UHCL News

Family, education fuel Pearland couple to give back to community

June 07, 2019 | George Mattingly II

Family, education fuel Pearland couple to give back to community

Although Nizam and Jesmin Meah came to the United States from Bangladesh, they call Pearland home. It’s where they see opportunities for everyone to better themselves. With the Meah’s help, University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland is expanding the footprint of its autism center and equipping nurses for the workforce, providing more access to treatment and health care resources.

UHCL alumna hopes to inspire others to rise above the disease of addiction

May 27, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL alumna hopes to inspire others to rise above the disease of addiction

Deborah Thornton has not let her age nor the challenges of her past deter her from achieving her academic goals. ow equipped with two master’s degrees from UHCL – one in sociology, received in December 2016, and another in behavioral sciences, received in December of 2018, she is working towards her goal of teaching and inspiring others to overcome the obstacles life inevitably presents.

UHCL grad continues to build bridges between U.S., Brazil

May 22, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL grad continues to build bridges between U.S., Brazil

Fernanda Oda came to the United States from Brazil to study behavior analysis at University of Houston-Clear Lake because she had heard it was one of the best programs in the country. Now equipped with her Master of Arts in Behavior Analysis, Oda said she feels more than prepared to begin her doctoral program at the University of Kansas in Lawrence this fall.

Local credit union continues tradition of giving to UHCL autism center

May 17, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Local credit union continues tradition of giving to UHCL autism center

Each year, employees at Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union make a special effort to support local education. GCEFCU has been a longstanding partner and sponsor of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities and its outreaches. Since 2014, the credit union has donated $1,000 to CADD to support its programs and outreaches.

Students share research, learn trends in Human Factors psych from industry experts

May 10, 2019 | George Mattingly II

Students share research, learn trends in Human Factors psych from industry experts

University of Houston-Clear Lake graduate students pursuing a Master of Science with a Concentration in Applied Cognitive Psychology shared their original research with industry experts and peers as part of the 15th Annual Houston Human Factors Symposium in April.

UHCL Pearland facility formally opens to meet growing demand for nurses, health care careers

May 03, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL Pearland facility formally opens to meet growing demand for nurses, health care careers

University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland celebrated the grand opening of the three-story, $24.6 million Health Sciences and Classroom Building that will allow expansion of programs in nursing and other health care careers. Speakers at the event that included UHCL leadership, legislators, city leadership, faculty and others said that the completion of this project was the result of close cooperation between UHCL and the city of Pearland and the tireless support of local and state legislators.

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.

Keep kids safe and happy this summer

April 17, 2019 | Brian Mills

Keep kids safe and happy this summer

Summer in Texas is a great time family fun because of all of the amazing opportunities there are in the greater Houston area. From the beaches of Galveston to the Sea Center Texas to the Houston Zoo to Sam Houston State Park in Huntsville, families have plenty of activities from which to choose. But taking part in some of these means dealing with the weather, specifically the heat and humidity. Here are a few of the best tips for keeping kids active in the summer time despite the glaring sun and buzzing mosquitoes.

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.