The University of Baltimore School of Law was well represented at the Maryland State Bar Association's 2018 Pro Bono Service Awards, part of the MSBA's annual meeting held in Ocean City, Md. on June 14.
Data Day - co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, an organization housed within the Jacob France Institute at the University of Baltimore - is set for July 13. This year's opening session, "Workforce Transportation: Challenges and Opportunities," will feature keynote speaker Robert Puentes, president and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation.
The University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy and Enterprise Community Partners hosted the third annual graduation ceremony for the Baltimore Faith-Based Development Certificate Program on June 22. Six houses of worship completed the real-estate development certification this year.
After 12 years, the final performance offered by the University of Baltimore's Spotlight UB series will take place on June 28. It will be an evening of free-form offerings, including storytelling and music.
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.