Students in search of a stimulating blend of American storytelling and modern concerns may be interested in a Fall 2018 University of Baltimore class, "The Evolution of Batman." Steven Leyva, assistant professor in the Klein Family School of Communications Design, says the course will look at Batman's many interpretations through several decades, as well as the many roles the character fills for readers, viewers, listeners and players of video games.
The Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland, a program managed by the University of Baltimore's School of Criminal Justice, will celebrate its most recent graduates and its 15th anniversary on June 8.
The University of Baltimore School of Law's Inter-American Court of Human Rights moot court team, composed of students Kari Lee and Shaneel Myles, and coached by UB alumnae Julianne Montes de Oca, J.D '13, and Hayley Tamburello, J.D. '13, won the award for the best brief in English at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights moot court competition on May 25 at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. UB also was represented by Associate Professor Nienke Grossman, who served as a judge in the final round of the oral competition for the first time.
Alan Lyles, the Henry A. Rosenberg Professor of Government, Business and Nonprofit Partnerships in the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs, writes in the L.A. Times that a viable, long-term solution to the country's many issues in health care is possible. But it will take hard work, compromise, and the federal government working with the states to make it work.
To offer guidance for professors interested in teaching courses on graffiti, University of Baltimore Professor of Criminal Justice Jeffrey Ian Ross and John F. Lennon of the University of South Florida have recently published a paper in The Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education on the challenges that may arise when a course is structured around a subject matter that is "amorphous, nontraditional, and potentially controversial," as the pair describe it.
In partnership with the Association for Title IX Administrators (ATIXA), the University of Baltimore will host civil rights investigator training on Aug. 1-2. This training course will cover everything that you need to know to honor due process and ensure the integrity of Title IX resolutions.
Michele Gilman, the Venable Professor of Law in the University of Baltimore School of Law and director of its Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic and co-director of the Center on Applied Feminism, writes in Salon that the Supreme Court's decision in the Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis case may exacerbate a number of hot-button topics in the American workplace.
Eusebio Scornavacca, the Parsons Professor of Digital Innovation and director of the University of Baltimore's Center for Digital Communication, Commerce and Culture, has been invited to speak at a conference focused on digital transformation on June 13. The event aims to help professional developing an understanding of how new digital technologies can be leveraged to dramatically improve performance and organizations' business models.
The Schaefer Center for Public Policy in the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs will join The Baltimore Sun and WJZ-TV in co-sponsoring four upcoming candidates' forums, including the Democratic Candidates for Governor, the Democratic Candidates for Baltimore County Executive, the Republican Candidates for Baltimore County Executive, and the Democratic candidates for Baltimore City State's Attorney.
This summer, the University of Baltimore's Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics will host its second annual Philosophy Camp for Teens. Designed for students entering grades 10, 11 and 12, the on-campus day camp will explore the "big questions" of philosophy: What is good and what is evil? How do I know the right thing to do? What is love, friendship, and the real meaning of life? The free camp will take place July 9-13.