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UHCL faculty research briefs

August 24, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UHCL faculty research briefs

Nguyen, Harman tackle processing efficiency for space station simulations; Hsu investigates trust attitudes among correctional officers.

Autism expert to discuss sleep disorders at UHCL event

August 24, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Autism expert to discuss sleep disorders at UHCL event

Children on the autism spectrum face innumerable academic and social challenges each day. In fact, says Jack Dempsey, Ph.D., a child psychologist who specializes in treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, up to 80 percent of these children also suffer from a sleep disorder, so that the difficulties encountered during the day often extend well into the night. Dempsey is the first in a lineup of autism experts to speak each month at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities’ 2017-18 Autism Speaker Series at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

UHCL professor’s book chronicles tragedy of Cold War nuke tests

August 18, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UHCL professor’s book chronicles tragedy of Cold War nuke tests

Keith Parsons, like many baby boomers, remembers the duck-and-cover drills from his childhood and has been interested in the history surrounding nuclear weapons and nuclear war ever since. Parsons, a University of Houston-Clear Lake professor of philosophy, expanded on his interest and with co-author Robert Zaballa, an Atlanta-based nuclear physicist, in “Bombing the Marshall Islands: A Cold War Tragedy,” a book just released by Cambridge University Press.

Short Takes

August 15, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Short Takes

Abstract artists' portfolio comes to Art Gallery; Welcome Back Bash Sept. 1; Habitat Work Days; cybersecurity and cryptography workshop.

Art School for Children begins its fall series with ‘Art of Scotland’

August 14, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Art School for Children begins its fall series with ‘Art of Scotland’

What child doesn’t love dogs, castles, and flowers? Add a legend about an internationally famous, yet strangely elusive Scottish lake monster and that’s four of the eight lessons covered in University of Houston-Clear Lake’s next Art School for Children. The session, which runs Sept. 16 – Nov. 14, is entitled ‘The Art of Scotland,’ and immerses elementary-aged children in Scottish art, culture, and lore.

UHCL’s Continuing Education announces fall lineup

August 14, 2017 | Katherine Adams

UHCL’s Continuing Education announces fall lineup

Now in its second year, University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Continuing Education and Friday Morning Continuing Education programs offer a variety of non-credit classes, courses and workshops to foster lifelong learning, sharpen your skills and enrich your life.

UHCL promotes 11 faculty members

July 26, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UHCL promotes 11 faculty members

University of Houston-Clear Lake recently promoted 11 faculty members, six of whom were elevated from assistant professors to associate professors with tenure, while five ascended from associate professors to full professors.

Houston Robotics and AI Day showcases area research, technology

July 21, 2017 | Jim Townsend

Houston Robotics and AI Day showcases area research, technology

Area educators, engineers and students gathered at University of Houston-Clear Lake for the Houston Robotics and AI Day for presentations and demonstrations of the latest research and applications of robotics and artificial-intelligence technology. The seminar was sponsored by the Bridges to STEM Careers Club, a regional partnership of UH-Clear Lake and San Jacinto College alongside industry and government partners, primarily funded by the National Science Foundation.

New law requires license for applied behavior analysis

July 12, 2017 | Jim Townsend

New law requires license for applied behavior analysis

A new law requires a state license to practice applied behavior analysis, which should benefit thousands of Texas families dealing with autism by reinforcing the standard of care and possibly resulting in more affordable services. Two legislative sessions in the making, the law was sought by the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis, or TxABA, whose leadership has strong ties to University of Houston-Clear Lake faculty.

Migration, immigration policy highlight UHCL professor’s keynote

June 30, 2017 | Jim Townsend

Migration, immigration policy highlight UHCL professor’s keynote

Speaking about immigration, borders, and human rights, University of Houston-Clear Lake Associate Professor of Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Studies Christine Kovic recently delivered the keynote address at the 52nd annual meeting of the Southern Anthropological Society held in Carrolton, Ga.

Two students awarded international grants for behavior analysis study

June 27, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Two students awarded international grants for behavior analysis study

Stephanie Smothermon and Fernanda Oda, students in UHCL's Behavior Analysis Program, both won highly coveted grants from the international Society for the Advancement for Behavior Analysis.

Rigorous social work program rewarded with reaccreditation

June 15, 2017 | Jim Townsend

Rigorous social work program rewarded with reaccreditation

The Council on Social Work Education has reaccredited University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bachelor Social Work program for another eight-year cycle. This is the third time the association’s Commission on Accreditation, which holds social work education to the highest possible standards, has affirmed UHCL’s bachelor of social work degree program since its inception.