Kito Holliday, technical manager at Management Science Associates, will explain how he made the leap from university research to solving computational-analysis problems in the business world during the next presentation of the University of Houston-Clear Lake Physics Lecture Series. He presents “From Academia to Industry: a Career in Data Science,” at 7 p.m. today in UHCL’s Student Services and Classroom Building lecture hall, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.

Management Science Associates is an international firm that analyzes data, develops systems and creates IT infrastructure to help inform decision-making for large corporations. Holliday once worked in theoretical physics at Penn State University.

The series is free and open to the public. For continuing education credit, costs are $15 for an each seminar, $40 for any three lectures in the series, or $99 to attend the entire series. For more information, visit or call 281-283-3530. 

Understanding culture of cities through literature

Join UHCL Professor of Literature Kevin McNamara for the last of a three-part spring series by the Department of Liberal Arts in UHCL’s College of Human Sciences and Humanities.

McNamara’s research interests include the culture and experience of cities, which have led to broader questions about personal and group identity. The lecture, “The Cambridge Companion to the City in Literature,” will be presented from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Bayou Building Garden Room. A question-and-answer session and reception will follow. Admission is free. For more information, call UHCL’s College of Human Sciences and Humanities, 281-283-3300. 

Drama, comedy at UHCL Bayou Theater

Mark your calendar for two upcoming performances at UHCL’s Bayou Theater.

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, experience “Lone Star Feminist,” a one-woman dramatic play exploring cultural identity, written and starring UHCL Lecturer of Communication Andrea Baldwin. Tickets are $5 per person.

Get ready to laugh as the Clear Creek Independent School District Improv Troupe performs at 7 p.m. Friday. Improvisational comedy teams from the district high schools collaborate to bring a night of comedy and fun. Tickets for the event are $5 for students and seniors, and $7 for adults.

For tickets and more information, visit

Friday morning courses: Space and talking to difficult people

Join UH-Clear Lake’s Friday Morning Continuing Education Series as its spring series continues Friday in UHCL’s Bayou Building Patio Café.

Ken Young, a 50-year veteran of NASA, will share little-known facts about the early years of the space program in the 9 a.m. presentation, “My Head Was Full of Space.” At 11 a.m., Mary Hedengren, lecturer in UHCL’s College of Human Sciences and Humanities, gives tips on engaging in more meaningful discourse in “How to Talk to a Demagogue or Your Own In-Laws.”

The cost to attend is a one-time $26 spring membership fee and an $18 course fee for each individual class. To learn more or to register for the class, call 281-283-3033 or visit

Inside UHCL is compiled by the communications department at the University of Houston Clear Lake.

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