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UHD In The News: Week of Dec. 20

The following broadcast segments and news stories featured insights from University of Houston-Downtown community members.

Dr. Erlanger Turner, assistant professor of psychology, was interviewed for NBCNews.com on the differences between sadness and depression.

The O’Kane Gallery was mentioned in the Houston Chronicle’s Art Galleries roundup.

The Houston Chronicle mentioned UHD alum Roman McAllen in its endorsement for the chair of the Railroad Commission.

Dr. David Branham, associate professor of political science, was interviewed on FOX26’s Isiah Factor on President Trump’s rally in Houston.

Students Diana Platas and Shay Tatum were interviewed on FOX26’s Isiah Factor about Walk 2 Vote.

UHD was mentioned in a Houston Chronicle article on the UH System’s fundraising efforts..

UHD was mentioned in a TV story on college transfer policies on ABC25 in Waco.

UHD was mentioned in a Houston Chronicle article on preserving historic Houston buildings.

UHD students were interviewed by KPRC reporter Syan Rhodes for a story on Walk 2 Vote.

 Alumnus Eric Lee Tunchez was mentioned in a KIII TV story on Corpus Christi District 3 City Council race.

Artist George Smith’s UHD installation was mentioned in a Houston Chronicle article.

UHD was mentioned as the host site for the MPAC Film Festival in the Dallas Weekly.  

Dr. Kip Dillard, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed on Houston Public Media’s Houston Matters about the future of brick and mortar retail outlets.

Dr. Jonathan Chism, assistant professor of history, was interviewed on FOX26’s Isiah Factor about the legacy of “blackface.”

Dr. Vida Robertson, director of UHD's Center for Critical Race Studies, and Dr. Kristin Anderson, professor of psychology, addressed the Pittsburgh shooting tragedy on FOX26’s Isiah Factor.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.