Eusebio Scornavacca, associate professor of management information systems in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business and a world-renowned expert on mobile information systems and digital transformation, has been named the University's Parsons Professor for Digital Communications, Commerce and Culture. The professorship is funded by Bob Parsons, B.S. '75, D.H.L. '08, founder of website hosting and domain registry giant Go Daddy and founder and CEO of Yam Worldwide, Inc.
The University of Baltimore's fall 2016 Spotlight UB series, featuring a menagerie of musical and dramatic productions that are as socially aware and relevant as they are entertaining, will kick off on Sept. 9.
Author, speaker, youth advocate and Baltimore native Kevin Shird will discuss his new book, Uprising in the City, on Aug. 30 and again on Aug. 31. Shird is speaking as a guest of the Human Services Administration program in the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs.
"Divided Baltimore," a highly successful, experiential-based class launched by the University of Baltimore in fall 2015, will return to campus this fall through the University’s College of Public Affairs.
Two presentations from the University of Baltimore's Langsdale Library Special Collections, both set for Aug. 31, will provide a historical perspective on Baltimore's ability to meet basic needs in education, public safety, public health and more. The symposium is the result of work by the library's summer fellows, who conducted research into the various agencies and services that met public needs from the 1960s through the 1990s.
Christine Hunter, a senior health systems management student at the University of Baltimore, was awarded the prestigious Douglas Sheppard Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Maryland Association of Health Care Executives. The award goes to one graduate and one undergraduate healthcare administration or management student who has exhibited ethical behavior, demonstrated leadership qualities and contributed to their school's knowledge base through active participation in student activities.
University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Charles Tiefer's expertise in government contracting and procurement has led him to be a valuable source in two national news articles this week—one regarding a major federal facility at the south Texas border, and the other a growing proxy war involving India and Pakistan.
The National Urban League's 2016 Small Business Matters Entrepreneurship Summit, held in Baltimore on Aug. 6, gave awards to two from UB: Takia Ross, B.A. '11, won $10,000 for her presentation on her start-up business, Pretty Mobile. Monique Reid, a student in UB's entrepreneurship program, earned $5,000 for her business, Advanced Laboratory Services.