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UHD Grants Inaugural President’s Community Engagement Awards

University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) President Bill Flores recently granted three faculty and staff leaders with the University’s inaugural President’s Community Engagement Award for their outstanding service beyond the classroom and campus. Faculty award winners include Maria Bhattacharjee, associate professor of urban education, for her work pairing science and urban education majors with elementary students to … Continue reading

UHD Award Ceremony Recognizes Outstanding Faculty Achievements
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UHD Award Ceremony Recognizes Outstanding Faculty Achievements

UHD hosted the 2014 Faculty Awards Ceremony this week to recognize individual professors for their excellence in teaching, service and scholarship/creative activity and honor this year’s outstanding adjunct and lecturer. UHD President Bill Flores congratulated all nominees for their commitment to the University and last year’s faculty award winners presented plaques to the 2014 honorees. … Continue reading

Urban Education Students Lead Literacy Event at School for Homeless Youth
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Urban Education Students Lead Literacy Event at School for Homeless Youth

UHD professor Leigh Van Horn recently took several of her urban education students to participate in a “Family Literacy Event” at the House of Tiny Treasures, a school for homeless youth. These events are part of a research study to learn about family literacy in homeless families. They also represent unique opportunities for teacher candidates … Continue reading

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Student Research Grants Available from Center for Plain English Research and Study

The Center for Plain English Research and Study (CPERS) at UHD invites all undergraduate students to apply for competitive student research grants. If awarded, you will: • receive a $500 award during the fall 2014 semester • work with a faculty member and conduct research exploring clear writing and communication practices • present your work … Continue reading

UHD Serves as Charter Member of State-wide Organization, LEAP Texas
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UHD Serves as Charter Member of State-wide Organization, LEAP Texas

Texas has recently become the 10th and newest state partner in the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ “Liberal Education and America’s Promise” (LEAP) program and UHD is one of the charter members of this organization. Pat Williams, Associate Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, was also recently elected to the organizations’ board of … Continue reading

Powerlifting Team Shows Promise at National Championship
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Powerlifting Team Shows Promise at National Championship

This weekend, the UHD powerlifting club team competed for the first time in the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) National Collegiate Championships in Orlando, Florida. The USAPL Collegiate National meet is the most prestigious collegiate meet in the nation, as it is a three-lift competition, with lifters performing squat, bench press and deadlift for a combined total. … Continue reading