Eighteen students graduating from the University of Baltimore's MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts program will present their thesis projects - books they wrote, designed and produced - on May 8, during the final event in the University of Baltimore's 2021 Spring Reading Series.
UBalt Votes, a voter awareness and civic engagement effort by The University of Baltimore, will host two online events to continue fostering dialogue about the right to vote. "And Justices for All: The Future of the Supreme Court," featuring University of Baltimore School of Law Prof. Kim Wehle, will take place on April 20. "From the Grassroots to the Voting Booth: The Future of Our Elections," featuring School of Law Prof. Gilda Daniels, will take place on May 4.
The University of Baltimore's AstroBees—a team of students who are creating an augmented reality (AR) project to assist astronauts as part of the 2021 #NASASUITS design challenge—will be the focus of a video presentation from the Baltimore Museum of Industry on April 24. "Industry in Outer Space: AR + Astronauts" will demonstrate how one of Baltimore's farthest-reaching industries (literally: the exploration of space, the moon, and beyond) is receiving national attention, as the potential of AR-assisted tools and instructions is examined by these UBalt students working with NASA.
For the past two decades, alumni from The University of Baltimore have served in senior leadership positions for the majority of Baltimore's largest accounting firms - a claim that can be made by no other university, public or private. Over those years, UBalt alumni have earned significant senior leadership roles in the metropolitan area's 25 largest firms, with a concentration holding University of Baltimore graduate degrees in accounting or taxation. Currently, University of Baltimore alumni are serving in top leadership positions in 11 of the firms.
In an op-ed in Politico, University of Baltimore Law School of Law Dean Ronald Weich says the potential end of the filibuster in the U.S. Senate could be terrible for progressives. "With astonishing speed, it's become conventional wisdom on the left that the filibuster must go," Weich writes in Politico. His essay considers the potentially devastating cost of eliminating this rule.
The University of Baltimore's Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics will host "Are You a Citizen, Or Are You a Consumer?," a conversation with UBalt Prof. Ron Williams, M.F.A. '16, on April 22. Williams, a spoken-word performer and an adjunct faculty member in UBalt's Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, will discuss the meaning of citizenship, from participating in elections to paying taxes to obeying the law.
The University of Baltimore and the ACLU of Maryland will host a panel discussion on Lawrence Lanahan's book, The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore's Racial Divide, on April 22. Growing out of his public radio series of the same name, Lanahan's book looks at segregation and inequality in the Baltimore region from the Fair Housing Act to the death of Freddie Gray and beyond. The panel discussion will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.
Prof. Dionne L. Koller, associate dean in the University of Baltimore School of Law and director of its Center for Sport and the Law, has been named co-chair of the Commission on the State of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (also known as the USOPC Commission).
The University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business will present its next "Team with the Dean" session, featuring UBalt alumnus Sunil Budhrani, MD, MPH, MBA, CEO and CMO at Innovation Health, on April 13. He and Merrick Dean Murray Dalziel will explore aspects of our healthcare system that show new thinking in a post-Covid-19 world.
The University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business will host a presentation for the new book by three faculty members and their colleague on April 9. The book, Entrepreneurship in Africa: Context and Perspectives, was written by Ven Sriram, professor of marketing, David Lingelbach, associate professor of entrepreneurship, Tigineh Mersha, professor of operations management, and their colleague, Franklyn Manu, a professor of marketing at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. This is an opportunity to meet and hear from the authors directly as they move us a step closer to understanding entrepreneurship in cross-cultural settings.