UHD in the News: July 5, 2016
In recent headlines:
Houston Chronicle: Melissa A. Torres, the university archivist for the University of Houston-Downtown, contributed an article regarding the history of the UHD One Main Building. Originally written for her blog, Confluence, Torres details how the air-conditioning records of what was once the Merchants and Manufacturers Building give a glimpse into the building's notable tenants.
US News and Quartz: A story regarding how universities can encourage young people to vote. At the University of Houston-Downtown, the student government organized a "Walk 2 Vote" initiative in 2012 and 2014. Creating the "buzz" attracted students and local youth. They are now trying to replicate this on other campuses.
ABC 13 Eyewitness News: UHD hosted the Houston Hispanic Leadership Initiative symposium #UnaVozHouston on June 25th 2016. Topics included how to grow civic engagement in the areas of immigration, education and finance.
Free Press Houston: Artist Lucinda Cobley discusses her work and the February installation of her largest piece to date, Matrix, featured in the O'Kane Gallery.
The Shelby Report: Texas Retailers Education Foundation (TREF) Scholarship Fund gets $17K-plus boost from the Texas Unclaimed Property fund with the help of Tracy Davis, director of the University of Houston-Downtown Center for Retail Management.
HACU.net: Yuchou Chang, UHD assistant professor of computer science and engineering, was one of 12 fellows chosen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program.
El Paso Times: Editorial by Interim President Michael A. Olivas regarding the Supreme Court decision on DAPA and DACA. The decision freezes Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, known as DAPA, and restores renewals of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, to just two years, instead of the proposed three years.
Supply and Demand Chain Executive: UHD is among schools listed as providing a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Supply Chain Management.
The Tribune: Submit your favorite poem to Houston's Favorite Poem Project. It's free and open to all Houstonians. The deadline for submissions is July 8, 2016. For more details please visit Favorite Poem Project Houston.