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UHD In The News: Week of Oct. 4

The following University of Houston-Downtown faculty and community members were featured in news articles and broadcast segmments:

Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters featured Dr. Michael Cavanaugh, assistant professor of criminal justice in a segment on Santa Fe High School installing metal detectors.

 KHOU CH. 11 interviewed Dr. Krista Gehring, associate professor of criminal justice, about the parole process.

FOX26’s “The Isiah Factor” interviewed Dr. Gene Preuss, associate professor of history, about the remains of laborers found in Sugar Land.

Dr. Kevin Buckler, associate professor of criminal justice, was interviewed by Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters” about parole violations.

Dr. David Branham, associate professor of political science, was interviewed on Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters.”

UHD Professor Larry Karson, associate professor of criminal justice, was interviewed by the Houston Chronicle regarding the shooting of a prominent local doctor.

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.