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UHD in the News: May 31, 2016

In recent headlines:

Houston Chronicle: Pioneer John Biggers taught for 34 years, nurturing a generation of Houston artists while building a major body of his own works. His work "Salt Marsh" is displayed at University of Houston-Downtown.

Houston Chronicle: Robin Davidson is asking Houstonians to name their favorite poem, whether it's a sonnet or a haiku, a classic or something new and experimental. She'll accept submissions for the next month, then put them in an anthology of Houston's favorite poems - a book that should reflect the diverse tastes and experiences of the nation's fourth-largest city. To submit a poem, visit http://calypsoeditions.org/favorite-poem-project-anthology/.

Houston Business Journal: University of Houston-Downtown plans to buy acreage adjacent to its existing campus to grow its footprint by 74 percent. The UH System's board of regents approved the purchase of a 17-acre parcel immediately north of the existing campus. It will increase the campus to 40 acres.

Houston Public Media: University of Houston-Downtown secures approval to purchase 17-acre property.