Clear Lake of Senior Programs (CLASP)
Thank you to Dr. Karen Alexander and Dr. Juliana Dean for presenting “Health and Wellness in Diverse Communities” at the Clear Lake of Senior Programs (CLASP) this February!
Friday Morning Continuing Education
We have a large number of faculty who make presentations at the Friday Morning Continuing Education series. In February presentations have included Dr. Anne Gessler speaking on UHCL’s Common Reader book, Dr. Stephen Cherry talking about Tibetan Buddhism, Dr. Mike McMullen and Dr. Dawit Woldu on their travels to Kenya, Dr. Craig White speaking on American Indian literature, Dr. Carol Carman demonstrating how statistics can mislead, Dr. Bill Powers discussing World War II, and Dr. Lisa Gossett discussing Houston environmental issues. We thank you for spending the time sharing your expertise with the Clear Lake community.
Faculty Development Day
Thank you to all the faculty who made presentations at our recent Faculty Development Day on January 31st. These faculty include: Carol Carman, Nelson Carter, Sara Elkins, Jateen Gandhi, Cindy Howard, Helen Jin, David Garrison, Anna Klyueva, Stuart Larson, Lory Santiago-Vazquez, Chris Ward, Jana Willis, and Jennifer Willis-Opalenik. In addition, Nelson Carter, Silvana Chambers, Rebecca Huss-Keeler, Angela Kelling, and Soma Datta were part of our first poster presentation.
University of Houston-Clear Lake’s nominee for the 2019-2020 Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award
Congratulations to Dr. Jiang Lu, Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering in the College of Computer Science and Engineering, as the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s nominee for the 2019-2020 Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award. The Piper Professor Award is given by the State of Texas for superior teaching at the college level. We wish Dr. Lu good fortune for his application to the state level award.
We also recognize the following UHCL faculty for being a semi-finalists for this nomination for their excellent teaching: Dr. Gary Boetticher, Dr. Leslie Gauna, Dr. Khondker Hasan, and Dr. Unal “Zak” Sakoglu.
10th Annual Conference of the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
Thank you to Dr. Maria Curtis, Associate Professor of Anthropology, for coordinating the 10th Annual Conference of the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center at UHCL this October. This year’s conference theme was “Energy and Environmental Stewardship: Oman and the U.S.”
Recent Center for Faculty Development Grant Recipients
We appreciate the work of Dr. Gene Shan, Assistant Professor of Engineering Management, and Dr. Isabelle Kusters. Assistant Professor of Public Health. They recently received a Center for Faculty Development grant to attend a teaching conference and bring back information to the UHCL faculty. Dr. Shan organized a presentation about improving online discussions, and Dr. Kusters led a discussion about reducing microaggressions in the classroom.
Low Carb Houston Conference
Good job to Dr. William Amonette and the rest of UHCL’s Exercise and Nutritional Health Institute for organizing the Low Carb Houston Conference in the Bayou Building this October. Dr. Amonette and the planning committee are getting ready for an even larger event in 2020.