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Writers Gather to Consider City's Recent Turbulence

A group of writers—including a University of Baltimore student and a professor—recently gathered to share their thoughts about the city's unrest in the wake of the death of a local man.

Prompted by the American Short Fiction website and covered by The Baltimore Sun, the evening of expression featured poems, essays, and a provocative and productive conversation.

UB sophomore Derick Ebert, the city's first youth poet laureate, and Jane Delury, assistant professor in the Klein Family School of Communications Design, both read from their work. 

Read about the event and check out samples of the writers' work in American Short Fiction.

Read the Sun's coverage.

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Law Student: Veterans Need Legal Sevices

Kellye Beathea, a graduating student in the University of Baltimore School of Law, writes an op-ed in The Daily Record about her personal and professional growth in assisting veterans through The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic, housed in the law school.   

"When I enrolled in the clinic I did not anticipate just how tall an order this opportunity would be," Beathea writes. "Through my routine consumption of the monotonous media cycle I was vaguely aware of veterans issues—post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and extreme amputations being the most common headlines. In my naivete, I framed these as medical issues and failed to recognize the multifaceted legal issues raised by these disabilities.

"My experience in the clinic opened my eyes to the medical and legal hardships of disabled veterans. While my regular clinic casework and projects have given me a clearer perspective, two distinct experiences crystalized how much veterans need legal assistance."

Read the op-ed (subscription required).

Learn more about The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic.

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Law Professor: Defense Spending Bill Prompts Political Battles

Charles Tiefer, professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, writes in his Forbes column that the defense authorization bill now in the House of Representatives has created a number of controversies, many involving high geopolitical stakes and long-standing national security policies.

"This is one of the first rounds in a budget fight that will go on all of 2015," Tiefer predicts.

Read the column.

Learn more about Prof. Tiefer.

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Business Professor: Data Tell the Story of Sandtown-Winchester's Problems

Seema Iyer, director of the Real Estate and Economic Development program in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business and associate director for the University's Jacob France Institute, tells the Associated Press that published data about incomes and jobs in Sandtown-Winchester reveal the depths of the neighborhood's problems with crime and violence.

According to a report by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-JFI, roughly half of the neighborhood's residents earn less than $25,000.

"It's really hard to argue with numbers," Iyer says.

Read the AP article.

Learn more about Prof. Iyer.

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Professor Considers Possible Outcomes of Justice Department Review of City Police

Jeffrey Ian Ross, a professor of criminal justice in the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs, tells WYPR that the announcement of a U.S. Department of Justice review of city police practices could result in a number of changes in the way local officers do their jobs.

The scope of the announced investigation "could be very narrow or very wide," Ross says, and could result in operational changes at the district headquarters or on a department-wide level. The core question, he noted, is whether persons in custody are experiencing a violation of their civil rights at the hands of the police.

"We've seen [federal investigations of police tactics] happen in several major cities," he added.

Listen to the WYPR interview.

Learn more about Prof. Ross and the College of Public Affairs.

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Review for Math 100: Pre-Algebra & Elementary Algebra- Part 1

If you’re enrolled in UB’s Foundational Mathematics (MATH 100), prepare to do your best with this two-part review of pre-algebra and algebra skills.

Part 2: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 6-8p.m.

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Review for Math 100: Pre-Algebra & Elementary Algebra- Part 2

If you’re enrolled in UB’s Foundational Mathematics (MATH 100), prepare to do your best with this two-part review of pre-algebra and algebra skills.

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A Chain of Voices

The Emerging Voices Project continues with a reading of Judith Krummeck's screenplay, A Chain of Voices. Based on the novel by Andre Brink of the same name and directed by Peter Toran, the screenplay tells the story of South African slave and his complicated relationship with the master he ultimately rebels against. The reading is free to the public and followed by a talk back.

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Review for Math 111: Intermediate Algebra- Part 1

If you’re enrolled in UB’s College Algebra (MATH 111), brush up on your algebra skills with this free workshop of prerequisite skills designed just for your class.

Part 2: Monday, June 1, 2015, 6-8p.m.

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Spring Forward Retreat: Survivor Leadership

All UB students returning for the 2015-16 academic year are invited to spend a fun weekend learning how to make a positive impact on the campus community and networking with other students. Current student leaders and those looking to get involved are welcome!

The theme of this year's retreat is "Survivor Leadership: Adapting to Change in Challenging Times."

The program will include challenging interactive sessions on civility, personal leadership, and foundations of leadership.  Participants will learn more about their leadership style and how they can leverage their talents to solve challenging situations in their organizations.  The retreat will include outdoor team building, canoeing and recreational activities, as well as reflection, and discussion.

Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participants must complete a registration form and submit a deposit in order to attend.

This is an overnight retreat. Transportation, lodging, and meals will be provided.

Click here to apply by May 15!

This retreat is co-sponsored by Student Events Board.