December 31, 2018 | UHCL Staff
Rebecca Walker came to understand the concepts of grace and hospitality in Southern culture as a child growing up on her grandparents’ porches in Texas and Louisiana. In her solo show, “Peacocks and Porches,” Walker presents a show that is part memoir, part poetry, and part Southern fiction at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m.
December 28, 2018 | Karen Alexander
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.
December 26, 2018 | Mike McMullen
on is the most diverse metropolitan city in the U.S., the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University reports. That means that our children are exposed to a wide array of racial, ethnic and religious diversity throughout their years in public schools. This can be a source of strength as children learn about the rich tapestry that makes up their schools, neighborhoods and wider society.
December 25, 2018 | Grady Perdue
We all know that money is important in our lives, and it will eventually be that way for our children. The more they can understand about managing their personal finances, the better off they will be. They will have to face decisions about making retirement accounts, mortgages, auto loans, credit cards and an array of other finance-related matters. We don’t want them ill-informed and making bad decisions.
December 24, 2018 | UHCL Staff
Instead of showing frightening statistics, protest signs and scientific arguments, artist Julie Heffernan’s exhibition, “When the Water Rises,” uses color and detailed imagery to support an introspective, passionate discussion for the message she wants to spread: climate change is real. The traveling exhibition, originated by the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, will open at University of Houston-Clear Lake Thursday, Jan. 24 and run through Thursday, March 21, with an opening preview reception on Jan 23, 5-7 p.m.
December 21, 2018 | Jim Townsend
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December 20, 2018 | UHCL Staff
UHCL students and administrators participated in Fall Commencement 2018 on Dec. 16. Over 1,000 summer and fall candidates crossed the stage to receive their degrees.
December 20, 2018 | George Mattingly II
Nicholas Jayce Arvizu, interim staff assistant in University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Office of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (SDEI) is looking to connect UHCL’s LBGTQ community to more of these resources in Houston as a new member of Mayor Sylvester Turner’s LGBTQ Advisory Board.
December 20, 2018 | Julia Englund Strait
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.
December 18, 2018 | UHCL Staff
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.
December 17, 2018 | Patricia Droz, Lorie Jacobs
Do you have a teen at home who hates writing, convinced they don’t need that skill because they want to be an engineer, welder, or hair stylist? Maybe you have a kid who thinks that being a “good writer” requires the ability to write sappy poems or stories about lovestruck vampires, two skills your child proudly doesn’t have. Congratulations! Your kid is normal. Still, you’ve got a problem: if you want your son or daughter to mature an adult who is taken seriously and gets promotions--no matter the job--you need to convince them that it pays to write well.
December 13, 2018 | UHCL Staff
Sarah Robicheaux has known her professional calling for most of her life. As the older sister of a sibling with Down’s Syndrome, the University of Houston-Clear Lake senior knows that teaching children with special needs is where she’s meant to be.