For the University of Baltimore, 2016 will be remembered as a year of both bold moves forward and incremental progress on a wide range of issues of interest to our campus community. UB and its professors, staff, leadership and alumni showed how an urban university can be much more than a casual observer of events and trends.
The University of Baltimore will participate in the annual Games for Health Jam, Feb. 3-5 at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. The event is about a weekend of game creation and development, with health in mind.
Writing in The Baltimore Sun, University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke says that the "Solutions Summit" action plan - the result of a citizen-led coalition determined to take on some of Baltimore's most pressing issues - offers a way forward after a period of unrest and uncertainty.
State of Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot will lead the Taxpayer Security Summit, a half-day panel discussion on new forms of income tax fraud that are confronting tax administrators and challenging information technology teams in states across the nation, on Jan. 19 at the University of Baltimore.
The University of Baltimore School of Law will host a half-day panel discussion, "The Law According to Trump: How the President May Seek to Transform the Legal Landscape," on Jan. 19. The event, featuring a number of the school's faculty experts, is free and open to the public.
Bruce Nelson, a professional actor and teacher in the Baltimore-Washington region for the past 30 years and a member of the acting company at Everyman Theatre, is leading a spring course in improvisation and rehearsal preparation as part of UB's Performance Studies: Baltimore specialization.
For the sixth straight year, U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, has included the University of Baltimore's Online MBA program in its 2017 Best Online Programs rankings. The program, delivered through the Merrick School of Business, is the only online program of its kind among Maryland institutions to receive the accolade for six years in a row.
United States Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will deliver her capstone speech on community policing on Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. in the University of Baltimore's John and Frances Angelos Law Center, home of the University of Baltimore Law School.
Christine S. Spencer has been named dean of the University of Baltimore's Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, following a stint as interim dean of the college and a national search for a permanent dean.