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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) – 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.