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Free Movie Screening: ‘Deep in the Heart’ Feb. 23

The UHD Center for Urban Agriculture and Sustainability and Citizens’ Environmental Coalition (Houston) are hosting a free screening of the documentary “Deep in the Heart” narrated by Texas native Matthew McConaughey at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium, Academic Building.Cougar.

“The Center for Urban Agriculture & Sustainability and the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition are thrilled to be collaborating to bring this beautiful new film about the biodiversity of Texas to our community,” said Dr. Lisa Morano, Director of the Center for Urban Agriculture & Sustainability and Professor of Biology and Microbiology. “Narrated by Matthew McConaughey, the film is a visual masterpiece of the nature in Texas.”

Immediately following the movie, a brief panel session with experts Mary Anne Morris, Education Director at Houston Audubon, and Kelly Norrid, Urban Biologist at Texas Parks & Wildlife

The two-hour event is free and open to the public; however, individual registration is required. Community members must register by Monday, Feb. 20; UHD students, faculty, and staff can register until the day of the event. Register using QR code below or on this flyer.



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.