The University of Baltimore now offers multiple partnership opportunities and programs to help Maryland Community College students transfer to the University of Baltimore. These programs are designed to save students time, money, and to ease the transfer process.
University of Baltimore professors Mikhail Pevzner and Charles Tiefer - from the Merrick School of Business and the UB School of Law, respectively - are commenting on the recent announcement by the U.S. International Development Finance Corp. to suspend action on a federal contract for Eastman Kodak to provide pharmaceutical materials in the fight against the coronavirus. The deal's possible dissolution follows reports that the Securities and Exchange Commission may investigate how Kodak disclosed the $765 million deal.
It's not too late to apply to the University of Baltimore for the Fall 2020 semester. Apply, enroll, and join our distinctive campus of excellent academic programs in a safe, secure online environment.
Phillip Korb, associate professor of accounting and the chair of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, and Kathryn Demarest, a lecturer in accounting in the school, offer their analysis of Maryland's tax system for retirees in the latest edition of The Merrick Exchange. While they see certain tax benefits for retirees who live in the state, overall the system is insufficient in promoting fairness across all tax categories.
Across the nation, while college students were buying books and getting ready for the semester, college football players have been on campus, training with their teammates. Whether this activity is wise during a pandemic is the focus of increasing debate as the start of the intercollegiate sports season approaches. University of Baltimore School of Law Associate Dean Dionne Koller, director of the Center for Sport and the Law, is among those who believe college athletes are being endangered purely for profit.
Aug. 6 marks the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act. In an opinion piece appearing today in The Hill, University of Baltimore School of Law’s Prof. F. Michael Higginbotham and Prof. Kim Wehle urge Americans to channel their activism, sparked most recently by instances of police brutality against Blacks, into perhaps the most meaningful act they can perform this year: voting on Election Day. While 75 percent of Americans support the Black Lives Matter movement, they note that "at least 92 million eligible voters did not participate in the 2016 presidential election, and registration numbers have plummeted this year due to the coronavirus. There's vital work to be done."
In an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun, Kalyan Singhal, the McCurdy Professor of Operations Management in the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore, urges colleges and universities to embrace online learning as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten lives.
The UB Law in Focus Discussion Series on Zoom continues on Aug. 5, with "The Calm Before the Storm: A Look at Pending COVID-Related Litigation." The global pandemic has upended businesses, economies and families. It has also brought about a variety of legal actions, including failure-to-warn claims, injunctions, class action lawsuits, and employer liability. The session will look into these massive problems as well as some potential solutions. All "UB Law in Focus" webinars are free and open to the public.
Leon Fleisher, a towering figure in the world of classical piano and an internationally acclaimed artist, performer and scholar, died in his adopted hometown of Baltimore on Aug. 2. In 2014, Fleisher performed at the University of Baltimore, and followed the concert with an extended conversation about music and education with UB students, faculty and staff.
Zahraa Al Fili, M.A. '19, who graduated last fall from the University of Baltimore's Global Affairs and Human Security program, was selected by the School of Public and International Affairs awards committee as the winner of the 2019-20 Johannes M. Botes Capstone Achievement Award. Her capstone project was titled, "Gastrodiplomacy: A Model For Refugee Integration."