A new course, "Divided Baltimore: How Did We Get Here, Where Do We Go?," will be launched this fall at UB. Taught by veteran faculty members and guest lecturers, it will address the city's long-standing issues regarding segregation, economic and racial inequalities, and untapped potential. The overarching goal is to explore the city's problems and prospects from a variety of perspectives and begin the process of positive change.
A new program designed to provide in-depth legal and business training to recent law school graduates has been announced by the deans of the University of Baltimore School of Law and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, alongside the Maryland State Bar Association. The "legal incubator" will provide low-cost services to Maryland clients while helping young lawyers build their skills.
The third cohort of government and nonprofit managers and supervisors to graduate from the Maryland Certified Public Manager Program has been announced by UB's Schaefer Center for Public Policy. These nine new graduates have demonstrated their commitment to professional public service.
In The Baltimore Sun, two University of Baltimore School of Law professors, José F. Anderson and David Jaros, discuss the latest moves in the Freddie Gray criminal case against six local police officers. The case's enormous publicity has prompted some to call for a change of venue.
The University of Baltimore Foundation has announced the appointment of a new chair as well as six new members to its board. The new members, all of whom are alumni of the University of Baltimore, will participate in fundraising and other activities designed to provide financial support to the University.
The University of Baltimore presents Gamescape at Artscape, a fun, enlightening showcase for video games and the creative people who make them. It will take place on campus during Artscape, July 17-19.
Heather Pfeifer, associate professor in UB's School of Criminal Justice, recently conducted a training course for the Milwaukee Police Academy in which art is used to encourage empathy between officers and victims of crimes.
Jeffrey Ian Ross, professor of criminology in UB's School of Criminal Justice, reacts to news that Baltimore police and prosecutors are coordinating anti-violence efforts through a "war room" approach. He urges this strategy for all kinds of crime.