Next month a group of University of Baltimore students, led by Affiliate Assistant Professor and Arts and Theater Manager Kimberley Lynne, will travel to Northern Ireland to once again be part of the Armagh Project, a month-long creative writing residency.
Writing in The New York Times, University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Dionne Koller says the International Olympic Committee's recent decision to welcome a team of 10 refugees from troubled nations exemplifies the best of the Olympic movement and comes at a time when that movement's fundamental values seem under siege. Koller, the director of UB's Center for Sport and the Law, writes that the IOC must address issues such as the Russian doping controversy if it is to maintain its credibility as a proponent of clean sport.
Of the 25 largest accounting firms in metropolitan Baltimore, nearly half are led by alumni from the University of Baltimore - with the largest concentration bearing UB graduate degrees. This claim has been repeated over the past several years, according to data compiled by the Baltimore Business Journal.
Amanda McCormick, M.F.A. '16, is the winner of the 2016 Plork Award, which honors a University of Baltimore graduate student whose work best exemplifies the spirit of the Creative Writing & Publishing Arts graduate program, exhibiting extraordinary creativity, originality and imagination in the integration of creative writing and book design.
Michael Higginbotham, the Dean Joseph Curtis Professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, contributed an op-ed to The Baltimore Sun that describes the presumptive Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump match-up as "nothing less than a battle for America’s racial soul."
The University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy has launched a new program to help managers and individual contributors take their public speaking skills to the next level. The four-week Certificate in Professional Presentation Skills guides participants through the verbal and nonverbal techniques that are essential for delivering a compelling professional presentation.
The University of Baltimore's fully online Master of Public Administration program has received a Top 10 ranking from Value Colleges, a website that searches for highly affordable, reputable academic programs at accredited institutions across the country. UB's M.P.A., offered through the College of Public Affairs, placed #8 in the 2016 rankings.
The Emerging Voices Project, a source for enriching the Baltimore arts scene by introducing local writers and students as they unveil creative projects and receive feedback from a live audience, will conclude its 2016 season on June 16 when the Dramatists Guild and Spotlight UB will present a staged reading of Still Point by Mark Scharf.
The inaugural cohort of the University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy's Faith-Based Development Certificate Program will graduate on June 4. The program provides education and training for faith-based organizations to maximize the usage of their real estate holdings in an effort to help the city create more opportunities for affordable housing and community facilities.