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UHD In The News - Week of April 9

Dietrich von Biedenfeld, Assistant Professor of Business at UHD’s Marilyn Davies College of Business, was interviewed by FOX26 regarding the Fed’s rate cut in the wake of COVID-19. 

Dr. Gabriela Bowden, associate professor of biology, participated in a Facebook Live event with ABC13. Her insights were also shared in multiple stories that were broadcast that week:

· Busting Coronavirus Myths

· 5 Cases Reported in SE Texas 

· Cases increase

· 8 Cases

· Houston Cases Linked to Cruise

· Five Questions on the Coronavirus


Dietrich von Biedenfeld also contributed to a special edition of Houston Matters, offering details on the economic impact of the coronavirus.

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.