UHCL News

Bayou Theater offers Flex Pass for holiday season gift givers

November 20, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Bayou Theater offers Flex Pass for holiday season gift givers

The Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake is offering a stocking-sized Flex Pass, perfect for the theater lovers on any gift list.

UHCL Writing Center helps students get it ‘write’

November 15, 2017 | Katherine Adams

UHCL Writing Center helps students get it ‘write’

There are those who have a real dread of writing assignments, while others might simply lack the confidence, the patience, or the proper skills to write effectively. Some students might be struggling with having to write about complex topics in English when it’s not their first language. That’s where the Writing Center at University of Houston-Clear Lake can be a valuable resource to students who are working through a research paper, an essay, or even a resume.

Take the anxiety out of calculus at Math Center

November 07, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Take the anxiety out of calculus at Math Center

If the mere mention of the word “calculus” automatically gives you an overwhelming fear response, you’re not alone. But if you’re majoring in engineering, science, or business management, you’ll have to conquer calculus. Fortunately, the Math Center at University of Houston-Clear Lake offers a Supplemental Instruction program in calculus and tutor Evan Howington, a math/physics double major, is one of the tutors ready to help.

Community college art exhibition to open at UHCL Art Gallery

November 03, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Community college art exhibition to open at UHCL Art Gallery

Artists currently studying studio arts in area community colleges are presenting their works in the Art Gallery at University of Houston-Clear Lake in a juried exhibition titled, “15th Houston Area Community College Student Exhibition.” The public show opens Thursday, Nov. 9 and runs through Friday, Dec. 15. The opening reception is Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 5-7 p.m. with an awards presentation at 6 p.m.

Student documents art prof’s process for short film competition

November 01, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Student documents art prof’s process for short film competition

Junior art and design student Jonathan Zapata chose his ceramics professor, Clay Leonard, to be the subject of a short documentary film that he submitted for competition. His film, which highlighted Leonard’s process in creating serving plates, won runner-up.

Short Takes

October 24, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Short Takes

Sacred Arts of Tibet Tour at UHCL; Habitat Volunteer Days; Student Exhibition, foreign language courses; professor honored by alma mater

Latino Heritage Month to culminate in Dia de los Muertos Bash

October 24, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Latino Heritage Month to culminate in Dia de los Muertos Bash

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican tradition dating back centuries that honors deceased loved ones. As the Hispanic population in Texas continues to grow, the festival of Dia de los Muertos is becoming more mainstream and is often combined with Halloween.

Associate dean of students ready to prepare UHCL for changes ahead

October 20, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Associate dean of students ready to prepare UHCL for changes ahead

After receiving her master’s degree and working for eight years in residence life and in the Dean of Students Office at Texas State University in San Marcos, Iliana Melendez decided the time was right to start looking for an associate dean position in a college that was growing and transitioning.

Schedule of events for Tibetan monks’ visit to UHCL

October 20, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Schedule of events for Tibetan monks’ visit to UHCL

In a weeklong academic project sponsored by University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Human Sciences and Humanities, the Sacred Arts of Tibet Tour will be visiting UH-Clear Lake from Nov. 6-10.

Short Takes

October 16, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Short Takes

International students application deadline, Dia de los Muertos, lecture on economic development trends, Riyaaz Qawwali at the Bayou Theater and more.

Common Reader Program chooses “Hidden Figures” for themes on racism, mentorship

October 14, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Common Reader Program chooses “Hidden Figures” for themes on racism, mentorship

It’s hard to stay focused and interested when you’re expected to listen to just one professor’s voice, says Wanalee Romero, lecturer of literature and director of the first-year seminar program at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Additional points of view with lots of participation help keep students engaged in any activity – and that, she says, is the key to the success of the Common Reader Program.

When Harvey hit home, UHCL staff, Indian transfer students came to aid

October 13, 2017 | Katherine Adams

When Harvey hit home, UHCL staff, Indian transfer students came to aid

When Ankita Verma and Astha Sharma arrived in Houston from Chhattisgarh, India on Aug. 9 to begin their graduate studies at University of Houston-Clear Lake, they were prepared to learn about a foreign culture, study in a new university, and begin a new chapter in their lives. However, within less than two weeks of their arrival, Mother Nature threw in a plot twist that no one expected: a very unpleasant visit from Hurricane Harvey.