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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) – 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.