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UHD In The News: Week of Oct. 18

University of Houston-Downtown professors, students and staff members were mentioned in the following news outlets:

Dr. Peter Li, associate professor of political science, was interviewed by the South China Morning Post regarding “kung fu bullfighting.”

Dr. Susan Henney, associate professor of psychology, was interviewed on FOX26’s “Isiah Factor” about parental back-to-school anxiety in the wake of tragedies in Santa Fe and other schools. 

Dr. David Branham, associate professor of psychology, and Dr. Alexander Bielakowski, assistant professor of history, were interviewed on FOX26’s “Isiah Factor” regarding the legacy of Sen. John McCain.

Dr. Lucas Logan, assistant professor of communication studies, was interviewed on FOX26’s “Isiah Factor” about President Trump’s claims of “rigged Google searches.”

Dr. Felicia Harris, assistant professor of communicaiton studies, was interviewed by KPRC Ch. 2 about Nike’s ads with Colin Kaepernik. She also was quoted in the Steelers Lounge blog. 

 The Rice Thresher mentioned UHD in an article on the Houston Youth Voters’ Conference. Both UHD and the conference also were mentioned in a Texas Patch article and a Sept. 14 Houston Chronicle op-ed.

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.