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National Book Award Winner Jaimy Gordon, April 22

Jaimy Gordon, winner of the National Book Award for her novel Lord of Misrule, will read from her works on Tuesday, April 22 as the University of Baltimore's M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts presents a Klein Family Fund Reading. The event, free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. in the Hilda and Michael Bogomolny Room in the UB Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave.

A native of Baltimore, Gordon graduated from Antioch College in 1966 and received an M.A. in English and a doctorate in creative writing, both from Brown University. She lives in Kalamazoo, Mich., where she teaches in the M.F.A. program of Western Michigan University.

Lord of Misrule, Gordon's fourth novel, delves into the world of small-time horse racing and the characters who call a down-on-its-luck racetrack in West Virginia their home.

"Assured, exotic and uncategorizable," said The New York Times. "[A]n incontrovertible winner, a bona fide bolt from the blue."

"Gordon's characters ... are complex and finely drawn," said The New Yorker. "[Gordon] unspools a plot of corruption and intrigue."

Time: "Moody, poetic, darkly funny prose."

NPR: "[A] magical tale about a dusty West Virginia town and its downtrodden racetrack."

To receive additional informaiton about this event, send an email to jcrooks@ubalt.edu.

Learn more about UB's M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts 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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Law Professor: State May Have a Case in Possible Health Exchange Lawsuit

Charles Tiefer, professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, tells WBAL-TV that the State of Maryland may have a strong case if it decides to sue its prime contractor over rollout problems for the new health exchange.

Check out WBAL's coverage.

Learn more about Prof. Tiefer.

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Maryland First Lady to Serve as School of Law Commencement Speaker, May 19

The University of Baltimore School of Law's 87th commencement ceremony will take place on Monday, May 19 at 1 p.m. in the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave.

The Hon. Catherine Curran O'Malley, a Baltimore City District Court judge and Maryland's first lady, will serve as commencement speaker. Judge O'Malley earned her law degree from the UB School of Law in 1991. After serving as an assistant state's attorney, O'Malley was appointed to the bench by Gov. Parris Glendening in 2001.

A longtime advocate for the rights of victims, Judge O'Malley—who is married to Gov. Martin O'Malley—has worked to end domestic violence locally, nationally and internationally. Since 2007 she has traveled to Russia four times to speak about the effects of domestic violence on women worldwide. Locally, she has worked with the House of Ruth Maryland, as well as with other institutions devoted to ending abusive behavior against women.

Judge O'Malley, the mother of four children, has also championed efforts to end bullying. In 2011, she joined with Facebook and Time Warner Inc. to promote National Bullying Prevention Month, and in 2012 she spoke at the U.S. Department of Education's Bullying Prevention Summit. That year she also spoke about cyberbullying at the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ annual meeting.

At the commencement ceremony, University of Baltimore President Robert L. Bogomolny and School of Law Dean Ronald Weich will offer remarks, as will 2014 School of Law Valedictorian Jordan M. Halle. Two other students will be recognized for academic excellence and service to the law school. Approximately 298 J.D. students and 25 LL.M. students will receive degrees.

Admission is by ticket only and space is limited.

Learn more about the UB School of Law.

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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Documentary Film, The Garden, April 22

Join UB Green and the Helen P. Denit Honors Program for a screening of the documentary film The Garden, along with a follow-up discussion, on Tuesday, April 22, beginning at noon in Room 003 of the William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center (home of the Merrick School of Business), 11 W. Mt. Royal Ave. The screening is free and open to the public; an R.S.V.P. is required (Details listed below.)

Produced and directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, The Garden received a 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary feature. It tells the story of the South Central Community Garden in Los Angeles, the largest garden of its kind in the U.S., and its complicated struggle for survival. The film premiered at the prestigious AFI Silverdocs film festival where it won best documentary. It later earned a number of awards, including accolades from the Florida and Camden film festivals and the MMPA Diversity Award. L.A. Times film critic Kenneth Turan said, "Excellent! Its lessons about the levers of power and politics, and how easy it is to get co-opted, are relevant everywhere. The Garden is a potent human drama."

Lunch will be served for those who view the screening and R.S.V.P. here. Those with conflicting class schedules are encouraged to attend for as much of the screening as possible.

More information about this event is available by calling Jeff La Noue at 410.837.5199 or by sending an email to j.lanoue@ubalt.edu.

Learn more about UB Green and the Helen P. Denit Honors Program.

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Organizational Legal Health Check-Up, April 12

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Law: Exam Deferral (Conflict) Request Period

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Motivating People, Mentoring Potential, Measuring Performance

Supervisory training has been developed that supports an enhanced understanding of how UB’s improved performance management program works, the role of supervisors and the engagement of staff. This 3.5-hour training is required for all supervisory staff and faculty responsible for completing staff performance appraisals. Remember, completed and signed Performance Appraisal forms are due in the Office of Human Resources no later than April 30, 2014.

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Writing a Useful Position Description-CANCELED

Position descriptions are foundational to building and managing a talented and engaged workforce. Improve your understanding and skills in developing position descriptions that contribute to your success in effectively recruiting the right talent, compensation correctly, establishing performance standards and informing employee development.

This 3-hour supervisory training is required for all supervisory staff and faculty responsible for developing staff position descriptions. During 2014 it is expected that all exempt position descriptions will be updated on the new UB Position Description form.

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Strategies for Student Success: Bill Durden

Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series

Strategies for Student Success: Bill Durden

Bill Durden, president emeritus and professor of liberal arts at Dickinson College, professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Education and operating partner of Sterling Partners, will address challenges and opportunities for the 21st-century university, focusing on UB’s diverse population. The presentation and discussion also will include tactical, mindful and inventive strategies for reaching UB's student success goals.

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend. R.S.V.P. by Monday, April 14.

A reception will follow.

co-sponsored by the UB student success initiative

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Graduate School: Navigating the Process

Are you thinking about attending graduate school? There are many aspects of getting into your dream program, including letters of recommendation, personal statements, GREs/GMATs and funding–just to name a few. Attend this session for helpful pointers on the ins and outs of the graduate admission process. 

R.S.V.P. on UBworks (within MyUB) under the “Events” tab. Click on the “Workshops” sub tab and select the workshop you wish to attend.