Katharine Shaffer, assistant professor in the Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences, and Karla Shepherd, director of UB's Diversity and Culture Center, are winners of the University's 2019 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards. The awards are given to those community members who promote and ensure a culture that "fosters an appreciation of diverse ideas and capabilities, and enhances an understanding of the global community."
University of Baltimore School of Law Prof. John Bessler will participate in a special Bill of Rights Day program celebrating the U.S. Bill of Rights as an inspiration to the world on Dec. 12, at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
Maryland Speaker of the House Adrienne A. Jones, representative of the 10th Legislative District in Baltimore County, will provide a keynote address for the University of Baltimore's Fall 2019 Commencement on Dec. 16. Momina Butt, who will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a specialization in accounting, will deliver a talk as official representative of the undergraduate class. Logan Hayes, who will receive her MBA during the event, has completed UB's MBA/J.D. Dual-Degree program. She will speak as the official representative of the graduate class.
Robin Holmes, B.A. '12, founder and owner of a thriving Baltimore-based business called Deddle's Donuts, has graduated from the Goldman Sachs "10,000 Small Businesses" program. The program is "an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital and business support services," according to the firm.
Alfred Chestnut was one of three men to regain their freedom after an investigation by the University of Baltimore School of Law Innocence Project Clinic into a murder committed in 1983. The clinic worked with the State's Attorney's Office Conviction Integrity Unit to pursue the exoneration.
The University of Baltimore saw an overall 65 percent increase in gifts to the institution as the Dec. 3 Giving Tuesday event took place across UB's four schools, the library, and the Office of Student Success and Support Services. The College of Public Affairs took home the Bowphy for the most gifts received, while the School of Law earned the Giving Cup with nearly $40,000 raised in one day.
Final Finish, a University of Baltimore tradition, will take place in the Bogomolny Library on Dec. 4. As UB students begin that final push to the end of the semester, library staff will be on hand to offer a range of support services.
The University of Baltimore's M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts will host its Fall 2019 Student Reading on Dec. 6. M.F.A. students are encouraged to sign up to read briefly from their work.
The University of Baltimore's Ethics Bowl team has qualified for the National Ethics Bowl, to be held next February in Atlanta, Ga. The team's first-place finish at the Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., earlier this month qualified them for the national meet.
Every fall, first-year students in the University of Baltimore School of Law are challenged to describe their first semester of law school in only six words. For this year's "Be Brief" competition, the phrase "Working hard and it's hardly working" summed it up best.