Braver Angels Collegiate Debate: Is Social Media a Threat to Democracy?, April 6
March 27, 2023
University of Baltimore students, faculty, and staff are invited to join a respectful conversation touching all sides of the issue of social media efficacy. Sponsored by the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences and the Hoffberger Center for Ethical Engagement, this collegiate debate is supported by a partnership of Braver Angels, BridgeUSA, and the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, non-profit organizations that believe in the power of free expression and respectful exchange of ideas on America's college campuses.
Three from UBalt Featured at 2023 CityLit Festival
March 24, 2023
Three members of The University of Baltimore community will help lead the 20th annual CityLit Festival, taking place on March 25, March 28 and 31 at several locations across the city. The event is a citywide celebration of literature, for both readers and writers.
Amanda Phillips de Lucas Named Director of Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance
March 23, 2023
Amanda Phillips de Lucas, formerly with the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, has been named director of the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, part of The University of Baltimore's Jacob France Institute. As part of JFI - the sponsored research institute of the Merrick School of Business - the alliance has been at the forefront of the development, analysis and dissemination of Baltimore City neighborhood indicators for more than 20 years.
Prof. Alan Lyles to Receive Honorary Doctorate from University of Helsinki
March 21, 2023
Alan Lyles, the Henry A. Rosenberg Professor of Government, Business, and Nonprofit Partnerships in The University of Baltimore's School of Public and International Affairs and the School of Health and Human Services, is one of 30 scholars from around the world to be recognized by one of the world's oldest and most prestigious institutions, the University of Helsinki, with an honorary doctoral degree.
Charles Street Chats: Helen Stichel, Program Lead for Student Support
March 20, 2023
Helen Stichel, program lead for student support in The University of Baltimore's Office of Student Support, oversees the UBalt Connects Mentorship Program, which pairs staff with new students to strengthen their first-year experience. "I was really drawn to UBalt, because of a colleague in my [former] office who told me about the Office of Student Support and how much it was student centered."
'Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning,' with UBalt Alumna Siobhán Petersen, B.A. '18, March 28
March 20, 2023
UBalt alumna Siobhán Petersen, B.A. '18, will discuss artificial intelligence and machine learning in a March 28 talk sponsored by The University of Baltimore's Hoffberger Center for Ethical Engagement. Petersen, currently a St. John's College graduate student, will present a thought-provoking presentation exploring the question of whether machines can "intend," examining the capacity of technology to possess human-like intentionality. The talk will be followed by a Q&A led by Prof. Steven Scalet, director of the Hoffberger Center, as well as a discussion panel with the Hoffberger Center Student Fellows, who will provide their unique perspectives on the topic.
Ralph O. Mueller Named University of Baltimore Provost
March 19, 2023
Ralph O. Mueller, executive vice president for strategic initiatives at D'Youville University in Buffalo, N.Y., has been named Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at The University of Baltimore. Mueller, who brings decades of administrative, teaching, and research experience to the University, will start in his new position on July 1.
Prof. Sally Farley: In Studying Laughter, the Honesty Shines Through
March 16, 2023
Sally Farley, a psychology professor at The University of Baltimore, is making inroads into the human condition through the study of laughter - what it means, and how it resonates in everyday interactions. "Laughter is not about humor; it's an honest signal of affiliation," she says. "Laughter as a sign is more important than people have given it credit for."
Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement Call for Community-Based Organizations to Contribute to Baltimore Resource Landscape Analysis
March 16, 2023
The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, part of The University of Baltimore's Jacob France Institute, is joining with the Baltimore Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement in inviting community-based organizations in Baltimore City to complete a brief survey that will help identify strengths and gaps in the existing network of providers and organizations serving residents.
School of Law Dean Ronald Weich: 'We Need Rational Laws' on Crime
March 14, 2023
University of Baltimore School of Law Dean Ronald Weich joined a panel on WAMU's 1A program to discuss the impact of legal reforms on the political process, following a dispute about Washington, D.C.'s criminal justice reform plan and a rare bipartisan rejection of the plan in Congress.
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