The national Smart Surfaces Coalition is partnering with the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, part of the University of Baltimore's Jacob France Institute, to provide Baltimore leaders with a powerful new tool to encourage the use of practices collectively known as "smart surfaces," which support improved localized air quality and reduced heat impacts.
Haitham Alkhateeb, professor of mathematics and director of the Mathematics program in UB's Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, recently spoke at the 2019 Conference of Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics on "Learning Mathematical Concepts Through Authentic Learning."
Baltimore is "a city of contradictions," says a new book of essays about the city, Baltimore Revisited: Stories of Inequality and Resistance in an American City. The city's history, still the subject of lively debate and intense scholarship, much of it contributed over the years by University of Baltimore faculty, is at the heart of the book, which was co-edited by UB's Joshua Clark Davis and includes essays by Elizabeth M. Nix and Aiden Faust.
Each year, the Leonard and Phyllis Attman Competitive Business Prize Competition showcases many of the University of Baltimore community's most talented and driven entrepreneurs. And 2019 is no exception: More than 45 students - undergraduates and graduates, representing a wide range of academic backgrounds and disciplines - submitted applications for their enterprising ideas. Now, six teams represented by nine students have been named finalists. On Nov. 19, the winner will be chosen.
With the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings, the University of Baltimore community is looking back at the life of this monumental pubic servant - and taking the measure of his impact on the city, the University, and so much more.
The University of Baltimore community is mourning the loss of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, long-serving Congressman for Maryland's 7th District, civil rights leader and a friend of the institution. The Baltimore native died on Oct. 17. "He was the exemplar of what it means to be a public servant," said UB President Kurt L. Schmoke, a former mayor of Baltimore and a fellow native of the city.
A two-day symposium examining the impact of slavery on the U.S. criminal justice system will bring scholars and historians from across the nation to the University of Baltimore School of Law on Nov. 15-16.
The University of Baltimore's M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts Reading Series will host Danielle Evans and Tyrese Coleman on Oct. 15. Evans is a co-winner of the 2011 PEN American Robert W. Bingham Prize for a first book, a National Book Foundation 5 under 35 selection for 2011, winner of the 2011 Paterson Prize for Fiction and the 2011 Hurston-Wright award for fiction, and an honorable mention for the 2011 PEN/Hemingway award. Coleman is a 2019 Pen Open Book Award finalist for How To Sit. A writer, wife, mother, and attorney, she is an editor at SmokeLong Quarterly, an online journal dedicated to flash fiction. Her essays and stories have appeared in several publications, including Black Warrior Review, Literary Hub, The Rumpus, and the Kenyon Review.
October is here, and Supreme Court watchers are sitting up straight. The 2019 term is underway, and already a number of potentially controversial cases are on the docket. Pending SCOTUS review are federal protection for LGBTQ employees, gun rights, abortion rights and the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, with rulings expected during the hotly contested 2020 presidential election. UB School of Law Prof. Garrett Epps says, "The court is nearly as polarized along partisan lines as is the nation, and like the rest of us is stressed by the unpredictability of the political situation and the Trump administration. All told, this is going to be a hot October term."