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Fall 2018 News

Photograph of Dr. Bonnie Lucero Center for Latino Studies Arrives at CHSS
This semester, the University of Houston-Downtown launched its Center for Latino Studies. In just a few months, this new Center—led by Dr. Bonnie A. Lucero—has already made an impression on students through a range of events and programs aimed at highlighting the diversity of Latino experiences and cultures. Read more on the Center for Latino Studies

CHSS Professors Edit New Collection on Citizenship & Advocacy in Communications
Dr. Godwin Agboka, associate professor of technical and professional communication and Dr. Natalia Matveeva, associate professor of communication studies, recently edited the new collection, “Citizenship and Advocacy in Technical Communication: Scholarly and Pedagogical Perspectives".  Read more on Drs. Agboka and Matveeva 

CHSS Faculty Recognized as Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)  Champions
Dr. Ashely Archiopoli, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Abigail Koenig, Lecturer of Communication Studies
Zeenat Mitha, Lecturer of Communication Studies
More on QEP Champions

Spring 2018 News

UHD Students Guest Host on KPFT

UHD students hosted Professor Hank Roubicek's "So What's Your Story" on the local radio station, KPFT. All six were students in Dr. Roubicek's Story Telling course and they are all involved with the management and running of UHD's new I-Radio station. Over the course of the hour-long program, the discussants explained the importance of live storytelling to forming long-lasting friendships and to processing events in one's life. You can listen to UHD's I-Radio Tuesday through Thursday, 10 AM - 2 PM.  

Photo of UHD student Brad Gilmore in the wrestling ring

Wrestling Announcer Brad Gilmore Learning the Ropes of Communications at UHD
Photo: Thomas Shea

Brad Gilmore is among the many University of Houston-Downtown Communication Studies students applying what they’ve learned in the classroom to professional careers. “It’s all about telling a story,” said Gilmore, a senior rhetorical/public communication major. “From the start of a match until its finish, I help communicate what’s going on the ring and enhance the action.”
Read more about Brad.

Photo of UHD alumna Elizabeth Ruiz in graduation regalia
Alumna Elizabeth Ruiz (right) Inspires Tomorrow’s Leaders

UHD Alumna Elizabeth Ruiz will be embarking on a six-month global speaking tour through the Golden Key International Honour Society to present leadership development workshops. As part of the Society’s 2018 Global Leadership Summit Tour in Montreal, Canada, Ruiz will join nine other CANCON speakers, who were selected to inspire tomorrow’s leaders.

Ruiz graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a minor in communications studies from UHD. Read more about Elizabeth

Last updated 11/5/2018 3:11 AM