Roger Hartley, dean of the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs, is the recipient of the 2018 Education Advocate Award from the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce. The award is given in recognition of "exemplary commitment, service and performance in developing educational opportunities" for Baltimore City residents.
Yoosef Khadem, a University of Baltimore staff member with 32 years of experience in the Academic Learning Center in UB's library, is nearing retirement. As UB prepares to reopen its library in a heavily remodeled space, a fundraising campaign is underway to rename the Math Center for Khadem's son.
In an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun, Barbara Babb, associate professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law and director of its Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts, and Gloria H. Danziger, a senior fellow at the center, say their long-time work in addressing chronic school absenteeism could be part of a solution to juvenile crime.
Michael Hayes, associate professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, argues in an op-ed in The Daily Record that the Supreme Court's Janus v. AFSCME District Council 31 case does not warrant overturning decades of precedence in labor law.
During the recent 2018 City Nature Challenge - a call for communities across the country, including Baltimore, to document urban biodiversity through crowd sourcing and the iNaturalist app - a University of Baltimore participant noticed something rare: a fern growing in the cracks of a railroad bridge near campus, later identified as a purple-stem cliffbrake (Pellaea atropurpurea). The sighting made the news, and now this observation is the subject of a podcast by The Baltimore Sun's Dan Rodricks.
In a new paper published in Science, Natalie Ram, assistant professor and associate director of the Center for Medicine and Law in the University of Baltimore School of Law, and bioethicists from Baylor College of Medicine examine the emerging issues surrounding genetic databases.
Writing in The Conversation, Margaret Johnson, professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law and co-director of the school’s Center on Applied Feminism, explores the continuing reality of workplace sexual harassment in the #MeToo era. Citing Equal Employment Opportunity Commission statistics that show that only one in four women employees is willing to file a formal complaint against a harasser, she says this low reporting rate can be sourced back to hurdles built into the legal system.
n a letter to The Baltimore Sun, Andrea Cantora, assistant professor in the University of Baltimore's School of Criminal Justice and director of the University's Second Chance College Program, says that people in prison can benefit from higher education, using their knowledge to rebuild their lives in new and transformative ways.