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UHD in the News: May 19, 2015

UHD students, faculty and staff are always up to something newsworthy, from serving the community to receiving honors from the mayor. See what we're up to this week:

Associate professor Robin Davidson was named Houston's poet laureate on Tuesday morning in a ceremony at City Hall.

UHD President Bill Flores and wife Noël Bezette-Flores were honored with President George W.H. Bush's Daily Point of Light Award for their dedication to service and civic engagement.

Publications such as Houston Chronicle, Connecticut Post and Miami Herald consulted assistant professor of criminal justice Larry Karson in articles about the recent Waco biker shootout.

Houston ISD shined the spotlight on Ina Knight, Reagan High School educator and UHD alumna, for her exceptional instructional practices.

KTRK ABC News aired a spot on UHD senior Brittney Burton's secrets to securing thousands of dollars in scholarships and helping others do the same.

A recent editorial in the Houston Chronicle brings attention to the Jail Reentry Program, a partnership between UHD's College of Public Service and Harris County Sheriff's Office that aims to rehabilitate local inmates.

UHD President Bill Flores will serve on a national panel at an upcoming briefing by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on the impact of federal financial aid programs on minority student enrollment at degree-awarding colleges and universities.

Erlanger Turner, assistant professor of psychology, published an article in the Register Report, entitled "Diversity in the Psychology Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities to Increase the Presence of African-American Males in Psychology Graduate."

In the Houston Chronicle, UHD President Bill Flores commented on the dedication and spirit of Houston volunteers.