Students in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business are getting a head start in their careers by working on real-life case studies, in a class built around partnerships with area businesses.
The Nov. 30 edition of UB's "Divided Baltimore" class will take a look at solutions for the city's problems. Guest speakers: Scot T. Spencer from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and co-leader of the Opportunities Collaborative Report; Maurice C. Taylor, vice president for Academic Outreach and Engagement at Morgan State University. The class is free and open to the public.
On Dec. 1, the University of Baltimore will be part of the worldwide Giving Tuesday movement. Contributions will provide direct, student-focused support for each of UB's four schools—the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, and the School of Law. We're calling the campaign #BowOnPoe.
Ann Cotten, director of UB's Schaefer Center for Public Policy, tells WYPR's Midday that the center's recent survey on citizens' perceptions about police shows a need for more dialogue between officers and communities.
UB School of Law Dean Ronald Weich, writing in The Baltimore Sun, says that no single trial can solve broad social problems - but efforts are underway to address some persistent issues within the criminal justice system.
Pratt Library & UB Live!, a collaboration between the University of Baltimore and the Enoch Pratt Free Library bringing a wide range of authors to campus, will host the Annual Cave Canem Poetry Reading, featuring Camille Rankine and Reginald Dwayne Betts, on Dec. 6.
In an op-ed in The Hill, Carla Barqueiro, assistant professor in UB's School of Public and International Affairs, and graduate research assistant Katherine Teresa Towey say that the United States should be firm in its efforts to assist Syrian refugees.
Ting Zhang, assistant professor in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, tells the Baltimore Business Journal that an uptick in local manufacturing is likely due in part to federal incentives for workforce training and development.