University of Baltimore President Kurt Schmoke and College of Public Affairs Dean Roger Hartley offer comments about Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh's first year on the job, in an article in The Baltimore Sun.
Thirteen innovative opioid-intervention programs spread across nine states will receive grants of up to $135,000 in funding from the University of Baltimore's Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement to undertake research activities, and support and promote law enforcement and public health partnerships aimed at reducing overdose and other harms caused by opioid use and abuse.
The University of Baltimore School of Law and Notre Dame of Maryland University have approved a matriculation agreement that will allow qualified Notre Dame undergraduates to begin law school at UB after their junior year.
Steve Isberg, associate professor in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, writes in The Baltimore Sun that the attention paid to proposed federal tax legislation far outweighs that given to the recent nomination of Jerome Powell to serve as head of the Federal Reserve. The irony, Isberg writes, is that the Fed has a much greater impact on Americans' economic potential.
Carolyn W. Colvin, a longtime public servant whose career culminated in her appointment as Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration of the United States from 2013 to 2017, is the recipient of the third annual William Donald Schaefer Award from the University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy.
Every fall, first-year students in the University of Baltimore School of Law are challenged to describe their first semester of law school in only six words. This year, four were named the winners. Dean Ronald Weich will take them to lunch next semester.
In a Baltimore Sun op-ed, University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Walter Schwidetzky writes that while many pundits have criticized the Republican tax-reform plan, saying it would favor the rich over "the everyman," one proposed change would benefit the "little guy" by giving a multi-billion-dollar boost to Social Security and Medicare.
Bridal Pearson, lecturer in the University of Baltimore's School of Health and Human Services and chair of the Baltimore Civilian Review Board, writes in The Baltimore Sun that the board must attain a higher profile if citizens are going to rely on it as a repository for complaints against alleged police misconduct.
A matching pledge of up to $22,000 has been issued by University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke and UB's five deans, as part of UB's annual Giving Tuesday campaign on Nov. 28. Traditionally, the campaign is called "Bow on Poe," and it's all about seeing which UB school or library can raise the most in a single day of donating.