Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Through Campus Art
By Mike Emery
National Hispanic Heritage Month runs through Oct. 15, and the University of Houston-Downtown is hosting events reflecting on Latinx culture, history, literature, music and more. Every day, however, Gators can experience art celebrating the University's Latinx population and showcasing groundbreaking artists from across the nation. The video above spotlights just some of the works donated to UHD by Drs. Hariett and Ricardo Romo. Also in the video spotlight is the student-created "Aztek Revival," a mural that interweaves Mesoamerican imagery with scenes from campus life.
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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.