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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. 

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.