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Interim provost aims to 'maximize this year,' assure student success

September 24, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Interim provost aims to 'maximize this year,' assure student success

As the new interim provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs at University of Houston-Clear Lake, Christopher Maynard said he’s passionate about ensuring students and faculty have a robust experience in spite of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. He began at UH-Clear Lake on Sept. 7.

Curiosity, passion for science knows no age limits

September 23, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Curiosity, passion for science knows no age limits

With most schools and universities back in session, it’s easy to picture new batches of eager young learners back in classes this fall. But a wave of students over the age of 50 has been slowly transforming college student populations, with older adults returning to campus to catch up on missed or yearned-for educational opportunities.

High school, transfer students can apply free at Discover UHCL

September 22, 2021 | UHCL Staff

High school, transfer students can apply free at Discover UHCL

Current high school juniors and seniors, as well as college students who are considering transferring, are invited to University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Discover UHCL event Saturday, Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bayou Building. Attendees can learn about degrees, meet faculty, and apply for free.

It's all about love: Riyaaz Qawwali takes UHCL on 'joyous journey'

September 21, 2021 | UHCL Staff

It's all about love: Riyaaz Qawwali takes UHCL on 'joyous journey'

Faith. Love. Joy. Music. Sharing. These universal truths cross all cultures and seem to know no boundaries. University of Houston-Clear Lake students and faculty will have an opportunity to explore these concepts from a south Asian perspective as Riyaaz Qawwali performs at the Bayou Theater on Friday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Common Reader events kick off with screening of 'Kiki'

September 20, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Common Reader events kick off with screening of 'Kiki'

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Common Reader Program, with the Women’s and Gender Studies program, are kicking off the fall semester with a screening of “Kiki,” a documentary in conversation with the common reader selection, “Becoming Nicole.” The event will be Friday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Garden Room of the Bayou Building or via Zoom.

UHCLTeach's new master teacher follows passion for science

September 17, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCLTeach's new master teacher follows passion for science

Takisha Bolden Gastile has spent her entire professional life doing what she loves and developing future science educators. After 14 years in Houston Independent School District, she saw University of Houston-Clear Lake as having an innovative way of connecting to science majors who wanted to become teachers.

Mayor Turner names UHCL prof chair of inaugural Women's Commission

September 16, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Mayor Turner names UHCL prof chair of inaugural Women's Commission

The Houston City Council voted to create a permanent City of Houston Women’s Commission into city ordinance last month, appointing 25 diverse local female leaders to serve on the inaugural volunteer board. The commission will advance equality and equity for women in the City of Houston by addressing disparities across communities and industries.

Two universities collaborate: Kenyan students begin studies at UHCL

September 15, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Two universities collaborate: Kenyan students begin studies at UHCL

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Education Abroad and Scholar Services has launched its inaugural exchange program through the U.S. Department of State, hosting two students from United States International University Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. In addition to exchange programs, the two universities also plan to collaborate on research.

UHCL criminology department presents 'Kids of Santa Fe'

September 10, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL criminology department presents 'Kids of Santa Fe'

Documentary filmmaker Charlie Minn says gun violence is one of the harshest realities of American society. That’s why he’s drawn to telling the stories of innocent people who are murdered in the midst of the most normal activities — going to school, watching a movie, attending a concert.

Updated letters to renew Hawk spirit and pride on UHCL campus

September 09, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Updated letters to renew Hawk spirit and pride on UHCL campus

University of Houston-Clear Lake is the proud home of the Hawks — and the iconic white letters at the university’s main entrance that declare you’ve entered Hawk territory are about to soar into history. The UHCL and HAWKS signs on campus will soon be replaced with updated installations.

Buddhist monks return to UHCL, share spiritual traditions

September 08, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Buddhist monks return to UHCL, share spiritual traditions

For the second time since 2017, five Tibetan monks from the Gaden Shartse Norling Monastery in Mundgod, India have made University of Houston-Clear Lake a stop on their “Sacred Arts of Tibet” tour of the U.S. to share Buddhist philosophy and demonstrate the construction of a sacred mandala to students, faculty and the community.

Qatar Charity, Diplomacy Institute to distribute food to community

September 07, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Qatar Charity, Diplomacy Institute to distribute food to community

The state of Qatar has a long-standing history of charitable contributions to the city of Houston, supporting the hardest-hit members of the community during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, as well as ongoing efforts to address food insecurity. Now, Qatar Charity is partnering with University of Houston-Clear Lake to continue this important work.