Short Takes

August 12, 2020 | UHCL Staff

Short Takes
UHCL Prof Keynotes UTMB’s ‘Research Day’ event

       University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Chief Strategy Officer and Professor of Management Kevin Wooten keynoted Research Day at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston on Aug. 4. His presentation, entitled “The Status and Future of Collaborative Team Science: Toward a Theory of Team Plasticity for Cross-Disciplinary Multi-Institutional Research,” reviewed the evolution and current status of Team Science, explained opportunities involved in multi-team,  cross-disciplinary systems, and proposed a model of team plasticity for the study of multi-team, cross-disciplinary effectiveness.

       “Team science is a collaborative effort to address a scientific challenge that leverages the strengths and expertise of professional trained in different fields,” Wooten said. “Although traditional single-investigator-driven approaches are ideal for many scientific endeavors, coordinated teams of investigators with diverse skills and knowledge may be especially helpful for studies of complex social problems with multiple causes.”

Bayou Theater wins grants, reschedules live virtual performance

        The Texas Commission on the Arts has awarded $1,361 to the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake to fund artistic contracts. The Apollo Chamber Players’ May performance at the Bayou Theater was canceled due to concerns pertaining to the COVID-19 virus. “These funds will allow us to bring them back to perform a virtual concert, to take place Aug. 29 at. 7 p.m. via Zoom,” said UH-Clear Lake’s Cultural Arts Director Eric Despard. “Their program will feature newly-commissioned music by Grammy and Pulitzer prize-winning composers Libby Larsen and Jennifer Hidgon, and vanguard African-American composer Florence Price. This program also features new choreography created and danced by artists from the Houston Ballet, digitally paired with Apollo’s multicultural commissions.” To register for the event, visit the Bayou Theater website and receive the Zoom link.

     Despard said that plans continue to be made for the 2020-2021 Bayou Theater season and that more information would be coming soon.

Open registration continues for fall classes at UHCL

         Take a step closer to making your educational dreams a reality by enrolling for classes each semester of the academic year. Open registration for classes for the fall 2020 semester at University of Houston-Clear Lake continues through Aug. 21. Late registration begins Aug. 22 and continues through Aug. 31. Enrollment can be completed online, but if you need assistance with registration, visit the Student Assistance Center at the UHCL campus or Enrollment Services at the Pearland campus.

     When it’s time to enroll in classes for the upcoming semester, you will be contacted by the Office of the Registrar with specific times and instructions. If you require assistance and insight into choosing the right courses for your academic program, please schedule time with an academic adviser.

      Registration is not complete until tuition and fees are paid in full. If tuition and fees are not received by stated deadlines, payment will be considered late. For more information, visit the UHCL Office of the Registrar.     

Center for Executive Education offers SAT prep, math and literacy tutoring  

          The Center for Executive Education College of Business at University of Houston-Clear Lake is offering online opportunities to high school students who would like to prepare for the SATs, and ongoing mini-courses to students who simply wish to have a review of their math, reading or writing courses because their semester was interrupted by the school closures resulting from the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

         “There have been no SATs since December, but we are still going to help students prepare for the nationwide SAT scheduled for August,” said Brenda Guerrero, UH-Clear Lake’s CEE COB. “The SAT prep classes are from Sept. 12-Oct. 17, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. All classes are online and will be taught by Center instructor Jennifer Ledwith.”

         Ledwith, who teaches PSAT/SAT prep courses in private practice as well as for UHCL, said she’s teaching students to study for the test using foundations, fundamentals and strategies for success. “I check attendance and the materials are all the same as when we did this in person,” she said.

       Guerrero said many parents were focusing on the fact that their students were not able to finish the semester in the way they would have hoped. “This is why we’re offering these tutorials as well, in a course separate from the SAT prep. This is about helping students catch up and be ready for the new semester that will start,” she said. 

          Registration is open now. For more information about SAT prep and individual subject tutoring classes, visit the SAT prep registration page.