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UHD In The News: Week of Sept. 20


By Mike Emery

Members of the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) community were featured in the following broadcast segments and news articles.

Dr. David Branham, associate professor of political science, was featured on Houston Matters “Political Round-Up.”

The Houston Chronicle interviewed Dr. Larry Karson, associate professor of criminal justice, for an article on a teen shooting by a Galveston police officer.

FOX26’s “Isiah Factor” featured Dr. David Branham in a segment on the retirement of Justice Kennedy.

Dr. Peter Li, associate professor of political science, authored an article for Nelive about the Chinese dog meat trade.

Dr. Kristin Anderson, professor of political science, was interviewed on FOX26’s “Isiah Factor Uncensored.”

Dr. Rebecca Pfeffer, assistant professor of political science, was interviewed about human trafficking on Houston Matters.

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.