CLASP Speaker Series

CLASP is an outreach initiative of University of Houston-Clear Lake created to encourage life-long learning through free monthly presentations that involve and engage community members of all ages in a wide variety of topics. These presentations are open to the public. For events at UHCL, free parking is available in the Visitors Lot. Speakers, presentations and locations are subject to change.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019
5:30-7 p.m.
Bayou Building, Garden Room

Moderated by Desdamona Rios, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Psychology, UHCL College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Topic of Discussion

Every year in September, we take time to honor the rich culture, achievements and contributions of Latinos and Hispanics in the United States. At UHCL, we celebrate our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution and we invite you to learn about the diverse professional and personal experiences of accomplished Latinos and Hispanics in our community. Join us in a lively panel discussion about their challenges and the lessons they learned while traveling the path to success.

Latino Artists Perform at the Bayou Theater

Continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at UHCL by seeing Las Cafeteras or Del Castillo at the Bayou Theater. Show the CLASP brochure to receive a discount. Visit the Bayou Theater for more information.

UHCL: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019
5:30-7 p.m.
Bayou Building, Garden Room

Moderated by Jonathan W. Zophy, Ph.D., Professor of History, UHCL College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Topic of Discussion

Happy Birthday UHCL! Join us as past, current and brand new members of our faculty share stories of their service to UHCL, starting from the day the university opened its doors in 1974 to 1,069 students and 60 faculty, until today. Revisit their journey through the past along with them as they remember the highlights and challenges the university has met and overcome over the last 45 years. They'll also share their vision for the university for the decades to come, as we continue together on our path of growth, success and excellence.

Found in Space

Monday, Nov. 11, 2019
5:30-7 p.m.
Bayou Building, Garden Room

Moderated by Evelyn R. Miralles, '92 BS, '12 MBA, Associate Vice President for Strategic Information Initiatives & Technology, UHCL

Topic of Discussion

UHCL has educated scores of future astronauts, engineers and scientists who have dedicated their careers to the space program. As NASA turns 60, we invite you to celebrate with us and our panel of current and former NASA staff members as they reflect on their experiences and contributions to the space program.

Film Showing: "Gravity" (2013)

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019
5:30-7 p.m.
UHCL Bayou Theater

Topic of Discussion

Travel to space with us as we watch the Academy Award winning science fiction thriller "Gravity," directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, the film tells the story of Bullock, who plays a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission and Clooney, a veteran astronaut in command of his last flight before retiring. Disaster suddenly strikes, destroying the shuttle and stranding them in space. Together, they must find the will and the way to get back to Earth.


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