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Is the STAAR reading test too hard for students?opens in new window
Many teachers on social media are asking whether the STAAR test is too hard for kids after a popular article suggested many tests are between one to three grade levels too advanced.
04
Mar
2019
www.khou.com
University of Houston System exceeds $1 billion fundraising goal 18 months ahead of scheduleopens in new window
The University of Houston System’s fundraising campaign “Here, We Go” — created to enhance student and university success — has exceeded its $1 billion goal 18 months ahead of schedule and will continue to raise more under the tagline “Beyond the Billion.”
04
Mar
2019
www.houstonchronicle.com
Youth step teams carry on cultural traditions in Houstonopens in new window
Each stomp, each clap, each slap of Tamaj Quillens’ hand against her thigh had to be precise. If she moved even slightly off tempo from her fellow steppers, she could throw off the whole beat.
25
Feb
2019
www.houstonchronicle.com
Houston lawmaker seeks to curtail no-knock raidsopens in new window
The controversial use of no-knock raids could be curtailed under state legislation filed by Houston lawmaker Harold Dutton, just weeks after a deadly botched drug bust left a Pecan Park couple dead and five officers injured.
22
Feb
2019
www.apnews.com
A Year After Being Detained By ICE, Former Houston High School Student Forges His Futureopens in new window
About a year ago, Dennis Rivera was in his final semester at Austin High School, just east of downtown Houston. He was a quiet senior who got good grades and was captain of the soccer team.
14
Feb
2019
www.houstonpublicmedia.org
Hispanic Chamber gala focuses on unity, educationopens in new window
The Brazoria County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s eighth annual Latin Awards Gala on Thursday night provided food, dancing and the message of inclusivity combined with the importance of education.
11
Feb
2019
thefacts.com
HISD launches maritime education partnership with UHD, HCC and Port of Houstonopens in new window
The Houston Independent School District, the University of Houston-Downtown, Houston Community College, and the Port of Houston Authority joined forces Thursday to announce a new education partnership that prepares students for maritime careers.
05
Feb
2019
www.guidrynews.com
People diagnosed with cancer often don’t embrace the term 'survivor'opens in new window
"Cancer survivor” has become a catch-all phrase to refer to living individuals diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives.
04
Feb
2019
www.phillyvoice.com
Is my professor a Houston TV meteorologist?opens in new window
You watch KPRC meteorologist Justin Stapleton on channel 2, but before he jumps into your TV, he is a University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) science lecturer.
29
Jan
2019
mikemcguff.blogspot.com
Gardening events in the Houston areaopens in new window
Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop: Feb. 16 at UHD.
25
Jan
2019
www.mysanantonio.com
Admission Possible performs 'Give Me My Two Dollars'opens in new window
Admission Possible is a band formed by University of Houston - Downtown staff members.
22
Jan
2019
www.fox26houston.com
'Who Is You?'opens in new window
Pace's one-man show explores issues of identity in portraits
22
Jan
2019
www.texarkanagazette.com
Which Colleges Offer Prepaid Tuition Plans?opens in new window
If you are applying to college, then you may be wondering which schools allow students to pay tuition via a prepaid tuition plan.
11
Jan
2019
www.edmit.me
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.
18
Dec
2018
www.fox26houston.com
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.
07
Dec
2018
hispanicengineer.com
University of Houston-Downtown student wins $100,000 scholarship from Dr. Pepperopens in new window
Dr. Pepper celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Tuition Giveaway during the College Football Conference Championship weekend by awarding $1 million in tuition to students who competed at halftime during five marquee games.
04
Dec
2018
abc13.com
UHD With the Help of the Houston Food Bank Fights Food Insecurityopens in new window
One of 300 participants in the University of Houston-Downtown’s Food Scholarship program, Carlos Rodriguez is given $60 per credit hour to use in the Food For Change Market food pantry.
03
Dec
2018
www.houstonpress.com
UHD striving to make higher education affordable, accessible and achievableopens in new window
It’s appropriate that the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) sits at one of the most historic sites in the city (and state for that matter).
26
Nov
2018
www.bizjournals.com
Lone Star College…Where Students Start Close and Go Faropens in new window
I am proud to let you know that LSC was just named one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education for the second year in a row.
21
Nov
2018
www.houstoniamag.com
University of Houston-Downtown Issues Digital Marketing RFPopens in new window
UHD is looking for a digital agency that is a certified Google Agency partner to manage both its organic search engine optimization (SEO) and pay-per-click (PPC) digital campaigns.
12
Nov
2018
everything-pr.com
Mass shootings now common and no one seems to know how to stop itopens in new window
With so many recent mass shootings, people are getting more experience reacting to these tragedies.
09
Nov
2018
www.khou.com
Getting Millennials To Voteopens in new window
A recent poll by NBC News and GenForward shows about 55 percent of millennials plan to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.
23
Oct
2018
www.fox26houston.com
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.
17
Oct
2018
www.ricethresher.org
UHD Students Creating Graphic Novels To Promote Social Changeopens in new window
Comic books, or graphic novels as they’re sometimes referred to, used to be considered distractions in the classroom.
09
Oct
2018
www.fox26houston.com
Police Pursuit Turns Deadly, Raises Questions About Chase Policiesopens in new window
When the Cadillac flew by, it caught the deputy’s attention. The driver was speeding down Interstate 45, so the deputy flipped on his lights to make a stop.
07
Oct
2018
www.houstonchronicle.com
UHD Professor Uses Comic Books to Make Learning Easieropens in new window
Dr. Krista Gehring created a series of comics for her classes, called CrimComics, which explore the foundations of criminology.
04
Oct
2018
www.khou.com
GRAMMY® Award-nominated Artist Marsha Ambrosius Guest Speaker for 2018 MPAC Film Festival!opens in new window
The MPAC Film Festival is pleased to announce the participation and addition of Grammy Award-nominated artist Marsha Ambrosius to its fall 2018 lineup.
26
Sep
2018
www.crossroadstoday.com
College Leaders Promote Political Involvement For Young Votersopens in new window
In Texas, 18 to 24-year-olds have the worst voter turnout of any age group.
17
Sep
2018
patch.com
Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure, Industry and Smart Citiesopens in new window
Mention cybersecurity, and people think of Russia tampering with U.S. elections or attempts to sabotage the electric grid.
07
Sep
2018
www.uh.edu
Art Daybook: Raheleh Filsoofi’s ‘Inh(a/i)bited Space’opens in new window
The elegantly simple, handmade clay vessels atop a table in Raheleh Filsoofi’s first Houston exhibition hold more than can meet even the most inquisitive eyes.
29
Aug
2018
www.houstonchronicle.com
CITGO Innovation Scholars Program--Deadline is Sept. 28opens in new window
CITGO Petroleum Corporation has established a scholarship program to assist students who plan to continue their education in college. The application opens on August 15, 2018 and will close at noon on Friday, September 28.
27
Aug
2018
www.southwestmanagementdistrict.org
Does the U.S. military need a Space Force?opens in new window
University of Houston-Downtown associate professor Alexander Bielakowski discusses the potential Space Force with Isiah Carey.
18
Aug
2018
www.fox26houston.com
Hurricane Harvey Reveals The Value of Social Media and 5 Other Lessonsopens in new window
The most important tools for emergency communication may not be what you think.
17
Aug
2018
www.campussafetymagazine.com
College expands transfer partnership with UH-Downtownopens in new window
Representatives from San Jacinto College and University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) signed an articulation agreement.
17
Aug
2018
www.guidrynews.com
Houston BCycle Program Expanding at Medical Center and Universitiesopens in new window
Houston’s bike share system, Houston BCycle, will grow to 128 stations over the next two years.
15
Aug
2018
www.houstontx.gov
Modern Misogyny: Sexual Harassment Still an Issue in the Workplaceopens in new window
Houston Public Media's "Houston Matters"
09
Aug
2018
www.houstonpublicmedia.org
UH-Downtown launching Saturday degree programsopens in new window
Houston Chronicle
07
Aug
2018
www.chron.com
UHD Students Support Houston Police as Translatorsopens in new window
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
02
Aug
2018
diverseeducation.com