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Faculty, Students Build Relationships at “Pizza with Professors’

More than 100 students were in attendance at the spring 2015 Pizza with Professors event last week. Volunteers from several University departments facilitated discussions between students and faculty about college life, goals, common obstacles, UHD resources, and career plans. This tradition gives faculty and students a casual place to interact and build rapport. One-hundred percent of students … Continue reading

UHD Students Join Community Leaders for Reentry Services Training in Harris County Jail
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UHD Students Join Community Leaders for Reentry Services Training in Harris County Jail

Twenty eight criminal justice students in assistant professor Judith Harris’ senior seminar course joined approximately 40 community leaders today for Harris County’s annual Reentry Services training to work in the Harris County Jail. The students, corrections personnel and nonprofit representatives received training on the Prison Rape Elimination Act and security measures when working with inmates … Continue reading

Social Work Student Wins ‘Women Professionals in Government’ Scholarship
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Social Work Student Wins ‘Women Professionals in Government’ Scholarship

UHD senior Christine Siner was awarded the 2015 Women Professionals in Government (WPG) organization’s Beverly Kaufman Scholarship. Beverly Kaufman, after whom the award is named, served 35 years in public service in Harris County, including 17 years as the Harris County Clerk. The $2000 scholarship is underwritten by the Peter & Theresa Chang Foundation and by Ms. … Continue reading

Three UHD Faculty Members Published in Journal of Family Strengths [Correction]
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Three UHD Faculty Members Published in Journal of Family Strengths [Correction]

The University of Houston-Downtown made a strong showing in the most recent edition of the Journal of Family Strengths, with two articles published by University faculty. UHD’s Dr. Noël Bezette-Flores and Sacha Lazarre of Neighborhood Centers Inc. published an article entitled, “Using Appreciative Inquiry to Identify Strengths in Refugee and Immigrant Families: Implication for Family … Continue reading

TTLC Trainings, Week of Jan. 26, 2015
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TTLC Trainings, Week of Jan. 26, 2015

The TTLC is pleased to share this week’s training schedule.  As always, one-on-one training sessions are also available for specific applications including Zoom, Evernote, Excel and more. Blackboard: Assignments & In-line Grading – Tuesday, Jan. 27; 10- 11 a.m. Upgrade Your Old School Grading: Blackboard Grade Center – Wednesday, Jan. 28;  2 – 3 p.m. Blackboard: Retention Center – Thursday, Jan. 29; 10 – 11 … Continue reading

O’Kane Gallery Celebrates UHD’s 40th Anniversary with Retrospective Exhibition
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O’Kane Gallery Celebrates UHD’s 40th Anniversary with Retrospective Exhibition

The O’Kane Gallery presents “University of Houston-Downtown in Retrospect,” an exhibition celebrating the first 40 years of the University, its origins as South Texas Junior College, its evolution into a successful urban university. The exhibition is taking place until Feb. 5, 2015, with the opening reception held on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 12-1 p.m. This year … Continue reading