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Student Awareness of Henrietta Lacks Story Forms Basis for Sophomore Seminar

Student Awareness of Henrietta Lacks Story Forms Basis for Sophomore Seminar

November 26, 2014

An opening reception for an extensive University of Baltimore student-based research project on the life of Henrietta Lacks - a black Baltimore woman whose cells were taken without consent in the 1950s and later used by research universities and for-profit pharmaceutical companies to develop vaccines - will be held on Dec. 1. The event, which will feature papers and other scholarship on Lacks, is free and open to the public.

Law Professor: How Can Maryland Immigrants Benefit from Reform?

Law Professor: How Can Maryland Immigrants Benefit from Reform?

November 24, 2014

In an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun, Elizabeth Keyes, director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law, writes that President Obama's announcement about reforms on immigration policy are an opportunity to improve the lives of many immigrants living in Maryland.

President Schmoke Comments on His Recent Trip to Cuba

President Schmoke Comments on His Recent Trip to Cuba

November 21, 2014

In an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun, University of Baltimore President Kurt Schmoke discusses his recent trip to Cuba, and outlines an effort to normalize relations between the United States and the island nation.

Criminal Justice Professor: Use Caution When Considering Societal Impact of Serial Murderers

Criminal Justice Professor: Use Caution When Considering Societal Impact of Serial Murderers

November 20, 2014

Speaking on HuffPost Live, University of Baltimore Criminal Justice Professor Jeffrey Ian Ross says it's important for the public to be skeptical when the media make news about serial killers - for example, this week's coverage of Charles Manson's plans to get married.

Criminal Justice Professor Joins New Class of Baltimore Community Fellows

Criminal Justice Professor Joins New Class of Baltimore Community Fellows

November 18, 2014

Renita L. Seabrook, assistant professor in the University of Baltimore's School of Criminal Justice in the College of Public Affairs, has been named a 2014 Community Fellow by the Open Society Institute-Baltimore. She will use OSI funding to establish Helping Others 2 Win, an experiential learning environment that will give pre- and post-release adult female offenders the chance to benefit from evidenced-based programming as they reenter the community.

UB Celebrates International Education Week

UB Celebrates International Education Week

November 17, 2014

The University of Baltimore will celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 17-20, with a series of events highlighting the involvement of UB students, faculty and staff in international law, business, culture and the arts.

Leading Poet Tim Seibles Hosted by M.F.A. Reading Series, Nov. 19

Leading Poet Tim Seibles Hosted by M.F.A. Reading Series, Nov. 19

November 14, 2014

Tim Seibles, a 2012 National Book Award finalist for his plainspoken, provocative poetry, will be hosted by the University of Baltimore's M.F.A. Reading Series on Nov. 19.

Law Professor: Supreme Court is Split by Party Like Never Before

Law Professor: Supreme Court is Split by Party Like Never Before

November 13, 2014

In an interview with SCOTUSblog, University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Garrett Epps reveals the inspiration behind his new book, American Justice 2014: Nine Clashing Visions on the Supreme Court.

Film: Judgment at Nuremberg, Nov. 22

Film: Judgment at Nuremberg, Nov. 22

November 12, 2014

Judgment at Nuremberg, the 1961 film about the Nazi war crime trials, will be shown by the University of Baltimore School of Law on Nov. 22. Judge Stephen J. Sfekas of the Baltimore City Circuit Court will introduce the film and will lead a discussion about justice and the responsibility of judges.

Documentary on Port of Baltimore to Be Shown at UB, Nov. 12

Documentary on Port of Baltimore to Be Shown at UB, Nov. 12

November 10, 2014

A new documentary that explores the Port of Baltimore and the men and women who keep it moving forward will be screened at the University of Baltimore School of Law on Nov. 12.

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