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UHD in the News: June 27, 2016

In recent headlines:

Houstonia: Mayor Turner Invites Houstonians to Submit Their Favorite Poems. UHD Professor of English and city of Houston Poet Laureate, Dr. Robin Davidson, leads the project, which calls for poetry enthusiasts across the greater Houston area to submit their most beloved poems with an explanation of what the particular work means to them. Deadline for submissions is July 8.

CultureMap Houston: Have you got a favorite poem? Now's the time to let the city know. A lucky few will be videotaped reading their favorite poem and selection of the poems will be included in a commemorative printed collection that will be published in spring 2017.

HoustonStandsWithOrlando.org: UHD Interim President Michael A. Olivas participated in the campaign along with Drs. Robin Davidson and John Hudson. Several prominent alumni are also featured.

University of Houston: The University of Houston Honors College's annual Common Ground Institute offers Houston-area teachers opportunities to recharge their creative batteries through texts, discussions, films and lunchtime readings. Merilee Cunningham, associate professor of English at the University of Houston-Downtown, is presenting a seminar on "The Megacity in Literature and Film."

Houston Chronicle: UHD Interim President Michael A. Olivas responds to the Supreme Court immigration decision, handed down June 23.

Houston Chronicle: UHD Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Rebecca Pfeffer, penned an editorial for the Houston Chronicle regarding reframing the debate about gun policy.

Houston Chronicle: U.S. Supreme Court upholds University of Texas' use of race in admissions, but affirmative action remains divisive. UHD Interim President Michael A. Olivas is quoted.

Inside Higher Ed: The Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin restores constitutional order to college admissions, writes Michael A. Olivas.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Regarding the Supreme Court ruling on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, UHD Interim President Michael A. Olivas, called DACA "a transformative use of the president's discretionary authority" that has allowed "nearly three-quarters of a million college students to hold employment, to pay into Social Security, to remain in the U.S., and to be lawfully present—a legal condition that in turn has entitled them to drivers' licenses and other benefits in most states."

Los Angeles Times: An Op-Ed written by UHD Interim President Michael A. Olivas titled, "The Supreme Court's immigration decision is a tragedy that may be short-lived."

The Paper: UHD participating in July 19 Social Work Summit Education Event at Lone Star College-University Center at The Woodlands.