Brown Advisory Partner Nina K. Yudell, B.S. '81, M.B.A. '82, has been named board chair of The University of Baltimore Foundation for a two-year term. The foundation is a designated 501c3, first established in 1969. In addition to assisting in the financial well-being of the institution, the board also provides leadership, oversight and guidance to the UBalt administration in advancing the mission of the University.
Baltimore City residents are encouraged to attend a free vaccination clinic, hosted by the University of Maryland Medical Center and The University of Baltimore, on campus on July 29. The clinic is the result of a UBalt student project.
Speaking on Detroit's NPR affiliate, WDET, as part of that outlet's WDET Book Club project to read the U.S. Constitution, Michele Gilman, The University of Baltimore School of Law's Venable Professor of Law, director of its Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic and co-director of its Center on Applied Feminism, says the Constitution provides a flexible framework, via amendments, for addressing social issues as they evolve. Still, she asserts, "We still have a long way to go" to address a significant social problem like gender equity.
Jesse Francis, a Navy veteran and a newly enrolled student at The University of Baltimore, will be recognized for his service when he throws out the ceremonial first pitch at the Friday, July 23 home game of the Baltimore Orioles. Francis, who is already finding supportive friends and colleagues at the University's acclaimed Bob Parsons Veterans Center, will be joined at the game by Brooks, WBAL-TV 11 News' "Puppy With a Purpose" and a future service dog for the America's Vet Dogs organization.
Charles Alan Lyles, professor in The University of Baltimore's School of Public and International Affairs and School of Health and Human Services -- both part of the College of Public Affairs -- is featured in his role as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration on that organization's website.
Sakinah Tillman, clinical teaching fellow in The University of Baltimore School of Law's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, was sworn in June 22 as president of the Monumental City Bar Association. Tillman joined the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic in July 2020. Over her career, she has represented numerous clients in matters before the IRS. Prior to joining the law school faculty, Tillman was a senior state and local tax associate at RSM US, LLP, where she represented clients on technical state and local tax issues, prepared complex returns on behalf of partnerships and S corporations, and wrote memoranda, matrices and other client deliverables.
The University of Baltimore School of Law's next Law in Focus webinar, on July 13, will consider how "bad" forensic evidence has become a staple of prosecution cases against criminal defendants. Brandon L. Garrett, the L. Neil Williams Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law and author of the new book Autopsy of a Crime Lab, poses questions that should be asked in courtrooms every day: Where are the studies that validate the basic premises of widely accepted techniques such as fingerprinting? How can experts testify with 100 percent certainty about a fingerprint, when there is no such thing as a 100 percent match? Where is the quality control in the laboratories and at the crime scenes? Garrett, who directs the Wilson Center for Science and Justice at Duke, will be joined by Erica J. Suter, director of the Innocence Project Clinic at Ubalt for this free webinar.
Prospective and newly admitted graduate students in The University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs are invited to join our "Ask our Alumni" Forum on July 8. Students will hear from members of our alumni community representing various graduate programs in the college. Join us to learn more about what you can expect at UBalt and what life can be like after you graduate.