Just a little bit of bragging about our faculty, staff, students and alumni.
The University of Baltimore has been selected as one of 75 institutions nationwide to participate in the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Assessment in Action program. This opportunity is funded in large part by a grant that ACRL received from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grant will support the design, implementation and evaluation of a program to strengthen the competencies of librarians in campus leadership and data-informed advocacy. UB will be engaged in planning for, collecting and analyzing assessment data for 14-months. The UB team includes several College of Arts and Sciences faculty, including Natalie Burclaff, Mike Kiel, Beverly Schneller (associate provost), Paul Walsh (director of instructional technology), John Goshert and Catherine Johnson. Learn more about the program.
Kristen Eyssell (Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences), assistant professor, with co-authors Dresden Lackey, graduate student, and Sharesse Williams, undergraduate student, has had a poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science. The poster, “‘I’m So into You’: Interest Imbalance as a Function of Partner Type and Relationship Status,” is part of an ongoing program of research focusing on friendship processes.
Sally Farley (Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences), assistant professor, has been awarded a grant to attend the Lorentz Center’s Gossip and the Management of Reputation: The Intersection between the Social, the Natural and the Computational Sciences, which will take place in the Netherlands, Aug. 26-30. The Lorentz Center, an international center for workshops in the sciences, fosters interdisciplinary collaboration between scientists with an eye toward advancing research.
Abby Ferretti, M.F.A. ’12 (Klein Family School of Communications Design), alumna of the Integrated Design program, was named to The Daily Record’s list of 20 In Their Twenties. According to the website, the list honors Maryland’s up-and-comers under 30 chosen on the basis of professional accomplishment, civic involvement and impact of achievement. The program celebrates those whose creativity and spirit are already contributing to a new energy in Maryland.
Steven Leyva (Klein Family School of Communications Design), adjunct faculty, had his poem, “Highlandtown After the Zappa Statue,” recently selected as runner-up in the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s poetry contest, and it will be published in the June issue of the Little Patuxent Review. The contest finalists have been invited to read with the judges May 1 in the Poe Room of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.