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Incarcerated student’s gift of art expresses introspection and gratitude for UHCL education

January 22, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Incarcerated student’s gift of art expresses introspection and gratitude for UHCL education

It’s not unusual for students to give their teacher or professor a gift to express their appreciation for what they’ve learned, or for the support they’ve received in a particular class. When Associate Professor of Humanities Shreerekha Subramanian saw her student’s mother appear in her office to present her with a very large painting on behalf of her son, it was much more than a token gift of thanks for an enjoyable class.

Habitat home family receives children’s library from UH-Clear Lake

January 19, 2018 | Jean Rudnicki

Habitat home family receives children’s library from UH-Clear Lake

Kevin and Chanya Baker, proud owners of a Pasadena Habitat for Humanity home, along with their five children received a home library filled with age-appropriate books for each of the children provided by the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Habitat for Reading program.

Call for sessions proposals for teacher STEM conference

January 18, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Call for sessions proposals for teacher STEM conference

The Greater Houston Area STEM Committee is now accepting session proposals for the “New Horizons and Innovations in STEM” conference to be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Proposals must be submitted by Jan. 31.

Blog - Students learn lessons in foreign cultures in Oman

January 11, 2018 | Audrey Ewer

Blog - Students learn lessons in foreign cultures in Oman

Our group left Muscat today via four-by-fours to head toward Sur. We stopped to look at an amazing and gorgeous sinkhole. While we were there, we saw tourists swimming in the sinkhole in bikinis. After speaking with locals, we found out they were uncomfortable going to the sinkhole, particularly with bringing their children, because of the way the tourists dressed.

Blog - Group tours Omani cities, historical sites

January 11, 2018 | Audrey Ewer

Blog - Group tours Omani cities, historical sites

Our day began with visiting tombs, the remains of a castle, and archaeological site. As we explored the tomb of the sultan's mother, we learned an interesting piece of history: tombstones are not elaborate and are identical because everyone is considered equal, even the royal family.

Blog - Student shares details of Omani culture, food on study abroad trip

January 10, 2018 | Audrey Ewer

Blog - Student shares details of Omani culture, food on study abroad trip

We started our day today visiting Dhofar University in Salalah. Dhofar is a private university with approximately 6,000 students. The dean of applied sciences said that the majority of classes are taught in English because they want their graduates to be able to compete in a global market.

UH-Clear Lake online MBA business programs ranked for value quality

January 10, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UH-Clear Lake online MBA business programs ranked for value quality

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s online MBA program ranked in the top 43 percentile of U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 canvass of online MBA programs. The university’s online bachelor’s business degree program ranked in the top 50 percentile of the canvass.

UHCL faculty, students donate to Spring Branch school

January 10, 2018 | Jean Rudnicki

UHCL faculty, students donate to Spring Branch school

Faculty and students of the University of Houston-Clear Lake College of Education Counseling Program delivered boxes of donated shoes, coats and books they collected for the young children at Hollibrook Elementary School in the Spring Branch Independent School District. The school’s counselor, Juan Sosa-Tirado, is a 2015 graduate of the UHCL school counselor program.

UHCL student blogs about ‘rewarding experience’ on Oman study trip

January 08, 2018 | Audrey Ewer

UHCL student blogs about ‘rewarding experience’ on Oman study trip

On January 6, our group visited the Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman. The rugs, architecture, art and chandeliers were beautiful. We looked at the various art pieces influenced by cultures such as the Persians, Egyptians, Omanis and Indians. We also had the opportunity to ask Omani women working the information center about Islam and life in Oman.

QEP Leadership Team wraps up enhancement project

January 04, 2018 | Karen Barbier

QEP Leadership Team wraps up enhancement project

Faculty and administrators from University of Houston-Clear Lake continue with their goal of enhancing educational opportunities for students through the implementation of a Quality Enhancement Plan. The plan, known as QEP, reflects and affirms the commitment of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the regional body for accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.

Faculty recognized for commitment to quality enhancement program

January 03, 2018 | Karen Barbier

Faculty recognized for commitment to quality enhancement program

Members of the University of Houston-Clear Lake Quality Enhancement Program Leadership Team celebrated the end of its year with a reception in December. During the event, UH-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake recognized university faculty members who have completed the Quality Enhancement Program professional development workshops, developed Applied Critical Thinking-endorsed syllabi, taught the Applied Critical Thinking course and submitted an assessment to the university’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

UHCL student dignitaries greet grads at commencement

December 29, 2017 | Karen Barbier

UHCL student dignitaries greet grads at commencement

University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake, left, is shown with student dignitaries before the noon commencement ceremony for fall 2017 graduates on Dec. 17 at NRG Arena, Houston.