The University of Baltimore's Special Collections in Langsdale Library plays a special role in an unusual new documentary film about Baltimore's war on pestilence - specifically, rats. Photos from the library's massive archive were used by Theo Anthony, director of the much-buzzed about Rat Film. The movie depicts citizens grappling with this problem, then and now, in ways that often defy expectation.
Henry Mortimer, founder of Baltimore-based Mortimer Communications and an important voice in the metropolitan area's growing ecosystem for start-ups and small businesses, has been named director of the University of Baltimore's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The center, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016, provides support and assistance to all UB undergraduate and graduate students who seek to establish an enterprise.
Five law students have been appointed as Legal Writing Fellows for the University of Baltimore School of Law's Legal Writing Center for the 2017-18 academic year. They will help their fellow law students navigate the many writing assignments that come with law school.
The University of Baltimore is part of a leading-edge movement among educational institutions to strengthen student success - measurable learning outcomes, steady progression to graduation, consistent, reliable tools to meet student needs for academic support - and is integrating this evolved thinking into courses that cut across the whole of the institution.
The University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business is introducing three new MBA specializations this fall, each designed to give students a leg up in "future-proofing" their careers in some of the strongest industries with significant hiring opportunities for fresh talent.
Kenneth Lasson, professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, writes in a Baltimore Sun op-ed that UB's invitation to have U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speak at Commencement is in keeping with the understanding that "universities should countenance different, even controversial, points of view."
Jalynn Harris and Kim Uslin, both students in the University of Baltimore's M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts program, are the recipients of this year's Klein Fellowship in Creative Writing and Social Justice.