The University of Baltimore Career and Internship Center's Career Closet - a place where students and alumni can select from gently used professional clothing and accessories to complete their look for that all-important job interview - will receive its official grand opening event on Oct. 3. Immediately after the ceremony, the CIC will host an open house in the same suite. The events will showcase the newly designated space where the UB community can access professional attire at no cost.
A report developed by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute at the University of Baltimore and the Baltimore Department of Planning provides detailed analysis of the city's and billion-dollar Capital Improvement Program (CIP), with the goal of assessing the level of equity of the program in terms of race and income. With these results in hand, the city will develop a more equitable strategy of distribution of CIP funding across city neighborhoods.
University of Baltimore School of Law Prof. Kim Wehle's book, How to Read the Constitution – and Why, has a lot of Americans talking about the relevancy of this document in today's political landscape. On Constitution Day, Sept. 17, Wehle and three colleagues will discuss the themes in the book, including whether the way government operates in the modern era might be threatening the very system of checks and balances established in the Constitution, and thus weakening our democracy.
A message for all University of Baltimore students: Are you ready to start your own business? Do you have a dream product? Are you a natural competitor? Are you an entrepreneur? Then you could be the next Attman Competitive Business Prize winner! Registration deadline: Oct. 9.
The University of Baltimore's Digital Whimsy Lab - home base for UB students and faculty working on important questions about computers and users - will host World Interaction Design Day, a roundtable discussion covering topics related to the intersection of interaction design, responsibility, and Baltimore. It will take place on Sept. 24.
The University of Baltimore is joining the call to help out survivors of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. A message seeking assistance has been relayed from Rodney Smith, president of the University of the Bahamas, through his colleagues at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges and UB President Kurt L. Schmoke.
Salt-loving microbes that crop up in the soil as a result of the use of road salt can be used as a biomarker to detect where these salts have contaminated the environment, says Wolf T. Pecher, associate professor in the University of Baltimore's Division of Science, Information Arts and Technologies and lead author of a new study of these microbes.
The University of Baltimore community is mourning the loss of Katrina J. Dennis, a 2004 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and a member of the University of Maryland Board of Regents. Dennis died on Aug. 30.
Kavita Verma, director of Business Attraction and Recruitment for the Maryland Department of Commerce, has joined the Merrick School of Business Dean's Advisory Council. She joins 29 other board members, largely based in the Baltimore-Washington region, in serving the school as advisers, advocates and mentors.