UHCL News

Neumann Library updates will create innovative learning spaces

October 29, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Neumann Library updates will create innovative learning spaces

The Alfred R. Neumann Library at University of Houston-Clear Lake is near completion of a renovation project filled with innovations in technology, collaboration, instruction and research. Additions to the library will include a new presentation space, an active learning classroom, and an XR lab for flexible learning.

Center for Executive Education's SAT prep course yields dividends

October 28, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Center for Executive Education's SAT prep course yields dividends

Although opportunities to prepare for the SAT and ACT were limited as many universities enacted test-optional policies, University of Houston-Clear Lake freshman Pavisha Sargunan opted to take an SAT prep class with the UHCL Center for Executive Education. Her excellent resulting score helped her earn a full-ride New Hawk Scholarship.

UHCL celebration recognizes outstanding profs, alumni

October 26, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL celebration recognizes outstanding profs, alumni

Over 200 University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni and friends gathered for a celebratory awards event recognizing exceptional alumni and professors on Oct. 16. The event, entitled “Let’s Soar,” retroactively honored the 2020 awards recipients who could not be celebrated in person last year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Behavior analysis program preps far beyond certification

October 20, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Behavior analysis program preps far beyond certification

The national demand for Board Certified Behavior Analysts has grown a staggering 800%, says HealthCare Recruiters International, a California-based healthcare recruiting firm. And meeting that need is a challenge – putting “BCBA” after your name requires a rigorous graduate course of study, followed by an equally tough national certification examination.

Bettman and Halpin bring fresh take on Americana to Bayou Theater

October 18, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Bettman and Halpin bring fresh take on Americana to Bayou Theater

If you’ve ever lost yourself in a ballad from Joan Baez or Emmylou Harris, you’ll be right at home with Bettman and Halpin as they bring their brand of musical storytelling to University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Cybersecurity minor can complement multiple degrees

October 12, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Cybersecurity minor can complement multiple degrees

Across all industries, data breaches and hacking are a constant concern. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure these breaches and hacks don’t happen and everyone has the resources to stay safer and more secure online.

Walker named interim UHCL president, Blake takes System post

October 11, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Walker named interim UHCL president, Blake takes System post

University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake has accepted an invitation from University of Houston System Chancellor Renu Khator to serve as special assistant to the chancellor. In her new role, Blake will develop student success initiatives across the University of Houston System’s four institutions.

Buddhist perspective: climate change is about personal ethics, activism

October 07, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Buddhist perspective: climate change is about personal ethics, activism

As the ravages of climate change continue to batter the planet, scientists and experts keep offering their advice on how to keep our planet from warming. Geshe Jampa Wangchuk—Geshe meaning something equivalent to “spiritual father” in the Buddhist faith and similar to a doctorate in academic terms—spoke through an interpreter about the Buddhist perspective on climate change during a visit to UHCL last month.

Pathways to STEM Careers grant increased, extended

October 06, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Pathways to STEM Careers grant increased, extended

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $4,036,338 grant to University of Houston-Clear Lake targeting Hispanic/Latino/a/x and other low-income students in a STEM-related degree program. This new project builds upon the work of the "Pathways to STEM Careers" grant originally awarded in 2016 for about $3.7 million.

Theater, art gallery invite submissions for sustainability festival

October 05, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Theater, art gallery invite submissions for sustainability festival

The Sustainable Stories Film Fest will take place at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater, along with a jointly-themed exhibition in the UHCL Art Gallery Nov. 17 and 19, with the goal of screening and recognizing short films about sustainable solutions and lifestyles.

Arts conference brings creativity to the classroom

October 04, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Arts conference brings creativity to the classroom

University of Houston-Clear Lake Art School for Children and Young Adults and the Houston Arts Partners (HAP) will present a conference on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. where educators can receive continuing education credits and children can receive complimentary instruction in a variety of art projects.

Mexican 'lottery' mural highlights UHCL's Hispanic heritage

October 01, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Mexican 'lottery' mural highlights UHCL's Hispanic heritage

A few steps into the Office of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at University of Houston-Clear Lake and it will become clear that the university takes great pride in its Hispanic student population. A strikingly colorful “Loteria” wall in the Office of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion was unveiled this year for Hispanic Heritage Month.