Monthly Archives: March 2016

Learn about your voting rights and the election process, March 31

Join us for “From Rights to Rhetoric: Why Voting Matters” this Thursday, March 31 from 6-8 p.m. in the H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons Town Hall. Our panel of experts will provide multiple perspectives on voter registration and legislation to help you become more informed before Election Day. Refreshments will follow the discussion.

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UB to host live campus candidate forums, elections 2016


On March 22, 23 and 25, the University of Baltimore will host forums for the Democratic and Republican candidates for the Baltimore mayoral race and the Maryland representative to U.S. Senate race. The forums are co-sponsored by the University of Baltimore’s College of Public Affairs, Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences and Schaefer Center for Public Policy, the Baltimore City League of Women Voters, The Baltimore Sun and WJZ-TV, who will be taping the forums for rebroadcast. The forums are FREE and open to the public, but tickets are required for entry.

In addition to the forums, the Schaefer Center and the College of Public Affairs have been working in conjunction with The Baltimore Sun to keep tabs on voters’ thoughts through co-sponsored polls as the primaries approach.

To reserve tickets, submit questions for the candidates and read commentary on the latest Sun/UB election poll results, visit

CPA Professors Sheehan and Stanley Awarded 2016 USM Regents’ Faculty Awards

School of Criminal Justice Executive Director and Professor Debra Stanley and School of Public and International Affairs Associate Professor Ivan Sascha Sheehan have been named recipients of a 2016 University System of Maryland Regents’ Faculty Award. Sheehan received the award for Excellence in Mentoring, while Stanley received the award for Excellence in Public Service. Sheehan_Stanley

“To say the least, we are very proud of Deb and Sascha for this marvelous accomplishment,” said College of Public Affairs Dean Roger Hartley. “The USM Regent’s Faculty Awards are the highest honors offered to faculty by the Board of Regents. These honors are well deserved and speak volumes about the quality of our faculty in the college.”

Stanley and Sheehan will join their fellow faculty winners at a special presentation ceremony hosted by the board on Friday, April 15, at the University of Maryland University College in Adelphi, Md.

Learn more about Assoc. Prof. Sheehan.

Learn more about Prof. Stanley.


Asst. Prof. Andrea Cantora shares the ins and outs of teaching behind prison walls


In a new video for Strong Returns, School of Criminal Justice Assistant Professor Andrea Cantora talks about what it’s like to teach UB students alongside incarcerated men and women at the Jessup Correctional Institute through the national Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. Inside-Out, an initiative of Temple University’s Inside-Out Center, brings ‘outside’ (undergraduate) students together with ‘inside’ (incarcerated) students to study as peers. According to the Inside-Out website, the program provides college students with an opportunity to go behind prison walls to reconsider what they have come to know about crime and justice, and gives men and women inside prison the chance to place their life experiences into a larger context.

Watch the video.

Learn more about Asst. Prof. Cantora.