UHCL News

Alumni event to honor leaders dedicated to serving community

October 10, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Alumni event to honor leaders dedicated to serving community

University of Houston-Clear Lake will recognize this year’s Alumni Association Awards recipients at the 2018 Alumni Celebration Saturday, Oct. 20, at South Shore Harbour Resort, 2500 South Shore Blvd., League City, Texas. Guests will enjoy dinner and mingling with the UHCL community, which include this year’s three recipients of Distinguished Alumni awards and two recipients of Outstanding Professor awards.

UHCL grad inspires leadership in young students through pilot program

October 03, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL grad inspires leadership in young students through pilot program

Jordan Barber graduated from University of Houston-Clear Lake in December 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in education. Now in her fourth year as a second grade teacher at Bay Elementary in Clear Creek I.S.D., Barber has piloted a school-wide program designed to encourage students to take leadership roles in their classroom and in their school.

UHCL online MBA program ranked among best in the nation

September 18, 2018 | George Mattingly II

UHCL online MBA program ranked among best in the nation

The MBA online degree program at UHCL ranked 23rd among the “Top 50 No-GMAT Online MBA Programs” in the nation by Online MBA Today, an online guide that connects prospective online students to MBA programs.

UHCL’s Habitat for Reading program continues to provide home libraries

September 14, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UHCL’s Habitat for Reading program continues to provide home libraries

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Habitat for Reading program celebrates its third anniversary this fall, continuing to provide personalized, age-appropriate mini-libraries to children in Habitat for Humanity homes. The program’s purpose is to help develop and nurture a habit and love of reading, and build the literacy skills necessary for personal, academic, and lifelong success.

UH-Clear Lake advances regional ranking from U.S. News and World Report

September 10, 2018 | George Mattingly II

UH-Clear Lake advances regional ranking from U.S. News and World Report

University of Houston-Clear Lake advanced two spots in U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges rankings, tying for 61st among 140 colleges and universities considered in the Best Regional Universities in the West.

UHCL, state reps celebrate opening of new buildings

September 05, 2018 | Karen Barbier

UHCL, state reps celebrate opening of new buildings

University of Houston-Clear Lake administrators, state legislators, students, faculty, staff and architects shared the excitement of the grand opening of two new buildings on campus during a celebratory event in late August.

UHCL promotes 16 faculty members

August 24, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL promotes 16 faculty members

Effective Sept. 1, University of Houston-Clear Lake will promote 16 faculty members, 10 of whom were elevated from assistant professors to associate professors with tenure, while six ascended from associate professors to full professors.

CLASP continues educational outreach initiative under new leadership

August 23, 2018 | Katherine Adams

CLASP continues educational outreach initiative under new leadership

The Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs, an outreach initiative of University of Houston-Clear Lake, will continue its monthly lectures to engage the community in lifelong educational opportunities.. CLASP, conceived and coordinated in 2002 by UH-Clear Lake Distinguished Alumna Marilyn Lunney and her husband, retired NASA Flight Director Glynn Lunney, will continue under the direction of Dwayne Busby, UHCL’s Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships. “We intend to preserve the legacy of community education

Instructional design and tech degree opens new doors for former educator

August 22, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Instructional design and tech degree opens new doors for former educator

Kellie Simon felt that after eight years of teaching fifth grade science, she was ready for a change. As part of the requirements for her master of science in instructional design and technology degree program at University of Houston-Clear Lake, she completed a two-month internship at DRDA, a Clear Lake accounting and business-consulting firm – and was immediately hired as a consultant, after graduating in August.

UHCL alum's feature film about wealthy Asians offers rich insights, cultural perspective

August 22, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL alum's feature film about wealthy Asians offers rich insights, cultural perspective

There’s been plenty of buzz surrounding the release of the movie based on University of Houston-Clear Lake alumnus Kevin Kwan’s best-selling book, “Crazy Rich Asians” that premiered Aug 15. Fans of Kwan’s “Crazy Rich Asians” trilogy have been flocking to see the romcom, but according to UH-Clear Lake’s Associate Professor of Humanities Shreerekha Subramanian, who specializes in Asian American and South Asian literature and cinema, the movie’s impact on American entertainment culture will continue to resonate far beyond this summer.

Alumnus' career continues to gain strength across two continents

August 21, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Alumnus' career continues to gain strength across two continents

Junghai Xu met University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Associate Professor of Exercise and Health Sciences Bill Amonette in Beijing, when Xu acted as an English interpreter for him during his tenure as a strength and conditioning coach for the Chinese National Basketball Team as it prepared for the 2006 International Basketball Federation world championships in Japan. In return for Xu’s assistance, Amonette shared his knowledge about weightlifting, brought him to UH-Clear Lake to begin his own future in the same field, and became lifelong friends along the way.

Short Takes

August 20, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Short Takes

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