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UHD In The News: Week of Feb. 14

University of Houston-Downtown community members were featured in the following broadcast segments and news articles.

The Good Men Project featured a recent study with contributuions from Dr. Heather Goltz, associate professor of social work, on sexuality among seniors.

John Tricks, UHD fitness coordinator, was interviewed on FOX26’s Isiah Factor about fitness goals. The same segment also was featured on the Houston Chronicle’s website.

Dr. Susan Henney, professor of psychology was interviewed for an article in Reader’s Digest about compliements that are actually insulting. The same article was featured on MSN.com and MSN South Africa.

Houston-area student Olivia Tran was mentioned in Fort Bend Focus as Most Promising Researcher for Chemistry at the University of Houston-Downtown Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Research Training, Program.

UHD’s Police Department was featured in the Houston Chronicle regarding its toy delivery to Ketelsen Elementary School. The same article was featured in the San Antonio-Express News.

Dr. Jonathan Chism, assistant professor of history, was mentioned in a L.A. Watts Times article on the most-read content in 2019 (which included his contributions to a piece on slavery). The article also was published in the Charleston Chronicle.

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.