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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) – 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.