UHCL News

Latino Heritage Month to culminate in Dia de los Muertos Bash

October 24, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Latino Heritage Month to culminate in Dia de los Muertos Bash

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican tradition dating back centuries that honors deceased loved ones. As the Hispanic population in Texas continues to grow, the festival of Dia de los Muertos is becoming more mainstream and is often combined with Halloween.

Associate dean of students ready to prepare UHCL for changes ahead

October 20, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Associate dean of students ready to prepare UHCL for changes ahead

After receiving her master’s degree and working for eight years in residence life and in the Dean of Students Office at Texas State University in San Marcos, Iliana Melendez decided the time was right to start looking for an associate dean position in a college that was growing and transitioning.

Schedule of events for Tibetan monks’ visit to UHCL

October 20, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Schedule of events for Tibetan monks’ visit to UHCL

In a weeklong academic project sponsored by University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Human Sciences and Humanities, the Sacred Arts of Tibet Tour will be visiting UH-Clear Lake from Nov. 6-10.

Area chambers, BAHEP host welcome event

October 19, 2017 | Karen Barbier

Area chambers, BAHEP host welcome event

Area business leaders met University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake during a special gathering for the new president hosted by the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and the League City Regional Chamber of Commerce.

UHCL Healthcare Administration holds open house

October 18, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UHCL Healthcare Administration holds open house

University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake joined about 50 students, alumni and faculty for a UH-Clear Lake Healthcare Administration Open House at the university’s facility in the Texas Medical Center

Short Takes

October 16, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Short Takes

International students application deadline, Dia de los Muertos, lecture on economic development trends, Riyaaz Qawwali at the Bayou Theater and more.

Common Reader Program chooses “Hidden Figures” for themes on racism, mentorship

October 14, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Common Reader Program chooses “Hidden Figures” for themes on racism, mentorship

It’s hard to stay focused and interested when you’re expected to listen to just one professor’s voice, says Wanalee Romero, lecturer of literature and director of the first-year seminar program at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Additional points of view with lots of participation help keep students engaged in any activity – and that, she says, is the key to the success of the Common Reader Program.

When Harvey hit home, UHCL staff, Indian transfer students came to aid

October 13, 2017 | Katherine Adams

When Harvey hit home, UHCL staff, Indian transfer students came to aid

When Ankita Verma and Astha Sharma arrived in Houston from Chhattisgarh, India on Aug. 9 to begin their graduate studies at University of Houston-Clear Lake, they were prepared to learn about a foreign culture, study in a new university, and begin a new chapter in their lives. However, within less than two weeks of their arrival, Mother Nature threw in a plot twist that no one expected: a very unpleasant visit from Hurricane Harvey.

Programs raise community awareness of domestic violence

October 12, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Programs raise community awareness of domestic violence

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that although the rates of domestic violence have been declining, one in four women and one in seven men suffer physical abuse from an intimate partner in the United States. “At University of Houston-Clear Lake, we are committed to providing an educational, working and living environment where students and staff are free from sex discrimination of any kind,” said Title IX Coordinator Corey Benson. “October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Office of Human Resources and UH-Clear Lake Police Department have partnered to present a number of programs to help recognize and respond to domestic violence.”

Topping out ceremony at UHCL’s new STEM facility

October 12, 2017 | George Mattingly II

Topping out ceremony at UHCL’s new STEM facility

University of Houston-Clear Lake officials sign their names on the last beam to be placed on the university’s $65.7 million STEM and Classroom Building in a “topping out” ceremony celebrating the completion of the structural concrete-and-steel portion of the project which began in April.

Tibetan monks visit to UHCL for a week of lectures, mandala construction

October 12, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Tibetan monks visit to UHCL for a week of lectures, mandala construction

In the classroom, Associate Professor of Sociology Stephen M. Cherry’s aims to offer students the broadest, most diverse possible educational experiences so they can develop insight and perspective into things that are often far outside the realm of their daily lives. To that end, Cherry, a practicing Buddhist, is helping to organize The Tibetan Perspectives of the Buddha’s Teachings Tour, presented by the Gaden Shartse monks and sponsored by UH-Clear Lake’s College of Human Science and Humanities, to visit the university from Nov. 6-10.

Riyaaz Qawwali to perform ancient, mystical music at UHCL Bayou Theater

October 12, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Riyaaz Qawwali to perform ancient, mystical music at UHCL Bayou Theater

At the core of Riyaaz Qawwali’s musical performances is interfaith awareness and a celebration of the diversity in South Asia. The seven-man ensemble will share its particular brand of centuries-old spiritual, devotional music to a new audience for their first performance at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater Friday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.