was sponsored by the Bridges to STEM Careers Club, a regional partnership of UH-Clear Lake and San Jacinto College alongside industry and government partners, primarily funded by the National Science Foundation.

New law requires license for applied behavior analysis

July 12, 2017 | Jim Townsend

New law requires license for applied behavior analysis

A new law requires a state license to practice applied behavior analysis, which should benefit thousands of Texas families dealing with autism by reinforcing the standard of care and possibly resulting in more affordable services. Two legislative sessions in the making, the law was sought by the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis, or TxABA, whose leadership has strong ties to University of Houston-Clear Lake faculty.