UB in the Community
Walk softly but make a big impact. That’s what we do, right down the charming streets of Baltimore.
Don’t underestimate the power of those who take a quiet approach: They often make significant and long-lasting contributions to the world in which they live. And that is precisely what the University of Baltimore does in its community—in the neighborhood called UB Midtown, across Maryland’s largest city, throughout the state, nationwide and even around the world.
We’re not given to blowing our own horn; we prefer to rely on our actions to tell our story—one of committed engagement, dynamic problem-solving, unbounded passion for the city that serves as our campus. We live, work and learn in tune with the rhythms of the city’s heartbeat, and we understand how our destiny is very much tied to Baltimore’s. So in expanding our campus and raising our profile, we’ve added jobs and helped maintain the stability of UB Midtown. Our increasing visibility and presence is reflected along North Charles, Saint Paul and Calvert streets, where people are returning to this part of the city, rehabbing houses and opening businesses.
Our alumni and friends are enormously connected to this University and to its relationship with the greater community. They keep a close watch on what we’re doing, whether it’s providing assistance through law clinics to those with limited financial resources, offering business advice to local entrepreneurs or unleashing ecology students on the Jones Falls to gather data and research a green space that’s slowly coming back to life.
Behind the scenes and with the support of our contributors, the University of Baltimore Foundation provides student scholarships, enhances programming that brings the community to campus and finances research opportunities that encourage faculty-student collaboration. And it contributes to developing the kind of skyline-altering, landmark-creating, highly responsible (and, quite frankly, jaw-dropping) architecture that defines the new John and Frances Angelos Law Center and, in turn, the future of legal education in Maryland.
But now is not the time to even consider resting on our laurels. We have big plans and bold work to do—for our community and for our world.