Author Archives: USG

New Computer Science program at UMBC-Shady Grove. Guest post: Kim Casimbon

As the Academic Advisor for the Computer Science program at UMBC-Shady Grove, I am proud to announce that our B.S. in Computer Science with a Cybersecurity track is now being offered at the Universities at Shady Grove location starting Fall … Continue reading

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The University of Baltimore is Unique. Just like You. Guest post by: Seth Marc Kamen, Assistant VP, Office of Admission

I’ve spent most of my career in higher education working with adult learners and transfer students in Maryland. Over the course of nearly 20 years, I’ve been driven by a single goal: help students find their path and pursue their … Continue reading

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When the world changes, design leads the way. Guest post: Megan Rhee, UB Integrated Design Director

My name is Megan Rhee and I am the new director of the Master of Arts in Integrated Design program at the University of Baltimore (UB). I didn’t set out to be a graphic designer or a designer of any … Continue reading

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First Engineering Program Joins USG in Fall 2020. By: Kathryn Weiland

The University of Maryland, College Park is excited to bring the first engineering program to the Universities at Shady Grove beginning in Fall 2020. The Bachelor of Science in Embedded Systems and Internet of Things (ESIOT), offered through the Department … Continue reading

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A Reflection Upon this Semester. By: Sandra Amaya, UMCP Criminology & Criminal Justice student.

My name is Sandra Amaya and I just finished up my semester in the Criminology and Criminal Justice program at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG).  Like most students, the current situation … Continue reading

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The Hospitality Industry is Resilient. By: Sherrie Tennessee, UMES HTM Program Director

Hospitality is the backbone of the world, from car rentals, to hotel stays, bus tours, baseball games, spa days and celebratory dinners… taking care of people is at the center. Even the word “restaurant” comes from a French verb that … Continue reading

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Teaching Teachers to Teach Online and Plan for Their Future. By: Jennifer Schnur, Program Director, Towson University at USG

What a world we are living in right now. A few short months ago, our Towson senior teacher candidates were in their professional development sites, preparing for their capstone projects and polishing their skills as educators. Our Towson juniors were … Continue reading

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‘Finals Time’ in Quarantine by Adam Binkley

This April has seemed more like an age, a slow crawl of time where days blend into one another and our academic deadlines lurk over our heads like semi-permanent specters of a semester that feels like it could last forever. … Continue reading

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Lessons I’ve Learned While in Lockdown by: Afua Frimpong, UMCP Communication student

At first it was exciting but now it’s overwhelming. The transition to online classes was a hard adjustment. Every class has a calendar and a course schedule to follow so this helps. However, the online space has become a never … Continue reading

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USG’s impact on my journey. By: Julie Resendiz, UMBC Social Work student.

An influential point in my leadership journey was when I interned at a low-income elementary school and learned about the hardships that these families and children encountered everyday. Prior to becoming a social work major, I was an elementary education … Continue reading

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