Removing a child from the family and placing them in foster care is a traumatizing experience that can result in lifelong negative impacts for both children and parents. The next "Law in Focus" webinar, hosted by The University of Baltimore School of Law on Feb. 1, will show how primary prevention efforts in the community can address issues long before there is system involvement. Prof. Matthew Fraidin, of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law; Nena Villamar, J.D. '96, chief of the Parental Defense Division at the Md. Office of the Public Defender; and Christopher Church, senior director for strategic consulting at Casey Family Programs, will be our guests. Schoo of Law Prof. Shanta Trivedi, faculty director of the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts, will moderate the discussion.
A new study co-authored by Mikhail B. Pevzner, professor of accounting in The University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, finds that manual work done by financial planning and analysis teams at both large and small companies in the U.S. results in costs exceeding $6 billion annually. When these teams automate and innovate, he says, revenues rise.
John Vogel, a student in The University of Baltimore's Integrated Design program, recently completed a video for Prof. Julie Simon's introductory video course. His subject was UBalt's nationally recognized literary magazine, Welter, which in recent years has established itself in the digital realm. Vogel's video, which dives into the electronic publishing class that supports the annual creation of the magazine's online edition, reveals the increasingly close relationship between artists working in digital imagery, creative writing, publishing, and promotion.
Faculty from The University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business have taught in the University's acclaimed Second Chance College Program since its beginnings in 2016. Now, Professors Dan Gerlowski, Frank van Vliet, and Kate Demarest are sharing their experiences in teaching in the program, which supports incarcerated men at the Jessup Correctional Institution (JCI), a maximum-security prison operated by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
The University of Baltimore's first graduate of its lauded Second Chance College Program, James Ruffin III, is featured in The Baltimore Sun only days after receiving his degree during the University's Fall Commencement ceremony.
Acclaimed entrepreneur and philanthropist Bob Parsons, B.S. '75, D.H.L. '08, returned to his native Baltimore to deliver a keynote speech for The University of Baltimore's Fall 2021 Commencement on Dec. 21. The City of Baltimore declared it Bob Parsons Day, issuing a proclamation that was presented to Parsons during his talk.
A University of Baltimore class on local history, co-taught by Prof. Joshua Clark Davis and UBalt President Kurt L. Schmoke, is featured in the Dec. 21 edition of The Baltimore Sun. The article details the insights that Schmoke, former mayor of Baltimore, brings to the class - and how the teaching of local history can contribute to the lives of tomorrow's leaders.
The University of Baltimore School of Law and Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), the largest provider of pro bono civil legal services in Maryland, have received new funding from the Department of Justice to significantly expand their Human Trafficking Prevention Project (HTPP). "We are thrilled that the [HTPP] ... has been recognized by the [DOJ's] Office for Victims of Crimes as deserving of this generous grant," said Jessica Emerson, J.D. '13, director of the project.
Aspiring University of Baltimore students and alumni entrepreneurs who are interested in addressing critical development needs within Baltimore's middle-market neighborhoods can become Real Estate Fellows - a 10-week mentoring program with Baltimore-area seasoned professionals - then become eligible for the Pitch for a Million competition. Participants will identity a Baltimore City neighborhood, create a project, complete a development plan and prepare an application for financing. The winning proposal will receive underwriting for the necessary financing up to $1 million in a real estate development loan from Baltimore Community Lending.