Prof. Ian Power's New Orchestra Work Receives Premiere by BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at Tectonics Glasgow Festival on April 30
March 31, 2023
Ian Power, assistant professor and director of the Arts Production and Management program at The University of Baltimore, as well as a noted composer, will have his new major work for orchestra premiered by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra during the upcoming Tectonics Glasgow Festival in Scotland on April 30.
Profs. Bento and White: Teachers, Scholars, Sisters
March 30, 2023
Whenever Regina Bento and Lourdes White talk, whether about their work or families, the conversation is filled with joy and eagerness. These sisters can finish each other's sentences, fuel each other's passions and will take any chance they can to compliment the other. But their bonds aren't limited to family. They're both professors in The University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, with distinguished careers as educators and research scholars.
Braver Angels Collegiate Debate: Is Social Media a Threat to Democracy?, April 6
March 27, 2023
University of Baltimore students, faculty, and staff are invited to join a respectful conversation touching all sides of the issue of social media efficacy. Sponsored by the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences and the Hoffberger Center for Ethical Engagement, this collegiate debate is supported by a partnership of Braver Angels, BridgeUSA, and the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, non-profit organizations that believe in the power of free expression and respectful exchange of ideas on America's college campuses.
Three from UBalt Featured at 2023 CityLit Festival
March 24, 2023
Three members of The University of Baltimore community will help lead the 20th annual CityLit Festival, taking place on March 25, March 28 and 31 at several locations across the city. The event is a citywide celebration of literature, for both readers and writers.
Amanda Phillips de Lucas Named Director of Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance
March 23, 2023
Amanda Phillips de Lucas, formerly with the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, has been named director of the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, part of The University of Baltimore's Jacob France Institute. As part of JFI - the sponsored research institute of the Merrick School of Business - the alliance has been at the forefront of the development, analysis and dissemination of Baltimore City neighborhood indicators for more than 20 years.
Prof. Alan Lyles to Receive Honorary Doctorate from University of Helsinki
March 21, 2023
Alan Lyles, the Henry A. Rosenberg Professor of Government, Business, and Nonprofit Partnerships in The University of Baltimore's School of Public and International Affairs and the School of Health and Human Services, is one of 30 scholars from around the world to be recognized by one of the world's oldest and most prestigious institutions, the University of Helsinki, with an honorary doctoral degree.
Charles Street Chats: Helen Stichel, Program Lead for Student Support
March 20, 2023
Helen Stichel, program lead for student support in The University of Baltimore's Office of Student Support, oversees the UBalt Connects Mentorship Program, which pairs staff with new students to strengthen their first-year experience. "I was really drawn to UBalt, because of a colleague in my [former] office who told me about the Office of Student Support and how much it was student centered."
'Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning,' with UBalt Alumna Siobhán Petersen, B.A. '18, March 28
March 20, 2023
UBalt alumna Siobhán Petersen, B.A. '18, will discuss artificial intelligence and machine learning in a March 28 talk sponsored by The University of Baltimore's Hoffberger Center for Ethical Engagement. Petersen, currently a St. John's College graduate student, will present a thought-provoking presentation exploring the question of whether machines can "intend," examining the capacity of technology to possess human-like intentionality. The talk will be followed by a Q&A led by Prof. Steven Scalet, director of the Hoffberger Center, as well as a discussion panel with the Hoffberger Center Student Fellows, who will provide their unique perspectives on the topic.
Ralph O. Mueller Named University of Baltimore Provost
March 19, 2023
Ralph O. Mueller, executive vice president for strategic initiatives at D'Youville University in Buffalo, N.Y., has been named Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at The University of Baltimore. Mueller, who brings decades of administrative, teaching, and research experience to the University, will start in his new position on July 1.
Prof. Sally Farley: In Studying Laughter, the Honesty Shines Through
March 16, 2023
Sally Farley, a psychology professor at The University of Baltimore, is making inroads into the human condition through the study of laughter - what it means, and how it resonates in everyday interactions. "Laughter is not about humor; it's an honest signal of affiliation," she says. "Laughter as a sign is more important than people have given it credit for."
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