Jeff Beeson, deputy director of the Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement in the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs, writes in a letter to The Baltimore Sun that the state is making progress in battling Maryland's opioid addiction and overdose crisis. While the crisis has not abated, Beeson says, a system is now in place to address the crisis from both public health and law enforcement angles.
The University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy will host a discussion, "Election Security in the Digital Age," as the annual William Donald Schaefer Memorial Policy Conference and Award Ceremony returns on Nov. 2 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel. Tickets are on sale now through Oct. 19.
The University of Baltimore's annual HEROES Academy - Higher Education Readiness and Orientation for Exceptional Students - will take place on campus on Oct. 12. This year, students from Frederick Douglass and the Academy of College and Career Exploration high schools will participate, meet with professors, UB students and staff, and get an immersive experience in college life.
Adam Robinson, M.F.A. '10, the founder of Publishing Genius Press, will join poets Megan McShea and Param Anand Singh for an evening of poetry as well as a discussion about the power of small-press publishing, as the University of Baltimore's M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts Reading Series continues on Oct. 17.
the University of Baltimore's Career and Internship Center is bringing back a donation drive for its next Career Closet Pop-Up Shop. Business suits, professional attire, accessories intended for the workplace—all of these items are on the center's "gotta have it" list. Donate today!
Applications are now being accepted from health agencies, nonprofits, community organizations and others to support local initiatives to combat the nation’s opioid addiction crisis, through a grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy. For the second year in a row, the University of Baltimore’s Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement will manage the grant program, known as Combating Opioid Overdose through Community-level Intervention Initiative (COOCLI).
Since 2012, budding entrepreneurs from the University of Baltimore are encouraged to share their ideas and concepts for new businesses with several successful business leaders, when Startup Maryland's "Pitch Across Maryland" bus tour stops by the UB campus for a rally and pitch competition. This year's stop will take place on Oct. 9.
University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Garrett Epps, writing in The Atlantic, concludes that any semblance of a state-sanctioned system of "capital punishment" is, in reality, ad hoc and not humane. Epps writes as the Supreme Court is considering the "cruel and unusual punishment" threshold in two death-penalty cases.
The Office of Transitions and Community Engagement is holding a Fall UB Grad Fest on Oct. 8-9. Representatives will be on hand to answer any graduation-related questions, and students will be provided the opportunity to purchase commencement regalia.