Better technology transforms campus safety: Police Chief demonstrates SafeZone to students
October 18, 2022 | UHCL Staff
Technology on college campuses is becoming much more than just adding more computer labs and Smart Boards. University of Houston-Clear Lake is elevating campus safety by using advanced technology that can help police officers respond virtually immediately to situations ranging from an active shooter situation to a weather alert, or from a medical emergency to a simple burst pipe or broken window.
Student's skill with drones takes chicken turtle research to new heights
October 14, 2022 | UHCL Staff
The best way to understand how college students use drones to advance critical science and research is to get someone like Jason Nagro to explain how he uses them. He’s been FAA-trained and licensed to fly sUAS, or small Unmanned Aerial Systems, and he uses his skills to learn all he can about an elusive, yet critical wetland-dwelling species—the Western Chicken Turtle.
Planting event to help UHCL restore native plants to campus, support environmental sustainability
October 11, 2022 | UHCL Staff
Being widely acknowledged as a college campus that is situated on a beautiful wildlife preserve goes beyond just the obvious curb appeal. University of Houston-Clear Lake considers the natural beauty of its campus one of its greatest assets, and has put resources into demonstrating the importance of students, faculty and community partnering to make the campus more environmentally sustainable.
Hispanic Heritage Month: How identity politics affects us locally, nationally
October 10, 2022 | UHCL Staff
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Office of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at University of Houston-Clear Lake offered a “Food4Thought” presentation on identity politics last week, led by Chief Diversity, and Inclusion Officer Brice Yates.
New chief diversity and inclusion officer looks to build on environment of support at UHCL
October 07, 2022 | UHCL Staff
Diversity on a college campus affords many educational benefits to students, including improved cultural and racial awareness, elevated critical thinking skills, and a higher level of community service. Adding equity and inclusion are key components to delivering on a wider promise of diversity to a campus community.
Powellson says Student Affairs creates solid student experiences, complements classroom
October 06, 2022 | UHCL Staff
Tina Powellson, formerly the director of the Center for Student Involvement at University of Houston, became interim vice president of Student Affairs at University of Houston-Clear Lake last month.
Beilang Zhu, Mercury's principal cellist, performs Bach's Cello Suites in Bayou Theater
October 04, 2022 | UHCL Staff
The cello compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach continue to captivate audiences and are some of the most frequently performed solo compositions ever written for cello. Mercury Chamber Orchestra’s principal cellist and early-music specialist, Beilang Zhu, will perform Bach’s Cello Suites on a baroque cello at the Bayou Theater.
Drone Expo at UHCL Pearland provides industry info, hands-on drone demonstrations
October 03, 2022 | UHCL Staff
University of Houston-Clear Lake Drone Academy at Pearland is hosting a Commercial Drone Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at UH-Clear Lake at Pearland, Health Science and Classroom Building, room 102, 1200 Pearland Parkway.
UHCL initiatives promote civic engagement, increase student voter registration
September 29, 2022 | UHCL Staff
College students are among the newest members of America’s voting population, and the Campus Vote Project reports that this younger demographic votes at lower rates than its older cohorts. But even though college student voter turnout is critical to election outcomes, there are still too many barriers for college students to get registered and get to a polling place.
Student finds internship through prof's connection, investment in students' success
September 23, 2022 | UHCL Staff
Job applications almost always ask if the candidate has previous relevant work experience. It can be difficult for a recent college graduate to acquire that, unless they’ve had an internship.
Internship at Amazon in 'something different' yields new skills and experience
September 21, 2022 | UHCL Staff
One of Sonia Tom’s goals while at University of Houston-Clear Lake was to get an internship at a global company like Amazon. As a senior majoring in information technology, she thought it would be helpful to get experience in a something different, just to see how non-technical areas worked.
Dakha Brakha performance to deliver color, dance, energy to Bayou Theater
September 16, 2022 | UHCL Staff
Ukrainian world-music quartet Dakha Brakha will be bringing its message of peace and unity to University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater stage on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Accompanied by Indian, African, Arabic, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s powerful vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.