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UHD Gators Take Part in 'Unsilent Night'


By Cynthia Gonzales

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) Community recently took part in the "Unsilent Night" event in collaboration with the Buffalo Bayou Partnership on Nov. 12. 

"Unsilent Night" is an original composition by New York composer, Phil Kline, which was written specifically to be heard outdoors during the month of December. It takes the form of a street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Each participant gets one of four tracks of music that was easily downloaded on their smart phones.

Revelers strolled a carefully chosen route along the trails of Buffalo Bayou with holiday stations along the way including cookies and candy canes. Prior to the musical parade, Katz Coffee served hot cocoa and coffee; St. Arnold Brewing Company also served beverages. YELP handed out mittens and the Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA was on hand with a group exercise demo as well as a kid craft station.

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.