UHD in the News: July 23, 2015
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) this week awarded the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) a five-year, $850,000 grant to train undergraduate minority students to enter the nuclear-related workforce or pursue graduate study in areas such as nuclear medicine, health physics and other related fields.
Bill Neill, a retired veteran from the 1960s, enrolled in former Texas State Poet Laureate Dave Parsons's unique creative writing class in 2001. Neill says that he didn't necessarily take the class to "demilitarize," but rather to challenge himself in a fun way. He found the course to be a stepping-stone to a bachelor's degree from UHD, which would later lead him to an opportunity to further his education at Texas A&M.
Terry Pelz, UHD criminal justice professor, is quoted in an article about a recent prison break.