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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)—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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.