There's still time left for Latino students to apply for a Featherstone College Scholarship, a $2,000 merit-based award to attend the University of Baltimore. The application deadline is March 1. The scholarship is intended to increase Baltimore's Latino college enrollment and promote higher education.
The University of Baltimore School of Law, with the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, will offer a free program on March 3 to help Marylanders who make less than $14.50 an hour and owe back taxes. The "Offer in Compromise" program allows taxpayers to offer the Internal Revenue Service an amount they can afford to pay in exchange for the IRS's dropping the amount owed in back taxes.
In recognition of Black History Month, Spotlight UB, co-producing with the University of Baltimore's Diversity and Culture Center and the Rosenberg Center for Student Involvement, will host the 10th annual African-American Arts Festival, Feb. 26 through March 1. This year's events will feature creative writing and theatrical storytelling, all created by local and UB artists.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar will speak at the University of Baltimore on Feb. 20. The talk, "A Dialogue on the Future of the U.S. Securities Regulation," is co-hosted by the Merrick School of Business and the UB School of Law.
Steve Isberg, associate professor in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, writes in The Baltimore Sun that this month's extreme volatility in the stock market is eye-opening - but something that was bound to happen given long-standing the economic conditions. The real question, he says, is whether these losses can be managed if more bad news comes to pass.
Three direct participants in the 1968 Poor People's Campaign - the University of Baltimore's Lenneal Henderson, the Center for Emerging Media's Marc Steiner, and Robert Houston, whose first professional assignment was to photograph the campaign in Washington, D.C. - will discuss the campaign both as an occurrence of its time and also as a harbinger of the activism of the present day.
The University of Baltimore Career and Professional Development Center will be accepting donations for an upcoming Career Closet Pop-Up Shop. From Feb. 12-23, donations of professional business attire will be accepted from alumni, professionals, faculty, staff and students.
Maribeth "Beth" Amyot, formerly of Xavier University, has been named chief financial officer and vice president for administration and finance at the University of Baltimore. In her role at UB, Amyot is responsible for all fiscal matters at the University and several administrative areas, including financial planning, capital and operating budgets, business operations, purchasing administrative services, facilities management, information technology, human resources, and campus safety.
The extensive collection of materials related to gay life in Baltimore - housed in the University of Baltimore's Langsdale Library - is receiving attention from college students who are exploring the city's "gayborhoods."