UHCL News

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.

Business alumni and students build connections at event

November 02, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Business alumni and students build connections at event

Building personal and professional networks is so important, it might even be considered essential. Personal connections are powerful, and the opportunity to revisit them, or make new ones, can make a life-changing difference for college students as well as prospective employers in the community.

New HAWKS, UHCL letters reaffirm university spirit and pride

November 01, 2021 | UHCL Staff

New HAWKS, UHCL letters reaffirm university spirit and pride

Hawks are fierce, swift birds but even beautiful, powerful raptors could use a makeover sometimes. New, illuminated letters proclaiming University of Houston-Clear Lake is HAWK territory were installed last week in two locations on campus as symbols of pride and school spirit.

UHCL celebration recognizes outstanding profs, alumni

October 26, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL celebration recognizes outstanding profs, alumni

Over 200 University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni and friends gathered for a celebratory awards event recognizing exceptional alumni and professors on Oct. 16. The event, entitled “Let’s Soar,” retroactively honored the 2020 awards recipients who could not be celebrated in person last year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Walker named interim UHCL president, Blake takes System post

October 11, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Walker named interim UHCL president, Blake takes System post

University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake has accepted an invitation from University of Houston System Chancellor Renu Khator to serve as special assistant to the chancellor. In her new role, Blake will develop student success initiatives across the University of Houston System’s four institutions.

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.

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.

Science and engineering alumni gathering spotlights success

September 28, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Science and engineering alumni gathering spotlights success

Although the COVID-19 pandemic caused many high school and college students to delay their college plans, the College of Science and Engineering at University of Houston-Clear Lake saw an overall 12% increase in enrollment from fall 2019 to fall 2021 — when most other colleges around the country were experiencing record enrollment declines.

Interim provost aims to 'maximize this year,' assure student success

September 24, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Interim provost aims to 'maximize this year,' assure student success

As the new interim provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs at University of Houston-Clear Lake, Christopher Maynard said he’s passionate about ensuring students and faculty have a robust experience in spite of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. He began at UH-Clear Lake on Sept. 7.

UHCLTeach's new master teacher follows passion for science

September 17, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCLTeach's new master teacher follows passion for science

Takisha Bolden Gastile has spent her entire professional life doing what she loves and developing future science educators. After 14 years in Houston Independent School District, she saw University of Houston-Clear Lake as having an innovative way of connecting to science majors who wanted to become teachers.

Mayor Turner names UHCL prof chair of inaugural Women's Commission

September 16, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Mayor Turner names UHCL prof chair of inaugural Women's Commission

The Houston City Council voted to create a permanent City of Houston Women’s Commission into city ordinance last month, appointing 25 diverse local female leaders to serve on the inaugural volunteer board. The commission will advance equality and equity for women in the City of Houston by addressing disparities across communities and industries.

Updated letters to renew Hawk spirit and pride on UHCL campus

September 09, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Updated letters to renew Hawk spirit and pride on UHCL campus

University of Houston-Clear Lake is the proud home of the Hawks — and the iconic white letters at the university’s main entrance that declare you’ve entered Hawk territory are about to soar into history. The UHCL and HAWKS signs on campus will soon be replaced with updated installations.