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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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 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 awarded UHD 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.