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UHCL research lab, alumna collaborate to support Texas foster kids

December 16, 2020 | UHCL Staff

UHCL research lab, alumna collaborate to support Texas foster kids

A University of Houston-Clear Lake student, professor and alumna are combining efforts to improve the lives of over 50,000 Texas children in foster care.

UHCL fall 2020 commencement ceremony to be held virtually

December 08, 2020 | UHCL Staff

UHCL fall 2020 commencement ceremony to be held virtually

Over 1,050 University of Houston-Clear Lake fall 2020 graduates earned their degrees and will be recognized during a virtual ceremony on Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. Of those, 723 will be recognized for receiving their undergraduate degrees, and 331 will be recognized for receiving graduate degrees.

Alumna maps path to success with sociology, geography

December 07, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Alumna maps path to success with sociology, geography

Everyone who uses an app to park a car, navigate an airport, or share their zip code at check-out is using geographic information systems technology. Abrin Brooks’ job ensures all that, and much more, are working smoothly.

Virtual Alumni Celebration draws hundreds nationally, internationally

December 02, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Virtual Alumni Celebration draws hundreds nationally, internationally

University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni are too dedicated for a pandemic to stop a celebration. Although the annual UH-Clear Lake Alumni Association’s Alumni Celebration was virtual this year, at least 300 Hawks around the country attended, honoring six award recipients and raising funds for the critical needs of current UHCL students.

Student's virtual art exhibition confronts challenges in education system

November 25, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Student's virtual art exhibition confronts challenges in education system

Jennifer Lehnert's experience in education inspired her Master of Arts in Humanities with Studio Arts Concentration capstone exhibition entitled, “Education: Idealized, Never Realized,” available virtually for free through Dec. 11.

Veteran overcomes personal challenges to graduate, credits supportive profs

November 20, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Veteran overcomes personal challenges to graduate, credits supportive profs

Trinity Danielson had just transferred to University of Houston-Clear Lake to complete his bachelor’s degree and had registered for a heavy load of coursework when his wife had their second child. Within a week, his son was critically ill and hospitalized and Danielson said he reached out to his professors for support.

President's Speaker Series seeks to engage university, community about 'big questions'

October 26, 2020 | UHCL Staff

President's Speaker Series seeks to engage university, community about 'big questions'

Big questions demand big answers, and a new speaker series from University of Houston-Clear Lake is looking to spark big conversations. The free President’s Speaker Series will launch this conversation with a panel discussion, “How Do We Prepare for the Future of Education?” on Oct. 30 at 9 a.m. online via Zoom.

UHCL honors outstanding alumni, profs at celebration

October 13, 2020 | UHCL Staff

UHCL honors outstanding alumni, profs at celebration

Brandon Capetillo, Dr. Seun Adigun, Mike McMullen, Brian Stephens, Kimberly Campbell, and the late Randy Garcia will be the honorees at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s 46th Anniversary Alumni Celebration to be held Saturday, Nov. 9 via Zoom.

Retired UHCL prof continues legacy of protest for racial justice

October 09, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Retired UHCL prof continues legacy of protest for racial justice

When Rep. John Lewis, who spent his life as an organizer and social justice activist, said that people should get into “good trouble,” Craig Oettinger was listening.

Short Takes

September 30, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Short Takes

Keep up with events and activities at UH-Clear Lake with Short Takes, a weekly preview of upcoming events

Alumnus finds path 'From Prison II Purpose'

September 24, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Alumnus finds path 'From Prison II Purpose'

People don’t like talking about the “tarnished” areas of their lives. But as Johnny Ward has learned through years of painful life experience, people connect to the tarnished parts the most.

UHCL alumnus named to 9/11 medical advisory committee

September 10, 2020 | UHCL Staff

UHCL alumnus named to 9/11 medical advisory committee

Nineteen years after the world’s deadliest terrorist attack, the first responders, support personnel and members of the general public directly affected by the attacks of 9/11 are still suffering from health complications. Now, University of Houston-Clear Lake alumnus Michael Larrañaga is joining the effort to provide medical care to those affected by the attacks.