The UB Law in Focus Discussion Series continues on June 9, with the topic "To Protect and Serve: Changing the Culture of Policing." What can ordinary citizens, alongside the experts, do to change law enforcement to ensure the rights of minorities? What challenges do police face in these racially charged times? On June 18, the state of voting rights will be discussed.
University System of Maryland Chancellor Jay A. Perman and the USM presidents, including University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke, have issued a statement of solidarity in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and the structural racism that is causing untold harm to minority communities across the nation.
The University of Baltimore School of Law will offer a webinar, "Constitutional Issues in a Pandemic: The Obligations and Limits of Government," on June 3. It's the first in a new series on topics of current interest called UB Law in Focus Discussion Series. On June 3, three UB Law constitutional law professors — Garrett Epps, Michael Meyerson and Kimberly Wehle — will discuss issues such as the division of responsibility among various authorities during a public health emergency; the constitutional limits of quarantines; whether restrictions on religious gatherings violate the free exercise clause, and the constitutional limits of the Defense Production Act. Dean Ronald Weich will moderate the discussion.
The University of Baltimore Office of Admission and the Career and Internship Center Will host a webinar on College and Career Advice during a Crisis on June 18. Join Yasmin Perkins, senior admission counselor, and Daniel Bowley, career specialist, as they discuss the ways in which UB is helping students to take advantage of educational and career opportunities during the pandemic.
A May 2020 analysis of the possible implications of COVID-19 pandemic on the overdose epidemic has found that since the first reported case of COVID-19, suspected overdose submissions increased an average of 20 percent when compared to the same period in 2019.
In an article in Best Colleges, Lakeisha Mathews, director of the University of Baltimore's Career and Internship Center, says the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of student life - but career planning continues as her staff connects with students in a virtual environment.
The University of Baltimore's annual "Rise to the Challenge" Business Pitch Competition, sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, will take place in a virtual setting on June 10. Eight teams - undergraduates, graduate students and alumni - will compete in various categories for more than $20,000 in seed money.
Lauren Samuelsen, M.A. '15, is the 2020-21 receipient of the University of Maryland, College Park's School of Public Policy's Kelleher Fellowship for International Security Studies. Samuelsen, who will enter the school's doctoral program this fall, plans to examine nuclear material security policy in civilian settings. She is the second recipient of the Kelleher Fellowship, which honors a longtime School of Public Policy faculty member who helped found the school and its Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland.