The University of Baltimore community is mourning the passing of Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, who died on Jan. 15. UB President Kurt L. Schmoke called Miller a "a great supporter of higher education."
Bridal E. Pearson, lecturer and director of The University of Baltimore's M.S. in Human Services Administration program (offered jointly with Coppin State University), will serve as a panelist at the upcoming "Reimagining Public Safety" webinar, hosted by the University of Maryland School of Social Work on Feb. 26.
Writing in The Baltimore Sun, Joshua J. Kassner, associate professor in The University of Baltimore's Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies and director of the B.A. in Philosophy, Law, and Ethics program, compares the Black Lives Matter movement to the actions of those who stormed the Capitol in an attempt to overturn last November's presidential election.
Deans from 157 of the nation's law schools -- including University of Baltimore School of Law Dean Ronald Weich -- made a rare departure from a tradition of impartiality by issuing a Jan. 12 statement condemning the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Kelechi Uzochukwu, assistant professor in The University of Baltimore's School of Public and International Affairs, has been accepted to the Fulbright Specialist Program Roster for a tenure of four years. The highly selective program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as researchers and expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning and related subjects at overseas academic institutions.
In the wake of an insurrection at the Capitol building in support of the defeated sitting president, which coincided with a move by some lawmakers to challenge certification of the Electoral College results, The University of Baltimore School of Law will offer a webinar, "Challenges to the Peaceful Transfer of Power," on Jan. 12. Professors Michael Higginbotham, Kim Wehle, Robert Knowles and Elizabeth Keyes, along with moderator Dean Ronald Weich, will examine the panoply of issues related to this national turmoil.
Lorenda Naylor, associate professor and director of the B.A. in Policy, Politics, and International Affairs program in The University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs, will discuss her new book, Social Equity and LGBTQ Rights: Dismantling Discrimination and Expanding Civil Rights, on Friday, Jan. 8
University of Baltimore School of Law alumni Erik Atas, J.D. '06, and Myshala Middleton, J.D. '10, have been appointed to the Baltimore City Circuit Court, the Office of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan reported.
Writing in The Conversation, Prof. Andrea Cantora, director of The University of Baltimore's lauded Second Chance College Program, says that the restoration of federal Pell grants for incarcerated persons -- such as those enrolled at UB through Second Chance -- brings new emphasis to rehabilitation and education.