Transportation Survey Prizewinner
Shannon Severe, a senior from Owings Mills majoring in business administration, was the winner of an iPad as a thank-you for her participation in the University's recent all-campus survey on commuters' transportation needs. Severe was selected at random from among those who took part in the confidential online survey in late 2010.
The survey, conducted by UB's Schaefer Center on Public Policy, was prepared for UBGreen to help in the University's comprehensive calculation of greenhouse gas emissions. The University continue to make strides toward becoming an environmentally sustainable campus. Through its comprehensive energy usage audit and utility reduction measures, its implementation of single-stream recycling, the sustainable design of the new law center, academic efforts such as the creation of an undergraduate major in Environmental Sustainability and Human Ecology, and UB's participation in the Presidents' Climate Commitment, the campus plans to reduce its carbon footprint by 30 percent by 2015.
UB will present its Presidents' Climate Commitment biannual update later this spring. For more information about UBGreen initiatives, contact Jeff La Noue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ethics Week, March 7-12
The University of Baltimore's Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics will host its 19th annual Ethics Week March 7-12, with a series of discussions that will emphasize the need for respectful and meaningful discussion of provocative ethical issues in the military, academia, government, history, business and personal life. The following questions reflect the central theme of the seven programs presented during Ethics Week. How would you answer each?
- Would you betray your integrity in an academic experiment?
- Does your personality dictate your moral compass?
- Would you be upset if the Iranian government imprisoned you without recourse to a trial, simply on suspicion that you are a threat to their security?
- Are most Americans secretly anti-Muslim?
- Do blacks have a chance at economic prosperity that is equal to that of whites?
- Can we learn moral lessons from the great dramatists of the past?
- Who is harmed by the 2010 health are law?
The Hoffberger Center, now in its 24th year, provides expert analysis and commentary on common ethical issues that arise in business and the professions. All Ethics Week events are free and open to the public and will take place on the UB campus.
Learn more about all of the events scheduled for the 2010 Ethics Week at UB.
Library Usage on the Rise
(Article reprinted from the Langsdale Link)
Lucy Holman, Library Director
...We saw many more students visiting the library this fall; with new laptops for loan and two added group study rooms with flatscreen TVs, we saw visits increase by more than 18 percent and building usage increase by almost 15 percent from last fall.
...As you'll see in this issue, more changes and programs are on the way this spring. We recently moved our government documents collection to allow the creation of five new study rooms on the second floor. We also plan to make changes to our circulation and reference desks to increase open study and computing space and create more of an "information commons" on the first floor. We will continue our laptop loaner program and hope to expand it this semester. And we are focusing more efforts on our social media marketing; we hope students will follow us on Twitter, Facebook and our Langsdale blog.
...We're looking forward to several events planned for National Library Week in April and the second annual Inspired Discoveries undergraduate research symposium at the end of the semester. And, of course, we'll have more cupcakes and coffee for finals!
Student Group Hosts On-Campus Concert to Benefit Canned-Food Drive
The UB chapter of Students in Free Enterprise will host "Baltimore's Homecoming," a live concert on Thursday, March 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Langsdale Library Auditorium, 1420 Maryland Ave.
The concert, featuring Santalina, SoulStice, Q-Holla, Car Party and other performers, will benefit the chapter's "Let's Can Hunger" campaign, part of an international effort to collect food for community-based hunger-relief efforts.
Get more information about tickets, the campaign, etc.
College Career Fair a 'Record Breaker'
In a sign that the state's economy is bouncing back, the 2011 Maryland Career Consortium College Career Fair attracted 2,500 students, including several from UB, to a forum with 130 companies—all with job and internship opportunities in a wide range of fields. The fair took place at Loyola University Maryland on Feb. 18.
"It's a record breaker as far as attendance," said Carol Velucci, director of UB's Career Center.
Fairs like this, Velucci said, draw students who don't miss any opportunity to start or advance their careers.
"It's a good way to find connections with employers," she said. "Job fairs allow students to meet with recruiters, collect business cards and review company information. Students can follow up immediately with a targeted letter addressed to a person they have just met. That personal connection is tremendously valuable in an uncertain economy."
The fair was open to all students and alumni from Maryland Career Consortium member institutions, including UB.
(Article reprinted from BuzZworthy, the official newsletter of the Office of Alumni Relations.)
Are you a UB graduate working in commercial real estate? If so, CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) would like you to meet the talented group of students interested in a career in commercial real estate on March 15 from 5-7 p.m. in the William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center. Please meet them and talk about the services you and your firm provide, the path you took to get established in your career and share any tips or career resources you're aware of to help them get started.
Seeking professionals from the following industries: appraisers; architecture/interior design; asset management; brokerage; construction, development, economic development, finance, legal/title.
To register or for more information, please contact Karen Pelton at email@example.com.
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Litigation Week, Feb. 28 - March 3
The School of Law's Stephen L. Snyder Center for Litigation Skills will host its 9th annual Litigation Week from Feb. 28 through March 3.
The following events, all free and open to the public, will take place in the Venable Baetjer Howard Moot Court Room:
Monday, Feb. 28, noon - 1:30 p.m. (pizza will be served)
"The 4th Amendment," presented by adjunct professor Nancy Forster
(pizza will be served)
Tuesday, March 1, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (seating available beginning at 9 a.m.)
Maryland's Court of Special Appeals in session to hear oral arguments.
Wednesday, March 2, noon - 1:30 p.m.
"Fulfilling Gideon's Dream: The Life of a Public Defender," presented by Mary Jo Livingston, director of the Training Division for the Office of Public Defender, and Paul DeWolfe, public defender
(pizza will be served)
Wednesday, March 2, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
"Science and the Criminal Trial," presented by adjunct professor Michele Nethercott, director of the UB Innocence Project Clinic and the Office of the Public Defender
(reception immediately following for participants only)
Thursday, March 3, noon - 1:30 p.m.
In cooperation with the Center for Families, Children and the Courts, and in recognition of the center's 10th anniversary: Lunchtime Law session, "Therapeutic Jurisprudence: A Family-Friendly Approach," featuring the Hon. Peggy Fulton Hora, a retired judge from the Superior Court of Alameda County, Cal., and David B. Wexler, distinguished research professor emeritus of law at the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law, in a discussion on the use of non-punitive techniques designed to assist families going through the legal process. Hora will speak on "Healing Families Through the Courts." Wexler's topic is "Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Family-Friendly Criminal Law Practice."
(lunch will be served)