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Librarian: Local History, Including Unrest, Must be Preserved

Librarian: Local History, Including Unrest, Must be Preserved

July 13, 2016

Angela Rodgers-Koukoui, archival technician in the University of Baltimore's Langsdale Library, will speak on WYPR on July 14 about the importance of preserving local history - including that of last year's civil unrest.

M.F.A. Graduate's Memoir, Black Freak Mosh Heaven, Explores Life as an Opponent of Intolerance

M.F.A. Graduate's Memoir, Black Freak Mosh Heaven, Explores Life as an Opponent of Intolerance

July 12, 2016

Ron Williams, M.F.A. '16, a spoken-word performer and an adjunct faculty member in the University of Baltimore's Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, has published Black Freak Mosh Heaven, a memoir about his middle-class youth in Washington, D.C., and his lifelong struggle against intolerance, stereotypes and cynicism.

UB Students Explore Northern Ireland

UB Students Explore Northern Ireland

July 7, 2016

The eight members of the University of Baltimore community who are now in Northern Ireland as part of the Armagh Project—a month-long creative writing residency—have settled in nicely and are spending their days and nights as writers, cultural explorers and more.

President Schmoke: As City Grows, Let's Welcome New Ideas

President Schmoke: As City Grows, Let's Welcome New Ideas

July 6, 2016

University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke, writing in The Baltimore Sun, says that new opportunities like the proposed Port Covington development should be welcomed as a chance to create good jobs - not treated with skepticism and mistrust. The city's critics should focus their energies on finding "workable solutions" to Baltimore's long-standing issues, Schmoke says.

International Affairs Prof.: Torture Is Not a Counterterrorism Tool

International Affairs Prof.: Torture Is Not a Counterterrorism Tool

July 5, 2016

Writing in The Hill, University of Baltimore School of Public and International Affairs Associate Professor Ivan Sascha Sheehan says that recent calls for the use of torture to stop terrorism are counterproductive, and will strengthen the enemy's resolve.

Lyle Denniston, Dean of Supreme Court Press Corps, to Join UB

Lyle Denniston, Dean of Supreme Court Press Corps, to Join UB

July 1, 2016

Lyle Denniston, long-time Supreme Court reporter and unofficial dean of the Supreme Court press corps, will join the University of Baltimore this fall as the Wilson H. Elkins Professor of Academic Transformation with UB's Bank of America Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Technology.

Public Affairs Graduate Students Explore Mexico City

Public Affairs Graduate Students Explore Mexico City

June 30, 2016

A group of graduate students from the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs are capping off an intensive study of civic engagement, democracy and security in Latin America with a trip to Mexico City. They are visiting with scholars and experts on course themes, checking out the city's many historical and political sites, and participating in organized social activities.

Graduate Student Selected for Prestigious IDEO + BerkleeICE Summer Lab

Graduate Student Selected for Prestigious IDEO + BerkleeICE Summer Lab

June 30, 2016

Joel Stevenson, a graduate student in the Interaction Design and Information Architecture program at the University of Baltimore, has been selected to participate in the IDEO + BerkleeICE Summer Lab. The joint program, sponsored by global design company IDEO and Berklee College of Music's Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, is a full-time paid internship that gives students the opportunity to "explore the challenge of capturing quality information about the creation of music for use in block chains, digital ledger technology, and decentralized systems."

UB School of Criminal Justice Selected as Participant in National 'Second Chance' Program to Educate Incarcerated

UB School of Criminal Justice Selected as Participant in National 'Second Chance' Program to Educate Incarcerated

June 28, 2016

The University of Baltimore's School of Criminal Justice is one of 67 colleges and universities from across the United States chosen to participate in the new Second Chance Pell pilot program, a U.S. Department of Education effort to determine whether participation in high quality education programs increases after expanding access to financial aid for incarcerated individuals.

Criminal Justice Professor: Security Questions Follow Orlando Shootings

Criminal Justice Professor: Security Questions Follow Orlando Shootings

June 24, 2016

Writing in the Daily Record, Jeffrey Ian Ross, professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Baltimore, considers the various security measures that were or were not taken at the sight of the mass shootings in Orlando - and insists that society must implement methods that are proven to work.

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