The University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business tied with 33 other institutions from across the country in the 2017 U.S. News Best College rankings, in the category of "Best Undergraduate Business Programs."
The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights and the University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy are launching a new program next year: The Maryland Equity and Inclusion Leadership Program will support organizations in taking a proactive approach to addressing diversity and inclusion. Applications for inclusion in the program are being accepted beginning Sept. 12.
Students from the now-closed ITT Technical Institute are being welcomed at the University of Baltimore, which is taking steps to ensure that the transfer and matriculation of some of the roughly 800 ITT students in Maryland goes as smoothly as possible.
Lyle Denniston, long-time Supreme Court reporter and unofficial dean of the Supreme Court press corps and now the Wilson H. Elkins Professor of Academic Transformation with the University of Baltimore's Bank of America Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Technology, will deliver the first in a series of lectures about the court and its role in American life on Sept. 19. Denniston's "Citizenship and Freedom: The Supreme Court and American Politics" series will kick off as part of UB's celebration of Constitution Day.
Variations on Blame, a series of short plays on the topic of blame, will kick off this fall's Spotlight UB series of live events on Sept. 9. This collection of world-premiere 10-minute plays by authors from the Washington-Baltimore area, is a co-production of Spotlight UB and Rapid Lemon Productions.
A new course, "The Language of Protest," offers an intensive examination of the country's history of protest movements, and how words, songs, stories, tracts and a host of related methods of communication have advanced a remarkable range of causes—and, along the way, evolved into something like a language of its own.
Five employees from the City of Baltimore will receive full scholarships to attend the University of Baltimore through the University's City Fellows program. The effort, developed by UB with the support of Baltimore's Office of the Mayor, offers master's-level courses in business administration and public administration, as well as undergraduate-level courses in business and information systems and technology management.
Eusebio Scornavacca, associate professor of management information systems in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business and a world-renowned expert on mobile information systems and digital transformation, has been named the University's Parsons Professor for Digital Communication, Commerce and Culture. The professorship is funded by Bob Parsons, B.S. '75, D.H.L. '08, founder of website hosting and domain registry giant Go Daddy and founder and CEO of Yam Worldwide, Inc.
The University of Baltimore's fall 2016 Spotlight UB series, featuring a menagerie of musical and dramatic productions that are as socially aware and relevant as they are entertaining, will kick off on Sept. 9.