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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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."
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.
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.