Category Archives: Students

Wednesday Wipeout Sessions. Guest Post: Sam Angell from UMBC at USG

Blog post by: Sam Angell For more than a decade, Dr. Sunil Dasgupta has been ready to have a chat. The Program Director for Political Science at UMBC-Shady Grove, Dr. Dasgupta started a program he titled Wednesday Wipeouts back in … Continue reading

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My Journey to USG. Guest Post: Michael Schlitzer, UMBC Data Science Graduate Student 

Every state in the union has a motto, a statement of purpose.  Some of them are excellent, while others are a bit unusual.  Virginia’s motto, emblazoned on its flag is Sic Semper Tyrranis, or “Thus Always to Tyrants”.  New Mexico’s … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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