UHCL News

College of Education profs celebrate newly minted educators' entrance into profession

June 16, 2018 | Katherine Adams

College of Education profs celebrate newly minted educators' entrance into profession

Samantha Ruelas was one of over 80 University of Houston-Clear Lake teacher certification candidates who received her diploma on May 20 and participated in UH-Clear Lake’s first Teacher Induction Ceremony, held on May 16.

Kids in UHCL's summer art school learn about Omani cave paintings

June 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Kids in UHCL's summer art school learn about Omani cave paintings

Children enrolled in this summer’s Art School for Children program at University of Houston-Clear Lake will be celebrating the school’s 40th anniversary, but they’ll also be learning about art that came from halfway around the world and depicts the way people lived, worked and traveled to at least the late first millennium B.C.

Middle schoolers learn engineering process in first Hawk STEAM Academy

June 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Middle schoolers learn engineering process in first Hawk STEAM Academy

In a new summer science program geared toward middle school students, the Center for Educational Programs at University of Houston-Clear Lake is hosting two week-long Hawk STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) Academy camps in which campers will work in research and development teams as they explore Newton’s laws of motion. Roger Rovekamp, a robotics engineer at Dexterous Robotics Laboratory at NASA Johnson Space Center, discussed the importance and various applications of robotics technology with nine student engineers at a lunch presentation on June 5.

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.

UHCL launched a dream come true for best-selling alumnus

June 13, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL launched a dream come true for best-selling alumnus

It might seem like a dream to come to Texas from Singapore as an 11-year-old boy, find a way to cope successfully with all the social and cultural adjustments that immigrant kids face, finish college and become the best-selling author of a book trilogy who’s recently taken his place on the 2018 Time 100 List. With the first book of the trilogy, “Crazy Rich Asians,” to be released in movie theaters this summer, Kevin Kwan has been living what might be described as a dream. But the University of Houston-Clear Lake 1994 alumnus said for him, his years working toward his bachelor’s degree in media studies were the “dream experience.”

Santa Fe shooting, other emergencies spotlight need for counselors

June 08, 2018 | Karen Barbier

Santa Fe shooting, other emergencies spotlight need for counselors

One of the first things University of Houston-Clear Lake Professor of Counseling Cheryl Sawyer will insist when she is called in after a tragedy is that it is not about her – it is about the mental well-being of the victims and those who knew the victims. After hearing about the shooting at Santa Fe High School, Sawyer knew there would be a need and she reached out her school connections and immediately put her lifetime work into action.

UHCL executive director of Human Resources announced

June 08, 2018 | Staff

UHCL executive director of Human Resources announced

After a nationwide search, University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake announced the selection of W. Brad McGonagle as its new executive director of Human Resources. He comes to UH-Clear Lake with more than 22 years of human resources experience.

UHCL grad heads to Washington, DC for Library of Congress internship

June 04, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL grad heads to Washington, DC for Library of Congress internship

There are over 32 million books in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and on June 1, University of Houston-Clear Lake graduate Alexander will become one of the rare few college graduates to be awarded a coveted internship in the Library’s Educational Outreach Division.

UHCL profs, staff meet Astros Executive Reid Ryan at BAHEP luncheon

June 04, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL profs, staff meet Astros Executive Reid Ryan at BAHEP luncheon

Eight University of Houston-Clear Lake faculty, staff and students attended the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership luncheon at South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center’s Crystal Ballroom on May 17. The event’s featured speaker was Reid Ryan, president of business operations for the Houston Astros.

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.

UHCL biotechnologist eyeing damage to Gulf coral reefs

May 25, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UHCL biotechnologist eyeing damage to Gulf coral reefs

University of Houston-Clear Lake biotechnologist Lory Santiago-Vazquez is keeping close watch on the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, a system of coral reefs about 100 nautical miles east of Galveston in the Gulf of Mexico. The sanctuary provides habitat for many threatened and protected species – corals, sharks, rays, sea turtles and marine mammals – as well as several species important to the fishing industry.