Bill Bleisch, activist and former Baltimore City Public Schools teacher, will be a guest speaker during the Oct. 24 meeting of UB's "Divided Baltimore" class. The session is free and open to the public.
Five faculty members from the University of Baltimore's M.F.A. program will read from their works on Oct. 24. It's part of the Fall Reading Series presented by UB's Klein Family School of Communications Design.
Artist and community activist Khalil Ismail will perform at the University of Baltimore on Nov. 3, continuing the tradition of black message music with a set of original hip hop and soul music. The performance is part of new UB's "Language of Protest" course.
The University of Baltimore's new Second Chance Pell pilot program, in which inmates at the Jessup Correctional Institution are enrolled in credit-bearing course offered by UB faculty, is detailed in a U.S. News article.
Writing in Salon, D. Watkins, M.F.A. '14, lecturer in the University of Baltimore's Klein Family School of Communications Design, praises millennials who he says offer hope for the future during a tempestuous election cycle.
The University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy will further the legacy of legendary Baltimorean and Maryland political leader William Donald Schaefer, LL.B. '42, LL.M. '51, at the second annual William Donald Schaefer Award "Do It Now" ceremony on Nov. 1. This year's William Donald Schaefer Award will be presented to Nancy S. Grasmick, former state superintendent of Maryland public schools.
Lyle Denniston, long-time Supreme Court reporter and unofficial dean of the Supreme Court press corps and now the Wilson H. Elkins Professor of Academic Transformation with the University of Baltimore's Bank of America Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Technology, will deliver the second in his "Citizenship and Freedom" lectures series about the court and its role in American life on Oct. 20. Denniston's talk is entitled "When the Politicians Pick the Voters."
Andres Rodriguez Reyes, a visiting scholar from the University of Matanzas in Cuba, will deliver a keynote address, "Cultural Identity and Syncretism in Cuba," at the University of Baltimore on Oct. 17. Prof. Reyes led the course of study for the UB Cuba Study Abroad trip last June.