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UHD In The News: Week of May 2

By Mike Emery

UHD community members were featured in the following news articles and broadcast segments.

Public Radio International mentioned the University of Houston-Downtown in a story on the “caste system” in America.

The Paper featured UHD student Selena Perez in an article about the University’s partnership with Lone Star College.

Arts & Culture Texas Magazine mentioned UHD as one of the site of the REELpoetry Film Festival.

Dr. Felicia Harris, assistant professor of communication studies, wrote an article on her book club meeting Michelle Obama for the Huffington Post. The article also ran on MSN.com and Yahoo.com.

FOX26’s Isiah Factor featured UHD’s Tremaine Kwasikpui, director of Student Activities, and student Pablo Cubillos about the Food Scholarship Program.

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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.