UHCL News

Fall 2018 Common Reader selection explores themes of identity, vocation

June 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Fall 2018 Common Reader selection explores themes of identity, vocation

A selection committee composed of faculty, staff and a student representative have recommended the book “Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work” by Dave Isay to be the focus of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s fall 2018 Common Reader Program. The committee chose the book because it explores overarching themes that resonate with the UH-Clear Lake student population.

Bayou Theater offers season package for new season, 18 performances across all genres

June 14, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Bayou Theater offers season package for new season, 18 performances across all genres

With almost twice as many outstanding performances to offer Clear Lake theater-lovers this season than last, the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake is gearing up for a brand new season that covers almost all musical genres. “There are some great benefits we’re offering season pass buyers this year,” said Bayou Theater Managing Director Alex Malone. “Season packages go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 15.”

Nearly 1,100 UHCL grads walk at spring commencement

June 01, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Nearly 1,100 UHCL grads walk at spring commencement

Nearly 1,300 students graduated this spring at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Two commencement ceremonies were held on Sunday, May 20, at NRG Arena. Almost 1,100 students chose to walk across the stage.

UHCL profs join Million Dollar Club for receiving grants supporting programs

June 01, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL profs join Million Dollar Club for receiving grants supporting programs

This month, Associate Professors of Behavior Analysis Sarah Lechago and Jennifer Fritz learned their efforts had culminated in receiving an honor reserved for the faculty’s top money-raisers: entrance into UHCL’s $1 Million Club, as acknowledged by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Their names will be added to a plaque honoring 30 other professors who have also raised $1 million on behalf of the university.

UHCL behavior analysis profs receive Star Award from CCISD Special Ed PTA

May 28, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL behavior analysis profs receive Star Award from CCISD Special Ed PTA

The Clear Creek I.S.D. Special Education Parent Teacher Association honored University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Associate Professors of Behavior Analysis, Sarah Lechago and Jennifer Fritz, with the 2017-18 Star Award for their Connecting the Dots program at a ceremony on May 9 at Clear Springs High School in League City.

Archive spotlights pivotal contributions of Arab Americans in Houston

May 25, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Archive spotlights pivotal contributions of Arab Americans in Houston

In 1946, Houston resident Ruth Ann Skaff’s father, the Very Reverend Thomas Skaff, became the first American-born man of Arab descent in the U.S. to become ordained as a priest in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America – at the time called the Syrian Antiochian Orthodox Church. He was ordained in Sioux City, Iowa and probably never thought he would be responsible for documenting a significant segment of Arab-American history in Houston.

UHCL professor wins Whitehill Prize for Early American history article

May 22, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL professor wins Whitehill Prize for Early American history article

University of Houston-Clear Lake Assistant Professor of History Neal Dugre has been awarded the 2017 Walter Muir Whitehill Prize in Early American History for an article written about one of his areas of expertise—seventeenth-century New England.

UHCL appoints senior vice president for academic affairs and provost

May 21, 2018 | Staff

UHCL appoints senior vice president for academic affairs and provost

University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake has named Steven Berberich to become senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, effective July 2.

UHCL Common Reader Program fosters successful mentorships

May 16, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL Common Reader Program fosters successful mentorships

This year, University of Houston-Clear Lake students and professors who participated in the Common Reader Program brought to action one of the overarching themes of the selected book, “Hidden Figures” – the importance of mentorship, particularly among women.

Small classes, dedicated profs help student achieve education goals

May 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Small classes, dedicated profs help student achieve education goals

When Juana Rodriguez walks across the stage on May 20 to receive her bachelor of science in legal studies from University of Houston-Clear Lake, it will be a major step toward her ultimate lifelong goal of obtaining her law degree. But she has much more to celebrate than just her college graduation.

Students, faculty showcase innovative research at UHCL conference

May 10, 2018 | George Mattingly II

Students, faculty showcase innovative research at UHCL conference

Students, faculty and community members engaged in conversation surrounding academic research by college students during poster presentations at the 24th Annual Student Conference for Research and Creative Arts at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

UHCL prof receives grant to continue work on Cyprus archaeological dig

May 10, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL prof receives grant to continue work on Cyprus archaeological dig

Since 2008, a team of archaeologists from around the world has been conducting fieldwork annually as part of the Pastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition in the Dhiarizos Valley of Cyprus. University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Assistant Professor of Art History Sarah Costello has been among them, funded by a faculty research support grant that allows her to continue her work at this unique excavation site cataloguing Neolithic pottery. Costello will travel to Cyprus for a week in July to finalize her work on the dig. A UHCL graduate student, Brianne Thoen, will spend five weeks excavating the site with the team.