Author Archives: USG

A message to the USG community from Dr. Anne Khademian as we begin the spring semester

Dear Students, Faculty, Staff and USG Community Members: I want to wish everyone a very successful and productive spring term. These past several months have been difficult for everyone and we’re starting another semester at the Universities at Shady Grove … Continue reading

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A message from USG’s Executive Director, Dr. Anne Khademian in response to Jan. 6 events at Capitol

Dear Colleagues and Students in the USG Community: I am sure that many of you were deeply saddened and impacted by the events that took place in our nation’s capital yesterday and I wanted to share some of my own … Continue reading

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Using Innovation to Navigate Today’s Job Market. Guest Post John Zuknick

In today’s unprecedented environment, the job market is challenging at best for anyone from a recent graduate to someone laid off to a career-changer to those reentering the job market. Due to the pandemic we’re in a global recession and … Continue reading

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A Salute to UMBC’s First TLST Graduates. Guest Post: Dr. Annica Wayman

Since stepping into the role of Associate Dean at UMBC-Shady Grove in August of 2018 to oversee undergraduate and graduate applied biotechnology programs, time has surely flown by. I’m completing only my fifth fall/spring semester but this one is special. … Continue reading

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Thankfulness during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Guest Post: Obioma (Obii) Akaigwe

Hello, I’m Obioma (Obii) Akaigwe, Manager of the Auxiliary Services department at USG. Day-to-day I manage several operations at USG that many of you enjoy on campus (in normal times!), including food service, vending, the campus rec center, the copy … Continue reading

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Election is Over, But Issues Remain. Guest Post: Mariam Yaldram, UMBC History Student

The 2020 Presidential Election is nearing its end and its journey has been important. I do not want to get too political and/or controversial, but wanted to share some noteworthy information. In the campaign, both former Vice President Biden and … Continue reading

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Trailblazers Student Organization’s Upcoming Events. Guest post by Larisa Ketcha, UMD Biological Sciences student at USG

My name is Larisa Ketcha and I major in Biological Sciences with University of Maryland, College Park at the Universities at Shady Grove. I am a first generation Cameroonian and the first in my family to go to college. I … Continue reading

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Social Activism and Volunteerism. Guest Post: Mariam Yaldram, UMBC History Student

Have you ever wondered what social justice is all about? What comes to your mind when you hear these words. In this time of age, more than ever, we need social activists and more volunteers. You hear it on the … Continue reading

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Greetings from Dr. Anne Khademian, New USG Executive Director

Dear Colleagues: As I start my first week at USG as executive director – with the chance to work with outstanding new colleagues and to impact students working hard to better their own lives and the community and world in … Continue reading

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Showing Solidarity for the LGBT+ Community

What does solidarity mean? According to GLSEN’s website, “Solidarity is a voluntary collective action by different people based on finding common objectives and solutions. Solidarity work happens when you show up to help and support others experiencing some form of … Continue reading

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