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UHD in the News: September 24, 2015

Alumna leads Houston in housing and community development

UHD alumna Melody Barr, administration manager for public services, housing and community development in the City of Houston, oversees public programs including child care and after-school centers, adult developmental programs, employment training and more. In this article, she explains why this work is important and what she hopes to change.

UHD-sponsored "Build Up Houston" program begins second cohort in Oct. 2015

Owners of small businesses in Houston's construction service industry are invited to participate in the second cohort of Build Up Houston, an award-winning program designed to build their operational capacity, increase revenues, and create sustainable jobs in the Houston-region.

New UHD program helps student veterans transition

The University of Houston-Downtown campus, with the support of organizations such as Lone Star Veterans Association and United Way, recently developed a program to help veterans transition from active duty to school or vocational training.

UHD receives one of 15 annual financial literacy grants from Higher One

The University was selected from a pool of more than 125 applicants. The grant program is an integral part of Higher One's $tart with Change financial literacy initiative, which aims to help students make smarter everyday financial decisions and put them in control of a successful financial future.

UHD gator mural is a must-see for Houston tourists

Beaumont Enterprise compiled a list of things that visitors should do and see during a 12-hour tour of Houston. UHD's gator mural made the list.

UHD Student Government Association co-hosts mayoral debate

Five of the seven leading candidates — Chris Bell, Ben Hall, Sylvester Turner, Adrian Garcia and Marty McVey — were present at the Houston Mayoral Candidate Forum held Sept. 12 at Rice University.