Four winners, including undergraduates and alumni, emerged from the "Rise to the Challenge" Business Pitch Competition on June 10, each receiving their own virtual version of "the big check" and a portion of the more than $23,000 in prize money. The event, conducted entirely online for the first time, is supported annually by the University of Baltimore's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to showcase many of the UB community's most talented and driven entrepreneurs.
The University of Baltimore School of Law Discussion Series continues on June 18, with a talk entitled "Voting Rights Under Threat: Will There Be a Free and Fair Election in November?" UB Law Prof. Gilda Daniels, director of litigation at the Advancement Project and author of Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America; UB Law Prof. Kim Wehle, author of What You Need to Know About Voting – And Why; and Jennifer Nwachukwu, J.D. '15, counsel on voting rights at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, will serve as panelists. This online event is free and open to the public.
As she retires after more than 30 years of teaching at the University of Baltimore School of Law, Prof. Jane Murphy reflects on her support of the thousands of students who passed through her classroom, through the school's clinical law program, and into the halls of justice as advocates, attorneys and leaders of change.
With the votes still being counted in the race for Baltimore's next mayor, University of Baltimore College of Public Affairs Dean Roger Hartley is considering the factors - especially the COVID-19 pandemic, which promoted election officials to set up mail-in voting - that are in play in this election cycle.
The UB Law in Focus Discussion Series continues on June 9, with the topic "To Protect and Serve: Changing the Culture of Policing." What can ordinary citizens, alongside the experts, do to change law enforcement to ensure the rights of minorities? What challenges do police face in these racially charged times? On June 18, the state of voting rights will be discussed.
University System of Maryland Chancellor Jay A. Perman and the USM presidents, including University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke, have issued a statement of solidarity in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and the structural racism that is causing untold harm to minority communities across the nation.
The University of Baltimore School of Law will offer a webinar, "Constitutional Issues in a Pandemic: The Obligations and Limits of Government," on June 3. It's the first in a new series on topics of current interest called UB Law in Focus Discussion Series. On June 3, three UB Law constitutional law professors — Garrett Epps, Michael Meyerson and Kimberly Wehle — will discuss issues such as the division of responsibility among various authorities during a public health emergency; the constitutional limits of quarantines; whether restrictions on religious gatherings violate the free exercise clause, and the constitutional limits of the Defense Production Act. Dean Ronald Weich will moderate the discussion.
The University of Baltimore Office of Admission and the Career and Internship Center Will host a webinar on College and Career Advice during a Crisis on June 18. Join Yasmin Perkins, senior admission counselor, and Daniel Bowley, career specialist, as they discuss the ways in which UB is helping students to take advantage of educational and career opportunities during the pandemic.