Semester in Rewind
• House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Baltimore native, delivered the keynote address for the University of Baltimore School of Law’s 86th commencement, May 20. The University System of Maryland Board of Regents presented Pelosi with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
• Patria de Lancer Julnes, professor in the College of Public Affairs and director of UB’s Doctor of Public Administration program, was decorated April 22 with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Isabel the Catholic, which the Spanish ambassador bestowed on behalf of Spain’s King Juan Carlos I. The order aims to honor those whose contributions promote cooperation between Spain and the international community, and Julnes was recognized for her work leading the Asociación de Líderes Hispanos (Hispanic Leaders Association).
• Rick Moody, bestselling novelist, memoirist and short-story writer known for his 1994 book The Ice Storm (with a 1997 film adaptation by Ang Lee), presented the annual Klein Reading in UB’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts free reading series, March 12. He read from his most well-known short story, “Boys,” from his collection Demonology, among other works.