The University of Baltimore's Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement will manage a $2 million grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy for the federal program known as Combating Opioid Overdose through Community-level Intervention Initiative. With this grant, the center will fund and study innovative local policy initiatives that provide multi-organizational rapid responses to spikes in overdoses.
The University of Baltimore's annual Spirit Week is a celebration of UB and its nearly 100-year history of serving Baltimore. The campus will come alive with spirit the week of Oct. 2, with campus pride, activities and a Homecoming Dance.
Sunil Budhrani, MBA '03, co-founder of a company focused on telemedicine technologies and currently the chief medical officer for Innovation Health, will discuss "Sparking Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Health Care," as the Merrick School of Business opens its fall Merrick Engages series on Oct. 10.
The University of Baltimore will host the second annual symposium of the Maryland Research and Education Network on Sept. 29. This year's event focuses on ways that the organization can foster collaboration on commonalities such as student success, accessibility, libraries and more.
University of Baltimore School of Law Professor J. Amy Dillard is the co-author of a New York Times op-ed concerning the case of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who hanged himself in prison after being convicted of murder. An autopsy determined that Hernandez had an advanced case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., a degenerative brain disease. In the op-ed, Prof. Dillard considers whether C.T.E. could be cited in a criminal defense.
The University of Baltimore's Special Collections in Langsdale Library plays a special role in an unusual new documentary film about Baltimore's war on pestilence - specifically, rats. Photos from the library's massive archive were used by Theo Anthony, director of the much-buzzed about Rat Film. The movie depicts citizens grappling with this problem, then and now, in ways that often defy expectation.
Henry Mortimer, founder of Baltimore-based Mortimer Communications and an important voice in the metropolitan area's growing ecosystem for start-ups and small businesses, has been named director of the University of Baltimore's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The center, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016, provides support and assistance to all UB undergraduate and graduate students who seek to establish an enterprise.
Five law students have been appointed as Legal Writing Fellows for the University of Baltimore School of Law's Legal Writing Center for the 2017-18 academic year. They will help their fellow law students navigate the many writing assignments that come with law school.