With a number of significant issues facing Baltimore, the University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center on Public Policy is joining with city leaders and area media outlets to host "Baltimore: Standing Together," a three-part series of town halls, to encourage public dialogue and increased awareness of potential solutions. The first Baltimore: Standing Together town hall is focused on crime and will take place on Feb. 28.
Chris Wilson, a University of Baltimore student, entrepreneur, artist and speaker, will talk about his life experiences at a fundraising event for UB's Second Chance program on Feb. 28. The event will be held at Sotto Sopra in Mt. Vernon.
he University of Baltimore's semester-long conversation about the history and impact of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign will continue on March 5, when a panel of experts and activists revisit the demand for decent, affordable housing articulated by the campaign - a demand which remains unmet today.
Byron L. Warnken, the legendary University of Baltimore School of Law professor known to many as "Mr. UB," will retire this spring. He has been at the law school for 45 years – starting as an evening student in 1973 — and helped launch the careers of hundreds of attorneys. Warnken's singular career will be celebrated during a special event in the school on May 3.
Writing in The Atlantic, University of Baltimore Assistant Professor of History Joshua Clark Davis uncovers a little-known part of the 1960s-era struggle between activists and the establishment: a coordinated push by the FBI against black bookstores.
Join game designer, writer and critic Shawn Alexander Allen on Feb. 27 as he speaks at the University of Baltimore on the many ways that important cultural and political signifiers meet with video games.
There's still time left for Latino students to apply for a Featherstone College Scholarship, a $2,000 merit-based award to attend the University of Baltimore. The application deadline is March 1. The scholarship is intended to increase Baltimore's Latino college enrollment and promote higher education.
The University of Baltimore School of Law, with the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, will offer a free program on March 3 to help Marylanders who make less than $14.50 an hour and owe back taxes. The "Offer in Compromise" program allows taxpayers to offer the Internal Revenue Service an amount they can afford to pay in exchange for the IRS's dropping the amount owed in back taxes.
In recognition of Black History Month, Spotlight UB, co-producing with the University of Baltimore's Diversity and Culture Center and the Rosenberg Center for Student Involvement, will host the 10th annual African-American Arts Festival, Feb. 26 through March 1. This year's events will feature creative writing and theatrical storytelling, all created by local and UB artists.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar will speak at the University of Baltimore on Feb. 20. The talk, "A Dialogue on the Future of the U.S. Securities Regulation," is co-hosted by the Merrick School of Business and the UB School of Law.