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Scene at UHD: Greek Week, African American Read-In

UHD was on the scene this week for some annual events held on campus.

Greek Week was in full swing on the third floor as members of the organizations greeted prospective pledges and answered questions. The event is held every year as to promote all that “Greek Life” has to offer. Additional information about the different Greek Fraternities and Sororities on campus can be found on their website.

Black History Month events kicked off this week with Dr. Shahnjayla Connors, assistant professor of Health & Behavioral Science giving a presentation Breast Cancer in African American Women on Feb. 6. An African American Read-In, hosted by Crystal Guillory, assistant dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, featured the works of several prominent authors. A full schedule of events continues through Feb. 27.

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.