A group of graduate students from the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs are capping off an intensive study of civic engagement, democracy and security in Latin America with a trip to Mexico City. They are visiting with scholars and experts on course themes, checking out the city's many historical and political sites, and participating in organized social activities.
Joel Stevenson, a graduate student in the Interaction Design and Information Architecture program at the University of Baltimore, has been selected to participate in the IDEO + BerkleeICE Summer Lab. The joint program, sponsored by global design company IDEO and Berklee College of Music's Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, is a full-time paid internship that gives students the opportunity to "explore the challenge of capturing quality information about the creation of music for use in block chains, digital ledger technology, and decentralized systems."
The University of Baltimore's School of Criminal Justice is one of 67 colleges and universities from across the United States chosen to participate in the new Second Chance Pell pilot program, a U.S. Department of Education effort to determine whether participation in high quality education programs increases after expanding access to financial aid for incarcerated individuals.
Writing in the Daily Record, Jeffrey Ian Ross, professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Baltimore, considers the various security measures that were or were not taken at the sight of the mass shootings in Orlando - and insists that society must implement methods that are proven to work.
Next month a group of University of Baltimore students, led by Affiliate Assistant Professor and Arts and Theater Manager Kimberley Lynne, will travel to Northern Ireland to once again be part of the Armagh Project, a month-long creative writing residency.
Writing in The New York Times, University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Dionne Koller says the International Olympic Committee's recent decision to welcome a team of 10 refugees from troubled nations exemplifies the best of the Olympic movement and comes at a time when that movement's fundamental values seem under siege. Koller, the director of UB's Center for Sport and the Law, writes that the IOC must address issues such as the Russian doping controversy if it is to maintain its credibility as a proponent of clean sport.
Of the 25 largest accounting firms in metropolitan Baltimore, nearly half are led by alumni from the University of Baltimore - with the largest concentration bearing UB graduate degrees. This claim has been repeated over the past several years, according to data compiled by the Baltimore Business Journal.
Amanda McCormick, M.F.A. '16, is the winner of the 2016 Plork Award, which honors a University of Baltimore graduate student whose work best exemplifies the spirit of the Creative Writing & Publishing Arts graduate program, exhibiting extraordinary creativity, originality and imagination in the integration of creative writing and book design.
Michael Higginbotham, the Dean Joseph Curtis Professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, contributed an op-ed to The Baltimore Sun that describes the presumptive Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump match-up as "nothing less than a battle for America’s racial soul."