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Typography Design Movement Leader Alan Peckolick, April 30

Typography Design Movement Leader Alan Peckolick, April 30

April 16, 2015

Alan Peckolick, leader of a graphic design movement in the 1960s and '70s known as expressive typography and a master of designing letters in order to wholly integrate them - and sometimes to let them take the lead - in a given design, will speak at the University of Baltimore on April 30 as a guest of UB's Ampersand Institute for Words & Images.

University of Baltimore Maintains Prestigious AACSB Accreditation

University of Baltimore Maintains Prestigious AACSB Accreditation

April 16, 2015

The University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs.

UB Sophomore Named City's First Youth Poet Laureate

UB Sophomore Named City's First Youth Poet Laureate

April 15, 2015

University of Baltimore sophomore Derick Ebert has been named Baltimore's first youth poet laureate by a panel of city librarians, artists, educators, community advocates and others. Over the course of the next year, Ebert will represent the city through his poetry and performances.

Kurt L. Schmoke Installed as the University of Baltimore's Eighth President

Kurt L. Schmoke Installed as the University of Baltimore's Eighth President

April 14, 2015

The Investiture of Kurt L. Schmoke as the eighth president of the University of Baltimore took place on April 14. Among the highlights of the Investiture ceremony, the president announced a goal to double the University's endowment by 2025, UB's centennial year, to $100 million as a symbol of 100 years of educational excellence. President Schmoke was installed as UB president and received his official charge from University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. "Brit" Kirwan.

Rosenberg Dialogue Series Examines Patient Privacy in Electronic Age, April 28

Rosenberg Dialogue Series Examines Patient Privacy in Electronic Age, April 28

April 10, 2015

In light of several high-profile breaches to the health care privacy of millions, the University of Baltimore's Rosenberg Dialogue Series will host a panel discussion, "Cybersecurity: Is Patient Privacy Extinct?," on April 28.

Former Maryland Transportation Secretary James T. Smith Joins UB's Schaefer Center

Former Maryland Transportation Secretary James T. Smith Joins UB's Schaefer Center

April 8, 2015

James T. Smith Jr., former secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation and two-term county executive for Baltimore County, will serve as an executive in residence with the University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy. Smith will promote the work of the center throughout the region, assist in the development of new policy research projects, and serve as a guest lecturer.

Lecturer Roger Friskey Performs Folk Music, April 9

Lecturer Roger Friskey Performs Folk Music, April 9

April 7, 2015

Spotlight UB will present a concert of live folk music by Roger Friskey, lecturer in the University of Baltimore's Klein Family School of Communications Design, on April 9.

UB Professor: 'Convergence' of Major World Faiths Happens in Jerusalem

UB Professor: 'Convergence' of Major World Faiths Happens in Jerusalem

April 3, 2015

Writing in The Baltimore Sun, Arthur Magida, writer in residence for the University of Baltimore's Klein Family School of Communications Design, says this year's convergence of major religious holidays brings to mind the future of Jerusalem - a holy city for Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Vital Signs 13 Provides Data Tracking Quality of Life in Baltimore's Neighborhoods

Vital Signs 13 Provides Data Tracking Quality of Life in Baltimore's Neighborhoods

April 2, 2015

Vital Signs 13, a comprehensive statistical portrait of Baltimore and its neighborhoods, marks 13 years of continuous monitoring for "quality of life" indicators. The 13th edition of the report, published by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute (BNIA-JFI), tracks more than 150 indicators to take the pulse of neighborhood health and vitality.

Law Professor: Too Much Fuss Over Indiana's Religious-Freedom Law? No.

Law Professor: Too Much Fuss Over Indiana's Religious-Freedom Law? No.

April 1, 2015

Writing in The Atlantic, University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Garrett Epps says that the argument over the intent of Indiana's new religious-freedom law is not overblown.

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