UB By the Numbers
The Varsity at the University of Baltimore, a privatized student-housing project led by developer Potomac Holdings, will offer 323 beds within 114 apartments at the corner of Maryland Avenue and West Biddle Street. The 11-story building is currently under construction and slated for occupancy in the fall 2012 semester.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 Best Colleges edition recognized UB’s Merrick School of Business for offering one of the nation’s best undergraduate business programs, making UB’s one of only three Maryland business schools named in this annual survey.
UB’s total student enrollment rose from 4,948 in 2006 to 6,501 in 2010, an increase of 31 percent.
Participants in Campus Recreation and Wellness’ UB FIT! program lost a collective 293 pounds in 2010.
The Fitzgerald Garage, part of the Fitzgerald at UB Midtown residential/retail complex, now features two public electric-vehicle charging stations—the first in the state to be located within a residential development.
According to a June Chronicle of Higher Education article examining state legislators’ education levels, 25 of Maryland’s 188 legislators are University of Baltimore graduates—an alumni contingent second only to that of the University of Maryland, College Park, which has 31 state lawmakers among its graduates. The Chronicle’s report expanded upon data from Project Vote Smart, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that maintains profiles of political candidates nationwide.
The University of Baltimore Alumni Association came to the rescue during the December and May exam periods, providing hot coffee, tea, cookies and more to 500 students at its Fuel for Finals event.
From Aug. 20, 1979—Larry Thomas’ first day as an assistant professor at UB—to June 30, 2011—his last day as dean of the College of Public Affairs before stepping down to begin a yearlong sabbatical—his UB tenure reached an eye-popping 11,638 days, or 1,005,523,200 seconds.
A group of 22 undergraduate and graduate business students bid au revoir to Baltimore in March and headed to Paris to study France’s best business practices. Alan Randolph, professor in the Department of Management and International Business, led the weeklong trip—hosted by UB’s Parisian partner school, the Ecole Superieure de Commerce Exterieure—as part of his Global Field Study course.