Alfred Chestnut was one of three men to regain their freedom after an investigation by the University of Baltimore School of Law Innocence Project Clinic into a murder committed in 1983. The clinic worked with the State's Attorney's Office Conviction Integrity Unit to pursue the exoneration.
The University of Baltimore saw an overall 65 percent increase in gifts to the institution as the Dec. 3 Giving Tuesday event took place across UB's four schools, the library, and the Office of Student Success and Support Services. The College of Public Affairs took home the Bowphy for the most gifts received, while the School of Law earned the Giving Cup with nearly $40,000 raised in one day.
Final Finish, a University of Baltimore tradition, will take place in the Bogomolny Library on Dec. 4. As UB students begin that final push to the end of the semester, library staff will be on hand to offer a range of support services.
The University of Baltimore's M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts will host its Fall 2019 Student Reading on Dec. 6. M.F.A. students are encouraged to sign up to read briefly from their work.
The University of Baltimore's Ethics Bowl team has qualified for the National Ethics Bowl, to be held next February in Atlanta, Ga. The team's first-place finish at the Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., earlier this month qualified them for the national meet.
Every fall, first-year students in the University of Baltimore School of Law are challenged to describe their first semester of law school in only six words. For this year's "Be Brief" competition, the phrase "Working hard and it's hardly working" summed it up best.
Roberto Cavazos, Executive in Residence at the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business and a veteran economic analyst with extensive experience in financial, data and health care fraud, says the proliferation of poorly sourced or fraudulent news - "fake," in the common parlance - is costing billions, spread across markets, government agencies, and individual consumers.
A bill that will update Baltimore's antiquated billing system for water passed the City Council on Nov. 18 and is headed to the desk of Mayor Jack Young, who introduced the measure a year ago and has promised to sign it. The Water Accountability and Equity Act, which grants discounted rates according to a customer's income and provides easier ways to dispute bills, is a result of years of effort by students in the UB School of Law Community Development Clinic, in collaboration with other member organizations in the Baltimore Right to Water Coalition.
Four winners emerged from the Leonard and Phyllis Attman Competitive Business Prize Competition event on Nov. 19, each taking home their own "big checks" and their portion of the more than $5,000 in prize money. The competition, sponsored by UB's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, showcases many of the University of Baltimore community's most talented and driven entrepreneurs. Melvin Clark III, B.S. '20, took the top prize for the evening, netting $3,000 for his venture, AMJ Fishing Group, which produces high-end performance fishing gloves and apparel for sport and recreational anglers.