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Business Professor: If Local Businesses Leave, Neighborhoods Suffer

Business Professor: If Local Businesses Leave, Neighborhoods Suffer

April 30, 2015

Interviewed in The Washington Post, Steve Isberg, professor of finance in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, says that local businesses damaged in the recent civil unrest may not be able to bounce back - and if that happens, neighborhoods will suffer. Isberg also was interviewed by CBS News on the same topic.

History Professor: For Baltimore, 2015 Does Not Have to Repeat 1968

History Professor: For Baltimore, 2015 Does Not Have to Repeat 1968

April 30, 2015

In an opinion piece for Time magazine, Elizabeth Nix, assistant professor in the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, says that the violence and destruction that devastated Baltimore during the 1968 riots do not have to lead to a repeat of the bitterness and abandonment that occurred in the years that followed. This time, she says, the city can take a different approach.

Criminology Professor: Disenfranchised Voices May Help City

Criminology Professor: Disenfranchised Voices May Help City

April 29, 2015

Jeffrey Ian Ross, professor of criminal justice in the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs, is quoted in a Baltimore Sun article about the role played by gangs in getting the city past a period of civil unrest. He also appeared on MSNBC in a piece covering the same topic.

President Schmoke: 'Education is the Key' to Solving City's Problems

President Schmoke: 'Education is the Key' to Solving City's Problems

April 29, 2015

In The Washington Post's coverage of the recent civil unrest that has rocked Baltimore, University of Baltimore President Kurt Schmoke adds an important message: Education solves problems.

City Map Shows Strong Contrasts

City Map Shows Strong Contrasts

April 29, 2015

Meta analysis by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute (BNIA-JFI) shows sharp contrasts in several quality-of-life indicators in various Baltimore neighborhoods - part of the conversation surrounding the recent social unrest in the city. The Jacob France Institute is the University of Baltimore's economic research center, housed in the Merrick School of Business.

UB History Professor: Lessons to Be Learned from '68 Riots

UB History Professor: Lessons to Be Learned from '68 Riots

April 28, 2015

Interviewed in Slate, Elizabeth Nix, assistant professor in the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences and an expert on the 1968 riots that rocked Baltimore, says that recent civil unrest in the city harkens back to those days - and that trust will need to be rebuilt. Nix also was quoted in The Baltimore Sun's look back at the city's 1968 troubles.

Bike to School Day, May 6

Bike to School Day, May 6

April 23, 2015

The University of Baltimore's Outdoors Club will present Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 6. It's part of a national celebration of the growing popularity of commuting by bicycle. At UB, there will be events held throughout the day and into the evening, plus a discussion about plans for improving conditions for bicyclists across Baltimore.

UB Professor: In Politics, It's a Good Idea to Listen to Each Other

UB Professor: In Politics, It's a Good Idea to Listen to Each Other

April 23, 2015

In an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun, Joshua J. Kassner, associate professor in the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, says that the only way to improve the nation's political discourse - and thus improve the quality of the people elected to public office - is for Americans to start listening to each other when discussing the issues.

'Challenge' Competition Crowns UB's Top Entrepreneurs

'Challenge' Competition Crowns UB's Top Entrepreneurs

April 22, 2015

Seven students were named winners of the University of Baltimore's third annual Rise to the Challenge competition, with judges from the world of start-ups and small businesses assessing the merits of their various business proposals on April 16. The competition is an opportunity for students from across campus to describe their business concepts as they would to a venture capital executive, a potential customer, or even to a skeptical stranger. The winners take home a cash prize and offers of in-kind services.

'Academic Freedom at Risk: The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement Against Israel,' April 27

'Academic Freedom at Risk: The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement Against Israel,' April 27

April 22, 2015

"Academic Freedom at Risk: The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement Against Israel" will be presented on April 27 in the University of Baltimore's John and Frances Angelos Law Center (home of the UB School of Law). Alan Dershowitz, professor emeritus at the Harvard Law School, will deliver a keynote address. A panel discussion, featuring Alan Elsner, former State Department and White House correspondent for Reuters and current vice president of communications at J Street, will also be offered.

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