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UHD In The News: Week of Sept. 13


By Mike Emery

The Houston Chronicle/Sugar Land Sun featured alumnus Eric Robbins, the new chief of police for the City of Sugar Land.

Dr. David Branham, associate professor of political science, was interviewed by FOX26’s Isiah Carey about the President Trump’s executive order to stop separating families

Dr. Peter Li, associate professor of political science, was interviewed in the British newspaper, Express, about China’s Yulin Dog Meat Festival.

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education mentioned UHD as a recipient of a $1M grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

FOX29 in San Antonio mentioned UHD’s Texas Talent Connection grant.

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.