A Baltimore man serving a life sentence in a murder case had his conviction overturned as a result of the work of the University of Baltimore School of Law's Innocence Project Clinic. The exoneration, announced at a city news conference on May 12, capped off eight years of work by
Michele Nethercott, director of the clinic.
The University of Baltimore is one of 64 organizations nationally to receive an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. It will support the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance - part of the Jacob France Institute in UB's Merrick School of Business - in a new effort to establish and explore the city's arts and cultural opportunities in neighborhoods across Baltimore.
The University of Baltimore School of Law will host a commencement ceremony for its graduating class on May 16. Stephen B. Bright, president and senior counsel for the Southern Center for Human Rights, will deliver a keynote address to the graduates and their guests.
In an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun, University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke joins two prominent foundation leaders in considering the importance of local control and accountability for city schools.
Writing in the Afro, Sunni Solomon, director of the University of Baltimore's B.M.A.L.E. Academy, says the University is establishing a learning environment where men of color are supported, mentored and encouraged.
The University of Baltimore College of Public Affairs will host "Moving from Protests to Policy: Making Advocacy Count," an overview of the accomplishments and stalled efforts of the 2016 Maryland legislative session, on May 13.
Lisa Stickney, associate professor in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, will deliver a talk, "Building Soft Skills in Hard-Core Techies," on May 20 as part of the U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference in Baltimore.
Elizabeth M. Nix, associate professor in the Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies in the University of Baltimore’s Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of this year's UB President’s Faculty Award.
The School of Criminal Justice in the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs will host a Trauma Summit, "From Training to Practice," on May 5-6. The summit will highlight the impact of trauma on the health, stability and well-being of individuals, families and communities.
The University of Baltimore and the City of Baltimore are joining MetroLab Network, a network of 35 city-university partnerships focused on bringing data, analytics and innovation to local government. Members of the network research, develop, and deploy technologies and policy approaches to address challenges facing the nation's urban areas.