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2018-2019 VitalVoices Series Begins Sept. 12

By Sheryl E. Taylor

The University of Houston-Downtown’s (UHD) Center for Public Service & Community Research has announced its 2018-2019 VitalVoices Speaker Series

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12, the nine-event series serves as a forum to bring scholars, practitioners and UHD alumni to speak to students, faculty, alumni and community partners within the University’s College of Public Service. The event features guest speakers who will share how their work impacts society through their professional experiences and knowledge. Flyer for VitalVoices

The VitalVoices event schedule for 2018-2019:

September 12, 2018: Immigration Panel: How Social Workers Impact Immigration
Jill Campbell, BakerRipley
Ruby Powers, Powers Law Group

September 27, 2018: VitalAlumni Speaker Series
UHS Regent Paula Mendoza

October 11, 2018: Top Issues Facing Texas Public Education
Sen. Kel Selinger, chair, Texas Senate’s Higher Education Committee
Sen. Larry Taylor, chair, Texas Senate’s Higher Education Committee
A.J. Crabill, deputy commissioner, Texas Education Agency
Juliet Stipeche, director of education, City of Houston

October 18, 2018: Third Annual Symposium of University Supported Scholarship & Creativity
Faculty, UHD College of Public Service

November 5, 2018: Houston Recovery Center: An Innovative Pro-Active Model
Leonard Kincaid, executive director, Houston Recovery Center

January 31, 2019: Social Work Person of the Year Presentation

February 20, 2019: School Violence, School Shootings, Bullying, and Media RepresentationDr. Nadine Connell, director, Center for Crime and Justice Studies, The University of Texas at Dallas

March 29, 2019: VitalAlumni Speaker Series
Yvonne Mendoza, Maria Chavez Berry, Janet Kaspar, Dani Kaspar

April 11, 2019: Second Annual Innovation in the College of Public Service Symposium
Faculty, UHD College of Public Service

All lectures began at 5:30 p.m. in the College of Public Service, Commerce Street Building, Room C-100.
Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Steven Villano, director of the Center for Public Service & Community Outreach at 713-226-5244 or villanos@uhd.edu.

Visit www.uhd.edu/cpscr to learn more.

 

 

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 45,000 alumni and offers 43 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).

UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates of any four-year university in Houston and Texas and is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.