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UHD In The News - Week of Aug. 13

UHD Community members were featured in the following news articles and broadcast segments.

Alumna Annie Marie Garcia was announced as Principal of Browning Elementary School in The Leader.

Dr. Kevin Buckler was interviewed by Houston Public Media regarding officer-involved shootings.

Dietrich von Biedenfeld was among those interviewed by Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters” regarding COVID-19 and the economy.

Dietrich von Biedenfeld was interviewed by ABC13 about HAR’s removal of the word “master” from home listings.

National Public Radio was among the outlets featuring insights from Dr. Peter Li about China prohibiting the breeding of bamboo rats.


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.