Category Archives: Community

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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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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Interested in Entrepreneurship? Check out things you can do this semester!

The Lab for Entrepreneurship and Transformative Leadership seeks to provide resources and mentorship to students, empower local entrepreneurs, and support emerging startups in the DMV. The Lab has planned [virtual] events ranging from speaker events to hackathons in the Fall … Continue reading

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Virtual Volunteering

Volunteering is often pictured as serving at a soup kitchen, visiting the elderly, or helping to improve a community space. All involving in-person interaction. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout communities, in-person volunteering is rare, and limited if … Continue reading

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UMBC’s Ting Huang Takes on a Different Type of Covid Research

It is no secret that the Covid-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented disruption to everyday life. As research continues to find medical solutions, everyone is adjusting to their new normal in a changing landscape. For college students around the nation … 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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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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The Show Must Go On: Providing Prospective Students with Virtual Connections to USG

One of my favorite aspects of my job as the Universities at Shady Grove’s (USG) Senior Recruiter is being able to meet prospective students and families at various college fairs, presentations, on-campus conversations, and of course our biannual open house … Continue reading

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Whenever you transfer, will you be ready?

As someone who has been a part of the USG community practically since it opened (I transferred from MC way back in 2001 and have worked at this campus since I graduated with my undergraduate degree in 2004), I can … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking in Context…. Students Come See for Yourselves

Last Fall I had the honor of writing about human trafficking on this blog.  I talked about how this crime occurs right here in Montgomery County.  I talked about how I got involved in combatting this crime, locally and globally.  … Continue reading

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