Amanda McCormick, M.F.A. '16, is the winner of the 2016 Plork Award, which honors a University of Baltimore graduate student whose work best exemplifies the spirit of the Creative Writing & Publishing Arts graduate program, exhibiting extraordinary creativity, originality and imagination in the integration of creative writing and book design.
Michael Higginbotham, the Dean Joseph Curtis Professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, contributed an op-ed to The Baltimore Sun that describes the presumptive Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump match-up as "nothing less than a battle for America’s racial soul."
The University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy has launched a new program to help managers and individual contributors take their public speaking skills to the next level. The four-week Certificate in Professional Presentation Skills guides participants through the verbal and nonverbal techniques that are essential for delivering a compelling professional presentation.
The University of Baltimore's fully online Master of Public Administration program has received a Top 10 ranking from Value Colleges, a website that searches for highly affordable, reputable academic programs at accredited institutions across the country. UB's M.P.A., offered through the College of Public Affairs, placed #8 in the 2016 rankings.
The Emerging Voices Project, a source for enriching the Baltimore arts scene by introducing local writers and students as they unveil creative projects and receive feedback from a live audience, will conclude its 2016 season on June 16 when the Dramatists Guild and Spotlight UB will present a staged reading of Still Point by Mark Scharf.
The inaugural cohort of the University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy's Faith-Based Development Certificate Program will graduate on June 4. The program provides education and training for faith-based organizations to maximize the usage of their real estate holdings in an effort to help the city create more opportunities for affordable housing and community facilities.
David Jaros, associate professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, has been quoted in national and international news outlets over the past several days in coverage of the latest trial following last year's death of Freddie Gray. Outlets ranging from The New York Times to the Australian Broadcasting Corp. have tapped into Jaros's expertise on the matter.
Students who live in Washington, D.C.; Northern Virginia (Arlington, Loudon, Fairfax and Prince William counties and Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park); Delaware; and Adam, York and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania are eligible for in-state tuition in certain graduate programs, in person and online, at the University of Baltimore.
Haitham Alkhateeb, professor of mathematics and director of the Mathematics Learning Center in the University of Baltimore's Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to serve on the state's Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs.