Communications Electronics, a key provider for mission-critical wireless communications in the mid-Atlantic, is the latest company to participate in a real-world business case competition held in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business. Students formed teams and competed with each other to solve a real-world business challenge presented by the company.
Speaking at the U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Lisa Stickney, associate professor in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, said it is crucial for today's college students to receive a cohesive message when it comes to developing "soft skills"—those professional attributes that reside outside of professional education and training.
The University of Baltimore has formed a collaboration with the Hippodrome Foundation and Everyman Theatre to establish a new option for high school students who want to keep going in their education as young artists: a pathway entitled Performance Studies: Baltimore. It's based on the ensemble model of performance training and launches at UB this fall.
The University of Baltimore will host commencement ceremonies for its graduate and undergraduate classes from the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences on May 23. For the graduate ceremony, the speaker will be Coppin State University President Maria Thompson. For the undergraduate ceremony, taking place that same day, the speaker will be the Hon. Boyd K. Rutherford, lieutenant governor for the State of Maryland.
A group of recent and soon-to-be graduates of the University of Baltimore's Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences was honored at the school's annual Merit Awards Celebration. Each student was recognized for his or her scholarly achievements.
A Baltimore man serving a life sentence in a murder case had his conviction overturned as a result of the work of the University of Baltimore School of Law's Innocence Project Clinic. The exoneration, announced at a city news conference on May 12, capped off eight years of work by
Michele Nethercott, director of the clinic.
The University of Baltimore is one of 64 organizations nationally to receive an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. It will support the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance - part of the Jacob France Institute in UB's Merrick School of Business - in a new effort to establish and explore the city's arts and cultural opportunities in neighborhoods across Baltimore.
The University of Baltimore School of Law will host a commencement ceremony for its graduating class on May 16. Stephen B. Bright, president and senior counsel for the Southern Center for Human Rights, will deliver a keynote address to the graduates and their guests.
In an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun, University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke joins two prominent foundation leaders in considering the importance of local control and accountability for city schools.