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President Schmoke walks with Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin DavisUniversity of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke tours the neighborhoods around campus with several members of the community, including, here, Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis. The June 6, 2016 tour was arranged by Del. Cory McCray and included representatives from the Central Baltimore Partnership, the Midtown Community Benefits District, Greenmount West Community Association, and the Eastern and Central District police stations.
Kurt visits Veterans Center



President Schmoke visits UB's Bob Parsons Veterans Center and tours its exhibition, "Reflections on Vietnam," as part of the University's November 2016 Salute Our Troops Week. The exhibition featured Vietnam-era military equipment, letters from soldiers, documentaries about the conflict, and more. Pictured with Schmoke is Sgt. Benz Armstrong, coordinator of the center.


University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke is highly active in public affairs and the media, commenting on the news and offering insights into important topics including education, city life, politics, international relations and more. He also regularly presents speeches and talks to a wide array of groups, organizations and committees.

Here are some examples of President Schmoke's writings, speeches and appearances in the media:

Article:  As city surpasses 300 homicides, top leaders Mosby, Davis, Pugh discuss crime fight
The Baltimore Sun, Dec. 15, 2016

Article: Marist's David Yellen inaugurated as president
Poughkeepsie Journal, Nov. 5, 2016  

Article: New president takes helm of Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Washington Business Journal, Sept. 1, 2016

Article: Soul-searching in Baltimore over racial underpinnings to police problems
The Baltimore Sun, Aug. 11, 2016

Article: A vacant homes fix? Proposals to housing issues offered during Urban League panel
The Daily Record, Aug. 5, 2016 (available to subscribers only)  

Article: Open Society Institute plans to set goals for new Baltimore elected officials
The Baltimore Sun, July 21, 2016

Op-ed: Embrace Port Covington, don't chase it away
The Baltimore Sun, July 6, 2016

Article: Experts explore the ethics of more trials in Freddie Gray case
KAKE, June 24, 2016 

Appearance: Pressure Mounting for Mosby to Drop Charges in Remaining Gray Cases
WJZ-TV, June 24, 2016

Appearance: UB collaborates with Everyman Theatre, Hippodrome Foundation to launch new opportunity for local high school graduates, Performance Studies: Baltimore
WJZ-TV, June 6, 2016

Op-ed: Who is accountable for city schools? (co-authored with Matt Gallagher, president of the Goldseker Foundation, and Tom Wilcox, president and a trustee of the Baltimore Community Foundation)
The Baltimore Sun, May 6, 2016

Article: The Third Rail
Places Journal, March 2016

Article: The Black Cop in Baltimore
Buzzfeed, Feb. 18, 2016

Interview: Kurt Schmoke interview from 11 TV Hill
WBAL-TV, Dec. 6, 2015

Article: Life goes on for former Baltimore mayors
The Baltimore Sun, Sept. 11, 2015

Op-ed: Former Baltimore Mayor: If Officers Are Acquitted, Prepare for More Unrest
Time Magazine, May 6, 2015

Article: Baltimore’s former mayor on the city’s unrest--and its future
The Washington Post, April 28, 2015

Op-ed: 2015 Resolutions for Baltimore: Kurt L. Schmoke
Baltimore City Paper, Jan. 6, 2015

Speech: President Schmoke's Investiture
Given at the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, April 14, 2015

Op-ed: Maryland delegation should petition for release of Cuban Five
The Baltimore Sun, Nov. 21, 2014

Summary of Speech: Recap of "Maryland Inter-Generational Consultation on UN Development Goals"
Presented at the United Nations Association of the United States of America, Nov. 12, 2014

Article: The interment ceremony for Alain Locke, herald of the Harlem Renaissance
The Washington Post, Sept. 14, 2014

Article: More students transferring in to Maryland universities
The Baltimore Sun, Sept. 8, 2014

Podcast: University (And City) Lucky To Have Schmoke
WYPR, May 22, 2014

Last Published 12/15/16