In an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun, Nickole Miller, a clinical teaching fellow for the Immigrant Rights Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law, writes that any policy that leads to detaining children at the border - especially if that detention does not have a clear endpoint - is harmful, even traumatic.
The University of Baltimore is a recipient of a $15,000 grant to host the NEA Big Read in Baltimore. A national initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read "broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book." UB, through its library, will focus on Claudia Rankine's 2014 book of poetry, Citizen: An American Lyric.
Roger Hartley, dean of the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs, is the recipient of the 2018 Education Advocate Award from the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce. The award is given in recognition of "exemplary commitment, service and performance in developing educational opportunities" for Baltimore City residents.
Yoosef Khadem, a University of Baltimore staff member with 32 years of experience in the Academic Learning Center in UB's library, is nearing retirement. As UB prepares to reopen its library in a heavily remodeled space, a fundraising campaign is underway to rename the Math Center for Khadem's son.
In an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun, Barbara Babb, associate professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law and director of its Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts, and Gloria H. Danziger, a senior fellow at the center, say their long-time work in addressing chronic school absenteeism could be part of a solution to juvenile crime.
Michael Hayes, associate professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, argues in an op-ed in The Daily Record that the Supreme Court's Janus v. AFSCME District Council 31 case does not warrant overturning decades of precedence in labor law.
During the recent 2018 City Nature Challenge - a call for communities across the country, including Baltimore, to document urban biodiversity through crowd sourcing and the iNaturalist app - a University of Baltimore participant noticed something rare: a fern growing in the cracks of a railroad bridge near campus, later identified as a purple-stem cliffbrake (Pellaea atropurpurea). The sighting made the news, and now this observation is the subject of a podcast by The Baltimore Sun's Dan Rodricks.
In a new paper published in Science, Natalie Ram, assistant professor and associate director of the Center for Medicine and Law in the University of Baltimore School of Law, and bioethicists from Baylor College of Medicine examine the emerging issues surrounding genetic databases.