Monthly Archives: July 2017

Global Experiences in Criminal Justice 2017: Barcelona, Spain

Each summer, the School of Criminal Justice offers UB students the opportunity to take Comparative Issues in Criminal Justice, a course that explores current issues in criminology, criminal justice, and victims services around the world, culminating in a 10-day global immersion trip. The course, open to both graduate and undergraduate students, is taught by Associate Professor Tara Richards, who also leads the immersion trip.

This year’s course focused on gender-based violence in the United States and Spain, and had a record number of students (15) who took the class and participated in the immersion trip to Barcelona, Spain. During their time abroad, the students visited an immigration center that assists women and children, had a site visit/lecture at the Commission for Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, toured the Parliament of Catalonia and met with three members of parliament about legislation on women’s rights, and visited the Catalan Women’s Institute. They also attended multiple lectures with local service providers, and engaged in several cultural activities including touring Cavas Cordoniu (Spain’s oldest sparkling wine vineyard) and La Sagrada Familia, and taking a Catalan Cooking class.

Here are some pictures from their travels…

Learn more about Global Experiences in Criminal Justice.
Learn more about Prof. Tara Richards.
Read “Study Abroad 101: Getting a Beefeater to Smile” in the fall 2015 issue of the UB Magazine.

Tune in: Hartley on the Trump presidency, Schaefer’s faith-based development initiative

Tune in to WBAL-TV 11’s “11 TV Hill” this Sunday, July 16 at 11:30 a.m. when Dean Roger Hartley and several other guests will join host Jason Newton to discuss the six-month anniversary of the Trump presidency. The discussion will cover:

  • the Russia investigation
  • firing of FBI Director James Comey
  • Special Counsel Bob Mueller
  • Supreme Court appointment of Neil Gorsuch
  • the travel ban
  • health care overhaul
  • what’s next for the Trump administration.

*NOTE: The show will re-air Sunday evening at 10:30 p.m. on MeTV Baltimore.

And listen to the Marc Steiner Show on WEAA 88.9 FM on Monday, July 17 at 11 a.m. when guests Pastor David Franklin and instructor Lisa Hodge will discuss the Baltimore Faith-Based Development Certificate Program, a collaboration between UB’s Schaefer Center for Public Policy and Enterprise Community Partners.