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Friday Morning Continuing Education announces Winter Series 2021

December 29, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Friday Morning Continuing Education announces Winter Series 2021

Friday Morning Continuing Education at University of Houston-Clear Lake has announced its Winter 2021 Series of virtual events, including talks on Amazon ecosystems, gravitational physics, social news feeds, and much more. FMCE offers presentations and discussions about unique and engaging topics each week, open to anyone who wishes to participate and learn.

PSAT/SAT prep course students become National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists

December 23, 2020 | UHCL Staff

PSAT/SAT prep course students become National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists

Three Dawson High School juniors who enrolled in PSAT/SAT preparation courses offered in the Center for Executive Education at University of Houston-Clear Lake have been named National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists. Fewer than 1% of U.S. high school students have achieved this status.

Texas legislators talk state budget, other priorities at UHCL Pearland

December 18, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Texas legislators talk state budget, other priorities at UHCL Pearland

University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland hosted the 87th Texas Legislature preview on Dec. 9. Texas Senator Larry Taylor, Rep. Dennis Paul, and Rep. Greg Bonnen were part of a panel, moderated by UH-Clear Lake Pearland Interim Chief Operating Officer Beth Lewis to present their priorities for the Clear Lake, Manvel, Pearland and Alvin areas.

UHCL research lab, alumna collaborate to support Texas foster kids

December 16, 2020 | UHCL Staff

UHCL research lab, alumna collaborate to support Texas foster kids

A University of Houston-Clear Lake student, professor and alumna are combining efforts to improve the lives of over 50,000 Texas children in foster care.

UHCL fall 2020 commencement ceremony to be held virtually

December 08, 2020 | UHCL Staff

UHCL fall 2020 commencement ceremony to be held virtually

Over 1,050 University of Houston-Clear Lake fall 2020 graduates earned their degrees and will be recognized during a virtual ceremony on Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. Of those, 723 will be recognized for receiving their undergraduate degrees, and 331 will be recognized for receiving graduate degrees.

Alumna maps path to success with sociology, geography

December 07, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Alumna maps path to success with sociology, geography

Everyone who uses an app to park a car, navigate an airport, or share their zip code at check-out is using geographic information systems technology. Abrin Brooks’ job ensures all that, and much more, are working smoothly.

Early Childhood Education program earns spot on national ranking

December 03, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Early Childhood Education program earns spot on national ranking

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Early Childhood Education program is ranked among Discover Early Childhood EDU’s Top 85 Most Affordable Early Childhood Education programs. Discover Early Childhood EDU is an online resource that helps future teachers plan and create their teaching career path.

Virtual Alumni Celebration draws hundreds nationally, internationally

December 02, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Virtual Alumni Celebration draws hundreds nationally, internationally

University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni are too dedicated for a pandemic to stop a celebration. Although the annual UH-Clear Lake Alumni Association’s Alumni Celebration was virtual this year, at least 300 Hawks around the country attended, honoring six award recipients and raising funds for the critical needs of current UHCL students.

Social work student organizes book drive for autism center

December 01, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Social work student organizes book drive for autism center

Cassandra Sarmiento’s field internship at Texas Children’s Hospital’s Meyer Center for Autism has taught her how to assess families and help them find more resources and support. It also inspired her to create a book drive so the children who come to the clinic can stay occupied and engaged while they wait.

UHCL IT specialist guides first-time project managers at national conference

November 27, 2020 | UHCL Staff

UHCL IT specialist guides first-time project managers at national conference

“Accidental” project managers at colleges and universities nationwide learned to take a potentially stressful task and turn it into a career-building opportunity with recent help from a University of Houston-Clear Lake expert.

Student's virtual art exhibition confronts challenges in education system

November 25, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Student's virtual art exhibition confronts challenges in education system

Jennifer Lehnert's experience in education inspired her Master of Arts in Humanities with Studio Arts Concentration capstone exhibition entitled, “Education: Idealized, Never Realized,” available virtually for free through Dec. 11.

MBA with sustainability concentration ranked nationally

November 24, 2020 | UHCL Staff

MBA with sustainability concentration ranked nationally

Job openings across the workforce need candidates with skills in sustainability, and University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Master of Business Administration with Concentration in Sustainability is preparing students to meet that challenge. A leading college resource has ranked UH-Clear Lake seventh on the Best 22 MBA in Sustainability Programs 2020 list.