UHCL News

UHCL finance leader awarded coveted professional development fellowship

February 18, 2020 | Katherine Adams

UHCL finance leader awarded coveted professional development fellowship

University of Houston Clear Lake’s Associate Vice President of Finance Usha Mathew has been selected for the 2020-2021 National Association of College and University Business Officers Fellowship Program.

Tia Brown McNair to speak about engaging, including underserved students

February 18, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Tia Brown McNair to speak about engaging, including underserved students

The Division of Student Affairs at University of Houston-Clear Lake welcomes Tia Brown McNair to share her insights on incorporating underserved student success, engagement and inclusion into the campus strategic planning process. Her presentation takes place in the Bayou Theater Feb. 26 from 9-11 a.m. A question-and-answer session will follow.

'Nappy Hair Stories' celebrates black women's relationship with hair

February 17, 2020 | Katherine Adams

'Nappy Hair Stories' celebrates black women's relationship with hair

On Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m., the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake will continue the conversation of hair love with a presentation of “Nappy Hair Stories,” written and performed by Laura D. Oliver.

Black History Month: UHCL alum shares path to success

February 14, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Black History Month: UHCL alum shares path to success

Public education in the U.S. is known to have a persistent, well-documented problem: there’s a fairly significant achievement gap between white students and students of color. University of Houston-Clear Lake Distinguished Alumnus Preston Johnson Jr., grew up as a young African-American in a small town near Waco. It was difficult to envision a future where he was competing in college against students from bigger schools who had more advantages.

Neumann Library hosts discussion on virtual and augmented futures

February 13, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Neumann Library hosts discussion on virtual and augmented futures

The Neumann Library at University of Houston-Clear Lake will be hosting a panel discussion entitled “Virtual and Augmented Futures,” spotlighting augmented and virtual reality and their implications for teaching, learning and future careers. The event, to be held Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 2-3:30 p.m. is comprised of seven experts in fields including technology, software engineering, psychology and digital media.

West African Film Festival celebrates film, connects cultures

February 13, 2020 | Katherine Adams

West African Film Festival celebrates film, connects cultures

The West African Film Festival of Houston is showing two short documentary films at University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in room 179. The films recognize and celebrate African films in the U.S. with the intention of bridging cultural divides and presenting an accurate picture of West Africa to American audiences.

Anthropology students, prof travel to Texas border to study migrants' issues

February 12, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Anthropology students, prof travel to Texas border to study migrants' issues

Professor of Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Studies Christine Kovic and three University of Houston-Clear Lake students, Natalia Mendez, Hayley Bullock, and Kelly Hornsby, traveled to cities along Texas’ southern border to continue studying issues facing migrants seeking asylum in the United States.

Gaskins named UHCL's inaugural AVP for Info Tech, CIO

February 11, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Gaskins named UHCL's inaugural AVP for Info Tech, CIO

LeeBrian E. Gaskins joined the University of Houston-Clear Lake as its inaugural Assistant Vice President for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer on Feb. 3. Gaskins will lead the University Computing and Telecommunications office.

UHCL alumna, former NASA engineer to lead Common Reader discussion

February 10, 2020 | Katherine Adams

UHCL alumna, former NASA engineer to lead Common Reader discussion

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Common Reader Program is launching its first event of the semester, entitled “A Conversation with Spare Parts’ Lisa Spence and Special Guests” on March 3 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Forest Room. The book “Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream” by Joshua Davis, is this year’s Common Reader selection with the goal of creating community connections among students, as well as between them and their professors.

Black History Month: President Blake shares her story, encourages others to find their voice

February 07, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Black History Month: President Blake shares her story, encourages others to find their voice

In just one generation, Ira K. Blake grew from being the daughter of sharecroppers to becoming the fifth president of University of Houston-Clear Lake, the first woman and the first African American to serve in the role. For Blake, education was the key to transforming her life, and is a crucial part of her story.

UHCL Art Gallery, Bayou Theater debuts cultural arts director

February 06, 2020 | Katherine Adams

UHCL Art Gallery, Bayou Theater debuts cultural arts director

University of Houston-Clear Lake has named Eric Despard as its new director of cultural arts beginning Feb. 3, 2020. Despard will oversee the university’s Bayou Theater, its Art Gallery, as well as cultural arts educational programming at both UH-Clear Lake and UHCL Pearland. He has spent his 30-year career as a professional musician, a professor of music and art, and the director of both a community music school and university cultural arts programs.

UHCL staff member's research study explores reality of 'underprepared' college students

February 05, 2020 | Katherine Adams

UHCL staff member's research study explores reality of 'underprepared' college students

Scott Richardson, Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator at University of Houston-Clear Lake, has co-authored an article focusing on the life and academic factors in college students’ lives that impact their ability to persist through graduation. The article, titled “Addressing Misperceptions of Underprepared Students: A Case Study at a Public American University,” will be published this year in the Journal of Global Education Review.