A Matter of Degrees: Gators Graduate During 2017 Commencement Weekend
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A Matter of Degrees: Gators Graduate During 2017 Commencement Weekend

After a whirlwind weekend, more than 1,400 Gators graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD). Spring 2017 Commencement Weekend offered graduates, friends, families and faculty an opportunity to celebrate academic achievements and new beginnings. On May 12, UHD hosted the first Graduate Programs Commencement for the recently named Marilyn Davies College of Business. Master of … Continue reading

Field Trip to Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
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Field Trip to Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum

On May 2, University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) Natural Science Lecturer Dr. Alex Barnard led 24 oceanography students to the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, located on Galveston Island.  The field trip provided insights into the lives of offshore workers, and the technology involved in accessing the wealth of natural resources buried deep beneath the … Continue reading

Marine Geology and Geophysics Investigation of Allen’s Landing, Buffalo Bayou
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Marine Geology and Geophysics Investigation of Allen’s Landing, Buffalo Bayou

On April 28, University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) Natural Science Lecturer Alex Barnard hosted “Marine Geology and Geophysics Investigation of Allen’s Landing, Buffalo Bayou.” Approximately 45 students attended as well as faculty from both UHD and University of Houston. Industry partners for this event included Seatronics, and Survey Equipment Services. The research work was funded by the … Continue reading

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UHD in the News: May 11, 2017

In recent headlines: Carpe Diem Houston mentioned the Thursday Night Concert Series. The Houston Chronicle mentions UHD in an article on skepticism of higher education. The University is mentioned in a round-up of schools with high career earnings after graduation. Carpe Diem Houston mentioned UHD professor Dr. Rebecca Pfeffer in its listing for a Law … Continue reading

Criminal Justice Students Tour the Houston Emergency Center
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Criminal Justice Students Tour the Houston Emergency Center

On April 28, University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) 12 Gators attended a tour of the Houston Emergency Center (HEC).  HEC is a 911 emergency communication center consisting of Neutral Public Safety Answering Point, Police Department Emergency Communications Division, Fire Department Emergency Communications Operations, and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). UHD adjunct professor Nhatthien “Nathan” Nguyen, who … Continue reading