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You’re Invited! Fall 2020 Communication Studies Virtual Speaker Event


By Sheryl E. Taylor

UHD’s Academic Achievement through Community Engagement (A+CE) is hosting the virtual speaker event, “Communicating COVID-19,” 1 - 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

This event will address managing ever-evolving states of information, attending to issues of COVID-19 literacy, and the varying levels of grief and trauma associated with the pandemic. A distinguished panel will explore how best practices evolved from the first weeks of the crisis to now, and the impact within the communities we live and work within.

Event Panelists:

  • Willie Payton, Jr.
    Supervisory Management & Program Analyst
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center

  • Dr. Leslie K. Taylor
    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
    McGovern Medical School at UT Health

  • Dr. Toni Hoang
    Associate Professor of Communications Studies

    University of Houston-Downtown

Registration is required to attend this virtual event. Once registration is complete, a confirmation email will be sent for joining the webinar.

For more information contact Bridget Mueller, UHD Lecturer of Communications, muellerb@uhd.edu.


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.