University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Garrett Epps, writing in The Atlantic, concludes that any semblance of a state-sanctioned system of "capital punishment" is, in reality, ad hoc and not humane. Epps writes as the Supreme Court is considering the "cruel and unusual punishment" threshold in two death-penalty cases.
The Office of Transitions and Community Engagement is holding a Fall UB Grad Fest on Oct. 8-9. Representatives will be on hand to answer any graduation-related questions, and students will be provided the opportunity to purchase commencement regalia.
A University of Baltimore School of Law faculty member, Prof. Kim Wehle, will be joined by her University of Maryland School of Law colleague, Prof. Max Stearns, for an impromptu panel and Q&A on last week's Kavanaugh hearings today at noon.
A message for all University of Baltimore students: Are you ready to start your own business? Do you have a dream product? Are you a natural competitor? Are you an entrepreneur? Then you could be the next Attman Competitive Business Prize winner! Registration deadline: Oct. 14.
Critically praised author Marion Winik, associate professor in the University of Baltimore's Klein Family School of Communications Design, will read from her new collection, The Baltimore Book of the Dead, as the M.F.A. Reading Series continues on Oct. 25.
University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke, the city's first elected black mayor, will deliver a talk on "Confronting Urban Dilemmas" as the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Speakers Series continues on Oct. 8.
The University of Baltimore's new Robert L. Bogomolny Library is highlighted in the Baltimore Business Journal, in an article that touts its "ultra modern design" and focus on flexibility for student learning and collaboration.
Registration is still open for "The Supreme Court and American Politics," an eight-week, self-paced examination of the causes and effects of politics on the nation's top legal institution. The course, hosted by the University of Baltimore School of Law and edX—a premier provider of massive online open courses (MOOCs)—begins Sept. 30. Available entirely online at no cost, the course is hosted by Lyle Denniston, longtime Supreme Court reporter, unofficial dean emeritus of the Supreme Court press corps and UB's Wilson H. Elkins Professor of Academic Transformation in the University’s Bank of America Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Technology.
Joe Weinberg, CEO of Cordish Global Gaming and Cordish Global Cities Entertainment, will deliver the fall semester's first Merrick Engages event at the University of Baltimore, "Relentless Innovation: Reinvigorating Communities and Creating New Business Possibilities," on Oct. 3.