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Financial expert puts racial wealth gap into historical context, offers debt advice

January 27, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Financial expert puts racial wealth gap into historical context, offers debt advice

Financial expert, international speaker and author Ja’Net Adams will speak to University of Houston-Clear Lake’s upper division and graduate students about the historical context of the wealth gap in the African American community on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. in the Bayou Theater.

First-gen transfer student 'goes for it' at UHCL, finds support and mentorship

January 26, 2021 | UHCL Staff

First-gen transfer student 'goes for it' at UHCL, finds support and mentorship

Students who transfer from one college to another sometimes face the unique struggle of attempting to join a community from a completely different starting point. University of Houston-Clear Lake has a significant transfer student population, but for Osvaldo Rodriguez, assimilating into the university community was easy, and he felt at home immediately.

Veteran overcomes personal challenges to graduate, credits supportive profs

November 20, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Veteran overcomes personal challenges to graduate, credits supportive profs

Trinity Danielson had just transferred to University of Houston-Clear Lake to complete his bachelor’s degree and had registered for a heavy load of coursework when his wife had their second child. Within a week, his son was critically ill and hospitalized and Danielson said he reached out to his professors for support.

Students with financial need can obtain scholarships through NSF grant

October 08, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Students with financial need can obtain scholarships through NSF grant

Students with unmet financial need who are interested in a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the fields of computer science, computer information systems or computer engineering at University of Houston-Clear Lake can now obtain scholarships from the university’s new National Science Foundation S-STEM grant.

New book spotlights Latinas in flight

September 21, 2020 | UHCL Staff

New book spotlights Latinas in flight

Hawks are known for soaring, and a passion for aerospace has led to a unique University of Houston-Clear Lake connection to a barrier-breaking new book, “Latinas in Aviation.”

UHCL announces new Institute for Human and Planetary Sustainability

September 15, 2020 | UHCL Staff

UHCL announces new Institute for Human and Planetary Sustainability

University of Houston-Clear Lake is pleased to announce the launch of a new Institute for Human and Planetary Sustainability (IHAPS), focused on supporting world-leading projects and programs toward advancing sustainable solutions.

UHCL alumnus named to 9/11 medical advisory committee

September 10, 2020 | UHCL Staff

UHCL alumnus named to 9/11 medical advisory committee

Nineteen years after the world’s deadliest terrorist attack, the first responders, support personnel and members of the general public directly affected by the attacks of 9/11 are still suffering from health complications. Now, University of Houston-Clear Lake alumnus Michael Larrañaga is joining the effort to provide medical care to those affected by the attacks.

UHCL student to study how politics impacts patients

September 02, 2020 | UHCL Staff

UHCL student to study how politics impacts patients

Although post-baccalaureate student Jonathan Pham’s ultimate career goal lies in the field of medicine, he has always had an interest in political science. Through a teaching assistantship for University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Assistant Professor of Political Science Se-Hyoung Yi, he learned that political engagement was another way he could care for his future patients.

University Faculty Fellowship recipients for 2020-2021 announced

August 06, 2020 | UHCL Staff

University Faculty Fellowship recipients for 2020-2021 announced

The four recipients of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s 2020-2021 University Faculty Fellowship awards are Associate Professor of Psychology Nicholas Kelling; Department Chair of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of Humanities Shreerekha Subramanian; Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology Larry Rohde; and Professor of Accounting Barry Marks.

EIH searches for elusive chicken turtles

August 04, 2020 | UHCL Staff

EIH searches for elusive chicken turtles

Western chicken turtles are an elusive freshwater turtle found in wetlands in states west of the Mississippi River, extending to the Guadalupe River in Texas. The most pressing problem with the chicken turtles, says Senior Biologist Mandi Gordon of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Environmental Institute of Houston, is finding them at all.

UHCL faculty and staff recognized for university service

July 24, 2020 | UHCL Staff

UHCL faculty and staff recognized for university service

University of Houston-Clear Lake announced the recipients of the 42nd annual Faculty and Staff Awards earlier this year on the university’s website. The 2020 award recipient list identifies employees who have reached impressive milestones at 5-year increments up to 40 years’ service. The university’s newest retirees were also listed.

EIH research yields high-impact data about dolphins in Galveston Bay

July 10, 2020 | UHCL Staff

EIH research yields high-impact data about dolphins in Galveston Bay

Researchers from the Environmental Institute of Houston at University of Houston-Clear Lake have published an article in the May edition of Estuaries and Coasts special issue. EIH Research Associate Kristi Fazioli co-authored “Short-Term Effects of Hurricane Harvey on Bottlenose Dolphins in Upper Galveston Bay, Texas” with Vanessa Mintzer of the Galveston Bay Foundation.