Category Archives: OnCampus

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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What Leadership Means to Me. Guest Post: Mariam Yaldram, UMBC History Student

I have learned a lot about leadership, and the process of becoming a leader. I have been a part-time UMBC disability student at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) since Spring 2017. I am a History major with a minor in Public history. I am passionate … Continue reading

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USG Emergency Assistance Fund: A Lifeline for Students During Pandemic

As the Universities at Shady Grove enters its 20th academic year, it has never been more clear that we are more than a campus. We are a community. So as students were hit by the economic effects of the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Are You Career Ready? Guest post: Julia Rader, CISC Director

It has long been understood that “soft skills” can provide a competitive edge – an edge which distinguishes a “good” employee from a “great” one.  In today’s COVID challenged world, those words ring truer than ever before, especially when considering … Continue reading

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How Technology is Helping People with Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Alexa: Can you help people with traumatic brain injuries? Six years ago, when I started working with smart speakers, I had to go into a long explanation about the “Echo” and who Alexa was. I remember the very first Amazon … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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