UB By the Numbers
That’s a big number reflecting huge generosity. On Oct. 24, the Office of Alumni Relations hosted A Celebration of Service to honor more than 280 alumni volunteers who had contributed more than 700 hours of service to UB-related activities during the previous year. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact the office at 410.837.6131 or email@example.com.
The University System of Maryland is celebrating its 25th anniversary by giving gifts to its fans all year. Check out the monthly contests on its Facebook page for opportunities to win anniversary prize packs, some of which feature a variety of UB goodies.
On Feb. 4, the John and Frances Angelos Law Center’s Moot Courtroom was transformed into a federal courtroom when the UB School of Law hosted the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The court heard four cases, primarily involving patent and trademark law, and invited students, faculty and others to observe the proceedings.
The UB Professional Development Institute matches students with faculty, staff and alumni to explore career interests and set goals. Students receive one-on-one mentoring to help them develop a plan and polish professional skills. This spring, a total of 225 UB community members (79 mentors and 146 mentees) were partnered to pave the way for students’ career success. Interested in serving as a mentor? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the end of UB’s Strengths Week in early March, 1,022 access codes had been distributed to students, faculty and staff to complete an online StrengthsQuest assessment to identify their five natural talents, allowing them to capitalize on their strengths to lead and succeed in their various roles. Strengths Week provided free events, workshops and activities focused on raising awareness of the free assessment tool and on developing leadership skills.
We’re feeling the love as the number of “likes” (at 5,239 on June 9) on our Facebook page continues to grow. Be sure to keep tabs on www.facebook.com/UBAlumniAssociation to learn about alumni-focused events, activities (including lots of free ones!) and other opportunities to get involved. You also can stay up to date on important UB news and win UB prizes through our regular contests.
The University of Baltimore Students for Public Interest’s 20th annual auction, held Feb. 28, raised $66,800, including a matching donation from the UB School of Law. Proceeds from this always-popular live and silent auction allow the student organization, in conjunction with the Maryland Legal Services Corp. and the law school, to fund summer public-interest fellowships for UB law students.
Plork Press, a student-driven imprint at the University of Baltimore, released 150 copies of its first book, Plorkology: Stories, Poems, and Essays, at the beginning of the academic year. The hand-bound work, a nod to publishing days past, features a collection of writing from students in the M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts program.