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Virtual Lecture 'Understanding Unconscious Bias' Hosted at UHD on Oct. 29


By Sheryl E. Taylor

The College of Humanities & Social Sciences, the Cultural Enrichment Center, Information Technology, College of Sciences & Technology, University College and Houstonians for Great Public Schools are hosting “Understanding Unconscious Bias” 9 – 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 29.

This virtual lecture features Dr. Toby Jenkins, a leader in the higher education discourse on equity and inclusion. At the University of South Carolina, she is the Graduate School’s Interim Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Graduate School at the University of South Carolina; a tenured Associate Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; and Director of the Museum of Education within the university’s College of Education. Jenkins is the author of five books focused on the evolving ideologies of culture, family and education in contemporary society. Her book, “My Culture, My Color, My Self: Heritage, Resilience and Community in the Lives of Young Adults” (Temple University Press) was named by the Association of American Press’ list of Top 100 Books for Understanding Race Relations in the U.S.

UHD is a longtime member of the Houston Guided Pathways to Success (GPS) Program in the region. Within the past six months, a UHD team comprised of faculty and staff are participating in an equity grant with many of the GPS partner institutions.

UHD GPS Equity Team

Dr. Ed Cueva
Dr. Ermelinda DeLaVina
Dr. Nazly Dyer
Ceisha Love
Dr. Scott Marzilli
Dr. Creshema Murray
Dr. Vida Roberston
Hossein Shahrokhi
Dr. Meritza Tamez

This event is made possible thanks to a Houston for Great Public Schools Equity Grant.

Register online.


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.