UHCL News

Energy minister from Oman keynotes event prior to Oman-UHCL science diplomacy conference

October 30, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Energy minister from Oman keynotes event prior to Oman-UHCL science diplomacy conference

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center hosted a dinner event at South Shore Harbour Resort ahead of the University of Houston-Clear Lake-SQCC Energy and Environmental Stewardship Conference earlier this month. The dinner and the conference were attended by a delegation of Omani diplomats led by Her Excellency Hunaina S. Al Mughairy, ambassador of Oman to the United States. The evening’s keynote speaker was His Excellency Salim Bin Nasser Al Aufi, undersecretary of Oman’s Ministry of Oil and Gas.

$2.5M NSF grant funds 5-year UHCL initiative in engaged learning

October 17, 2019 | Jim Townsend

$2.5M NSF grant funds 5-year UHCL initiative in engaged learning

What does it take to keep an academically challenged student in college and on the path to a degree and career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics? University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Science and Engineering intends to find out, with assistance from a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant.

Sultanate of Oman, UHCL team up for science diplomacy conference

October 09, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Sultanate of Oman, UHCL team up for science diplomacy conference

University of Houston-Clear Lake will host the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center’s 10th Annual Conference Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The conference is a key educational initiative of the Sultanate of Oman and is titled, “UHCL-SQCC Energy and Environmental Stewardship: Oman and the U.S.”

Painter spotlights the 'art' of decimation of Iraqi, Kurdish culture

October 02, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Painter spotlights the 'art' of decimation of Iraqi, Kurdish culture

Where there is war, there is widespread loss of life and property. But in modern history, few antagonists have made such a calculated effort also to destroy every trace of their victims’ culture as ISIS, who has methodically destroyed countless historic artifacts in their quest for dominance in Kurdistan and Iraq. University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Art Gallery is currently exhibiting a collection by New York based British artist Piers Secunda entitled “ISIS Bullet Hole Paintings,” exploring the epic scale of cultural destruction the terrorist group has wrought upon that region.

Low Carb Houston Conference to dispel myths, examine new mindset to healthy eating

October 01, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Low Carb Houston Conference to dispel myths, examine new mindset to healthy eating

The ketogenic, or low-carb way of eating is a relatively new addition to a toolkit of dietary and lifestyle interventions that can be very helpful for numerous medical conditions, including obesity, diabetes and heart disease. University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Exercise and Nutritional Health Institute is hosting the 2nd Annual Low Carb Houston Conference Oct. 24-26 in the Bayou Theater to address the contribution of nutrition and obesity to chronic disease.

Professor shares insights about sustaining a 'life of the mind' through ALS battle

September 26, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Professor shares insights about sustaining a 'life of the mind' through ALS battle

When University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Associate Professor of History Dan Haworth went on leave this year, it wasn’t because he was ready to stop teaching and being a faculty member. Last year, he received a devastating diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, forcing him to rethink his priorities. Despite the challenges he faces, Haworth is nowhere near done teaching. He still has a great deal to share with students, faculty and staff and the community.

UHCL volunteer autism telehealth initiative expands to 30 countries

September 12, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL volunteer autism telehealth initiative expands to 30 countries

The World Health Organization estimates that one in 160 children in the world has an autism spectrum disorder. For Loukia Tsami, a board certified behavior analyst and research associate in University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, the location of these children is almost irrelevant.

Anthropology prof and students win grant to study migrant health issues

August 14, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Anthropology prof and students win grant to study migrant health issues

Christine Kovic, professor of anthropology and cross-cultural and global studies, has been awarded a grant from Research Programs on Migration and Health, known as PIMSA for its Spanish acronym. The grant supports collaboration between a U.S. university and an institution in Mexico to better understand the factors and policies impacting the mental and physical health of migrants.

UHCL summer academy empowers girls to learn coding, computer skills

July 24, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL summer academy empowers girls to learn coding, computer skills

Over 75 middle school girls from the Houston area learning more than coding and animation in the Soaring Hawks Girls’ Code Academy at University of Houston-Clear Lake. They are learning that it isn’t nearly as difficult as they’d thought it would be.

UHCL profs publish first study on mental health effects of Harvey

July 23, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL profs publish first study on mental health effects of Harvey

Steven Bistricky is among four University of Houston-Clear Lake professors whose research paper, titled “Surviving the Storm: Avoidant Coping, Helping Behavior, Resilience and Affective Symptoms Around a Major Hurricane-Flood” is the first major published study on mental health effects related to Hurricane Harvey.

From victim to champion: UHCL alumna honored for environmental work

July 02, 2019 | Jim Townsend

From victim to champion: UHCL alumna honored for environmental work

University of Houston-Clear Lake alumna Jackie Young was a model, until poisoning by heavy metals in her home’s water supply changed her life’s course. Now she’s a model citizen: a vocal environmental activist, grass-roots organizer and clean-water advocate.

UHCL prof’s experiments with silk-fiber composites show promising results

February 12, 2019 | Jim Townsend

UHCL prof’s experiments with silk-fiber composites show promising results

University of Houston-Clear Lake Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Youssef Hamidi is researching the use of silk-fiber composites as an alternative to glass- and carbon-fiber composites widely used in manufacturing.