Students can now earn The University of Baltimore's Global Affairs and Human Security master's degree fully online from anywhere in the world. We are now accepting applications for fall 2021 and spring 2022 for both face-to-face and fully online graduate degrees.
Vicki Schultz, associate dean for administration at The University of Baltimore School of Law, has been named chair of the Access to Counsel in Evictions Task Force. The task force was created in the 2021 legislative session by HB18, the passage of which made the Maryland General Assembly the second state legislature in the country to provide statewide access to counsel in eviction proceedings for income-eligible tenants.
Three University of Baltimore School of Law alumni were named to judgeships by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Aug. 12. Currently, more than one-third of the state's judges are Baltimore Law alumni. Victoria J. Cyr Lobley, J.D. '02, was named to the Maryland District Court in Washington County. Wendy Anne Zerwitz Schenker Epstein, J.D. '89, was appointed to the Baltimore County Circuit Court. Michael Edward Malone, J.D. '92, was named to the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.
Two longtime University of Baltimore experts - Roger Hartley, dean of the College Affairs, and Seema Iyer, associate director of the Jacob France Institute and research associate professor in the Merrick School of Business - are offering analysis of the just-released results of Maryland's count in the 2020 U.S. Census.
University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Emeritus Steven Grossman takes a critical look at an increasingly common form of case disposition in his new book, Plea Bargaining Made Real. "Although 95 percent of criminal cases are disposed of through some form of negotiation, the plea-bargaining process receives nowhere near the attention it deserves," he says.
Writing in The Conversation, Andrea Cantora, associate professor in The University of Baltimore's School of Criminal Justice, says the University's Second Chance College Program is among several efforts of its kind across the country to show measurable progress for its students.
Interview by WJZ-TV, Prof. Jeffrey Ian Ross of The University of Baltimore's School of Criminal Justice says law enforcement officers and other first responders experience "devastating" trauma in their line of work. In the months following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, four officers who were on the scene that day have committed suicide.
The University of Baltimore and Loyola University Maryland will host the 2021 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Annual Meeting in Baltimore on Oct. 13-16. This worldwide gathering of experts, representing higher education and its connections to policymakers, business leaders and consumer interests, is designed to "advance excellence in entrepreneurship through the unique role" of university-based centers where entrepreneurship is taught and nurtured."
Betsy Boyd, assistant professor in The University of Baltimore's Klein Family School of Communications Design and program director for the University's M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts, is exploring new ways for writer and reader to engage. For her work of short fiction, "Adult Swim," just published in Kenyon Review, she completed an audio version of the piece, which was also posted on the publication's website.
The Featherstone Foundation, in collaboration with the Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C. will provide five special $2,000 Featherstone College Scholarships to students who are Mexican nationals or students of Mexican origin living in the United States. The foundation has extended the application deadline to Aug. 1.