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UHD In The News: Week of Nov. 29

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

UHD’s Center for Critical Race Studies was mentioned in Crossroads Today article on the MPAC Film Festival.

UHD was featured in several news segments related to the U.S. Congressional Debates hosted on campus. The university was featured in a Houston Chronicle article and in segments on ABC13  and FOX26. 

Dr. Michael Cavanaugh, assistant professor of criminal justice, was interviewed by Houston Public Media regarding Campus Carry.

 Dr. Creshema Murray, assistant professor of communication studies, was interviewed by KPRC regarding the Kavanaugh-Ford testimonies. Her interview also was used by Newstrendtoday.com.

Alumna Sarah DeMerchant was profiled by Community Impact Newspaper regarding her candidacy for State Rep. in District 26.

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.