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CHSS Hosts Two Virtual Series in June


By Sheryl E. Taylor

The College of Humanities & Social Sciences is hosting two virtual series this month “Coffee With Experts In The Industry” and “Let’s Talk About It.” The UHD Community is invited to join these timely conversations.

Coffee With Experts In The Industry
This career-focused series, in partnership with UHD’s Academic Advising Council and the newly renamed Main Career Center, offers an opportunity for students to chat with an expert in a specific field/industry that students show an interest in pursuing.

Invited industry guests spends 5-7 minutes giving background of the needed degrees and certifications/licenses/credentials needed to pursue a field and what the day-to-day workday may entail. Then students have about 25-30 minutes to participate in a Q&A with the expert. At the chat’s conclusion, a UHD career counselor remind students of resources and services provided by the Main Career Center for students and alumni.

Let’s Talk About It
Hosted by CHSS Assistant Dean Crystal Guillory, this virtual series is at 6 p.m. every Thursday in June.

The first talk of this series, held on June 4, discussed the protests surrounding George Floyd’s murder. Guillory was joined by special guest co-host Dr. Stacie DeFreitas, UHD Associate Professor of Psychology and Dr. Serie McDougal III, Pan-African Studies Professor at California State University, Los Angeles.

“Our vision for this series is to offer expertise and enlightenment,” said Guillory. “The purpose of these weekly conversations is to help students process, historicize and contextualize this moment in our nation within a safe space. Our students, more than ever, deserve the best parts of all our collective knowledge and experience.”

UHD’s Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning is inviting community members from the Near Northside to engage in these virtual conversations, especially topics on systematic racism and police reform in the United States and within the Houston community.

“The Near Northside community reached out to UHD to discuss these relevant and important topics,” said Dr. Poonam Gulati, Director, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning and Associate Professor of Microbiology and Biology. “It’s important for our University to share its expertise with our community members.”

Let’s Talk About It
Is Graduate School for Me? A Conversation with UHD Alumnus Magge Nunez & Keila Ramon
June 29
5 – 6 p.m.

ZOOM MEETING ID: 941 0061 1711

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.