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President's Speaker Series seeks to engage university, community about 'big questions'

October 26, 2020 | UHCL Staff

President's Speaker Series seeks to engage university, community about 'big questions'

Big questions demand big answers, and a new speaker series from University of Houston-Clear Lake is looking to spark big conversations. The free President’s Speaker Series will launch this conversation with a panel discussion, “How Do We Prepare for the Future of Education?” on Oct. 30 at 9 a.m. online via Zoom.

UHCL dean explores 'masked manners' in thought piece to air on NPR

October 23, 2020 | UHCL Staff

UHCL dean explores 'masked manners' in thought piece to air on NPR

Constantly wearing masks to protect against the COVID-19 virus can be a struggle, but it goes beyond the inconvenience of keeping cloth over our mouths and noses. Humans tend to process faces as a whole rather than focusing on individual features, so masks may impede more elements of communication than people assume.

Cooler donations, grant funds allow Hawk Food Pantry to expand

October 21, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Cooler donations, grant funds allow Hawk Food Pantry to expand

After Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters destroyed the homes and other property of many University of Houston-Clear Lake students in 2017, Hawks swung into action, organizing food and clothing drives to help classmates in need.

International Ed Week spotlights Diplomacy Institute, student diversity

October 20, 2020 | UHCL Staff

International Ed Week spotlights Diplomacy Institute, student diversity

University of Houston-Clear Lake is celebrating International Education Week between Nov. 16-20, with the aim of spotlighting the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

UHCL honors outstanding alumni, profs at celebration

October 13, 2020 | UHCL Staff

UHCL honors outstanding alumni, profs at celebration

Brandon Capetillo, Dr. Seun Adigun, Mike McMullen, Brian Stephens, Kimberly Campbell, and the late Randy Garcia will be the honorees at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s 46th Anniversary Alumni Celebration to be held Saturday, Nov. 9 via Zoom.

New Accessibility Support Center director seeks new ways to support disabled students

October 12, 2020 | UHCL Staff

New Accessibility Support Center director seeks new ways to support disabled students

Formerly known as Disability Services, University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Accessibility Support Center is moving forward with a new name and a new director. J’Naudia Hunter-Phillips says she’s looking forward to working closely with faculty and staff to find better ways to help students with disabilities, especially during this time of pandemic.

Retired UHCL prof continues legacy of protest for racial justice

October 09, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Retired UHCL prof continues legacy of protest for racial justice

When Rep. John Lewis, who spent his life as an organizer and social justice activist, said that people should get into “good trouble,” Craig Oettinger was listening.

UHCL to serve as Harris County polling place for 2020 election 

October 09, 2020 | UHCL Staff

UHCL to serve as Harris County polling place for 2020 election 

University of Houston-Clear Lake will serve as a Harris County polling place for the first time for the upcoming 2020 election. Check out details on how to vote at UHCL and the university's efforts to grow civic engagement.  

Students with financial need can obtain scholarships through NSF grant

October 08, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Students with financial need can obtain scholarships through NSF grant

Students with unmet financial need who are interested in a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the fields of computer science, computer information systems or computer engineering at University of Houston-Clear Lake can now obtain scholarships from the university’s new National Science Foundation S-STEM grant.

Hispanic student enrollment on steady rise, university continues progress on offering more support

October 05, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Hispanic student enrollment on steady rise, university continues progress on offering more support

As the University of Houston-Clear Lake celebrates its 10th year as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), an in-depth look at data on Hispanic students shows not only an increase in enrollment, but demonstrates their academic success. University officials offer insight and ways the university is looking to better support these students.

Short Takes

September 30, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Short Takes

Keep up with events and activities at UH-Clear Lake with Short Takes, a weekly preview of upcoming events

UHCL will help train 'homegrown' school principals with state grant

September 29, 2020 | UHCL Staff

UHCL will help train 'homegrown' school principals with state grant

Principals play crucial roles in creating effective schools in general, and supporting struggling schools in particular. Now, through a grant program awarded by the Texas Education Agency, local school districts will be able to cultivate the principals their schools need by partnering with University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education.