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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) 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.