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Law Professor: Federal Subpoenas in Md. Heath Exchange Case May Signal Something 'Serious'

In an interview in The Baltimore Sun, University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Charles Tiefer says that newly announced federal subpoenas in an ongoing investigation of the Maryland health exchange may signal that a "serious" problem has been uncovered by agents.

Tiefer and other sources quoted in the article say that federal investigators may be examining a number of issues, including the way the state exchange's contract with private vendors was managed, or whether the progress on creating the exchange's website was falsified.

"What [the issuing of subpoenas] does show is a suspicion of something more serious," Tiefer said.

Read the article.

Learn more about Prof. Tiefer.

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Eubie Goes for Sports

This fall, look for an updated brand identity for the University of Baltimore's competitive sports program. The updated identity provides a fresh look for Eubie the UB Bee, the University’s mascot, and it sets the visual direction for the University of Baltimore Bees for years to come.

"This new identity will assist in better defining and distinguishing UB within and outside of the University community," said Nick Owens, the director of student center and recreation programs.

The new identity will roll out on sports apparel through Campus Recreation and Wellness over the coming months. It can also be spotted in advertising at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The first person to take a photo of the new identity at Camden Yards and post it to social media using the University's official hashtag, #ubalt, will win a $15 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble at the University of Baltimore. Images must be posted to public Instagram or Twitter profiles, or on UB’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/universitybaltimore.

The competitive sports program at the University of Baltimore includes intramural sports and sport clubs programs, representing basketball, boxing, golf, jiu jitsu, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and more. For additional information, visit www.ubalt.edu/campusrec.

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Spotlight UB's 2014 Fall Season a Mix of Music and Theater

The University of Baltimore announces its fall Spotlight UB series, featuring an eclectic mix of arts and entertainment that spans music from classical to video games, and plays that encompass Irish themes to theatrical stories from the dawn of the AIDS crisis. All Spotlight UB events take place in the Wright Theater, an acoustically oriented space on the top floor of UB's Student Center at 21 W. Mt. Royal Avenue.

The fall schedule showcases University of Baltimore voices with the Reflections and Echoes plays and the November Baltimore Stories performance, and also resumes its successful partnerships with the Aspen String Trio and theatrical director John C. Wilson. Taken all together, the University continues to provide Baltimore's student population with a varied and engaging performance arts selection.

Spotlight UB's fall schedule is as follows:

Soprano Danielle Buonaiuto and pianist Bethany Pietronio perform songs to the texts of E.E. Cummings
Thursday, Sept. 18
7 p.m.
$5 general admission, students free   
    
Eat and Learn Program: Reflections and Echoes, featuring short plays developed in the Armagh Project 2014, a month-long playwriting residency in Northern Ireland. The works will be read along with accompanying slideshow with images from Ireland, and historical context. The plays also will be read at the Maryland Irish Festival on Saturday, Nov. 8.
Wednesday, Oct. 1
Noon
$5 general admission

Spotlight UB furthers its local reputation for social justice theater with a production of Rebecca Ranson's early AIDS play, Warren. Directed by John C. Wilson and featuring local actors, the play explores themes of care-giving and family.
Oct. 23-26
7 p.m., plus a 2 p.m. performance on Oct. 23
$15 general, $10 senior citizens and UB staff and faculty, and $5 students and alumni

Aspen String Trio returns to campus with a concert of Degenerate Composers: Hans Gal, Gideon Klein and Hans Krasa. Radio personality and historian Jonathan Palevsky explains how these Holocaust survivor composers composed under brutal Nazi conditions.
Tuesday, Nov. 4
7 p.m.
$15 general, $10 senior citizens and UB staff and faculty, and $5 students and alumni
    
UB veterans read their work as part of the campus Salute Our Troops initiative, in partnership with the Maryland Humanities Council.
Nov. 10-12
Veterans’ Week
Times to be announced

UB memoirists perform their urban monologues in Baltimore Stories
Thursday, Nov. 13
7 p.m.
$5 general, free to students

The Triforce Quartet, a chamber music group that plays video game themes, performs a concert co-sponsored by the Digital Designers Guild
Thursday, Nov. 20
7 p.m.
$5 general, free to students

For tickets and additional information about these performances, visit www.ubalt.edu/spotlightub or call 410.837.4053. Online ticketing is available via www.etix.com.

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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International Affairs Professor: U.S. Must Keep an Eye on Iran

Ivan Sascha Sheehan, assistant professor in the University of Baltimore's School of Public and International Affairs, delivers advice to the White House in both The Hill and Bloomberg TV regarding a way forward in the Middle East. Sheehan, director of UB's M.S. in Negotiations and Conflict Management program and co-director of the M.A. in Global Affairs and Human Security program, says the United States must remain aware of the difficulties posed by Iran in crafting a peace process for the region.

"What is worrisome is that White House officials seem to lack a strategy to counter the larger threat posed" by Iran, Sheehan writes in an op-ed in The Hill.

On Bloomberg, Sheehan says that while many in the U.S. are focused on the rise of the organization known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), some of the region's top policy experts say that Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons is the real worry.

Read Sheehan's op-ed in The Hill.

Watch the Bloomberg TV coverage with Sheehan.

Learn more about Ivan Sascha Sheehan.

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UB Criminologist: Ferguson Reveals Danger of Uncertain Police Tactics

Jeffrey Ian Ross, professor of criminal justice in the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs, tells CNN that the various tactics tried by law enforcement to quell unrest in Ferguson, Mo., may be a factor in the continuing violence and frustration there. The use of military-grade hardware has been "provocative," Ross said, while other efforts have appeared to show that police are "making it up as they go along."

While Ross agrees that police were needed to address the unrest, he said that public perceptions that they are "experimenting" to determine what will disperse the crowds have become a focal point.

"It tells me that they're not ceretain who's in control and how to control this civil strife," Ross said.

Watch the CNN interview.

Learn more about Prof. Ross.

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Law: Deadline for filing for December graduation

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We CARE: Trivia Game

CARE stands for community, accountability, responsibility and excellence. Play this trivia game to discover how the Office of Community Life and the Dean of Students can help you reach your goals. The first 100 participants each day will win a prize; play all three days for a chance to win the grand prize.

For a full schedule of events, visit www.ubalt.edu/welcomeweeks.

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Meet UB

Find out about campus departments, offices and organizations at this all-campus resource fair. Eubie will make an appearance for photo opportunities, and a raffle for Baltimore Orioles’ tickets will be held.

For a full schedule of events, visit www.ubalt.edu/welcomeweeks.

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Official Welcome

A University-wide welcome with remarks by our new president, Kurt L. Schmoke. Get to know the University creed and sing along to the UB alma mater.

For a full schedule of events, visit www.ubalt.edu/welcomeweeks.

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Picnic on the Plaza

Enjoy picnic fare—including hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers—with your classmates.

For a full schedule of events, visit www.ubalt.edu/welcomeweeks.