HBJ: Face to Face, A Profile of UHD President Loren J. Blanchardopens in new window
Loren James Blanchard would say education is in his blood — in fact, he comes from a family of educators.
Blanchard, who took over as president of the University of Downtown-Houston in March 2021, grew up around his cousins, many of whom would later become teachers and principals. That experience crystallized his desire to help and educate others.
Dr. Vida Robertson Featured on "Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall," KPRC-TVopens in new window
Race in the United States: Why expert says America was never intended to be equal. The topic of critical race theory has become a flashpoint for some politicians and people in the United States, who view it as something that is inappropriate curriculum for young students. The truth is that critical race theory is only a college level course and not taught in elementary, middle or high schools.
Dr. Liza Alonzo Talks About New Gator Success Institute, Inside Higher Edopens in new window
The University of Houston Downtown is expanding support service offerings under a new office, the Gator Success Institute (GSI), creating a one-stop shop for a variety of existing and new programs and services to boost retention and engagement. At present, UHD has a Gator Success Center on campus, which will expand into the GSI with the new programming, funded by $750,000 from the Los Angeles–based nonprofit ECMC Foundation.
CW39 Reports on New Basic Needs Centeropens in new window
Student success can be measured in several ways, but for many students it’s about their grades, getting a college degree and making sure that they’re financially able to pay for college necessities like food, books and housing. Now, the University of Houston-Downtown has a Student Basic Needs Program to help offset some of those costs.
HBJ: University of Houston-Downtown asking Texas Legislature for $67Mopens in new window
The Texas Legislature is in session, which means Houston-area universities are waiting to hear back on how much funding each will receive this year. The University of Houston-Downtown is one campus that hopes to receive millions. In an interview with the Houston Business Journal, UHD President Loren Blanchard said the university is asking the Legislature for a total of $67 million for transformative programs and constructions.
HBJ: UHD Opens New Basic Needs Centeropens in new window
The University of Houston-Downtown held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its Basic Needs Center on May 5. Located on the second floor of UHD's One Main Building, the center — which is the result of a nearly $944,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will be used over three years — will be used to help students who are experiencing food, housing, medical care, transportation or technology insecurities.
Houston Mattersopens in new window
Assistant Professor of Business Diedrich von Biedenfeld was interviewed on Houston Public Media’s Houston Matters.
Houston Matters - May 5opens in new window
UHD's Diedrich von Biedenfeld discussed the economy during COVID-19
Harris County’s top health official gives an update on our region’s health as businesses begin to reopen, and a business expert answers your economic questions about COVID-19.
AI Arms Raceopens in new window
Brett Hobby, director of the Marilyn Davies College of Business Career Center, was interviewed by Inside Higher Ed regarding resume scanning services.
Texas judge rules 'Obamacare' unconstitutionalopens in new window
A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's core parts, including protections for pre-existing medical conditions and Medicaid for more low-income people.
HSI Computing Alliance graduates students at 10 times national rateopens in new window
The Computing Alliance for Hispanic-Serving Institutions has emerged as a significant pipeline of new recruits into computing graduate studies. According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), the consortium of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) graduates students at 10 times the national rate of Hispanic baccalaureates in computing.
Students To Weigh In On Plans For New Innovation Hubopens in new window
Rice has partnered with the University of Houston, the University of Houston Downtown, the University of St. Thomas, Texas Southern University, Houston Baptist University, San Jacinto College, Houston Community College, Lonestar College and the South Texas College of Law.