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Renaissance Institute Presents: Baltimore, a Tale of Two Cities

February 27, 2012

Renaissance Institute, a lifelong learning program at Notre Dame of Maryland University, presents its fourth Scholars Forum: Baltimore, a Tale of Two Cities. Despite gains in urban renewal and an influx of higher income residents, Baltimore’s neighborhoods remain sharply divided between those have enjoyed urban renewal and an influx of higher income residents and those that have continued to be mired in crime, poverty and failing schools.

The expert panel will be moderated by Renaissance Institute member Greg Halpin, former director of the Port of Baltimore, and include: Bob Embry of the Abell Foundation; Marion Pines, senior distinguished fellow of the Johns Hopkins University Institute of Policy; and Bishop Douglas Miles, bishop of Koinonia Baptist Church and co-chair of B.U.I.L.D (Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development).   

The event will be held Saturday, March 31, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Notre Dame’s Knott Science Center Auditorium, 4701 North Charles Street.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and are available at www.ndm.edu/Renaissance.

Proceeds will benefit the Renaissance Institute. For additional information, call the Renaissance Institute office at 410-532-5351 or email renaissance@ndm.edu

Renaissance Institute is a peer-taught program for those who have reached the age of 50. The institute offers two 13-week semesters of noncredit courses on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The classes, with more than 50 offerings each semester, are designed and led by members. Recent class topics include literature, public affairs, writing, history, philosophy, music, art, languages, film, science, computers, and acting. For more information, visit www.ndm.edu.

Notre Dame of Maryland University, founded as a Catholic liberal arts college in 1895 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, educates nearly 3,000 women and men enrolled in degree and certificate programs at its main campus in north Baltimore and at satellite centers in Maryland. The University encompasses a distinguished Women’s College, the first Catholic institution of its kind in America; a College of Adult Undergraduate Studies; a College of Graduate Studies, and an English language Institute, and includes Schools of Arts and Sciences, Education, Nursing and Pharmacy. Rich in tradition, Notre Dame provides students with opportunities in research, study abroad and service to the global community. Visit www.ndm.edu.