UHCL News

Autism expert to discuss sleep disorders at UHCL event

August 24, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Autism expert to discuss sleep disorders at UHCL event

Children on the autism spectrum face innumerable academic and social challenges each day. In fact, says Jack Dempsey, Ph.D., a child psychologist who specializes in treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, up to 80 percent of these children also suffer from a sleep disorder, so that the difficulties encountered during the day often extend well into the night. Dempsey is the first in a lineup of autism experts to speak each month at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities’ 2017-18 Autism Speaker Series at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Short Takes

August 15, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Short Takes

Abstract artists' portfolio comes to Art Gallery; Welcome Back Bash Sept. 1; Habitat Work Days; cybersecurity and cryptography workshop.

New law requires license for applied behavior analysis

July 12, 2017 | Jim Townsend

New law requires license for applied behavior analysis

A new law requires a state license to practice applied behavior analysis, which should benefit thousands of Texas families dealing with autism by reinforcing the standard of care and possibly resulting in more affordable services. Two legislative sessions in the making, the law was sought by the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis, or TxABA, whose leadership has strong ties to University of Houston-Clear Lake faculty.

11 complete UHCL Healthcare Management Certificate Program

June 27, 2017 | Jim Townsend

11 complete UHCL Healthcare Management Certificate Program

Eleven medical residents graduated from the spring session of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Healthcare Management Certificate Program. The program is offered through the university’s Center for Executive Education, located in UHCL’s Texas Medical Center offices

Two students awarded international grants for behavior analysis study

June 27, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Two students awarded international grants for behavior analysis study

Stephanie Smothermon and Fernanda Oda, students in UHCL's Behavior Analysis Program, both won highly coveted grants from the international Society for the Advancement for Behavior Analysis.

Building professions: Health Sciences Center at UHCL Pearland Campus

June 23, 2017 | Staff

Building professions: Health Sciences Center at UHCL Pearland Campus

A $24.6 million Health Sciences and Classroom Building at UHCL Pearland Campus is scheduled to open in spring 2019. The facility will allow UHCL to expand enrollment to its successful health science programs, notably the RN-to-BSN and Licensed Professional Counselors programs. Future plans include opening a satellite operation of UHCL’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

Rigorous social work program rewarded with reaccreditation

June 15, 2017 | Jim Townsend

Rigorous social work program rewarded with reaccreditation

The Council on Social Work Education has reaccredited University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bachelor Social Work program for another eight-year cycle. This is the third time the association’s Commission on Accreditation, which holds social work education to the highest possible standards, has affirmed UHCL’s bachelor of social work degree program since its inception.

Student’s research aims to improve industrial safety

June 14, 2017 | George Mattingly II

Student’s research aims to improve industrial safety

Through her ongoing research on chemical-protective clothing, University of Houston-Clear Lake environmental science graduate student Brittany Brown hopes to improve worker safety.

Building wellness: Recreation and Wellness Center

May 04, 2017 | Staff

Building wellness: Recreation and Wellness Center

By fall 2018, a $38.2 million Recreation and Wellness Center will be the new home for the university’s Exercise and Health Science program, Fitness and Human Performance program, general instruction classrooms and recreational activities for students,faculty and staff.

UHCL Pearland Campus health sciences facility set to open 2019

May 02, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UHCL Pearland Campus health sciences facility set to open 2019

University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus broke ground on a three-story, $24.6 million Health Sciences and Classroom Building that will allow expansion of programs in nursing and other healthcare careers. Scheduled to open spring 2019, the facility will eventually include a satellite operation of UHCL’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

UHCL breaks ground on STEM, wellness facilities

April 17, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UHCL breaks ground on STEM, wellness facilities

University of Houston-Clear Lake broke ground on two new buildings March 31, which, when complete, will help train a workforce prepared to tackle 21st century careers in the sciences, engineering and health. These construction projects are a significant part of UHCL’s continued development as a four-year university.

UHCL Pearland Campus to break ground on new building

April 14, 2017 | Jim Townsend

UHCL Pearland Campus to break ground on new building

University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus will break ground on a $24.6 million Health Sciences and Classroom Building in a ceremony set for 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, 1200 Pearland Parkway. The three-story facility is scheduled to open spring 2019.