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Center for Diversity & Inclusion Celebrates Black History Month

By Sheryl E. Taylor

UHD’s Center for Diversity & Inclusion is hosting the following events in recognition of Black History Month:

Feb. 12
“Black History Jeopardy”
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Travis Room

Feb. 20
“State of the Black Student at UHD”
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Location TBD

Feb. 27
Soul Food Dinner*
Non to 1:30 p.m.White Oak Room, A300

“The “State of the Black Student at UHD” is a series that's now in its third year. It's a student-led discussion focusing on the concerns of African-American students at UHD,” said Dr. John Hudson, director of Center for Diversity & Inclusion. “The concept began as a discussion in the Center’s lounge among a group of African-American students a few years ago. It’s very important that we, as a campus community, attend to the concerns of these students and to find ways to address their concerns.”

About the University of Houston-Downtown

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 Interim President Dr. Antonio D. Tillis. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 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).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. 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.