UHCL News

UHCL helps waterlogged Hawks chart a new course

September 07, 2017 | Katherine Adams

UHCL helps waterlogged Hawks chart a new course

After Tropical Storm Harvey left Houston, representatives from numerous University of Houston-Clear Lake organizations and campus offices met to discuss ways to help students immersed in stress and coping with losses incurred by floodwaters. The “Hawks Helping Hawks” Sept. 6 event was quickly organized to collect canned goods, clothing, and school supplies to help students including Alexia Flores, a junior from South Houston who, like many other students, faculty and staff, was flooded out of her home.

Exhibition showcases student work from every art class UHCL offers

September 07, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Exhibition showcases student work from every art class UHCL offers

For fifth-year senior graphic design major Tiffany Ferris, trying to envision what kind of art she’d be creating when she transferred to University of Houston-Clear Lake two years ago was nearly impossible because she couldn’t find any examples of student-created art on campus. That’s why she and senior art education major Jason Case decided to change things for incoming freshman or transfer art students.

UHCL launches relief efforts for students affected by storm

September 06, 2017 | Katherine Adams

UHCL launches relief efforts for students affected by storm

University of Houston-Clear Lake staff and campus organizations stand ready to assist students affected by Tropical Storm Harvey starting Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 6 in Bayou Building Atrium II.

UHCL Art Gallery to showcase nationally-touring print exhibition

August 24, 2017 | Katherine Adams

UHCL Art Gallery to showcase nationally-touring print exhibition

It’s rare for a national artist organizations that was formed during the Great Depression to still be in existence today. The American Abstract Artists is one thriving exception, and the University of Houston-Clear Lake Art Gallery is pleased to host an exhibition of prints by 48 of its members.

UHCL faculty research briefs

August 24, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UHCL faculty research briefs

Nguyen, Harman tackle processing efficiency for space station simulations; Hsu investigates trust attitudes among correctional officers.

Autism expert to discuss sleep disorders at UHCL event

August 24, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Autism expert to discuss sleep disorders at UHCL event

Children on the autism spectrum face innumerable academic and social challenges each day. In fact, says Jack Dempsey, Ph.D., a child psychologist who specializes in treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, up to 80 percent of these children also suffer from a sleep disorder, so that the difficulties encountered during the day often extend well into the night. Dempsey is the first in a lineup of autism experts to speak each month at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities’ 2017-18 Autism Speaker Series at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

UHCL professor’s book chronicles tragedy of Cold War nuke tests

August 18, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UHCL professor’s book chronicles tragedy of Cold War nuke tests

Keith Parsons, like many baby boomers, remembers the duck-and-cover drills from his childhood and has been interested in the history surrounding nuclear weapons and nuclear war ever since. Parsons, a University of Houston-Clear Lake professor of philosophy, expanded on his interest and with co-author Robert Zaballa, an Atlanta-based nuclear physicist, in “Bombing the Marshall Islands: A Cold War Tragedy,” a book just released by Cambridge University Press.

New reading library for new Habitat for Humanity home

August 17, 2017 | Jean Rudnicki

New reading library for new Habitat for Humanity home

When Cynthia Vasquez-Gonzalez and her five daughters move into their new Habitat for Humanity home next month, they will each bring with them a mini-library of personalized, age-appropriate books provided by the University of Houston-Clear Lake Habitat for Reading program.

Welcome Week helps new students transition to UHCL

August 17, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Welcome Week helps new students transition to UHCL

A new semester and busy schedules can be stressful. That’s why University of Houston-Clear Lake takes a whole week to plan fun, engaging events to welcome and orient new and returning students to Hawk life and ensure a great start to the new school year.

UHCL’s Orientation Leaders gear up for Welcome Week

August 17, 2017 | Katherine Adams

UHCL’s Orientation Leaders gear up for Welcome Week

Welcome Week begins Aug. 28 at the University of Houston-Clear Lake campus. UH-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake (center) meets with Orientation Leaders Caila Vyoral, Natalia Marfil (kneeling,) Amanda Newman, Miles Shellshear, and Izuh Ikpeama to discuss the week’s activities, which include daily giveaways and prizes, a picnic on the plaza, and culminating in the Welcome Back Bash.

Alumni meet UHCL President Ira K. Blake

August 17, 2017 | Karen Barbier

Alumni meet UHCL President Ira K. Blake

New University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake welcomed the JSC Small Business Council to University of Houston-Clear Lake in early August. Several attendees who are also university alumni had an opportunity to chat with the president during a networking social at the end of the conference.