UHCL News

UHCL writing professor appointed to Texas education committee

October 15, 2018 | George Mattingly II

UHCL writing professor appointed to Texas education committee

UHCL Assistant Professor of Writing Christal Seahorn is continuing to live her passion for education with her recent three-year appointment to the Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee (UEAC) as part of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

UHCL prof's book spotlights toxic black masculinity, violence against transgender women

October 08, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL prof's book spotlights toxic black masculinity, violence against transgender women

While writing and speaking extensively about police involvement in fatal shootings of unarmed black men, UHCL Associate Professor of political science William T. Hoston discovered another rampant, often underreported problem in our community: violence against black transgender women. His newly released book explores this issue and shines a spotlight on transphobic violence and murders in Houston.

New institute at UHCL researches nutrition and exercise to combat chronic disease

October 05, 2018 | Katherine Adams

New institute at UHCL researches nutrition and exercise to combat chronic disease

There is a gap in the healthcare continuum in our community, says William Amonette, associate professor of exercise science at University of Houston-Clear Lake. For those struggling with chronic ailments, the new Exercise and Nutritional Health Institute can help.

New mechanical engineering prof teaches 'lecture-to-lab' in STEM building

September 28, 2018 | Katherine Adams

New mechanical engineering prof teaches 'lecture-to-lab' in STEM building

Since he was a child growing up in Morocco, Youssef Hamidi was fascinated with mechanical engineering. He knew that if he learned more about it, he could help make life better for people. Now as a new assistant professor of mechanical engineering at University of Houston-Clear Lake, he’s using his extensive background in industry and higher education to teach future mechanical engineers to take on any challenge.

Charter faculty members reminisce in UHCL history panel

September 20, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Charter faculty members reminisce in UHCL history panel

Members of UHCL's charter faculty recalled UHCL's early history in a panel discussion Monday, part of the President Ira K.Blake's Investiture Week celebration.

UHCL online MBA program ranked among best in the nation

September 18, 2018 | George Mattingly II

UHCL online MBA program ranked among best in the nation

The MBA online degree program at UHCL ranked 23rd among the “Top 50 No-GMAT Online MBA Programs” in the nation by Online MBA Today, an online guide that connects prospective online students to MBA programs.

New director seeks to make UHCL the 'go-to' for mental health services

September 12, 2018 | Katherine Adams

New director seeks to make UHCL the 'go-to' for mental health services

It’s rare to find someone who already knew in kindergarten that she wanted to get a doctorate, but University of Houston-Clear Lake’s new Director of Psychological Services Clinic Cynthya Campbell Palmer says she’s been clear on her career path since the age of five.

UHCL anthropologist: Smartphones redefine refugees' resettlement

September 11, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL anthropologist: Smartphones redefine refugees' resettlement

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Associate Professor of Anthropology Maria Curtis traveled to Stockholm, Sweden to present a paper at the 2018 European Association of Social Anthropologists conference. The theme of the four-day August conference, “Staying, Moving, Settling,” fit in with Curtis’ ongoing research focusing on refugees who have been resettled in Houston and their use of technology to maintain their relationships with family left behind in their home countries, while trying to build a new life in the United States.

UH-Clear Lake advances regional ranking from U.S. News and World Report

September 10, 2018 | George Mattingly II

UH-Clear Lake advances regional ranking from U.S. News and World Report

University of Houston-Clear Lake advanced two spots in U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges rankings, tying for 61st among 140 colleges and universities considered in the Best Regional Universities in the West.

Mechanical engineering prof proud to teach in new UHCL STEM facility

September 10, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Mechanical engineering prof proud to teach in new UHCL STEM facility

With a doctorate in a STEM field, University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Mohsen Daghooghi knew he had many career options across many industries in Houston. “I came Houston with the intention of working in academia because I know I am inherently a teacher,” he said.

UHCL, state reps celebrate opening of new buildings

September 05, 2018 | Karen Barbier

UHCL, state reps celebrate opening of new buildings

University of Houston-Clear Lake administrators, state legislators, students, faculty, staff and architects shared the excitement of the grand opening of two new buildings on campus during a celebratory event in late August.

UHCL promotes 16 faculty members

August 24, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL promotes 16 faculty members

Effective Sept. 1, University of Houston-Clear Lake will promote 16 faculty members, 10 of whom were elevated from assistant professors to associate professors with tenure, while six ascended from associate professors to full professors.