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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) – 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.