Debra L. Stanley, professor and executive director of the University of Baltimore's School of Criminal Justice and founder of the Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland, tells The Baltimore Sun that teaching current and future professionals in the field of criminal justice about trauma is an important component of achieving good legal outcomes and encouraging victims to move on to a better life.
What must higher education deliver to students who are intent on finding the right career - in a time of huge shifts in the job market and tangible uncertainties about what lies ahead? Lakeisha Mathews, director of the Career and Internship Center at the University of Baltimore, tells The Chronicle of Higher Education that every student should know that his or her career development is the job of the entire campus.
The University of Baltimore will welcome Artscape to midtown, July 19-21. This year, the University will host street theater performances and a bistro on Gordon Plaza as well as the High Zero's Worlds in Collusion event in the UB Student Center's Wright Theater. Of course, dozens of activities will take place in the blocks surrounding campus.
Family law is an exploding field, with over 40 percent of trial court filings in Maryland relating to family law. To help equip lawyers with the in-depth and cross-disciplinary knowledge they will need to excel in the field, the University of Baltimore School of Law created the nation's first and only post-J.D. Certificate in Family Law. As of Fall 2019, this innovative curriculum will be offered fully online. Applications are being accepted through Aug. 1.
Brendan Marshall, M.P.A. '18, who served as graduate student speaker at the University of Baltimore's Fall Commencement ceremony in December, says he attended UB because it was one of the only schools in the entire state with a local College of Public Affairs. "After some work experience out of state, I suddenly felt strongly about a degree in public administration. UB was a natural choice once I returned to Baltimore." While here, he embraced the institution's diverse population as a life-changing experience.
With the closure of the U.S. Supreme Court's latest term, a number of University of Baltimore School of Law professors, including Gilda Daniels, Garrett Epps and Charles Tiefer, are considering how the justices voted and why in a handful of major cases.
Matt Scassero, M.P.A. '17, director of the University of Maryland Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site and a facilitator and mentor for the Warfighter Advance nonprofit, says the thing he wants out of life is "to have what I do make a difference in somebody's life." Following his Navy career, he went to UB for his master's degree, and now he serves on the College of Public Affairs Dean's Advisory Council, meeting regularly to discuss how to enhance learning outcomes for students.
Another War Story: Sibling Addition, a docudrama about a quest to understand the experiences of soldiers in Vietnam, will receive its inaugural reading on July 12 in the University of Baltimore's Wright Theater. The theatrical play, written by Beverly Parsons, a student in the MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts program in the University's Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, highlights stories of the siblings of Vietnam veterans.
University of Baltimore School of Law Prof. Kim Wehle's new book, How to Read the Constitution — and Why, debuts June 25. As part of its promotion, she has a whirlwind of media appearances and book talks lined up, including CBS This Morning and MSNBC (two appearances), as well as prominent events in places like Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C. The book is receiving early praise as "an insightful, urgent, and perennially relevant handbook that lays out in common sense language how the United States Constitution works, and how its protections are eroding before our eyes."