Don’t get mad, get new books and ancient newspapers

I felt like I was in an episode of “Mad Men” when I opened the UB student newspaper from the late 1950s. A half page ad for Marlboro jumped out and told me Marlboro was the most popular cigarette on college campuses nationwide, along with a U.S. map that had each state visually represented by…

Getting in gear for spring

The UB Bicycling Club is planning rides around Baltimore in April and May Are you ready to get outside and have some fun, this spring? If so, check out what the bike club is offering. Canton Waterfront Ride The UB Bicycling Club is planning a ride to Canton Waterfront Park on April 2nd. The ride will…

When the going gets tough, get graphic novels!

“Pleasure reading should be pleasurable,” says librarian Jenny Arch in her blog Look out, honey, ‘cause I’m using technology “Not that you shouldn’t ever explore a new genre or try a book that you find a bit difficult, but if you’re 25 or 50 or 100 pages in and you’re just not that into it,…

Being green gets easier: improvements are planned for Baltimore’s bicycle network

UBGreen encourages alternative transportation, including bicycling, to reduce the university’s carbon footprint. Over the next two years there will be extensive improvements to the bicycle network around campus. Baltimore’s new Downtown Bicycle Network will consist of improved bike lanes running east and west as well as north and south. Also, a city-run bike-share system is…

Riding in a winter wonderland: Stay safe after dark, in the cold, rain and snow

“Don’t skimp on being seen,” says UB Sustainability Planner, Jeff La Noue. You’re more likely to be riding in the dark during the winter because of shorter days. Windshields can be foggy or icy. Visibility is reduced on the road. Sometimes it’s raining, sleeting or snowing. Wear bright and reflective clothing, lights on your bike–both…