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Scene at UHD: A Retirement, Literature & Music, and Counterterrorism Expert

As the semester came to a close, the University of Houston-Downtown was not at a loss for activities. UHD was on the scene during several events, including the April 25 Music & Literature reading featuring Canadian writers, poet Sylvia Legris and novelist Guy Vanderhaeghe. This event was presented by UHD's Center for Cultural Enrichment.

On April 30, international security expert General Andrzej Pawlikowski discussed 21st century terrorism in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium. His speech, “Terrorism and the Protection of National Leaders,” was presented by by the Bill Brigman Endowment, the Department of Social Sciences, the Master of Security Management Program, the College of Public Service and the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.

And on May 8, UHD bid a fond farewell to longtime UHDPD officer, Lt. Anthony Hodge. Hodge retired after 25 years of service to the department and was given a proper sendoff by his fellow officers and UHD community members, including art professor Floyd Newsum.

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.