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Higher Education Headlines: September 8

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By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Man Accused of Making Bomb Threat Against UH during Zoom Lecture
Houston Chronicle
A 19-year-old Richmond man will appear in federal court Tuesday on an allegation that he made a bomb threat against the University of Houston during a Zoom lecture.
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UH System Offers Test-optional Admissions through 2022
Houston Chronicle
COVID-19 forced officials to cancel testing dates and close testing sites for the SAT and ACT, according to a UH release.
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Here’s Why Rice University’s Next Building Matters to Houston
Houston Chronicle
As the campus grows, it is becoming an increasingly important nexus for arts in the city.
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Texas Universities Blame Off-campus Parties for Rising COVID-19 Cases, but Few are Disciplining Students
The Texas Tribune
Schools, desperate to keep their doors open but worried about health risks to their students, are being put in the uncomfortable position of having to govern young adult behavior that is mostly happening off university property.
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Student Athletes Get COVID-19 Tests Three Times a Week, While Experts Say Testing for Other students is Lagging
The Texas Tribune
Public health experts say colleges need to dramatically ramp up testing in order to catch “silent spread” fueled by students who are infected but don’t have symptoms.
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“It’s pretty hard to learn to draw an IV online.” This Nursing Student is Grateful for Hands-on Training This Semester.
The Texas Tribune
In the edition of The Brief podcast, listen to why a University of Texas at Austin sophomore says attending in-person labs during the pandemic is worth the risk.
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New $100 million Grant could Help Rice University Discover the Next ‘Buckyballs’
Houston Chronicle
The Robert A. Welch Foundation has donated $100 million to Rice University for a new research hub that will engineer innovative materials that could further develop and create these technologies.
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Texas Businesswoman Kendra Scott joins UT-Austin Staff to Teach Women in Entrepreneurship Course
Houston Chronicle
The chairman, CEO and lead designer of an iconic Texas-based jewelry brand is adding another role to her resume.
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Two College Students Dreamed Up an ALS Treatment. The Results Are In.
The New York Times
A study of their therapy and clinical trials of other experimental treatments are offering glimmers of hope that paralysis from the disorder can be slowed.
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Baylor Launches Initiative to Overcome Health Disparities for Minorities
Houston Chronicle

Baylor College of Medicine’s initiative is the culmination of campus discussions since the killing of George Floyd, aimed at overcoming public health disparities that cause minorities to shoulder a greater burden of COVID-19 and other diseases.
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Texas A&M President Michael Young says He will Retire May 31 to Return to the Faculty
The Texas Tribune
Young will continue as a faculty member for the Bush School of Government and Public Service and the Texas A&M School of Law, and take on a new role as the director of the Institute for Religious Liberties and International Affair.
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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 14,000 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.