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Mission: The School of Human Sciences and Humanities (HSH) offers the individualized attention that is the hallmark of small, liberal arts colleges along with the varied course offerings and research opportunities afforded by large universities in a nurturing, respectful environment. HSH is committed to the strongly held values of honoring diverse populations, fostering global perspectives, and promoting justice. HSH is built on excellent teaching, rigorous research, and faithful service to our students, colleagues, university, professions, and our community. We honor our history as an upper-division institution by encouraging transfer students in the pursuit of their educational goals as we reach out to new students through innovative four-year degree plans. We provide strong graduate programs that serve the needs of traditional and non-traditional students through expert advising, interdisciplinary options, and multiple modes of instruction. The five divisions of the School explore the multiple facets of the human condition. Through 15 undergraduate and 15 graduate programs, HSH develops our students’ critical-thinking, creative, and communication skills. The School’s reach extends to the two satellite campuses at Sugar Land, Pearland, and the student population at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility in Rosharon, Texas. We serve the Clear Lake community through our various Centers, the UHCL Art Gallery, and our continuing education programs. Members of our faculty serve their disciplines and their professions through their contributions of scholarship and professional service at the highest levels.
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University of Houston-Clear Lake | Communications prof starts career in TV, finds real reward in teaching
Read about Dr. Anna Klyueva, Assistant Professor of Communication, and her journey from TV to teaching. https://blog.uhcl.edu/news/communications-prof-starts-career-in-tv-finds-real-reward-in-teaching
Anna Klyueva began her academic career in studying economics in her native Tajikistan. While in her freshman year there, she was invited to audition for a position on a popular local television show. At the audition, she was “warned” that once she got into the media world, she would never want t...
University of Houston-Clear Lake | I/O psych prof's research focuses on students' anxieties, work-family balance
Dr. Lisa Sublett, Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, discusses student anxiety and ways to address it in this week's UHCL news story. Read all about it here: https://blog.uhcl.edu/news/i-o-profs-research-focuses-on-students-anxieties-work-family-balance
Those studying Industrial/Organizational Psychology tend either to begin careers in which they apply their skills directly in the field or to join a college or university to teach. Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology Lisa Sublett decided that teaching was her calling after a....
An important notice from UHCL Police about today's inclement weather:
We are expecting heavy rains and flash flooding soon. Students will not be penalized if you are unable to attend class. Faculty and staff unable to attend work/class should contact their immediate supervisor. If you must travel, use discretion and check Houston Transtar.
Please join us for a presentation, "ALS and the Life of the Mind: A Conversation between Historians," featuring our colleague and friend, Dr. Daniel Haworth, Associate Professor of Latin American History, and moderated by Dr. Adam Hodges, Associate Professor of History.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Conversation: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Reception: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
University of Houston - Clear Lake, Forest Room (Bayou 1418)
All are welcome!
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Welcome back! The fall semester is in full swing which means heavy traffic around campus. Entrance/Exit 1 can become congested during peak times. We recommend using Entrance/Exit 2 and 3 to assist with traffic flow. #UHCL #WeeksOfWelcome
Our Social Work faculty members, Dr. Heather Kanenberg and Dr. Roberta Leal, have been recognized as noteworthy alumni by the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston. They will be honored at GCSW's 50-for-50 Alumni Celebration later this summer. http://www.uh.edu/socialwork/news/news-releases/50-for-50-alumni-celebration/
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University of Houston-Clear Lake | Art teachers get studio time and professional development at workshop
Our Art School for Children is not only for kids! Check out this report on the ways our faculty and staff provide professional development opportunities for teachers! https://blog.uhcl.edu/news/local-art-teachers-get-studio-time-and-professional-development-credit-for-workshop
During the summer, public school teachers are often expected to find professional development classes to maintain their certification. Finding these classes is generally easy for core curriculum teachers, but David Moya, director of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Art School for Children, said ...
University of Houston-Clear Lake | UHCL and Kenyan university begin partnership, faculty and student exchanges
HSH is extending our reach to Kenya! Read about the work of our faculty members, Dr. Dawit Woldu and Dr. Mike McMullen, here: https://blog.uhcl.edu/news/uhcl-and-kenyan-university-begin-partnership-faculty-and-student-exchanges
Great news from our Writing program!
Our first ever residence hall opens Fall 2019! Sign up today to reserve your room and live close to classes, our new Rec and Wellness Center, and all the great programming from our Division of Student Affairs offices.
HSH's own Karen Fiscus is at it again! Her support of the Empty Bowls Houston project is inspiring!
We have SO MANY incredible artists that make and donate bowls for our event. Today, we wanted to tell you about one of them ...
Karen Fiscus is a local artist/potter who lives in the Clear Lake area and she works at UH-Clear Lake Art Gallery. As you know, the event supports Houston Food Bank, and Karen has supported in a BIG way!
In 2012, local artist/wood artist/furniture maker Clark Kellogg came up with the idea to do a bowl challenge, where he would challenge himself to make a 100 bowls to benefit Empty Bowls Houston that year. Once he announced it, a few other artists decided to take the challenge as well, and one of those was Karen Fiscus.
She accomplished the goal that year…and amazingly, has done the same for six years in a row, and will do it again this year! That means that single-handedly, Karen has made and donated 700 bowls to Empty Bowls Houston! That is quite a dedication of time an talent, and when you consider that each of those bowls fetches $25 (and she always sells every single bowl!), she alone has helped raise $17,500 to benefit Empty Bowls Houston/Houston Food Bank. AND, for and every $1 donated to Houston Food Bank they can provide three meals, so that means that Fiscus’ contribution alone has provided 52,500 meals to our neighbors in need.
Thank you, Karen!
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Faculty in the College of Human Sciences and Humanities were big winners at today's 41st Annual Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony. Ms. Denise Cazes, Senior Lecturer in Fitness and Human Performance, is this year's Outstanding Lecturer. Dr. Heather Kanenberg, Associate Professor of Social Work, received the President's Distinguished Award for Service, and Dr. Shreerekha Subramanian, Associate Professor of Humanities won the President's Distinguished Award for Teaching. Congratulations to these three amazing colleagues!
We are so proud of the UHCL Signal staff!
With no Gold Crown Award handed out this year, The Signal tied in the category of the best collegiate digital newspaper.
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Check out these success stories! Four graduate students from programs in HSH's Social and Cultural Sciences Department have been accepted to doctoral programs this spring!
University of Houston-Clear Lake | Cross cultural studies student's exhibit explores Mexican-American activism in Houston
Wow! We're so proud of Lydia Newcomb, a graduate student in our Cross-Cultural and Global Studies program. Lydia's research on Houston's Latino community during the Civil Rights era will be presented April 4 at 6:00 p.m. at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center. Lydia is completing her graduate internship under the direction of Dr. Maria Curtis, Associate Professor and Program Director of our Cross-Cultural program. Congratulations, Lydia!
HSH Graduate Students in Behavioral Sciences, Criminology, Cross-Cultural and Global Studies, Psychology and Sociology: This Friday, March 22, HSH and UHCL's Career Services office will host the Graduate Internship Orientation session for students who want to complete an internship in summer or fall 2019. Here are details:
Friday, March 22, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Light Breakfast and Lunch Provided
RSVP TODAY to Joyce Delores Taylor, HSH Internship Coordinator: [email protected] or [email protected]
Congratulations to our Fall 2018 Dean's List recipients.
University of Houston-Clear Lake | Teaching in prison is a transformative experience for the students--and professor
Dr. Shreerekha Subramanian, Associate Professor of Humanities and Department Chair for Liberal Arts, discusses the transformative power of teaching and learning in our Academics for Offenders program.
Shreerekha Subramanian grew up in India with parents who put everything into giving her a good education. Still, she describes a “bibliographic deficit” which has informed the rest of her life as a professor of humanities at University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Check out this blog post featuring our very own Associate Dean, Dr. Samuel Gladden, and his research on music legend, David Bowie.
Great news from our Writing Program!
Shout out to Seahorn's Online Writing Pedagogy student, Patrick Graham. Patrick's praxis poster on giving asynchronous a/v feedback in OWI is now available as part of the Global Society of Online Literacy Educators (GSOLE) conference. Congratulations to Patrick! His presentation has already solicited comments from Beth Hewett and Scott Warnock, and the editor of Online Literacies Open Resource posted to him about submitting his work for publication in their journal. Toot-toot!
Hey Hawks! Did you know that UHCL and the College of Human Sciences and Humanities will sponsor the Model Arab League intercollegiate competition for the third straight year! The Model Arab League is an annual competition that draws about 200 students and faculty sponsors from across the southwestern United States to discuss the politics and history of the Arab World. Watch for it: February 16-17!
Welcome back, Hawks, to the spring 2019 semester! Good luck as you begin the new term!
Does this look familiar? How fortunate we are to enjoy such beautiful and important artworks on our campus! Be sure to look for this piece by Dorothy Hood in the Bayou building the next time you're on campus and take time to see the exhibition of her works at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.
The Houston Museum of Fine Arts currently has an exhibition of art by Dorothy Hood, which makes the painting by her that UHCL has displayed in the Bayou Building seem even more special, if that is possible.
Happy New Year, Hawks! The HSH Advising Office is open, and our advising staff is looking forward to helping you reach your academic goals for 2019. Call 281-283-3333 for an appointment today and get ready for the start of the new term on Tuesday, January 22.
The fall 2018 semester is officially over! We join all our students in looking forward to the winter holiday break. Our offices are open this week, but we will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 21 and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Happy holidays!
We are so proud of our Academics for Offenders program and its Regent's Award for Excellence that we had to share the news twice! Here's a great story from UHCL's newspaper, The Signal. Enjoy!
University of Houston-Clear Lake Academics for Offenders program, housed in the College of HSH, received the Regent’s Academic Excellence Award for providing undergraduate and graduate programs to local Texas Department of Criminal Justice correctional facilities alongside Alvin Community College.
"Code of Aegis," a serious game to teach STEM concepts was developed through a partnership of UHCL and Tietronix. The game placed first in the Student's Choice category at the I/ITSEC converence, the largest simulation and serious games conference in the world. Pictured are Anne Henry, Clinical Assistant Professor of Digital Media Studies, and Jana Willis, Professor of Instructional Design and Technology, accepting this year's award. HSH is proud to partner with our colleagues in the colleges of Education, Business, and Science and Engineering here at UHCL to develop the next generation of inventive developers of serious games!
This week, our Academics for Offenders program was recognized by the University of Houston Board of Regents for Academic Excellence. In the photo from left to right are Program Director Bill Powers, Dean Rick Short, UH Regents' chair, Tillman Fertita, Department Chair Shreerekha Subramanian, Provost Berberich, President Blake and UH Chancellor, Renu Khator! Big thanks to film maker, Michael Brims for creating the award winning film on our program. Happy day for all the faculty, students and UHCL!
Let’s Talk About Education with Antonio Corrales-Dr. Kim Case-Impact of diversity and social justice
UHCL faculty are engaged in research that explores some of the most important topics of our day. In this podcast, you’ll hear Dr. Kim Case, Professor of Psychology, and Dr. Antonio Corrales, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, discuss the impact of diversity and social justice in education.
Let’s Talk About Education with Antonio Corrales - Dr. Kim Case -Impact of diversity and social justice on students. These are weekly conversations with succ...
We are proud to highlight our Academics for Offenders program. It demonstrates the transformative power of higher education and second chances.
Congratulations to our summer 2018 Dean's List recipients.
Join us for a free presentation on managing common child behavior concerns.
Congratulations HSH Dean Rick Short for his ESA Supervisor of the Year award!
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