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UB Hosts Industrial-Organizational Psychology Experts from Europe, April 20

Barbara Kozusznik, professor and chair of work and organizational psychology at the University of Silesia, Poland, and Jose Maria Peiro, professor of work and organizational psychology at the University of Valencia, Spain, will speak at the University of Baltimore on Monday, April 20 as guests of the Master of Science in Applied Psychology program in UB's Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences. The back-to-back discussions, covering elements of their expertise in a range of work and organizational pyschology, are free and open to the UB community.

Kozusznik will speak on "Industrial-Organizational Psychology in Poland—Struggling for Identity." Peiro, who also serves as the director of the Research Institute of Human Resources Psychology, Organizational Development and Quality of Working Life, will present "A Multifaceted Model to Analyze and Manage Change in Organizations." The talks will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. in the University of Baltimore’s Learning Commons Town Hall, 1415 Maryland Ave.

Learn more about Kozusznik and Peiro.

Learn more about UB's Master of Science in Applied Psychology program.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.

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Celebrate National Poetry Month With Us, April 7

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Poet Nessa O'Mahony in Residence at UB

Dublin-based poet Nessa O'Mahony will spend April at the University of Baltimore as a poet-in-residence, visiting classes, talking about her work and that of other Irish writers and artists, and, on Monday, April 20, a public reading as part of the Spotlight UB live performance series. The reading will take place at 7 p.m. in the UB Student Center's Wright Theater, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. This event is free and open to the public.

O'Mahony, winner of the National Women's Poetry Competition in 1997 and shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Prize and Hennessy Literature Awards, will visit various classes at the University, including an Irish culture class, a class on arts and ideas, and a class on modern poetry. She is traveling to the U.S. on a grant from Culture Ireland, which supports and promotes the presentation of Irish arts internationally. In addition to her work at UB, she also will perform readings in Washington, D.C. at Busboys and Poets and at Catholic University.

O'Mahony was born and lives in Dublin. Her poetry has appeared in a number of Irish, United Kingdom and North American periodicals, and has been translated into several European languages. Her second poetry collection, Trapping a Ghost, was published in 2005. A verse novel, In Sight of Home, was released in 2009, while a third poetry collection, Her Father's Daughter, came out last year. She was awarded an Irish Arts Council literature bursary in 2004 and 2011. She completed a Ph.D. in creative and critical writing at the University of Wales, Bangor, in 2007.

O'Mahony's relationship with the University of Baltimore began as a partnership with faculty members Kimberley Lynne and Joan Weber during Armagh Project 2012, a month-long writing residency in which O'Mahony mentored UB students and taught workshops during the John Hewitt International Creative Writing Festival. She has since joined the Armagh Project as an instructor and mentor for its following two years, and will again this July as six more University of Baltimore students take part in the residency and perform at the Hewitt Festival.

Learn more about Spotlight UB.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.

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UB Welcomes New Muse Piano Duo, April 13

The University of Baltimore will host the New Muse Piano Duo for their upcoming April residency—their first ensemble-in-residency at UB. As a highlight of their work on campus, on Monday, April 13 at noon, the pair, consisting of pianists Jonathan Kuuskoski and Paola Saavidou, will perform a free program of modern pieces composed for two pianos, entitled "Time Seems to Pass." This "Art and Eat" event will include light fare, available after the performance. To complement the concert, the duo will teach students in a world music class.

Hailing from the "Show Me State" of Missouri, the New Muse Piano Duo is a resident ensemble at the University of Missouri School of Music. Specializing in compositions from the 20th and 21st centuries, the duo actively commissions new pieces to be written for two pianos. To further their goal of bringing new music to new audiences, they focus on the works of living composers. This touring season, the New Muse Piano Duo is premiering new music by Amy Williams, Haley Myers and UB's own Jeffrey Hoover, associate professor in the Klein Family School of Communication Design.

"Time Seems to Pass" is an original program that explores temporality through music written for four hands and two pianos by currently-living composers.

"We are thrilled to be making our Baltimore debut on the Spotlight UB series, and to finally perform Jeffrey Hoover's work Soul Dancing for a hometown crowd," says Saavidou. "It's always fulfilling to collaborate with living composers, but it's particularly special when you can play it for composers themselves. As soon as we first spoke with Jeffrey over Skype we knew this was a special opportunity. We can't wait."

Kuuskoski and Saavidou met while attending a music theory class as undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Greensborough. Shortly afterward, they began playing music and performing together. In addition to touring the country as the New Muse (shortened from New Music Everywhere) Piano Duo, the two teach at the University of Missouri, where Kuuskoski is director of Entrepreneurship and Community Programs and an assistant professor, and Saavidou is an assistant professor of piano pedagogy.

The April 13 event is free for University of Baltimore students, faculty, alumni and staff.

Learn more about Spotlight UB.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.

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Prof. Steve Matanle Receives Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award

Steve Matanle, associate professor in the University of Baltimore's Klein Family School of Communications Design in the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council's 2015 Individual Artist Award.

Matanle, who is being honored for his exceptional achievement in playwriting, will receive $3,000 to support further advancement in his career. He will join his fellow award recipients at an awards reception to be held on Monday, June 8 at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore.

The MSAC's annual Individual Artist Award recognizes the importance of artists and their works of excellence to the cultural vibrancy of Maryland. The IAA program is administered in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. Selected from more than 400 applicants, this year's recipients created outstanding work within the areas of literary, performing and visual arts.

Each year, awards of $1,000, $3,000 or $6,000 go to artists from across Maryland who are selected by a blind, out-of-state jury on the sole basis of artistic merit. This year's awards, totaling $230,000, go to 87 artists working within the disciplines of crafts, photography, non-classical music composition, non-classical music solo performance, and playwriting.

Learn more about Steve Matanle.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.

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BLSA Basketball Tournament

Join BLSA for its Annual "Ball Til You Fall" 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament!

Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Teams may consist of three-five players. The cost is $15 for UB students and $20 for professors, alumni and non-UB guests. Compete for the trophy, gift cards, and most importantly, BRAGGING RIGHTS!

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MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts Reading with Joseph Harrison

The University of Baltimore’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts

Reading Series, Spring 2015

presents

Joseph Harrison

reading from his new book of poems, Shakespeare’s Horse

Monday, March 30, 2015

7:00 pm

Hilda and Michael Bogomolny Room

UB Student Center, 5th Floor

21 West Mt. Royal Avenue

 

Free and open to the public.

For information about the M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts program:

www.ubalt.edu/creativewriting

For general information:

Email:  jcrooks@ubalt.edu

Go to:  www.ubalt.edu

The M.F.A. Reading Series is sponsored by the Hearst Visiting Scholars Fund.

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Psychology Career Networking Event

If you’re an Applied Behavioral Sciences student, this is a chance to meet and mix with employers in your field, expand your network and create opportunities in a relaxed and amiable atmosphere.

Please submit your RSVP on UBworks (within MyUB) under the "Events" tab.
Professional dress required. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Seventh Annual Urban Child Symposium - Violence and the Urban Child: What Can We Do?

Please save the date for the University of Baltimore School of Law Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts’ Seventh Annual Urban Child Symposium, which will address the implications of violence on urban children and its effects on individuals, families and communities.

Research indicates that adults who were traumatized as children are more likely to
commit crimes. Seeking to avoid this pattern, panelists will discuss how the legal community and others can intervene so that children are no longer engaged in or victimized by violence. Panelists and audience members will suggest programs and approaches that can effectively minimize children’s exposure to and commission of violence.

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Title IX Training

This training session is designed to help you learn about your role and responsibility as a UB staff or faculty member to prevent and report acts of sexual misconduct on our campus. The university seeks to educate our entire community about sexual harassment, sexual assault and other sexual misconduct actions in order to maintain a campus environment that is safe for everyone.

These sessions will inform you of the duty to report sexual misconduct incidents, provide the definition of certain behaviors, and give guidance on how to handle misconduct situations, as well as when to report them. The sessions will offer clear examples and allow time for questions. Your participation will satisfy your obligation to attend a sexual misconduct information and training session.