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Yeats Classic Staged at UB, March 26

Spotlight UB—the University of Baltimore's live performance series—will present a dramatized staged reading of the classic William Butler Yeats play, Purgatory, entirely performed and directed by UB community members, on Thursday, March 26. The event is free and open to the public.

Arts and Theater Manager Kimberley Lynne will direct the performance, which stars Associate Professor Steve Matanle and Events Services Coordinator Michael Zemarel. This short and existential work will receive two performances on March 26, at 12:30 and 5:30 p.m., both in the Wright Theater in UB's Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. The performances will coincide with Lynne's Irish Culture class and Matanle's English Literature class. The production continues Spotlight UB's mission of bringing arts programming to the community by connecting academic curricula with the artistic pursuits of UB faculty, staff, and students.

Yeats is considered one of the foremost literary figures in Irish and British literature. Growing up in County Sligo, he drew much of his inspiration for his poetry, fiction and dramatic works from local stories and landmarks. While pursuing his own artistic efforts, Yeats supported himself by publishing anthologies of Irish folklore and poetry. As a man of the Victorian era, a time when spiritualism was popular, the widespread interest in the supernatural intersected with the Celtic flavor of Yeats's own mythic expertise. His wife, Georgie, began to exhibit the ability to channel "spirits from beyond the veil" through the technique known as automatic writing. Her claim of communication with these voices inspired Yeats and helped him conceive of his own vision of Purgatory, and to write the play.

The free performance will be followed by a talk-back with the performers, who will work with the audience to deconstruct this short but incredibly rich play.

For more information about Spotlight UB, visit www.ubalt.edu/spotlightub or send an email to spotlightub@ubalt.edu.

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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Spring 2015 Reading Series Welcomes Novelists, Poets and More

The University of Baltimore's M.F.A. Reading Series has announced its spring 2015 season, featuring a mix of outstanding novelists, poets, artists and more. All readings will be held on campus, and are free and open to the public. Here they are:

  • March 23, 7 p.m.: The Baltimore Ekphrasis Project will have launch party and reading to celebrate the writers and artists participating in the project. It will take place in the Bogomolny Room in the UB Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave.
  • March 30, 7 p.m.: Poet Joe Harrison presents a reading and book launch.
  • April 7: noon: A celebration of National Poetry Month, taking place in the Liberal Arts and Policy Building Theater (Room 308), 10 W. Preston St.
  • April 22, 7 p.m.: Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon (UB's Klein Family School of Communications Design writer in residence), reading in the Wright Theater in the UB Student Center. Reception and book signing to follow in the adjacent Bogomolny Room.
  • May 4, 7 p.m.: Book release party and reading for UB's new literary journal, Skelter, in the Bogomolny Room.
  • May 8, time to be announced: A Reading and Publication Party for students graduating from the M.F.A. program, to be held in the Wright Theater.

Learn more about the M.F.A. Reading Series.

Learn more about UB's M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts.

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's Philippines Empowerment Project Leads to Art Show, Student Travel

A joint project by the University of Baltimore and a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women and their families in the effort to overcome global poverty has resulted in an exhibition, "Artists of the Visayas: Enable a Woman—Change the Future," opening on Sunday, March 1 at the World Trade Center in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The exhibition will continue throughout March—Women's History Month—in the building's lobby on Pratt Street.

The nonprofit, NEW Pathways, is led by Christine Nielsen, professor emerita in UB's Merrick School of Business and the University's Yale Gordon Chair of Distinguished Teaching Emerita. For the past several years, NEW Pathways has been engaged in efforts here and abroad to help women in the Philippines become entrepreneurs by starting up and sustaining small businesses. Many of these endeavors involve arts and crafts. Nielsen has made several trips to the islands, and has encouraged UB students to be part of this cultural exchange with economics at its heart. She also has hosted women from the Philippines at the University of Baltimore, and has made her efforts an important part of UB's service learning course work.

Now, NEW Pathways has gathered the original artwork of several of these women, who come from remote, rural areas of the Philippines. Although many have never expressed themselves through art before, their work is inspiring, colorful and intricate.

Through a UB Foundation Fund for Excellence grant awarded last fall, exhibits at the World Trade Center and at the University will take place. In addition, the grant will allow 10 UB graduate students to travel with Nielsen to the Philippines on a service learning course next January.

"The students will play crucial roles," Nielsen says, "working with counterpart students from a local university to conduct interviews with participants, assess their needs and assist them in their business start-ups."

For more information about this project, send an email to chris@newpathwaystoenterprise.org.

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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Maryland's Court of Special Appeals Visits UB, March 2

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Penn Station Campaign Earns UB Gold Recognition

The University of Baltimore and its advertising and marketing agency, idfive, earned a gold medal from the 2014 Collegiate Advertising Awards for its campaign last fall in neighboring Penn Station.

The campaign, which told student stories under the Knowledge That Works banner, received the recognition in the category of Outdoor Transit/Airport/Subway-Series. The campaign featured signage both inside and outside the station, in highly trafficked areas including the train platforms.

In addition, UB picked up accolades from the 30th annual Educational Advertising Awards. A poster for student recruitment and the fall 2014 edition of the University of Baltimore Magazine both earned Merit recognition from the EAA.

Learn more about the Collegiate Advertising Awards.

Learn more about the Educational Advertising Awards.

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FSS Medical Examiner Tour

Join FSS for a trip down to the Medical Examiner's Office!

*This tour contains graphic content that may not be suitable for all participants.*

We will have the opportunity to tour the building, have a presentation on what the ME's office is all about, and get to see the autopsy area!

Where: Office of the Chief Medical Examiner: 900 W Baltimore St. Baltimore, MD 21223

When: Saturday, February 28 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Price: $5 for UB Students or $7 for guests

*Tickets may be purchased in the Liberal Arts & Policy Building (LAP) on the 5th floor, room 538 from the FSS President, Allison Fischer. A disclaimer explaining that this tour includes graphic content will need to be signed at the time of purchase.

*PLEASE NOTE: Transportation will NOT be provided!

*We will meet at the ME’S by 8:15 a.m.

*Parking Instructions:

There are three choices for parking:

1. There is street parking directly in front of the building. It states that you need to have a pass, but you should be okay to park there.

2. Down the street a bit there is a 'pay- to- park' street parking similar to parking at UB.

3. On the back side of the building, at the left corner of Baltimore Street, there is a "lot". Its more field/grass area. You may park in this area, but it is "park at your own risk".

Spots are limited for this event! If you would like to attend, please reserve your spot by purchasing a ticket today in the LAP Building Room 538!

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Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Sitting at UB

On March 2, the University of Baltimore School of Law becomes a Maryland courtroom. Don’t miss the chance to sit front and center as the law school hosts the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.

The program will begin at 9 a.m. Cases will be heard 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The court will hear the following cases:
Samuel Cooper v. State of Maryland
Laquesha Lewis v. State of Maryland
John W. Fishback, III v. State of Maryland
Donald L. Main v. Frederick Memorial Hospital

This is a live session of the Court of Special Appeals. Appropriate attire is required. No audio or video recording is permitted. Cell phones or other similar devices should be powered off during the court session. Please refrain from speaking while the court is in session; even whispered conversations can distract the court or counsel.

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Journal of International Law Symposium -- "International Human Rights: What Is the U.S. Role?"

Join the UB Journal of International Law for a Stead Lecture and symposium: International Human Rights: What Is the U.S. Role? The event will feature a keynote address by U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin.

Sen. Cardin has represented Maryland in the United States Senate since 2007. Among his other duties, he serves as a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and as the senior Democrat on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Panelists:
Laura Dickinson, professor, George Washington University Law School
Michael Greenberger, professor, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Reena Shah, attorney and director of the Human Rights Project, Maryland Legal Aid
The panel will be moderated by Catherine Moore, coordinator for International Law Programs, UB School of Law.

Registration is now closed for lunch, but the symposium is open to all. This event is co-sponsored by the University of Baltimore International Law Society and the Center for International and Comparative Law.

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Screening The Dead

Spotlight UB will screen John Huston's final film, The Dead, for free as part of Kimberley Lynne's World Cultures: Ireland class. Set in Dublin in 1914, The Dead celebrates Irish hospitality in a holiday feast but also explores a husband's discovery of his wife's long lost love.

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Feminist Legal Theory Conference Workshop

This year's conference workshop will be "UPS v. Young: Activist Strategies to Advance the Rights of Women Workers" presented by Joanna Grossman, professor of law at Hofstra University's Maurice A. Deane School of Law, and Deborah L. Brake, professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. This workshop will continue the annual tradition of involving all attendees as participants in an interactive discussion and reflection.