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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) – 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.