Freshmen Win Awards for Outstanding Convocation Essays
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Freshmen Win Awards for Outstanding Convocation Essays

The Freshman Convocation Committee announced the winners of the Freshman Convocation Essay Competition at a recent awards ceremony. UHD’s incoming freshmen participated in the First-Year Common Reading Program, which had them read the book, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” write essays and discuss the book at Freshman Convocation  in August. This year’s essay … Continue reading

Urban Ed Students Visit Audio Recording Service for the Visually Impaired
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Urban Ed Students Visit Audio Recording Service for the Visually Impaired

Colin Dalton, assistant professor in the Department of Urban Education, recently took a group of his Language and Literacy Development students to Sight into Sound, an independent nonprofit organization for individuals with visual, physical and learning disabilities. The organization enriches the lives of more than 3,000 visually-impaired Harris County and surrounding area residents by providing … Continue reading

Student Organization Helps Ease First-Generation Jitters
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Student Organization Helps Ease First-Generation Jitters

By: Mary Ann Cozza Being a first-generation student can be difficult for many people. The uncertainty and pressure of being the first in one’s family to attend college can be overwhelming, but the First-Generation Student Project at UHD strives to alleviate the anxieties of many first-generation students. The organization is holding a special presentation at … Continue reading

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Collaborative Workshop Gives Liberal Arts Students Direction

By: Mary Ann Cozza UHD’s Humanities and Social Sciences departments are collaborating on an event that aims to prepare their students for successful transitions into the workforce. “Careers for Liberal Arts Majors” is a practical workshop designed to help history, English, philosophy, art and humanities students develop career plans before graduation. The workshop, scheduled from … Continue reading

Bachelor of Social Work Program Pilots New Undergrad Internship Program
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Bachelor of Social Work Program Pilots New Undergrad Internship Program

By: Randy Cypret The Network of Behavioral Health Providers recently awarded seven internship stipends to University of Houston-Downtown Bachelor of Social Work Program students as part of a pilot program to place undergraduate BSW students with targeted, mental health and substance abuse provider agencies. “Network members hope this program will lay the groundwork to interest … Continue reading

Students Get Involved at Community Involvement Day
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Students Get Involved at Community Involvement Day

By: Mary Ann Cozza Students met with area nonprofit organizations yesterday at UHD’s fall Community Involvement Day to discover ways they could give their time and talents. Nearly 20 organizations were on campus to recruit volunteers and promote their causes, including: A-med Community Hospice Avenue CDC/Go Neighborhoods Bering Omega Community Services Be the Match Big … Continue reading