The inaugural cohort of the University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy's Faith-Based Development Certificate Program will graduate on June 4. The program provides education and training for faith-based organizations to maximize the usage of their real estate holdings in an effort to help the city create more opportunities for affordable housing and community facilities.
David Jaros, associate professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, has been quoted in national and international news outlets over the past several days in coverage of the latest trial following last year's death of Freddie Gray. Outlets ranging from The New York Times to the Australian Broadcasting Corp. have tapped into Jaros's expertise on the matter.
Students who live in Washington, D.C.; Northern Virginia (Arlington, Loudon, Fairfax and Prince William counties and Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park); Delaware; and Adam, York and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania are eligible for in-state tuition in certain graduate programs, in person and online, at the University of Baltimore.
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 by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to serve on the state's Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs.
Communications Electronics, a key provider for mission-critical wireless communications in the mid-Atlantic, is the latest company to participate in a real-world business case competition held in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business. Students formed teams and competed with each other to solve a real-world business challenge presented by the company.
Speaking at the U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Lisa Stickney, associate professor in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, said it is crucial for today's college students to receive a cohesive message when it comes to developing "soft skills"—those professional attributes that reside outside of professional education and training.
The University of Baltimore has formed a collaboration with the Hippodrome Foundation and Everyman Theatre to establish a new option for high school students who want to keep going in their education as young artists: a pathway entitled Performance Studies: Baltimore. It's based on the ensemble model of performance training and launches at UB this fall.
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 23. For the graduate ceremony, the speaker will be Coppin State University President Maria Thompson. For the undergraduate ceremony, taking place that same day, the speaker will be the Hon. Boyd K. Rutherford, lieutenant governor for the State of Maryland.
A group of recent and soon-to-be graduates of the University of Baltimore's Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences was honored at the school's annual Merit Awards Celebration. Each student was recognized for his or her scholarly achievements.