UHCL News

Perseverance pays for recently graduated working mom

February 07, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Perseverance pays for recently graduated working mom

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.

Engineering professor showcases passion for music in piano recital

February 02, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Engineering professor showcases passion for music in piano recital

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

Message in ‘Hidden Figures’ fosters mentorships at UH-Clear Lake

January 29, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Message in ‘Hidden Figures’ fosters mentorships at UH-Clear Lake

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.

Meet faculty, tour campus, apply at UH-Clear Lake Open House

January 29, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Meet faculty, tour campus, apply at UH-Clear Lake Open House

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.”

The Quebe Sisters to bring Western swing to Bayou Theater for Valentine’s Day

January 26, 2018 | Katherine Adams

The Quebe Sisters to bring Western swing to Bayou Theater for Valentine’s Day

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.

Students, staff honor MLK Day with community service project

January 25, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Students, staff honor MLK Day with community service project

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.”

Incoming College of Business graduate students meet, network

January 24, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Incoming College of Business graduate students meet, network

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.

Bluegrass party band Bumper Jacksons rocks the Bayou Theater

January 23, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Bluegrass party band Bumper Jacksons rocks the Bayou Theater

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.

Grammy-nominated duo to bring bluegrass, country to Bayou Theater

January 22, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Grammy-nominated duo to bring bluegrass, country to Bayou Theater

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.

Incarcerated student’s gift of art expresses introspection and gratitude for UHCL education

January 22, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Incarcerated student’s gift of art expresses introspection and gratitude for UHCL education

It’s not unusual for students to give their teacher or professor a gift to express their appreciation for what they’ve learned, or for the support they’ve received in a particular class. When Associate Professor of Humanities Shreerekha Subramanian saw her student’s mother appear in her office to present her with a very large painting on behalf of her son, it was much more than a token gift of thanks for an enjoyable class.

Love the theater? Take your seat!

December 29, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Love the theater? Take your seat!

The Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake has been a campus and community focal point for 40 years. But just as an actor needs to retouch his makeup before making his entrance, and a musician needs to tune his instrument before the show, the Bayou Theater is showing signs of needing to renovate and revitalize, so the show can keep going on.

Oman study trip promises rich cultural, educational experiences

December 28, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Oman study trip promises rich cultural, educational experiences

Ten University of Houston-Clear Lake students and three professors will begin the New Year by boarding a plane bound for a life-changing, ten-day study trip to Oman. The journey, which takes place Jan. 4-14, is UH-Clear Lake’s second annual trip to the Sultanate, and includes visits to most major historic and religious sites in Oman, excursions to major cities and mountain villages, an overnight stay in the Sharqiya desert, and meetings with Omani government officials.