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UHD In The News: Week of April 11

The following articles and broadcast segments featured members of the UHD Community:

UHD’s Dr. Larry Karson, associate professor of criminal justice, was interviewed for a story on KHOU Ch. 11 regarding the botched HPD drug raid and allegations against one of its officers. The story also was picked up 12Newsnow.com

Alum Johnny Baker was featured in the Montgomery County News.

Dr. Jonathan Chism, assistant professor of history, was interviewed by the Tennessee Tribune regarding the role of the Catholic Church in slavery.

Dr. Larry Karson was interviewed in the Houston Chronicle regarding HPD’s decision regarding no-knock raids. The article also was picked up by the Associated Press and Laredo Morning Times.

UHD was mentioned in an article on step dancing in the Houston Chronicle.

Daniel Peña, assistant professor of English, was mentioned in an article on the Inprint Reading Series in the Houston Chronicle.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.