Author, speaker, youth advocate and Baltimore native Kevin Shird will discuss his new book, Uprising in the City, on Aug. 30 and again on Aug. 31. Shird is speaking as a guest of the Human Services Administration program in the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs.
"Divided Baltimore," a highly successful, experiential-based class launched by the University of Baltimore in fall 2015, will return to campus this fall through the University’s College of Public Affairs.
Two presentations from the University of Baltimore's Langsdale Library Special Collections, both set for Aug. 31, will provide a historical perspective on Baltimore's ability to meet basic needs in education, public safety, public health and more. The symposium is the result of work by the library's summer fellows, who conducted research into the various agencies and services that met public needs from the 1960s through the 1990s.
Christine Hunter, a senior health systems management student at the University of Baltimore, was awarded the prestigious Douglas Sheppard Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Maryland Association of Health Care Executives. The award goes to one graduate and one undergraduate healthcare administration or management student who has exhibited ethical behavior, demonstrated leadership qualities and contributed to their school's knowledge base through active participation in student activities.
University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Charles Tiefer's expertise in government contracting and procurement has led him to be a valuable source in two national news articles this week—one regarding a major federal facility at the south Texas border, and the other a growing proxy war involving India and Pakistan.
The National Urban League's 2016 Small Business Matters Entrepreneurship Summit, held in Baltimore on Aug. 6, gave awards to two from UB: Takia Ross, B.A. '11, won $10,000 for her presentation on her start-up business, Pretty Mobile. Monique Reid, a student in UB's entrepreneurship program, earned $5,000 for her business, Advanced Laboratory Services.
Writing in The Baltimore Sun, Joshua J. Kassner, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Baltimore and director of the undergraduate programs in jurisprudence and philosophy in the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, says the "Black Lives Matter" movement has spurred an important conversation about race within his own family.
It's not too late for arts-oriented students to enroll as part of the University of Baltimore's new partnership with the Everyman Theatre and the Hippodrome Foundation: a performance studies pathway leading to a major in Integrated Arts, with many opportunities to study performance, writing and even the business of theater.