Chris Pineda, B.A. '17, serves as community engagement coordinator for the Dundalk Renaissance Corporation. Having graduated from UB's College of Public Affairs and its Government and Public Policy program, he has bought his first home in Dundalk and started a career in strengthening neighborhoods at the grassroots level.
These are exciting times to be a real estate developer in Baltimore. With a number of new initiatives designed to grow the city's economy, and new zoning regulations to better support real estate development, the University of Baltimore has launched the UB Real Estate Fellows and Venture Competition, an innovative way to support emerging developers who have the education and desire to work in Baltimore, but lack experience in the management and financing requirements of real estate development.
Applications are open for the AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup, a pitch competition for early-stage physical product companies. UB's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will host a competition on Feb. 6. AlphaLab is touring seven cities around the U.S. to find the most promising physical product startups in the nation. Winners in each city will receive $3K cash and other prizes, as well as a chance to win a $50,000 investment from Startbot VC at the International Finals in May.
Ten years after the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act became law, the pay gap between men and women has narrowed slightly. But it's still a significant gap. Writing in The Conversation, UB's Venable Professor of Law Michele Gilman explores the reasons for this persistent inequity and discusses ways to close the gap. Gilman is director of the Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic and co-director of the School of Law's Center on Applied Feminism.
When searching for a graduate program, Janeen Weinch, M.S. '10, wanted an education that would equip her with the practical expertise she needed to launch her career.
Weinch enrolled in the Applied Psychology program with a concentration in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. The curriculum emphasizes evidence-based practice and course activities that enhance student experiential learning. "Getting my masters from UB has opened many doors for me and truly jump-started my career," she says.
Thirteen students were inducted Jan. 28 into the Royal Graham Shannonhouse III Honor Society, which recognizes University of Baltimore School of Law students who have distinguished themselves academically after completing 32 credits.
Writing in The Baltimore Sun, University of Baltimore School of Law Prof. Steven Grossman weighs the usefulness of narratives in the pursuit of justice - and finds them lacking, such as in the prosecution of the murder of a young girl in Houston. While the narrative power of the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements can shed light on patterns of injustice, he says, the need for specificity in a legal case should obliterate the efficacy of a story with a built-in assumption.
The University of Baltimore's 2019 "Rise to the Challenge" Business Competition - in which UB undergraduates and graduates, from all schools, present their ideas and concepts for new and existing businesses before a live audience of their peers, UB staff and entrepreneurial experts - is now accepting submissions to compete. The deadline is March 7.
Join Nikiea Redmond, B.S. '11, filmmaker Kirsten D'Andrea Hollander, and the UB community to discuss the powerful tool of mentorship for authentically connecting with youth, adults, neighbors, friends, family and more, on Feb. 4. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch footage from Redmond's upcoming documentary, Anatomy of Wings: A Conversation of Authentic Connection, which features an unlikely group of college students and mentors who gathered week after week, year after year, for the sole purpose of seeing and hearing 10 teenage girls amid the blighted and privileged circumstances of Baltimore.