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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) 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.