The University of Baltimore will host commencement ceremonies for its graduate and undergraduate classes from the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences on May 24. For the graduate ceremony, the speaker will be Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Alsop will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from UB. For the undergraduate ceremony, the speaker will be Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh.
Haitham Alkhateeb, professor of mathematics and director of the Mathematics Learning Center in the University of Baltimore's Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed to the Mathematics Advisory Group of Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Mathematics (TPSE Math).
Dorine C. Andrews, D.C.D. '01, recently retired chief information officer with the Peace Corps, will provide the keynote address as the University of Baltimore's Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences hosts its 80th anniversary celebration on April 19.
"The Opioid Addiction Epidemic: Causes, Consequences and Treatments" is the topic of the University of Baltimore's upcoming Rosenberg Dialogue Series event on April 20. Three renowned panelists will gather to discuss the pain-management addiction crisis. Alan Lyles, the Henry A. Rosenberg Professor of Government, Business and Nonprofit Partnerships in UB's College of Public Affairs, will facilitate the interactive and in-depth discussion.
The 15th edition of Vital Signs, a comprehensive statistical portrait of Baltimore and its neighborhoods, is now available. The extensive report uses publicly available data to provide a sweeping view of every city neighborhood, from home vacancies to demographic trends.
The University of Baltimore will host the 14th annual CityLit Festival on April 29. This celebration of literature features talks by local, regional and nationally-recognized authors, how-to sessions on publishing, meet-and-greets with journal representatives, and more. This year's headliner is author and activist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Amon Anderson, associate director of Acumen America, an organization that is harnessing the power of entrepreneurship to tackle poverty in the United States, will discuss "How Venture Philanthropy Makes a Difference in America" in the next Merrick Engages talk on April 18.
Seven University of Baltimore students have been selected as finalists for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation's fourth annual "Rise to the Challenge" Pitch Competition, an opportunity to show off new ideas and concepts for businesses before an audience of consumers and entrepreneurial experts. The event will take place on May 3.