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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) 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.