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UB's Schaefer Center Authors State Report on Charter Schools

The University of Baltimore's Schaefer Center for Public Policy authored a report for the Maryland General Assembly on the process for approving charter schools. The report recommends the establishment of an independent board to weigh applications for new charter schools.

An article in The Baltimore Sun cites the report, and examines the law that requires local school board approval for a charter school, versus a broader approach.

Read the article.

Learn more about the Schaefer Center for Public Policy.

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President Schmoke: 'There May Be an Opening to Cuba'

In an interview on WJZ-TV concerning news about the release of Alan Gross, an American being held in Cuba, followed by an announcement that the United States is seeking to normalize relations with the island nation, University of Baltimore President Kurt Schmoke says there is potential for the two countries to move beyond their Cold War stance.

"Maybe there's an opening to Cuba the way Nixon opened up to China," Schmoke says.

Watch the WJZ video.

Schmoke recently traveled to Cuba, and wrote an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun as well as a letter concerning the Gross case and the possibility of improved diplomatic ties.

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'Monday CAN-Do': Help UB Donate to the Maryland Food Bank on Dec. 15

As the University of Baltimore's annual food drive continues toward its goal of 10,000 items to be donated to the Maryland Food Bank, we hope you'll join us on Dec. 15 for "Monday CAN-Do," our final push before the campaign ends next week. Bring whatever you CAN—a can of soup, a can of vegetables, a can of pasta, as much or as little as you CAN donate—to our bin in the lobby of the Student Center between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., and we'll add them to our totals.

CAN we do it? CAN the UB community come through and help out those who really need it? You bet we CAN!

Find out more about the University of Baltimore's annual food drive.

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President Schmoke: Politics Can't Hamper Improved Relations with Cuba

In a letter to The Baltimore Sun, University of Baltimore President Kurt Schmoke encourages the release of Alan Gross, an American being held in Cuba, and says the process must be seen as a humanitarian issue, not a political one.

The letter is in response to recent news about Gross's captivity and the potential for an exchange of prisoners between Cuba and the United States. The U.S. State Department has declined to negotiate a swap, saying there is no "equivalence" between the status of Gross and three Cuban intelligence officers currently in prison in the U.S.

"Raising the equivalence argument is bogus and just underscores the bizarre state of relations between the U.S. and Cuba," Schmoke says.

Read the letter.

Read the president's op-ed in the Sun about his trip to Cuba.

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Accounting Professor Co-Authors Study of Corporate Disclosures of Audit Fees

A study co-authored by the University of Baltimore's Mikhail Pevzner, associate professor in the Merrick School of Business, determines that speeding up the process through which corporations must disclose auditing fees could alert investors to possible problems with a company's accounting practices.

Published by the American Accounting Association in its journal Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, the study questions the delay that takes place regarding firms' disclosure of fees that are paid to auditors for their work in accounting.

"Company-specific opacity," the study says, "is greater than perhaps necessary.... Accelerating the mandated corporate disclosure of the audit fee could provide useful information to investors, reducing the severity of negative market reactions when companies announce bad news."

An abstract for the article is available here.

Learn more about Prof. Pevzner and the Merrick School of Business.

 

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Budget Call Kick-Off

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Undergraduate & Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Commencement ceremonies for all Merrick School of Business, College of Public Affairs and College of Arts and Sciences students completing their degrees during the Summer or Fall, 2014 will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2015, 1:00 pm, 

The event will be held at the Patricia and Arthur Model Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

MLK Day of Service 2015 is on Monday, January 19 from 9am-3pm, meeting on Gordon Plaza. Come celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the same fashion that we do every year: in service to our city and our community!

More information to come!

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Spring 2015: First 7 Week Session; Last day tod rop without a "W".

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Sakai Basics

UB’s e-Learning platform is used in hundreds of regular classes, not just in online courses. Practice navigating in Sakai and learn how to track deadlines, submit assignments, manage files, take tests, message classmates and partici­pate in online discussions. You’ll leave this hands-on workshop ready for class.

Required: mouse and keyboard skills; email alc@ubalt.edu for a hands-on introduction to these skills