UHCL News

Two UHCL ceremonies honor fall students, prior ‘virtual’ graduates

December 02, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Two UHCL ceremonies honor fall students, prior ‘virtual’ graduates

Over 1,000 University of Houston-Clear Lake fall 2021 graduates will receive their degrees and be recognized during an in-person commencement ceremony on Dec. 12 at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Minute Maid Park. Of those, 645 will be recognized for receiving their undergraduate degrees, and 363 will receive their graduate degrees.

Father-son piano duo ushers in holiday season at Bayou Theater

November 22, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Father-son piano duo ushers in holiday season at Bayou Theater

Father and son pianists Donald and Barron Ryan have delighted audiences around the U.S. and internationally, blending classic and contemporary music into a concert experience you won’t want to miss at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Press 'start' to begin new career: serious games offer valuable skills

November 18, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Press 'start' to begin new career: serious games offer valuable skills

The word “game” invokes images of children sitting in front of screens for hours. Generally, the word is not associated with adults engaged in constructive work. Nevertheless, gamification and “serious” games, which are defined as games with a specific, measurable learning objective, have become an instrumental tool for acquiring new skills in the workplace.

UHCL alum lives dream of filmmaking, authoring children's books

November 16, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL alum lives dream of filmmaking, authoring children's books

Rhys Griffin may look like a grown man, but don’t be fooled. When he was a kid, he dreamed of telling stories through films or on pages with colorful illustrations. “I grew up on children’s books and shows. Most people grew out of them, but I didn’t,” he said.

Advocate for disabled students wins national leadership award

November 03, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Advocate for disabled students wins national leadership award

The National Council of Teachers of English has awarded University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Christina Cedillo the Leadership Award for People with Disabilities for 2021. The award is part of NCTE's vision to provide more access to distinct voices, help promote cross-community connections, and support diverse leaders in the field.

Behavior analysis program preps far beyond certification

October 20, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Behavior analysis program preps far beyond certification

The national demand for Board Certified Behavior Analysts has grown a staggering 800%, says HealthCare Recruiters International, a California-based healthcare recruiting firm. And meeting that need is a challenge – putting “BCBA” after your name requires a rigorous graduate course of study, followed by an equally tough national certification examination.

Bettman and Halpin bring fresh take on Americana to Bayou Theater

October 18, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Bettman and Halpin bring fresh take on Americana to Bayou Theater

If you’ve ever lost yourself in a ballad from Joan Baez or Emmylou Harris, you’ll be right at home with Bettman and Halpin as they bring their brand of musical storytelling to University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Buddhist perspective: climate change is about personal ethics, activism

October 07, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Buddhist perspective: climate change is about personal ethics, activism

As the ravages of climate change continue to batter the planet, scientists and experts keep offering their advice on how to keep our planet from warming. Geshe Jampa Wangchuk—Geshe meaning something equivalent to “spiritual father” in the Buddhist faith and similar to a doctorate in academic terms—spoke through an interpreter about the Buddhist perspective on climate change during a visit to UHCL last month.

Theater, art gallery invite submissions for sustainability festival

October 05, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Theater, art gallery invite submissions for sustainability festival

The Sustainable Stories Film Fest will take place at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater, along with a jointly-themed exhibition in the UHCL Art Gallery Nov. 17 and 19, with the goal of screening and recognizing short films about sustainable solutions and lifestyles.

Arts conference brings creativity to the classroom

October 04, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Arts conference brings creativity to the classroom

University of Houston-Clear Lake Art School for Children and Young Adults and the Houston Arts Partners (HAP) will present a conference on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. where educators can receive continuing education credits and children can receive complimentary instruction in a variety of art projects.

Mexican 'lottery' mural highlights UHCL's Hispanic heritage

October 01, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Mexican 'lottery' mural highlights UHCL's Hispanic heritage

A few steps into the Office of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at University of Houston-Clear Lake and it will become clear that the university takes great pride in its Hispanic student population. A strikingly colorful “Loteria” wall in the Office of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion was unveiled this year for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Hundreds served at community food distribution event

September 30, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Hundreds served at community food distribution event

Qatar Charity partnered with University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Diplomacy Institute in a food distribution event that provided over 6,000 boxes of food to the community. Ninety-four volunteers assisted at the two drive-through events, which took place Saturday, Sept. 25 at UH-Clear Lake’s campus and the Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium.