The University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy and the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights have announced the inaugural online Class of 2021 of the Maryland Equity & Inclusion Leadership Program. The class of 38 participants began their course of study on Sept. 6.
University of Baltimore School of Law Prof. Kim Wehle, who as a media commentator provides legal analysis of everything from Donald Trump's taxes to Andrew Cuomo's resignation, is offering laypersons an online course to develop their own lawyerly skills. The class, “Think Like a Lawyer to Make Decisions and Solve Problems,” is offered via LinkedIn Learning. More than 33,000 have enrolled, Wehle says.
The University of Baltimore's Center for Drug Policy and Prevention is inviting sub-award applications for the Combating Overdose Through Community-level Intervention Initiative Initiative, funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Sub-recipients must focus on opioid-involved overdoses or overdoses involving stimulants, or poly-drug overdose reduction in the regions of the United States with the highest rates of fatal and non-fatal overdoses. CDPP and UBalt officials will begin accepting applications for sub-awards from the grant on Oct. 1, with applications due to UBalt no later than midnight on Nov. 1.
With a multiyear, $2.4 million grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, Bob Parsons, B.S. '75, D.H.L. '08, a Baltimore native and Marine Corps Vietnam War Veteran, has increased his support for both The Bob Parsons Veterans Center and The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic at The University of Baltimore.
This semester kicks off the new JHU-UBalt Community Archives Program, a partnership between The University of Baltimore Special Collections and Archives of the Robert L. Bogomolny Library and the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts at Johns Hopkins University, which is supported by Inheritance Baltimore: Humanities and Arts Education for Black Liberation.
Robert Knowles, associate professor in The University of Baltimore School of Law and an expert in national security law, writes in The Baltimore Sun about "the Great Redistribution" of resources and economic power that followed the attacks of 9/11—and, in the 20 years since, how much has changed for Baltimore and its neighbor, Washington, D.C.
Ivan Sascha Sheehan, associate professor and executive director of The University of Baltimore's School of Public and International Affairs, writes in The National Interest that a number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) focused on human rights in the Middle East are hampered by credibility issues.
Writing in The Fayetteville Observer, Alan Lyles, the Henry A. Rosenberg Professor of Government, Business, and Nonprofit Partnerships, and Ed Gibson, associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at The University of Baltimore, raise questions about the aftermath of major catastrophes and the effects on first responders.
Joan Biskupic, legal analyst for CNN, will join The University of Baltimore for its annual Constitution Day observation on Sept. 20, in a virtual conversation on "The Changing Supreme Court," hosted by the School of Law.