UHCL News

'Nappy Hair Stories' celebrates black women's relationship with hair

February 17, 2020 | Katherine Adams

'Nappy Hair Stories' celebrates black women's relationship with hair

On Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m., the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake will continue the conversation of hair love with a presentation of “Nappy Hair Stories,” written and performed by Laura D. Oliver.

Neumann Library hosts discussion on virtual and augmented futures

February 13, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Neumann Library hosts discussion on virtual and augmented futures

The Neumann Library at University of Houston-Clear Lake will be hosting a panel discussion entitled “Virtual and Augmented Futures,” spotlighting augmented and virtual reality and their implications for teaching, learning and future careers. The event, to be held Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 2-3:30 p.m. is comprised of seven experts in fields including technology, software engineering, psychology and digital media.

West African Film Festival celebrates film, connects cultures

February 13, 2020 | Katherine Adams

West African Film Festival celebrates film, connects cultures

The West African Film Festival of Houston is showing two short documentary films at University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in room 179. The films recognize and celebrate African films in the U.S. with the intention of bridging cultural divides and presenting an accurate picture of West Africa to American audiences.

Anthropology students, prof travel to Texas border to study migrants' issues

February 12, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Anthropology students, prof travel to Texas border to study migrants' issues

Professor of Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Studies Christine Kovic and three University of Houston-Clear Lake students, Natalia Mendez, Hayley Bullock, and Kelly Hornsby, traveled to cities along Texas’ southern border to continue studying issues facing migrants seeking asylum in the United States.

UHCL alumna, former NASA engineer to lead Common Reader discussion

February 10, 2020 | Katherine Adams

UHCL alumna, former NASA engineer to lead Common Reader discussion

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Common Reader Program is launching its first event of the semester, entitled “A Conversation with Spare Parts’ Lisa Spence and Special Guests” on March 3 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Forest Room. The book “Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream” by Joshua Davis, is this year’s Common Reader selection with the goal of creating community connections among students, as well as between them and their professors.

UHCL Art Gallery, Bayou Theater debuts cultural arts director

February 06, 2020 | Katherine Adams

UHCL Art Gallery, Bayou Theater debuts cultural arts director

University of Houston-Clear Lake has named Eric Despard as its new director of cultural arts beginning Feb. 3, 2020. Despard will oversee the university’s Bayou Theater, its Art Gallery, as well as cultural arts educational programming at both UH-Clear Lake and UHCL Pearland. He has spent his 30-year career as a professional musician, a professor of music and art, and the director of both a community music school and university cultural arts programs.

Actors From The London Stage perform new take on Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'

February 03, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Actors From The London Stage perform new take on Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'

For anyone who thinks there’s nothing new to experience in a Shakespeare play, the five intrepid Actors From The London Stage would bet that their unique version of “The Tempest,” to be performed at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater Feb. 13-15 at 7:30 p.m., is the exception.

Remember Jones to play original hits, reprise Amy Winehouse in Bayou Theater

January 30, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Remember Jones to play original hits, reprise Amy Winehouse in Bayou Theater

The name ‘Anthony D’Amato’ might not seem to be a very common one, but in the case of an Asbury Park, New Jersey-based singer by that name, it became a problem when he became confused with another singer with the same name at the same booking agency. With a new and unique name, Remember Jones, backed up by an 11-piece band, will perform his theatrical pop-soul songs with a throwback, storytelling vibe at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater Friday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Spatial learning demonstration in Neumann Library

January 24, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Spatial learning demonstration in Neumann Library

As “techies” continue to shift their interest from desktop devices to mobile devices, the trend toward goggles, headsets and other wearable devices continues to increase. Alex Haber, state/local government and education team leader Magic Leap, a spatial computing platform that integrates digital content into the physical world, will be demonstrating this technology at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Alfred R. Neumann Library on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. - noon.

Education Abroad fair to connect students with international study options

January 24, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Education Abroad fair to connect students with international study options

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s inaugural Education Abroad Fair will take place Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Atrium II of the Bayou Building.

Grant allows more students to enjoy Art School for Children

January 23, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Grant allows more students to enjoy Art School for Children

Local elementary students have a chance to attend afterschool art classes offered by University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Art School for Children and Young Adults at a free or greatly reduced rate, thanks to a grant from the Kinder Morgan Foundation.

Grammy winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo to share South African dancing, music experience in Bayou Theater

January 13, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Grammy winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo to share South African dancing, music experience in Bayou Theater

Multi-Grammy award-winning South African vocalists Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who first stepped onto the world stage when they collaborated with music legend Paul Simon on his iconic album, Graceland, will share their musical message of peace and love at the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m.