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UHD In The News: Week of March 28

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

UHD President, Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz was featured in the Brazoria County Facts, which covered his appearance at the Brazoria County Chamber of Commerce.

KHOU CH. 11 interviewed Dr. Dietrich von Biendenfeld, assistant professor in the Marilyn Davies College of Business, regarding the possibility of the return of Astroworld to Houston.

Student Erica Rocha was interviewed by KHOU Ch. 11 for a Valentine’s Day story on handwritten love notes. 

Dr. David Branham, professor of political science, was among the panelists on Houston Public Media’s Houston Matters’ “Good, the Bad & the Ugly” segment.

Dr. Jonathan Chism, assistant professor of history, discussed the history and legacy of blackface with Houston Public Media’s Houston Matters.

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.