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Higher Education Headlines: Jan. 27


By Sheryl E. Taylor

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UH College of Medicine Gets Multimillion-dollar Gift from Texas’ Largest Insurance Provider—Houston Business Journal
A portion of the donation will go toward supporting scholarships for 35 UH medical students. [Subscription Required]

Opinion: Why can’t UT-Austin Hire, Keep Latino Faculty?—Houston Chronicle
In a message posted on the University of Texas at Austin website, President Gregory Fenves touts the institution’s commitment to diversity. [Subscription Required]

Big beef: Texas A&M Chancellor Urges Harvard to Investigate Faculty Over Meat Papers Scandal—Houston Chronicle
TAMUS Chancellor John Sharp urged the president of Harvard University to investigate faculty members and collaborators involved in the attempted retracting and discrediting of a recent study questioning the evidence linking eating red meat with cardiovascular disease and cancer. [Subscription Required]

UH’s Brené Brown to Deliver UT Commencement Address—Houston Chronicle
University of Houston research professor Brené Brown will head back to her alma mater the University of Texas at Austin in May to deliver the spring commencement keynote address. [Subscription Required]

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.