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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) – 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.