Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot and Baltimore City Comptroller Joan M. Pratt, M.S. '91, met with a group of UB leaders and students on Jan. 21. The group discussed upcoming initiatives at the University, as well as the challenges and successes that UB students experience in their pursuit of a higher education.
Shelia Higgs Burkhalter, vice president for Student Affairs at the University of Baltimore, has been selected as chair of the 2016 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Alice Manicur Symposium for Women Aspiring to Become VPSAs. The symposium will be held Jan. 21-24 in San Antonio, Texas.
As part of the University of Baltimore's Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18, members of the UB community will partner with The 6th Branch and the Re-Build Johnston Square Neighborhood Association to help revitalize a community in East Baltimore.
This spring, the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business will launch its new Merrick Engages series of public dialogues, bringing to the UB campus a distinct group of business leaders for a lively, no-holds-barred conversation about the transformation of business, the importance of new ideas, and the promise of future careers in fields that were little more than dreams only a generation ago.
A new report by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance—part of the University of Baltimore's Jacob France Institute (BNIA-JFI)—offers a clear set of data-driven objectives for community organizations, non-profits, elected officials and all stakeholders to work together to eliminate disparities in neighborhoods.
A new report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds that former students of the University of Baltimore are reporting median earnings of $58,000 annually—nearly $10,000 more than the center’s formula expected. In turn, the news site Business Insider, using the results of the report, said UB is among the top 20 public institutions where former students go on to earn the most money after entering the workforce.
Lawrence Hill, author of the novel The Illegal, will visit the University of Baltimore campus on Jan. 28 as Pratt Library & UB Live!, a collaboration between the University of Baltimore and the Enoch Pratt Free Library, continues.
Writing in The Atlantic, University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Garrett Epps considers whether the Constitution - "written for a coastal republic of 13 states" more than two centuries ago - can work for a global, post-colonial empire.
Four new members of the faculty will join the University of Baltimore beginning with the Spring 2016 semester, teaching in the University's College of Public Affairs and its Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences and serving in its Langsdale Library.
Fenose Osedeme, a University of Baltimore graduate student from Nigeria, is one of two winners of the University's Laurence Short Academic Award for 2015-16. The award recognizes academic excellence among international students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.