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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) – 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.