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Free groceries available for all UHCL students

May 17, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Free groceries available for all UHCL students

Students taking at least one credit hour at the University of Houston-Clear Lake are eligible to receive free groceries twice a month, courtesy of the Houston Food Bank’s Food for Change Program and UH-Clear Lake’s Office of Student Advocacy. All students, regardless of financial need, are invited to take part.

Philanthropists' gift beautifies UHCL's Potter Pond, Wilson Park

May 14, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Philanthropists' gift beautifies UHCL's Potter Pond, Wilson Park

University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake, UH-Clear Lake Distinguished Alumna Patricia Potter Wilson and her husband Wendell Wilson unveiled the addition of a serenity garden near Potter Pond on May 6. The garden will be a reflective space for the campus community.

Alum named Principal of the Year, continues to aim high

May 13, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Alum named Principal of the Year, continues to aim high

Krystal Hawks became an educator because she wanted to have a positive impact on the lives of children. After completing her Master of Science in Educational Management from University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2010, she knew she was well prepared for the next level.

Midnight Mezcal twangs Tex-Mex, country swing at Bayou Theater

May 12, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Midnight Mezcal twangs Tex-Mex, country swing at Bayou Theater

With roots firmly planted in American classic country music, Midnight Mezcal will deliver a blend of honky tonk, conjunto and western swing — Mexican style — in a free performance at the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake on Wednesday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Scholarship recipients, donors celebrate success

May 12, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Scholarship recipients, donors celebrate success

Without the financial support she received through her scholarship, says University of Houston-Clear Lake graduate student Haley Lansford, she would not have been able to remain on track toward her master’s degree in psychology. Lansford and other scholarship recipients thanked university donors and friends at a recent celebration.

Art School offers more inclusive classes for kids on autism spectrum

May 11, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Art School offers more inclusive classes for kids on autism spectrum

After numerous parents asked for additional art classes with accommodations for their children with autism, Director of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Art School for Children David Moya looked to graduate students in the university’s Behavioral Analysis program for guidance and training for the school’s teachers.

UHCL spring 2021 commencement ceremony to be virtual

May 10, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL spring 2021 commencement ceremony to be virtual

Over 1,150 University of Houston-Clear Lake spring 2021 graduates will earn their degrees and be recognized during a virtual ceremony on Sunday, May 16, at 10 a.m. Of those, 737 will receive their undergraduate degree, and 413 will be recognized for receiving graduate degrees.

New AVP aims to tell UHCL’s story

May 06, 2021 | UHCL Staff

New AVP aims to tell UHCL’s story

University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake has named Daniel Ramirez as the university’s interim assistant vice president for Marketing and Communications. He began his new role on May 3.

For local waterways, floating wetlands offer filtration power

May 04, 2021 | UHCL Staff

For local waterways, floating wetlands offer filtration power

These rafts may look like quiet as they float in a waterway with leafy green plants and an occasional turtle or small alligator basking on board. But below the surface, says Kaylei Chau, a graduate student in environmental biology at University of Houston-Clear Lake, is where all the action is taking place.

UHCL prof: Hate crime act will raise awareness about discrimination

May 03, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL prof: Hate crime act will raise awareness about discrimination

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas has risen to fourth in the country for highest rate in hate-crime incidents against Asians, according to California-based reporting center Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate. A University of Houston-Clear Lake professor says the federal COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act may help improve reporting and awareness.

Did your business survive COVID chaos? I/O psychology students can help

April 30, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Did your business survive COVID chaos? I/O psychology students can help

As businesses struggle to recover from the downsizing and other drastic changes forced upon them by the pandemic, they now have both the need and opportunity to reset their organizations toward economic prosperity. University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Center for Workplace Consulting is the right fit for the job.

Exhibition on climate change: 'We are all being affected'

April 29, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Exhibition on climate change: 'We are all being affected'

The natural world has been a source of inspiration for artists since the beginning of time. For Houston artist Jo Zider, her feelings about the environmental perils associated with climate change are channeled through her art. Her latest exhibit will go on display at the University of Houston-Clear Lake Art Gallery starting May 17.