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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 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.