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Muslim Students and Scholars Spring Banquet

Muslim Students and Scholars Association Spring Banquet

Please join the UMB Muslim Students and Scholars Association on Wednesday, March 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the SMC Ballroom for our 2017 spring banquet.

This event is open to everyone and there will be delicious food and great entertainment.

The banquet will focus on having a positive attitude while building unity and strengthening our interfaith communities.

Our discussion will be led by an amazing group of panelists: Brother Jose Acevedo, Imam Mikaeel Ahmed Smith, and Dr. Zainab Chaudry!

Please RSVP by email or through our Facebook page.

Waleed Risheq Bulletin Board, UMB NewsMarch 15, 20170 comments
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Calm Leadership Earns SOL’s Boggs Employee of the Month

When the Freddie Gray riots forced the Francis King Carey School of Law to rearrange its final exam schedule on short notice, Steven Boggs, JD, stepped up in a big way. For these efforts, along with his typical excellence and leadership, Boggs, director of law records and registration at Carey Law, was chosen as UMB’s Employee of the Month for September.

“His exemplary achievement this year was his quick, effective, and creative approach to administering exams in connection with the closure of the University in late April,” Susan Krinsky, MPH, JD, associate dean for student affairs at the law school, said in nominating Boggs. “Steven is a team player with amazing problem-solving skills.”

Keeping His Cool in Chaos

Boggs thought he was attending a meeting on the student record database when he went to the Lexington Building on Sept. 22. Then UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, walked into the room and surprised him with the award.

“You were calm and showed true leadership when law students were taking their exams in the midst of chaos,” Perman said. “Even Dean [Donald B.] Tobin conveyed that you embodied the core values of the institution — how to collaborate and be civil under stress. I’m particularly appreciative that we have the chance to honor you.”

Excellence and Professionalism

Krinsky said Boggs consistently demonstrates excellence and leadership. One of the law school’s goals is to educate the next generation, and Boggs’ excellence in running the registrar’s office, along with his commitment to students, will help to achieve that goal, Krinsky said.

After the ceremony, Boggs was grateful for more than the certificate and $250 he received.

“I appreciated being able to share the moment with the ladies that I work with most closely on a daily basis,” he said. “I am grateful to be the registrar for the law school and all the demands that come with the job because I feel supported every step of the way.”

Sarah RebackFor B'more, People, UMB News, University Administration, University LifeSeptember 30, 20150 comments
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Police Escort

UMB’s Police Escort Service

Those who regularly use the police escort service at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) say it’s a timely, trustworthy UMB benefit that’s easy to use and reduces their anxiety about returning to their car or residence after dark. Their only question is why more people don’t utilize it.

“I’d urge people to use it. It’s there. It’s free. It brings peace of mind,” says Taylor Cole, a student at the School of Dentistry. “I wouldn’t feel safe without it. I didn’t grow up in the city so I wouldn’t go out at night if it wasn’t offered.”

Availability & Boundaries

The UMB Police Force’s van and walking escort service is available to all University students, faculty, and staff and employees at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). The walking police escort service is available on campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Times of the van service recently were expanded as were its boundaries, which extend three blocks beyond the campus borders on all sides.

Van service now stretches to Schroeder Street on the west, Franklin Street on the north, Park Avenue on the east, and Washington Boulevard on the south. Police van escort hours have been extended to 3 p.m. through 1 a.m., with two seven-passenger vans operating during peak hours, between 5 p.m. and 1 a.m. And additional personnel will be dedicated to coordinating van escorts, ensuring better customer service.

To arrange a police van escort or walking escort, simply call 6-6882 on a campus telephone or 410-706-6882 and a uniformed officer will be sent to your location. Riders are required to have either a UMB or UMMC ID.

Customer Service

UMB Police Chief Antonio “Tony” Williams, MS, said at the Oct. 14 Safety Matters at UMB Town Hall “I used to tell Dr. Perman, ‘Hey, I can make them drive the van but I can’t make them smile.’ Now we have some people who like to smile and chat with you while they’re doing it. The whole idea is we want to provide superior customer service to you.”

Benefits & Staying Safe

Beth Friedman, BSN ’14, a graduate of the School of Nursing who is now a surgical staff nurse at UMMC, says that phone number has been invaluable to her. “Friends ask me all the time ‘how do you get home? What’s the number [for the police escort service]?’ They gave us the number the first day as students and I’ve given it out like candy ever since.”

Friedman, who works on rotating shifts, says her life would be far different without the police escort service, which she uses several times a week. As a student she would take it from school or the library to her residence. Now she gets rides from the medical center to the garage after dark.

“I’ve been safe the last three years because of the police escort service,” Friedman says. “If it wasn’t here? As a student, I’d definitely limit going out, make curfew earlier, stay at someone’s house more often. The service has made living in Baltimore very comfortable.”

She says the service isn’t just for people going long distances across campus. “A lot of people overestimate their ability of what they should and shouldn’t do,” Friedman says. “They say it’s only three or four blocks. Why chance it? Be safe. Use the police escort service.“

Sidrah Khan says she learned her lesson as a first-year nursing student when she was walking at night and someone came up from behind her suddenly. “I never made that mistake again,” she says. “At night, I always call the police escort service.”

Increased Demand

She’s not alone. Just between Oct. 1 and Oct. 9, 2014, there were 404 calls to the UMB Police Force for escorts. In September, there were 756 requests, which all were met. The UMB police would like to see that number rise.

“We want to hear from every community member who wants a walking or van/mobile escort,” says Lt. Virginia Chapko, who oversees education and training for the department. “We don’t want anyone to feel that this service is not available to them.”

Williams says, “It is our department’s goal to provide a ride to anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable walking on campus when it’s dark.”

Despite the increased demand, the police van or walking escorts usually arrive promptly. “Maybe 30 minutes on a bad day,” says Meghan Kemp, a law student who uses the service less now that she has a closer parking spot. She remains a big supporter of the police escort service. “I recommend it, it’s just safer at night. Better safe than sorry. You can’t be too safe.”

Who’s Using the UMB Escort Service?

Patrick Mensah, a pharmacy student, uses the police escort service as many as four times a week. He admits he gets some ribbing from larger, stronger friends who feel they can better protect themselves “but I won’t compromise on that,” Mensah says. “My safety comes first. I study late and I don’t know how I would have made it without the police escort service.”

Nursing student Henry Inegbenosun agrees with Mensah. He often studies at the library until 1 at night and has to cross Martin Luther King Boulevard to reach his residence. “It’s a student safety thing, not a gender thing,” says Inegbenosun, who rides the escort van up to four nights a week. “Sometimes we use the buddy system and travel in groups, but when I’m by myself, I call for a police escort. It’s just the smart thing to do.”

Heads Up

UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, reminded those at the safety town hall to stay off their cell phones when walking outside. “Of course, the phones themselves are popular targets for thieves,” Perman says. “But it is the loss of awareness of one’s surroundings that presents an even greater danger.”

Williams urges those at UMB to let his department know how they are doing and to call 711 (on a campus phone) or 410-706-3333 to report any suspicious activity. “If you feel there is something we need to improve,” he says, “please let us know.” Concerns, comments, and suggestions can be sent to

Dr. Perman’s support is unwavering. “Among all the things we do here,” he says, “there is absolutely nothing more important to me and to the leadership of the University than the safety of our students, our staff, our faculty, our partners, our friends, and our neighbors.”

Christian ZangEducation, Global & Community Engagement, People, UMB News, University LifeOctober 21, 20140 comments
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Publishing Research a Family Affair

With 20 books between the three, School of Social Work (SSW) Professor Emeritus Howard Palley, his wife and noted researcher Marian, and their daughter University of Maryland, Baltimore SSW and Carey School of Law (SOL) alum Elizabeth, MSW ’97, JD ’96, are making valuable contributions to many research areas including health care, women in politics, social work, law, and more.

About Howard Palley

Howard is a prolific author. To name but a few, he is the co-author of The Chronically-Limited Elderly: The Case for a National Policy for In-Home and Supportive Community-Based Services. He is the editor of Community-Based Programs and Policies: Contributions to Social Policy Development in Health Care and Health Care-Related Services (Routledge, 2009). Recently, he has co-authored The Political and Economic Sustainability of Health Care in Canada: Private-Sector Involvement in the Federal Provincial Health Care System (Cambria Press, 2012). He also has recently co-authored with his wife, Marian Lief Palley, The Politics of Women’s Health Care in the United States (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

About Marian Palley

Marian, a professor emerita of political science and international relations at the University of Delaware, has authored or co-authored twelve books. Her most recent are The Politics of Women’s Health Care in the United States, Women and Politics Around the World, Women of Japan and Korea, Women and Public Policies, and The Politics of Federal Grants.

About Elizabeth Palley

Daughter Elizabeth, an associate professor of social work at Adelphi University in New York, graduated from SSW in 1997 and SOL in 1996. She recently had her first book published with co-author and SSW Associate Professor Corey Shdaimah. The book, In Our Hands: The Struggle for U.S. Child Care Policy, explores the relative paucity of U.S. child care and child care support. She has also published numerous articles on the implementation of disability policy.

Matt ConnCollaboration, Global & Community Engagement, People, Research, UMB NewsSeptember 4, 20140 comments
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Could Chronic Pain Neuroimaging Impact the Legal System?

Turn on any television crime drama and it is easy to see how DNA testing has become an everyday tool in the criminal justice system. Could neuroimaging play a similar role in court cases involving chronic pain? A group of pain scientists and legal scholars from across the country discussed how pain research can inform the legal profession during a symposium at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, on April 25.

Understanding the Contributors to Pain

The symposium, “Imaging Brains, Changing Minds: Chronic Pain Neuroimaging in Law,” was led by School of Dentistry Assistant Professor David Seminowicz, PhD, and School of Law Associate Professor Amanda Pustilnik, JD. The goal of the forum, which was sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, was to open a dialogue about neuroimaging and its potential to help lawyers, judges, juries, and legal scholars understand the underlying mechanisms that contribute to chronic pain.

Proving the Existence of Chronic Pain

Traditionally, courts have viewed chronic pain that is not related to an obvious injury as a psychological condition, according to Pustilnik. In a courtroom, it can be very challenging to definitively prove the existence of chronic pain, since there is still so much uncertainty surrounding its causes and diagnosis. Neuroimaging studies could change that.

A Glimpse of the Future

Over the past decade, neuroimaging studies have shown that chronic pain can lead to alterations in certain areas of the brain, Seminowicz explains. These changes in brain activity can cause a person to suffer from chronic pain for months and years after an injury has healed. Legal professionals could use neuroimaging studies to show these brain activity changes, which could help prove or disprove the existence of a chronic pain condition. “What we are seeing now is just a glimpse of what this research will be able to provide in the future,” Seminowicz says. “We are only going to get better at determining, from brain images, if someone is experiencing pain.”

Adam ZeweCollaboration, Research, Technology, UMB NewsMay 6, 20140 comments
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Phillips Obit

UM Carey Law Mourns Robert Phillips

Professor Phillips began teaching at UM Carey Law in 1996. He was also an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine, and a lecturer and former assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. This semester, he was co-teaching the mental disability and criminal law seminar.

A Jack of All Trades

Professor Philips was the medical director for Forensic Consultation Associates, Inc., which specializes in psychiatric consultations in civil and criminal litigation, and counted the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Secret Service among his regular clients. He was also frequently enlisted by Stephen Bright of the Southern Center for Human Rights to evaluate the mental status of death row inmates.

A Distinguished Professor

Phillips was a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and served as its deputy medical director from 1993 to 1998. He was also a former president of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, and worked as a special consultant to Jack Valenti, former president of the Motion Picture Association of America, when that organization was helping to develop a national television content rating system.

Committed to Social Justice

Phillips’ professional success, wrote Ezra Griffith, MD, “flow[ed] from a reputation honed by tenacious connection to a moral view of his work.” In his 2005 profile of Phillips for the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Griffith recalled how, as a young state administrator, Phillips resisted institutional pressure to spin an investigative report about a death that had occurred in a state hospital, despite “provoking the ire of his superiors,” and hastening the end of his tenure.

Lawrence Fitch, with whom Phillips co-taught for 19 years, says that throughout the long and prosperous career that followed that difficult moment, “his moral compass never deviated” and “his commitment to social justice endured.”

About Phillips

Robert T.M. Phillips was born and raised in New York City. He attended Boston College, where he was vice president of the undergraduate government, and an active member of Black Talent, a group that advocated for campus diversity. After earning his BS in biology and psychology, he moved on to Harvard University where he earned a Master of Education with a concentration in administration planning and public psychology. He earned an advanced graduate studies degree in basic medical sciences at Tufts University School of Medicine, received a PhD in science education from the University of Iowa, and an MD from the Mayo Medical School. He specialized in psychiatry during his residency at the Yale University School of Medicine, and served as chief resident in psychiatry.

He is survived by his wife, Ana Maria Phillips; his children, Nicole, Tiana, Spencer, and Alex; his sister, Denise Warner; and his nephews and grandchildren.

Gynene SullivanPeople, UMB News, University LifeMay 6, 20140 comments
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Climate Check Survey

Take the Climate Check Survey!

Law students got to party it up on Tuesday!

With the highest participation in the Climate Check Survey in the fall, law students won a delicious, free dinner to fuel them for upcoming finals.

Why Check the Climate at UMB?

The purpose of the Climate Check Survey is to gain insight into students’ familiarity with Title IX and its related policies and procedures on campus.

UMB is committed to fostering an environment in which its students, faculty, and staff are free from sexual harassment and violence, or illegal discriminatory practices.

Take the Survey

Law School Party

Law school won a dinner for their top participation in Climate Check Survey!

The time remaining to take the survey this s

pring is running out! You can take the survey until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 25.

As of right now, the law school is winning again! Will they be repeat champions?

Katie WollmanContests, Education, People, UMB News, University LifeApril 25, 20140 comments
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National Leader in Legal Education Named 10th Dean of Law

Jay A. Perman, MD, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has named Donald B. Tobin, JD, dean of the Francis King Carey School of Law. Tobin succeeds Phoebe Haddon, JD, LLM, who will return to UM Carey Law’s faculty.

The Perfect Blend

“Donald Tobin has the perfect blend of experience and skills to lead Carey Law,” says Perman. “He has a record of leading through collaboration, a strong belief in social responsibility and public service, and a commitment to providing students practice ready skills and helping them achieve professional success.”

“A great law school needs one thing: great people,” says Tobin. “One of the things that drew me to Maryland Carey Law is that you have that here – great students, great faculty, great staff, and great alumni.”

Tobin comes to UMB from Ohio State University where he was the John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Professor of Law at the Michael E. Moritz College of Law. During his 13 years at the Moritz College of Law, Tobin held numerous academic appointments that include: Founding Co-Director of the Program on Law and Leadership, Associate Dean for Faculty, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

New and Innovative Programs

Professor Tobin’s’ scholarly work has earned him national recognition as a leading expert on the intersection of tax and campaign finance laws. His publications include law texts on federal income taxation and tax ethics, along with articles on campaign finance disclosure and taxation of political organizations.

“We must build on our strengths and continue our efforts to create new and innovative programs that serve our students and our community,” says Tobin. “Maryland is a state with great growth and great innovation. The health law program, environmental law program, and the dispute resolution, and public health and homeland security centers build on tremendous strengths here at UM Carey Law. The Women, Leadership & Equality Program helps train the next generation of leaders. And the business law and intellectual property law programs build on the incredible opportunities that Maryland’s technology and business sectors provide.”

In addition, Tobin says, “UM Carey Law is a national leader in providing experiential learning opportunities for students, and students at UM Carey Law are making a difference in the community.”

About the Dean

Tobin has strong Maryland ties. A native of Columbia, Md., Tobin received his JD degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. He served as a legislative aide for U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-Md.), and was a staff member of the Senate Committee on the Budget specializing in tax and budget issues. He also served as an appellate staff attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division.

Tobin is a member of the Maryland Bar, as well as the bars of the Maryland Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for Maryland, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Patricia FanningPeople, UMB News, University LifeApril 15, 20140 comments
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Law School Security Officer Wins Employee of the Month

“Your co-workers say you are the employee of the month,” University President Jay A. Perman, MD, told a surprised Claydee Bolden recently in a conference room in the Saratoga Building. “Did you know that?”

“No!” exclaimed Bolden as she waved her face with her hand.

Employee of the Month Surprise

Bolden thought she was there to attend a meeting, but really the security officer, who works at the front desk at the Francis King Carey School of Law, was sent to the conference room to receive an Employee of the Month Award from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

“You do a great job,” Perman told Bolden.

A Grateful Recipient

Antonio Williams, MS, chief of police and assistant vice president for public safety, said the same when he nominated her for the award.

“Since being assigned to the School of Law five years ago, Security Officer Bolden has not only excelled at providing a safe environment by being vigilant, she has also come to know virtually all the students, faculty, and staff,” Williams said. “She has transcended her role as a security guard by becoming an ambassador and representative of the School of Law and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She embodies the core value of civility, as she makes everyone feel important.”

Bolden, who received a framed certificate, a letter from Perman, and $250, says she appreciates the recognition of her efforts to assure that everyone at the law school has “a pleasurable and safe experience.”

“I’m grateful and humble to be a recipient of the Employee of the Month Award,” she says.

As an employee of the month, Bolden was a candidate for the Cecil S. Kelly Memorial Employee of the Year Award, which is presented each spring.

Ronald HubePeople, UMB News, University LifeApril 15, 20140 comments
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The State of Concussions

On Friday, March 7, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Journal of Business & Technology Law (JBTL) will present its annual symposium.

Gathering to Discuss Sport-Related Concussions

The 2014 symposium, “The State of Concussions: Protecting Athletes Through Advances in Law, Public Health, and Science,” will facilitate an interdisciplinary discussion on the effects and consequences of concussions in professional, collegiate, amateur, and recreational sports.

With this important and timely event, JBTL will bring together scholars, practitioners, medical professionals, legislators, and other interested parties to explore a wide range of topics that highlight the complex issues related to concussions in sports.

Topics for Discussion

  • Legal ramifications for professional sports franchises, as well as colleges, universities, and secondary schools, for not properly diagnosing concussions and concussion-like symptoms in their athletes
  • Legislation, which has been signed in nearly every state, that focuses on return-to-play provisions for high school athletes
  • Costs and responsibilities associated with training individuals to better diagnose concussions and other brain-related sports injuries
  • Innovations in helmet design and the technology used to protect athletes during competition
  • Health consequences: the physical, mental, long-term, and short-term results from concussions

Registration is now open for this event.

Luke GibsonCollaboration, Education, UMB NewsFebruary 6, 20140 comments
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Law School Advocacy Day

Students Advocate for Legal Education

Sixteen students from the School of Law traveled to Annapolis to meet with state legislators as part of the School’s annual Advocacy Day.

What Goes on in Annapolis?

Students Get Briefed

Before shadowing delegates and senators, students were briefed by University of Maryland, Baltimore President Jay A. Perman, MD, and School of Law Dean Phoebe A. Haddon, JD, LLM, about how to speak with legislators, why the UM Carey School of Law is important to the state, and how legislators can help ensure funding for the law school.

Students Are Recognized by the Senate

Senator Lisa Gladden, JD ’91, formally recognized Dean Haddon and the UM Carey students to the Senate and spoke about the importance of her legal education, saying that attending the UM Carey School of Law helped her understand “what it means to be a lawyer and an advocate.”

Conversations With Legislators

Students heard comments from Del. Jon Cardin, JD ’01; Sen. Bill Ferguson, JD ’10; and Dan Friedman, JD ’94, counsel to the Maryland General Assembly in the Office of the Attorney General and a UM Carey law school faculty member.

Cardin told students to “think about how their skills can be used to make a difference in the world.”

Photo caption: First year law student Caitlin Johnston with Del. Keiffer Mitchell Jr. at the State House in Annapolis.

Jill YeskoEducation, UMB NewsFebruary 5, 20140 comments
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MPC’s Bivens Makes Poison Safety Fun for Local Students

The gray, rainy day could not dampen the bright eyes and big smiles covering the faces of the 32 students from the YMaryland group at Johnston Square Elementary School who visited Port Discovery Children’s Museum on Jan. 14.

While spending an afternoon at one of the top 12 children’s museums in the United States – according to Forbes – is sure to bring joy to any child’s day, these students were not here for a typical visit. They were on a mission; a mission to learn important healthy habits from UMB experts.

The Healthy Habits Initiative

Launched in January 2014, A Kid’s Port to Discovery: Healthy Habits is a community-based initiative developed by the Office of the President at UMB, in partnership with Port Discovery, to offer instructive – not to mention, exciting – health and wellness programs for local elementary school students.

“As a pediatrician, I care deeply about the health and well-being of children,” says Jay A. Perman, MD, president of UMB. “And, as a university president, I care deeply about the community in which we live and work. Our partnership with Port Discovery allows us to teach local school children about a wide range of healthy habits so that they can thrive.”

The initiative features presentations on physical and mental health and wellness from the faculty and staff of all six UMB professional schools.

UMB’s Partnership With Port Discovery

“The partnership between UMB and Port Discovery allows us to provide a unique experience for our after school students,” says Sarah Zimmerman, STEM and education specialist for Port Discovery. “These students have an opportunity to learn about important health topics from experts in the field, and this knowledge is being passed to the children who need it most.”

One of the first programs offered through this new initiative was presented by Angel Bivens, RPh, MBA, CSPI, public education coordinator for the Maryland Poison Center (MPC). Established in 1972, the MPC is part of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS) at the School of Pharmacy.

What is a poison?

“It is an honor to be recognized by the University as an expert in poison safety and to have this time to speak with young children about this important topic,” says Bivens. “It is always refreshing to hear what students have been taught about poison safety in school, and I appreciate the opportunity that has been created through this new initiative with Port Discovery to add to their knowledge base.”

Bivens’ presentation provided students with important poison safety information. “A poison is anything that can harm someone if it is used in the wrong way, by the wrong person, or in the wrong amount,” she said.

To illustrate different examples of poisons, Bivens brought a large white notebook filled with photos of potential poisons, including household cleaners, personal care products, automotive products, lawn and garden products, and medicines. She also spoke about Mr. Yuk, and how Mr. Yuk stickers can help students identify some poisons, but not all.

“There are many poisons that we cannot put Mr. Yuk stickers on,” explained Bivens. “We cannot put Mr. Yuk stickers on different plants and berries, or on the critters we find in the wild. That is why it is important that you never touch, smell, or taste anything without first checking with an adult to make sure it is safe.”

Medicine or Candy?

“Always ask first” – that was the message that Bivens worked to impart to students throughout her presentation. To further demonstrate just how important it is for children to ask adults before touching, smelling, or tasting anything, Bivens brought her “Medicine or Candy” chart – a small box that contains a number of unidentified medicines and candies that is sealed with a clear top.

“It was fun, and a little tough, trying to figure out which things were poisons and which were candies. A lot of them looked the same,” said one student about his experience in the program, confirming something that Bivens has known for years.

“Young kids cannot tell the difference between something that is good for them and something that is not,” says Bivens. “We want to make sure that we are not putting that decision-making power in their hands – that we are having them ask an adult.”

At the end of her presentation, Bivens gave each student a MPC pencil and closed envelope, which was to remain closed until the students got home and could share it with their parents. “The real message is meant for the parents, because they are the ones who need to change the environment to keep their children safe,” says Bivens.

Upcoming Presentations From Other Schools

Richard Manski, DDS, MBA, PhD, professor at the School of Dentistry, joined Bivens at Port Discovery, where he spoke to students about maintaining good oral health.

Programs in this month-long series will continue until Feb. 11. Future presentations will be delivered by faculty and staff from the schools of law, medicine, nursing, and social work, and cover a wide range of health-related topics, including healthy eating, healthy habits, asking for help, bullying and peer pressure, making good decisions, anatomy, and active living and exercise.

Upon completing the series, students will be presented with graduation certificates.

Malissa CarrollEducation, For B'more, Global & Community EngagementJanuary 27, 20140 comments
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Abraham Dash

Law Mourns the Passing of a Dear Friend and Colleague

The UM Carey Law community mourns the loss of its friend and colleague, Professor Emeritus Abraham Dash, JD, who passed away Sunday, Jan. 12 at his home in Bowie, Md.

Visitation times will be on Jan. 19 at the Robert E. Evans Funeral Home in Bowie. Funeral services will be on Jan. 20 at Bowie’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

A Class Act

“For decades Professor Dash was a well-loved and highly respected member of our faculty and the larger legal community,” said UM Carey Law Dean Phoebe A. Haddon, JD, LLM. “We will all miss his energy, wisdom and commitment to the highest ethical standards of our profession.”

Abe Dash was “a triple threat—a man with three careers,” said former dean and Professor Karen Rothenberg in 2005, at the time of Professor Dash’s retirement from the law school. In addition to his work as a teacher and scholar, he served with distinction as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and as a litigator in the federal government, bringing intelligence and integrity to all three professional arenas.

“Abe Dash was a class act,” declared Professor William Reynolds in a eulogy he wrote for the UM Carey Law community.

Air Force Pilot

After enlisting in the Navy at 16, near the end of World War II, Abe Dash flew transport planes and bombers during the Korean War, becoming the sole survivor of his 51st combat mission when his plane was shot down over Korea. He continued to fly for the Air Force until 1955 and remained an officer in the Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG) until retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1987 after a 42-year military career.

Public Servant

After earning his JD in just two years from Georgetown Law, Professor Dash spent many years in public service with the federal government. In addition to his work as associate counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee, he practiced as a litigator, serving as an associate counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, director of litigation for the criminal division of the Department of Justice, and deputy chief counsel to the comptroller of the currency in the treasury department.

These positions “led him to do things of which he was very proud – pursuing graft and fraud in high places,” observed Professor Reynolds.

Legal Professor

In 1970, Professor Dash joined the faculty of UM Carey Law, where he taught courses in administrative law, criminal procedure, and the legal profession.

“Everyone who knows Abe Dash recognizes that he found his true calling…when he began teaching,” observed Judge (ret.) Howard S. Chasanow ’61 and Judge Deborah K. Chasanow, his wife, at Professor Dash’s retirement celebration.

Law School Professor Jerome Deise recalled that in 1990, when he first met him, Professor Dash was already a highly respected attorney and teacher, well-known to those who practiced criminal law.

“I expected to find a very smart, arrogant, impatient, and curmudgeonly man,” Deise said. “I found instead, a very smart, generous, humble, kind and gentle man…The word that most aptly describes Abe, of course, is ‘gentleman.’”

Post your tribute for Abraham Dash. All responses will be shared with his family.

Jane WilsonPeople, UMB NewsJanuary 16, 20140 comments
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Dean Haddon

Haddon Tops List of Influential Legal Educators

UM Carey School of Law Dean Phoebe A. Haddon, JD, LLM, has been named “one of the most influential people in legal education” by The National Jurist for the second consecutive year. Haddon was ranked ninth of the 25 individuals recognized on the list, published in the January 2014 issue. Haddon ranked 12th in the magazine’s 2013 issue.

Commitment to Excellence

“I’m honored that the The National Jurist has again recognized the UM Carey School of Law for its commitment to excellence in legal education and its promise to provide students, especially those from diverse backgrounds, with the skills to achieve success in our field,” said Haddon.

How the List Was Made

The magazine requested nominations from every law school in the nation. Its editors selected 50 candidates and then sent the list to law school deans and others of influence in the legal community, asking them to rate each nominee.

Haddon’s Interests

Haddon has grown increasingly concerned about what she calls “the mismatch” in law today. As she has said in several recent presentations to academic and professional groups, “We have thousands of highly trained but unemployed young lawyers and millions of moderate and lower-income people who need legal counsel. Our challenge is to bring them together.”

Legal Scholar and Major Fundraiser

An accomplished legal scholar with expertise in constitutional and tort law, Haddon is recognized for securing the largest gift in the law school’s history – the $30 million gift from the W.P. Carey Foundation – one of the top 10 largest gifts to any law school, and one of the largest in the University System of Maryland.

“I am especially pleased to congratulate Dean Haddon on her consecutive selection as one of the nation’s shining stars in legal education,” said University of Maryland, Baltimore President Jay A. Perman, MD.

Haddon will resign as dean at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year. After a sabbatical to conduct research on legal education, she will return to the law school faculty and to teaching.

Jill YeskoUMB NewsJanuary 16, 20140 comments
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