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.
Writing in Forbes, University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Charles Tiefer says there is potential for improved relations between India and Pakistan, in the wake of meetings between the two nations' leaders.
Commenting on the mistrial of Officer William G. Porter, University of Baltimore School of Law Associate Professor Amy Dillard notes that unanimity in jury trials is an indicator of the seriousness of the task at hand - determining whether someone is guilty or not guilty.
Arnold Blumberg, who teaches courses in pop culture in the University of Baltimore's Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, tells The Baltimore Sun that the new Star Wars film and others like it "transcend" mere entertainment.
Roger Hartley, dean of the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs, writes in The Baltimore Sun that local college campuses can improve the city by highlighting their involvement in solving local problems and promoting Baltimore's potential.
Chancellor Robert L. Caret has issued a statement concerning the University System of Maryland's commitment to diversity and inclusion, declaring that the USM "reaffirms its long-standing commitment to supporting and nurturing a culture of diversity, inclusion, and fairness on every one of our campuses."
The Dec. 14 edition of the University of Baltimore class, "Divided Baltimore: How Did We Get Here? Where Do We Go?," will feature student presentations on lessons learned and solutions to explore in Baltimore. The class is free and open to the public.