The next event in the University of Baltimore's Rosenberg Dialogue Series, "Opioids and Addiction: A Public-Health Approach to Change," will take place on March 30. Panelists are Thomas H. Carr, executive director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy's Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program and executive director of UB's Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement; and Jennifer L. Martin, deputy commissioner for Population Health and Disease Prevention in the Baltimore City Health Department.
The University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business has announced a new specialization, Risk Management and Insurance. Students enrolled in the program will gain the knowledge and skills to evaluate risk across the enterprise and implement solutions to keep things running, even in today's complex business environment.
A footnote in Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recent majority opinion in Timbs v. Indiana, an important case that prohibits excessive fines by law enforcement, cites a "Brief for Eighth Amendment Scholars as Amici Curiae." One of the three Eighth Amendment scholars who wrote the brief is University of Baltimore School of Law Prof. John Bessler.
The University of Baltimore's nationally ranked online MBA program has added four specializations in order to accommodate growing market demand: Data Analytics, Leadership and Management Development, Managing Financial Performance, and Marketing.
Kristie Evans, B.A. '02, a licensed therapist with the Chesapeake Mental Health Collaborative, combined her love of language and communications, her skills with horses and her abilities in therapy to launch a successful career. Her time as an undergraduate at the University of Baltimore were "highly influential," she says.
Llatetra Brown Esters, former senior director of athletics and student conduct and a deputy Title IX coordinator at Howard Community College, has been named Dean of Students at the University of Baltimore. In this role, Esters will oversee the various functions of the Office of Community Life at UB.
Quoted by Bloomberg News, Charles Tiefer, professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, predicts that Democrats will sue to try to stop President Trump's declaration of a national emergency over funding for a southern border wall. Tiefer says that future government-funding bills may specifically forbid such appropriations.
Alan Tsao, B.S. '11, founder and owner of Tsao Baltimore, a maker of luxury watches, all designed by Tsao and assembled locally, successfully launched a Kickstarter campaign to generate sales for his second product line. With well over $100,000 in pre-order sales, Tsao will introduce the line, known as the Torsk-Diver, in a limited run of less than 900 copies later this year.