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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) 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.