Just a little bit of bragging about our faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Haitham Alkhateeb (Division of Science, Information Arts and Technologies), professor, and Michele Cotton (Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies), assistant professor, have been awarded funding from the Baltimore Renaissance Scholars Seed Fund (BRSSF). Alkhateeb was selected for his proposal entitled, "Professional Development Day Teaching for Student Learning: Becoming a Master Teacher," and Cotton was selected for her proposal entitled, "Community Collaboration to End Arrest for Debt in Maryland District Court." Learn more about BRSSF.
Sally Farley (Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences), associate professor, is serving as co-organizer of the fourth annual Nonverbal Behavior Preconference, which is part of the 16th Annual Meeting of The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), to be held in Long Beach, CA, Feb 26-28, 2015. SPSP is the largest organization of social psychologists and personality psychologists. Farley, along with student Anthony Garove, will also give a brief talk at the preconference: "The Dating Game: The Importance of Female Laughter as a Receptivity Signal."
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.
Julie Simon (Klein Family School of Communications Design), associate professor, won this year's University System of Maryland Foundation (USMF) Annual Report cover competition. Her image, "Carnival: 9:29:09" will be featured on this year's USMF annual report cover.
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.