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UHD In The News: Week of Feb. 21

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

Dr. Larry Karson, associate professor of criminal justice, was quoted in the Houston Chronicle about an uptick in homicides during 2018.

Dr. Kevin Buckler, associate professor of criminal justice, was interviewed by Houston Public Media about the validity of eyewitness testimonies. The story ran on NPR affiliates across the country as well. 

Student Caleb Jackson was mentioned in an article in The Leader.

Dr. Jonathan Chism, assistant professor of criminal justice, was featured in an article on the Transatlantic Slave Trade in the Dallas Weekly, Los Angeles Sentinel, and Black News Zone.

Dr. Gene Preuss, associate professor of history was interviewed on FOX26’s “The Isiah Factor” regarding the Confederate plaque’s removal from the Texas Capitol.

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.