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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) – 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.