UHCL News

New AVP of Business Operations says higher ed is where she belongs

January 24, 2022 | UHCL Staff

New AVP of Business Operations says higher ed is where she belongs

Sherry Hawn has joined the University of Houston-Clear Lake leadership team as the new associate vice president for Business Operations. Hawn, a native New Yorker with five graduate degrees across multiple disciplines, describes herself as endlessly curious and a “mascot for adult learning.”

Vienna Carroll sings of self-determination, strength in Bayou Theater

January 21, 2022 | UHCL Staff

Vienna Carroll sings of self-determination, strength in Bayou Theater

As a child, Vienna Carroll connected deeply to the music of her great grandmother’s Pentecostal church. In college, she discovered how to combine her love of that music with her passion for African American history and literature. She’ll be sharing her brand of gospel, history and storytelling on the Bayou Theater stage Friday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Houston artist Floyd Newsum showcases works in UHCL Art Gallery

January 20, 2022 | UHCL Staff

Houston artist Floyd Newsum showcases works in UHCL Art Gallery

Some children change their minds every day about what they want to do when they grow up. Not Floyd Newsum. He knew he was born to be an artist by the time he was four years old. His upcoming exhibition at University of Houston-Clear Lake's Art Gallery will hold an opening reception Friday, Feb. 4 from 5-7 p.m.

Students follow Oman's ancient trade route on study trip

January 19, 2022 | UHCL Staff

Students follow Oman's ancient trade route on study trip

The tree that most Americans associate with the Christmas season is actually an integral part of the Sultanate of Oman’s ancient history of trade. The aromatic fragrance of frankincense, obtained from the Boswellia tree’s bark, has been used in perfume and incense for millennia.

For the win: Grant will transform research methods for students

January 18, 2022 | UHCL Staff

For the win: Grant will transform research methods for students

After the COVID-19 pandemic forced nearly every American to work in isolation, professionals in human resources and learning and development observed the benefits of gamifying training and learning. That’s why the word “gamification” is no longer just a trendy buzzword; It’s considered the key to refining the effectiveness of training people for just about anything.

UHCL's Testing Center offers highest standards in testing, security

January 14, 2022 | UHCL Staff

UHCL's Testing Center offers highest standards in testing, security

Testing centers present a meaningful way in which institutions of higher education can benefit students and the community. University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Testing Center offers a range of services, and with its recent recertification by the National College Testing Association, all testers can be assured their experience will be in a secure environment.

UHCL students learn culture, environmental best practices in Oman

January 11, 2022 | UHCL Staff

UHCL students learn culture, environmental best practices in Oman

International travel and study is a great way for college students to acquire global skills and open up personal and professional opportunities. That’s why on Jan. 2, 10 University of Houston-Clear Lake students and three professors traveled almost 9,000 miles to Muscat, Oman, for a two-week study of Oman’s food and environmental sustainability practices.

Grammy-nominated blues artist Shemekia Copeland to perform

January 10, 2022 | UHCL Staff

Grammy-nominated blues artist Shemekia Copeland to perform

Four-time Grammy-nominated blues singer Shemekia Copeland will be spotlighting her album, “Civil Unrest,” in a performance at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on Friday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. The album expresses Copeland's message of peace and tolerance in a world full of divisiveness.

UHCL wins two national awards for campus voter engagement

January 07, 2022 | UHCL Staff

UHCL wins two national awards for campus voter engagement

College students have been a key demographic in the last three elections, becoming more actively involved with issues like climate change, social justice and the economy. Raising awareness about the voting process is critical, and programs by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership at University of Houston-Clear Lake have increased voter engagement on campus significantly.

Gamers, developers come to UHCL for tournament

January 04, 2022 | UHCL Staff

Gamers, developers come to UHCL for tournament

About 40 Warhammer 40K enthusiasts and 150 other gamers gathered hours at University of Houston-Clear Lake for the Holiday Gaming Thing and Warhammer 40K Rise of the Empire Grand Tournament in December. Associate Professor of Psychology Steven Sutherland, director for the Serious Games and Simulations degree program, said the event was about much more than playing games.