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JFI Director: State's Low Unemployment Trend May 'Bounce Around'

JFI Director: State's Low Unemployment Trend May 'Bounce Around'

July 25, 2016

Richard Clinch, director of the Jacob France Institute in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, tells the Baltimore Sun that the state's recent gains in employment may not show steady progress, given uncertainties such as Maryland's aging workforce.

Middle School Students Try Their Hand at Law School

Middle School Students Try Their Hand at Law School

July 22, 2016

Middle school students taking part in Higher Achievement Baltimore's six-week Summer Academy gathered at the University of Baltimore's John and Frances Angelos Law Center on July 22 for a discussion of professional ethics, moot court arguments and meetings with UB law students, faculty and staff. Many of these students go on to top high schools and nearly 95 percent progress to college.

UB Welcomes Baltimore Pride 2016

UB Welcomes Baltimore Pride 2016

July 21, 2016

The University of Baltimore joins in the annual Baltimore Pride celebration, taking place in nearby Mt. Vernon and throughout the city, now through July 24.

Sports Law Professor: Overhaul Rules to Promote 'Clean, Authentic Competition'

Sports Law Professor: Overhaul Rules to Promote 'Clean, Authentic Competition'

July 20, 2016

Writing in U.S. News & World Report, University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Dionne Koller says that the leaders of international sport must overhaul their governance structure and rules to "sincerely promote clean, authentic competition."

UB Hosts 7th Annual Baltimore Data Day, July 22

UB Hosts 7th Annual Baltimore Data Day, July 22

July 20, 2016

Baltimore Data Day: Democratizing Access to Data for Neighborhoods, a one-day conference designed to help city leaders expand their abilities to use technology and data for the improvement of local communities, will be held on July 22 at the University of Baltimore. The conference will bring together community organizations, nonprofit agencies, civic and faith-based institutions, and government entities.

Prof. Cantora Attends Inaugural Convening of Second Chance Pell Pilot Program in Washington

Prof. Cantora Attends Inaugural Convening of Second Chance Pell Pilot Program in Washington

July 19, 2016

Andrea Cantora, assistant professor in the University of Baltimore's School of Criminal Justice, attended the inaugural convening of the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program on July 19 in Washington, D.C. The program allows incarcerated students to receive federal Pell Grant funding for postsecondary education. In June, the U.S. Department of Education announced that UB was among 69 selected colleges and universities that, through the aegis of program, will provide postsecondary education to nearly 12,000 students in more than 100 state and federal prisons nationwide.

Sustainable Cities Initiative Announces 16 Goals for Baltimore, Seeks Input from the Public

Sustainable Cities Initiative Announces 16 Goals for Baltimore, Seeks Input from the Public

July 14, 2016

The University of Baltimore, its College of Public Affairs and the Jacob France Institute in its Merrick School of Business are serving as the lead university partner to facilitate the United Nations' Sustainable Cities Initiative for Baltimore. Now the group has announced 16 goals for the city and is soliciting feedback through a series of brief surveys.

Gamescape (and Pokemon!) at UB

Gamescape (and Pokemon!) at UB

July 14, 2016

The University of Baltimore is hosting Gamescape, a takeover of Gordon Plaza and the Learning Commons as exhibition space dedicated to the gamer experience, on July 14-17. It's all part of Artscape, the country's largest public arts festival. (Oh - and Pokemon Go is part of the fun!)

Librarian: Local History, Including Unrest, Must be Preserved

Librarian: Local History, Including Unrest, Must be Preserved

July 13, 2016

Angela Rodgers-Koukoui, archival technician in the University of Baltimore's Langsdale Library, will speak on WYPR on July 14 about the importance of preserving local history - including that of last year's civil unrest.

M.F.A. Graduate's Memoir, Black Freak Mosh Heaven, Explores Life as an Opponent of Intolerance

M.F.A. Graduate's Memoir, Black Freak Mosh Heaven, Explores Life as an Opponent of Intolerance

July 12, 2016

Ron Williams, M.F.A. '16, a spoken-word performer and an adjunct faculty member in the University of Baltimore's Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, has published Black Freak Mosh Heaven, a memoir about his middle-class youth in Washington, D.C., and his lifelong struggle against intolerance, stereotypes and cynicism.

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Last Published 6/9/16