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12 books to read in honor of Black History Month

February 26, 2021 | UHCL Staff

12 books to read in honor of Black History Month

Explore 12 titles on this reading list for Black History Month, curated by University of Houston-Clear Lake Professor of Literature Kevin McNamara and Visiting Assistant Professor Jennifer McCauley. The included books span hundreds of years of American literature by Black authors, and they are potential gateways for further reading.

UHCL to host Greater Houston Area Virtual STEM Conference

February 24, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL to host Greater Houston Area Virtual STEM Conference

University of Houston-Clear Lake will host the annual Greater Houston Area Virtual STEM Conference, Saturday, March 6, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. More than 200 educators from over 20 school districts in the Houston-Galveston and surrounding areas will attend this one-day event.

Engineering students' proposal advances in NASA competition

February 23, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Engineering students' proposal advances in NASA competition

Helping to inspire and educate future scientists is a mission in which both NASA and University of Houston-Clear Lake are deeply invested. The NASA Minority Innovative New Designs for Space (MINDS) program, a hands-on design-and-build collegiate learning experience, selects newly-innovated technology that is relevant to NASA's Artemis mission.

Psychologist offers tips to help parents discuss riots, racism with kids

February 22, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Psychologist offers tips to help parents discuss riots, racism with kids

The frightening videos and photographs of a weapon-wielding, pro-Trump mob rioting in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 may be difficult for some adults to process. Children, particularly African American children, might also be having an especially hard time understanding the violent images that have since daily flooded the news and social media.

Lecture series highlights research by Women's Studies profs

February 11, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Lecture series highlights research by Women's Studies profs

Professors in the Women’s and Gender Studies program at University of Houston-Clear Lake do more than teach — they’re also researchers and published authors in the field of gender and sexuality. WGST faculty work will be highlighted in a monthly Author Series to launch virtually beginning Monday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.

Black stress, racial tensions topic of Black History Month panel discussion

February 08, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Black stress, racial tensions topic of Black History Month panel discussion

Exploring racial inequities can lead to discussions about disparities in job, health and education opportunities in the Black community — and more recently, the disproportionate use of police force. But central to these discussions is the psychological damage all this inflicts on African Americans.

UHCL Common Reader Program kicks off spring semester with screening of “Just Mercy” to explore criminal justice

February 04, 2021 | UHCL Staff

 UHCL Common Reader Program kicks off spring semester with screening of “Just Mercy” to explore criminal justice

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Common Reader Program is continuing the exploration of social and racial inequity with a free virtual screening and discussion of the 2019 film "Just Mercy" on Saturday, February 6 from 6-9:30 p.m. via Zoom. The film follows the true story of a man wrongfully incarcerated and the efforts to free him.

College of HSH Presents: Profs share research on diversity, inclusivity in the workplace

February 02, 2021 | UHCL Staff

College of HSH Presents: Profs share research on diversity, inclusivity in the workplace

Cultivating an inclusive, culturally responsive learning and working environment is a critical part of any academic institution’s success. Two professors in University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Human Sciences and Humanities will share their research on this issue in a virtual presentation Monday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m.

Behavior analysis lab studies inclusion, equity to better serve diverse populations

January 27, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Behavior analysis lab studies inclusion, equity to better serve diverse populations

With the population of the United States becoming more diverse, the demand has increased for behavior analysts with the skills to serve clients from many cultural backgrounds. At University of Houston-Clear Lake, a lab called Behavior Analysts for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity (BADIE) aims to do exactly that.

Financial expert puts racial wealth gap into historical context, offers debt advice

January 27, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Financial expert puts racial wealth gap into historical context, offers debt advice

Financial expert, international speaker and author Ja’Net Adams will speak to University of Houston-Clear Lake’s upper division and graduate students about the historical context of the wealth gap in the African American community on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. in the Bayou Theater.

First-gen transfer student 'goes for it' at UHCL, finds support and mentorship

January 26, 2021 | UHCL Staff

First-gen transfer student 'goes for it' at UHCL, finds support and mentorship

Students who transfer from one college to another sometimes face the unique struggle of attempting to join a community from a completely different starting point. University of Houston-Clear Lake has a significant transfer student population, but for Osvaldo Rodriguez, assimilating into the university community was easy, and he felt at home immediately.

Telehealth ABA World Project raises autism awareness in Liberia

January 25, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Telehealth ABA World Project raises autism awareness in Liberia

Although many American children diagnosed with autism have access to clinical services, the same is not true for all children worldwide. University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Loukia Tsami, a board certified behavior analyst in the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, offers her expertise to families around the world, most recently in Liberia.