To help equip lawyers with the in-depth and cross-disciplinary knowledge they will need to excel in the field, the University of Baltimore School of Law created the nation's first post-J.D. Certificate in Family Law. It's designed for new attorneys just beginning to practice family law, and for experienced practitioners seeking to add this expertise to their practice. Applications are being accepted through Jan. 1.
The University of Baltimore is widely known for its engagement in social issues, whether it's addressing injustices through the clinics in the School of Law or empowering people to share their experiences in various writing programs in the Klein Family School of Communications Design. But two long-term initiatives - the Second Chance program and the Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland - are breaking down barriers in new ways.
Sonce Reese, a graduate student in the University of Baltimore's Global Affairs and Human Security graduate program, has been named the Clinton Global Initiative University Campus Representative at UB for 2018-19. In this role, Reese will promote the CGI U 2019 application and event on the UB campus.
Steve Isberg, associate professor in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, will serve as a panelist on a free one-hour webcast focused on the potential for economic problems to trigger a recession, on Dec. 13.
WYPR-FM is broadcasting a series on the environmental importance of Baltimore's historic Jones Falls, and the University of Baltimore's Stanley J. Kemp, associate professor in the Division of Science, Information Arts and Technologies and director of the B.A. in Environmental Sustainability and Human Ecology program, is serving as a key resource. Check out the multi-part series on WYPR's website, now through Dec. 13.
The University of Baltimore's Fall 2018 M.F.A. Reading Series will host its final event of the semester - the M.F.A. Student Reading - on Dec. 7. The event will feature new writings by the current cohort of Creative Writing and Publishing Arts M.F.A. students.
Jane C. Murphy, the Laurence M. Katz Professor of Law in the University of Baltimore School of Law and director of its Juvenile Justice Project, writes in The Baltimore Sun that "Over the past three decades, the number of people jailed in America has tripled to almost 2.3 million, more per capita than any other country in the world. The racial disparities in our criminal justice system are flagrant and well documented."
[THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED.] Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Maryland U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings will host an information session on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 at the University of Baltimore on Dec. 4. The meeting is intended to shed light on how the law is designed to provide investment incentive within "Opportunity Zones."
Twelve programs - including the Baltimore City Health Department - located across 10 states will receive grant support in new efforts to combat the nation's opioid epidemic. In a collaborative effort between the University of Baltimore's Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the program, known as Combating Opioid Overdose through Community-level Intervention Initiative, will deliver a total of nearly $3 million toward innovative, community-based initiatives.
William J. McCarthy, Jr., executive director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore, will serve as the next guest of the University of Baltimore's Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Speaker Series on Dec. 10.