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Emerging Voices Project Celebrates New Artists

Emerging Voices Project Celebrates New Artists

May 5, 2015

The 2015 edition of the University of Baltimore's Emerging Voices Project - an annual series of workshops for projects by local writers and students who are unveiling their work to the public for the first time - will be presented by Spotlight UB, beginning May 13 and continuing through June 3. As the University's outlet for creative live performance, Spotlight UB provides these artists with a venue and a live audience who offer valuable feedback.

Law Student: Baltimore Will Unite

Law Student: Baltimore Will Unite

May 4, 2015

In an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun, University of Baltimore School of Law student Caylin A. Young makes the case that the City of Baltimore will solve the problems that led to last week's social unrest.

Writing Professor: We All Deserve to Be Heard

Writing Professor: We All Deserve to Be Heard

May 4, 2015

In a piece in Baltimore Fishbowl, Marion Winik, assistant professor in the University of Baltimore's Klein Family School of Communications Design, explores the importance of storytelling as a way to deal with oppression.

Business Professor: City Can't Thrive Unless All of It Thrives

Business Professor: City Can't Thrive Unless All of It Thrives

May 4, 2015

Darlene Smith, professor in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, tells The Baltimore Sun that Baltimore's recovery from last week's unrest will hinge on efforts to pull up each and every neighborhood.

Business Professor: If Local Businesses Leave, Neighborhoods Suffer

Business Professor: If Local Businesses Leave, Neighborhoods Suffer

April 30, 2015

Interviewed in The Washington Post, Steve Isberg, professor of finance in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, says that local businesses damaged in the recent civil unrest may not be able to bounce back - and if that happens, neighborhoods will suffer. Isberg also was interviewed by CBS News and Fox 45 on the same topic.

History Professor: For Baltimore, 2015 Does Not Have to Repeat 1968

History Professor: For Baltimore, 2015 Does Not Have to Repeat 1968

April 30, 2015

In an opinion piece for Time magazine, Elizabeth Nix, assistant professor in the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, says that the violence and destruction that devastated Baltimore during the 1968 riots do not have to lead to a repeat of the bitterness and abandonment that occurred in the years that followed. This time, she says, the city can take a different approach.

Criminology Professor: Disenfranchised Voices May Help City

Criminology Professor: Disenfranchised Voices May Help City

April 29, 2015

Jeffrey Ian Ross, professor of criminal justice in the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs, is quoted in a Baltimore Sun article about the role played by gangs in getting the city past a period of civil unrest. He also appeared on MSNBC in a piece covering the same topic.

President Schmoke: 'Education is the Key' to Solving City's Problems

President Schmoke: 'Education is the Key' to Solving City's Problems

April 29, 2015

In The Washington Post's coverage of the recent civil unrest that has rocked Baltimore, University of Baltimore President Kurt Schmoke adds an important message: Education solves problems.

City Map Shows Strong Contrasts

City Map Shows Strong Contrasts

April 29, 2015

Meta analysis by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute (BNIA-JFI) shows sharp contrasts in several quality-of-life indicators in various Baltimore neighborhoods - part of the conversation surrounding the recent social unrest in the city. The Jacob France Institute is the University of Baltimore's economic research center, housed in the Merrick School of Business.

UB History Professor: Lessons to Be Learned from '68 Riots

UB History Professor: Lessons to Be Learned from '68 Riots

April 28, 2015

Interviewed in Slate, Elizabeth Nix, assistant professor in the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences and an expert on the 1968 riots that rocked Baltimore, says that recent civil unrest in the city harkens back to those days - and that trust will need to be rebuilt. Nix also was quoted in The Baltimore Sun's look back at the city's 1968 troubles.

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