March 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams
The devastating psychological effects of violence on children can linger for their entire lives. Girls and boys in parts of the Middle East have been living amid armed conflict since birth, and Brian McCarty, a Los Angeles-based photographer, offered a new perspective on their trauma with his War-Toys photo series. A unique exhibition encompassing his early work on the project, “War-Toys: Israel, West Bank and Gaza Strip” in the Art Gallery at University of Houston-Clear Lake culminated in a presentation led by McCarty and attended by students, faculty and community members.
March 14, 2018 | Katherine Adams
The selections juried into this year’s University of Houston-Clear Lake Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, which opens April 5 and runs through May 3, were the result of a newly implemented mentoring process that took place between graduating senior BFA majors, December graduates and a member of the art and design faculty of each artist’s choosing.
March 06, 2018 | Katherine Adams
Although Hurricane Harvey’s high waters have long receded, many University of Houston-Clear Lake students are still struggling with the after-effects. That’s why Assistant Professor of Literature Joanna Eleftheriou, together with UH-Clear Lake’s Writing Center, have scheduled an open-mic event entitled, “Renewal,” on March 28 from 6-9 p.m. in the Garden Room of the Bayou Building. Audiences have the chance to hear two accomplished, recently published local authors as well as members of the audience who wish to share poetry or fiction of their own which deals with the theme of renewal.
March 05, 2018 | Katherine Adams
University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus is offering monthly information sessions for those interested in advancing their career by obtaining an RN-to-BSN degree.
March 02, 2018 | Katherine Adams
One hundred fifty students from seven colleges and universities converged on University of Houston-Clear Lake’s campus to demonstrate their debating, research, and diplomatic skills at the 11th Annual Bilateral Model Arab League conference Feb. 16-18.
February 07, 2018 | Katherine Adams
It took Missouri City resident Patricia Landa-Hernandez a long time to walk across the stage to collect her Master of Arts in Humanities from University of Houston-Clear Lake. For students juggling work and family responsibilities, staying focused on an academic goal can be almost impossibly difficult. With the help of her family and some key professors in UH-Clear Lake’s Department of Humanities, she achieved her goal in December 2017.
January 22, 2018 | Katherine Adams
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.
January 11, 2018 | Audrey Ewer
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.
January 11, 2018 | Audrey Ewer
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.
January 10, 2018 | Audrey Ewer
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.
December 28, 2017 | Karen Barbier
University of Houston-Clear Lake Professor of Philosophy Keith M. Parsons delivered the afternoon commencement address for fall 2017 graduates on Dec. 17 at NRG Arena, Houston. He encouraged students to commit themselves to lifelong learning and added his own spin to an age-old adage: “Ignorance is never blissful,” he said.