UHCL News

College of Education profs celebrate newly minted educators' entrance into profession

June 16, 2018 | Katherine Adams

College of Education profs celebrate newly minted educators' entrance into profession

Samantha Ruelas was one of over 80 University of Houston-Clear Lake teacher certification candidates who received her diploma on May 20 and participated in UH-Clear Lake’s first Teacher Induction Ceremony, held on May 16.

Kids in UHCL's summer art school learn about Omani cave paintings

June 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Kids in UHCL's summer art school learn about Omani cave paintings

Children enrolled in this summer’s Art School for Children program at University of Houston-Clear Lake will be celebrating the school’s 40th anniversary, but they’ll also be learning about art that came from halfway around the world and depicts the way people lived, worked and traveled to at least the late first millennium B.C.

Middle schoolers learn engineering process in first Hawk STEAM Academy

June 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Middle schoolers learn engineering process in first Hawk STEAM Academy

In a new summer science program geared toward middle school students, the Center for Educational Programs at University of Houston-Clear Lake is hosting two week-long Hawk STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) Academy camps in which campers will work in research and development teams as they explore Newton’s laws of motion. Roger Rovekamp, a robotics engineer at Dexterous Robotics Laboratory at NASA Johnson Space Center, discussed the importance and various applications of robotics technology with nine student engineers at a lunch presentation on June 5.

Fall 2018 Common Reader selection explores themes of identity, vocation

June 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Fall 2018 Common Reader selection explores themes of identity, vocation

A selection committee composed of faculty, staff and a student representative have recommended the book “Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work” by Dave Isay to be the focus of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s fall 2018 Common Reader Program. The committee chose the book because it explores overarching themes that resonate with the UH-Clear Lake student population.

Groundbreaking set June 12 for UHCL residence hall

June 06, 2018 | Jim Townsend

 Groundbreaking set June 12 for UHCL residence hall

University of Houston-Clear Lake will host a groundbreaking ceremony for a 294-bed residence hall at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. The public is invited. The residence hall is scheduled to open for the fall 2019 semester.

UHCL grad heads to Washington, DC for Library of Congress internship

June 04, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL grad heads to Washington, DC for Library of Congress internship

There are over 32 million books in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and on June 1, University of Houston-Clear Lake graduate Alexander will become one of the rare few college graduates to be awarded a coveted internship in the Library’s Educational Outreach Division.

UHCL profs, staff meet Astros Executive Reid Ryan at BAHEP luncheon

June 04, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL profs, staff meet Astros Executive Reid Ryan at BAHEP luncheon

Eight University of Houston-Clear Lake faculty, staff and students attended the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership luncheon at South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center’s Crystal Ballroom on May 17. The event’s featured speaker was Reid Ryan, president of business operations for the Houston Astros.

Nearly 1,100 UHCL grads walk at spring commencement

June 01, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Nearly 1,100 UHCL grads walk at spring commencement

Nearly 1,300 students graduated this spring at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Two commencement ceremonies were held on Sunday, May 20, at NRG Arena. Almost 1,100 students chose to walk across the stage.

UHCL behavior analysis profs receive Star Award from CCISD Special Ed PTA

May 28, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL behavior analysis profs receive Star Award from CCISD Special Ed PTA

The Clear Creek I.S.D. Special Education Parent Teacher Association honored University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Associate Professors of Behavior Analysis, Sarah Lechago and Jennifer Fritz, with the 2017-18 Star Award for their Connecting the Dots program at a ceremony on May 9 at Clear Springs High School in League City.

Archive spotlights pivotal contributions of Arab Americans in Houston

May 25, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Archive spotlights pivotal contributions of Arab Americans in Houston

In 1946, Houston resident Ruth Ann Skaff’s father, the Very Reverend Thomas Skaff, became the first American-born man of Arab descent in the U.S. to become ordained as a priest in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America – at the time called the Syrian Antiochian Orthodox Church. He was ordained in Sioux City, Iowa and probably never thought he would be responsible for documenting a significant segment of Arab-American history in Houston.

UHCL professor wins Whitehill Prize for Early American history article

May 22, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL professor wins Whitehill Prize for Early American history article

University of Houston-Clear Lake Assistant Professor of History Neal Dugre has been awarded the 2017 Walter Muir Whitehill Prize in Early American History for an article written about one of his areas of expertise—seventeenth-century New England.

UH-Clear Lake to implement tobacco-free policy Aug. 1

May 22, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UH-Clear Lake to implement tobacco-free policy Aug. 1

University of Houston-Clear Lake has been designated a campus-wide tobacco-free campus. Effective Aug. 1, the new policy will prohibit the use of all tobacco products in university buildings and on all university grounds.