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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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.