UHCL News

UHCL student developing protocol for police response to people with autism

April 18, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL student developing protocol for police response to people with autism

Encounters between law enforcement and people on the autism spectrum can easily end badly for a number of reasons. Karlie Hinkle, who is working toward her master’s in behavior analysis at University of Houston-Clear Lake, hopes to help educate campus police as well as the Houston Police Department by creating a training protocol that coaches officers on how to adapt their approach for people with autism.

UHCL program helps nurses with lapsed licenses relaunch careers

April 16, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL program helps nurses with lapsed licenses relaunch careers

Registered nurses whose licenses have lapsed need not look far for a way back to the workplace. Starting June 4, University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Continuing Education program is offering courses that will help nurses who have been away from the nursing workplace for four years or more to reactivate their RN license and relaunch their careers.

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.

UHCL wants Recreation and Wellness Center to be a community hub

March 04, 2019 | Jim Townsend

UHCL wants Recreation and Wellness Center to be a community hub

University of Houston-Clear Lake's campus recreation director hopes to entice individuals and businesses to utilize the new, state-of-the-art Recreation and Wellness Center with no initiation fees, no contracts, helpful and knowledgeable staff, a variety of fitness programs and recently lowered monthly fees.

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.

China’s women’s boxing team visits UHCL’s high-performance institute

February 20, 2019 | Jim Townsend

China’s women’s boxing team visits UHCL’s high-performance institute

Five members of China’s national women’s boxing team, each hoping to represent their country in the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, visited University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Exercise and Nutritional Health Institute on Feb. 6 for scientific testing of their neuromuscular, somatosensory and vestibular systems.

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.

Encourage dads to share their experiences with preterm birth

December 28, 2018 | Karen Alexander

Encourage dads to share their experiences with preterm birth

Men think of themselves as protectors. This is true even as they transition to fatherhood. But in truth, becoming a parent is often as stressful for men as for the women carrying the baby, especially in the case of a preterm birth, when an infant is born before 37 weeks’ gestation. In this situation, it’s much more than just the birth of a baby—it’s an extraordinary life situation, and since birth is an occasion that focuses almost exclusively on mother and baby, the feelings of a preterm father often fall by the wayside. By providing the dad the emotional support he needs during this uncertain time, the entire family will benefit.

Yoga can teach kids self-regulation skills

December 20, 2018 | Julia Englund Strait

Yoga can teach kids self-regulation skills

Yes, it’s true. If you’re doing yoga, you’ll contort your body into an unnatural-looking shape. But most of the evidence for the benefits of yoga – especially for kids – suggests that it’s the subtler aspects of this “moving meditation,” like breathing and awareness, that are magic ingredients to help them manage stress and anxiety.

Video: UHCL prof knows nurse educators' role is vital to future of nursing

December 18, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Video: UHCL prof knows nurse educators' role is vital to future of nursing

Some people take many years to decide what their career path in life should be. Karen Alexander knew by the time she was six that she wanted to be a nurse. Today, she’s program director of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s RN-BSN program, and assistant professor of nursing, and although she has held many positions within the field of nursing, she has spent the last 16 years as a nurse educator, committed to delivering the highest possible level of education and training to her students.

Short Takes

December 11, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Short Takes

Keep up with events and activities at UH-Clear Lake with Short Takes, a weekly preview of upcoming events

Low Carb Houston Conference speaker explores psychology of habit change

December 06, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Low Carb Houston Conference speaker explores psychology of habit change

Keith Norris, chief development officer, founder and owner of Paleo f(x), offered his perspective on the the benefits of good nutrition on a healthy lifestyle at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Low Carb Houston conference, which took place Oct. 25-17.