COVID-19 Updates: Safety Protocols Remain in Effect for UHCL

Friday Morning Continuing Education Schedule

Important COVID-19 Update

In accordance with the CDC's recommendation of social distancing, all continuing education sessions will be offered online via Zoom until further notice. For more information, contact Christine Paul at

For university and health alert updates related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the UHCL Health Alert webpage.

Spring 2021 Series Fees

The one-time membership fee for the spring 2021 series is $26, plus the standard fee of $18 for the first class ($44 total). Each subsequent class will be $18.



  • Spring 2021 Series
  • Jan. 29, 9:30 a.m.

    The Quiet Arms Race: Amazon Plants and their Predators

    With so many plant-eating species in the Amazon rain forest, how do plants survive? In this session, we'll explore the many fascinating adaptations Amazon plants have developed to stay at least one step ahead of their predators...

  • Feb. 5, 4:00 p.m.

    Discovering the Elements of Art

    Let's learn all about the Elements of Art! There's more to a line than you might realize. How about shape? There might be more to those than meets the eyes. Color, there's lots to explore there too. Just to name a few. Hopefully you'll be inspired enough to create a fun design with the things you learn in this presentation. Have on hand some paper, a pencil, a sharpie marker, some washable markers, and if you're feeling really ambitious, a small paintbrush and a cup of water. Oh! and most importantly, bring your creativity!

  • Feb. 12, 9:30 a.m.

    A Primer in Gravitational Physics 101

    How did the universe begin? How do we know what we think we know about the history of the universe? How can we test our theories? These are fundamental questions we have all wondered about at some time. Let's learn with David as he shows us how to use conventional astronomy, Einstein's theory of relativity, lots of large machines and supercomputers to answer our questions. David's goal today is to make this accessible to all, including those without a background in physics or astronomy.

  • Feb. 26, 4:00 p.m.

    Fake News, Deep Fakes and Pesky Algorithms!

    What do you need to know about the troubles lurking in social media? How can you spot them on your newsfeeds? What protections are there, if any?

  • March 05, 9:30 a.m.

    Ostentatious Wealth in the Age of Poverty and Hunger

    Welcome to 2021 and Bill's interpretation of current events! This course will be a logical continuation of Bill's wrap-up of 2020 that we enjoyed in November, but if you did not make the class then, no worries! A brief summary will be provided. Bill's thought-provoking lectures have been a staple in our program and help us to see the news through a different lens. Join us in our learning and dynamic discussion!

  • March 12, 9:30 a.m.

    Egypt: The Land of The Pharaohs, The Cradle of Civilization

    Commonly known for its ancient tombs and temples, Egypt is much more than a tourist attraction. Turbulent politics, complex history, and diverse geography make up the land once ruled by the Pharaohs. Join us to learn about ancient and modern day Egypt and experience the culture of this exotic land through the stories of a native Egyptian.

  • March 25 - April 29, Thursdays, 5-8 p.m.

    Health & Wellness: RN Nursing Refresher/Re-entry

    The nursing refresher/re-entry program for RNs will deliver the essential skills necessary to update nursing knowledge, which meets the required content criteria for the Texas Board of Nursing for successful reinstatement of a Texas nursing license. The program is ideal for nurses who hold a current license and may not be currently practicing nursing but desire to update skills to deliver safe and effective patient care.


    This course will assist the participant in renewing a lapsed RN license, however completion of the course does not guarantee employment. Course 1 Didactic - 8 weeks 3/25 - 4/29; Course 2 Clinical - 8 weeks 5/6 - 6/3, providing that hospital facilities will provide students with clinical rotations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Previous Series
  • April 24

    The AMA vs. the FTC: How Ethical Is Medical Advertising?

    What do rankings of hospitals mean? How do medical advertisers target vulnerable people, inflate expectations and appeal to emotions and desires? Advertising - not only of pharmaceuticals, but of physicians and healthcare centers - is now rampant and fraught with ethical controversy. How did this become acceptable? Learn more about this controversial issue with Vicki Schnadig, who will explain the cogent justifications as well as the bio-ethical criticisms.

    Watch "The AMA vs. the FTC"


  • Friday Morning Continuing Education

    Bayou Building, 1529
    2700 Bay Area Blvd
    Houston, TX 77058-1002