UHCL News

UHCL's finance vice president advocates for funding with state lawmakers

March 12, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL's finance vice president advocates for funding with state lawmakers

Asking for money is easy. Demonstrating to state legislators how state funding—or a lack thereof—affects crucial programs in a university is more of a challenge. On Feb. 19, a delegation from University of Houston-Clear Lake traveled to the Texas State Capitol in Austin for UH-Clear Lake’s Day at the Capitol to do just that.

UHCL prof to represent higher ed on Texas Early Learning Council

March 11, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL prof to represent higher ed on Texas Early Learning Council

The Texas Early Learning Council named University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education Rebecca Huss-Keeler to be a council representative for the early childhood educators of Texas.

Annual mental health symposium will spotlight effectiveness and access to care

March 08, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Annual mental health symposium will spotlight effectiveness and access to care

The 29th Annual Emily G. Sutter Symposium for Mental and Behavioral Health will take place Friday, April 12, 8:15 a.m. – 6 p.m. at University of Houston-Clear Lake, featuring author and Peace of Mind Foundation Director Elizabeth McIngvale as the keynote speaker.

Administrators, faculty, students, alumni advocate for UHCL with state lawmakers

March 05, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Administrators, faculty, students, alumni advocate for UHCL with state lawmakers

About 20 University of Houston-Clear Lake administrators, professors, alumni, students and staff members traveled to Austin to attend UH-Clear Lake Day at the Texas Capitol on Feb. 19.

UHCL researching novel approach to tackling opioid addiction

March 01, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL researching novel approach to tackling opioid addiction

Two University of Houston-Clear Lake psychology professors and their student team have been conducting novel research into treating opioid addiction – not by manipulating or substituting the drug, but rather by manipulating the body's biochemical reactions that cause dependence and tolerance to the drug.

UHCL profs update comprehensive chemistry reference book, are nominated for award

February 27, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL profs update comprehensive chemistry reference book, are nominated for award

“Larock’s Comprehensive Organic Transformations” was originally published in 1989. Its third edition, co-authored by a team of scientists including University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Assistant Professor of Chemistry Anton Dubrovskiy and his wife, Adjunct Chemistry Instructor Nataliya Markina, has been published and nominated for a PROSE award finalist in the Multivolume Reference/Science category.

College of Education profs collaborate on research exploring issues facing novice teachers

February 25, 2019 | Katherine Adams

College of Education profs collaborate on research exploring issues facing novice teachers

Four College of Education professors at University of Houston-Clear Lake have collaboratively published a book intended to resonate with educators or others involved in teacher preparation programs. The book, entitled “Facing Challenges and Complexities in Retention of Novice Teachers,” by Professors Denise McDonald, Michele Kahn, Leslie Gauna and Kent Divoll, is a research book investigating new teachers’ challenges and concerns in the Houston area, and illustrating the main factors that impact their decisions to remain in the teaching profession or leave.

UHCL prof's book aims to elevate political discourse, focus on common ground

February 16, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL prof's book aims to elevate political discourse, focus on common ground

Keith Parsons remembers a time when Republicans and Democrats could lead open discussions about politics with each other while maintaining the sense that one person could disagree with another without tossing insults. Parsons, who is a professor of philosophy at University of Houston-Clear Lake, has co-authored a book with his longtime friend, retired United Church of Christ minister Paris Donehoo, that he says was inspired by their mutual chagrin and astonishment at the 2016 election of Donald Trump to the presidency.

Political science prof builds community around divisive issues

February 13, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Political science prof builds community around divisive issues

Se-Hyoung Yi, assistant professor of political science at University of Houston-Clear Lake, teaches students the difference between debating and deliberative dialogue—so that they can facilitate politically themed forums in which people from opposing sides learn to accept each other’s differences and concentrate on finding common ground and shared direction among themselves.

UHCL prof’s experiments with silk-fiber composites show promising results

February 12, 2019 | Jim Townsend

UHCL prof’s experiments with silk-fiber composites show promising results

University of Houston-Clear Lake Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Youssef Hamidi is researching the use of silk-fiber composites as an alternative to glass- and carbon-fiber composites widely used in manufacturing.

Six UHCL professors awarded travel grants to learn, share with faculty

February 08, 2019 | Jim Townsend

Six UHCL professors awarded travel grants to learn, share with faculty

Six University of Houston-Clear Lake professors recently received faculty development grants that will allow them represent the university at national and international conferences in 2019. The professors are expected to share what they learn with other faculty.

RN-BSN grad credits UHCL profs with successful return to nursing career

February 05, 2019 | Katherine Adams

RN-BSN grad credits UHCL profs with successful return to nursing career

Shadia Yan loved her career as a registered nurse, and decided to advance her training with a bachelor of science in nursing. She graduated in December 2018 with her RN-BSN from University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland. Although it was a challenge to balance work, her education and a family, she said she got through it with plenty of support and encouragement from her professors in the nursing program.