Category Archives: Top Stories

“This is Fine.” Guest Post Michael Schlitzer, UMBC Data Science Graduate Student

I don’t know if you’re like me or not, but I’m a bit of an introvert, so the isolation that has been required by this pandemic hasn’t been too terrible for me.  I am very fortunate that I still have … Continue reading

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Embedded Systems and Internet of Things. Guest Post: Glenn Kasten-Sportes from UMCP at USG

“What are Embedded Systems?” “What is the Internet of Things?” “What is the program curriculum like?” “What are the career aspects for someone pursuing this bachelor’s program?”  As a coordinator for a new bachelor’s degree program in this field, especially … Continue reading

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Why Information Science? Guest Post: Tetyana Bezbabna from UMCP at USG

What is information science? Why it is important? What are the typical career paths for information science majors? As the Assistant Director for the University of Maryland, College Park’s undergraduate Information Science program offered at the Shady Grove campus, I … Continue reading

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Statement by USG Executive Director on Anti-Asian Hate Speech and Crimes

I know I speak for everyone within the Universities at Shady Grove community when I say the increase we have been seeing nationally in hate speech and violence directed toward Asian Americans is both concerning and deplorable. Anti-Asian hate and … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Virtual Connections. Guest Post: Michael Schlitzer, UMBC Data Science Graduate Student

Do you remember your first day of school ever?  Do you remember the excitement that you felt?  The smiles?  The nerves?  Can you remember what it was like to have your parent walk you to your first-grade class and then … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Grammar Day. Guest Post: Adam Binkley from MCAS

Imagine 60-foot balloons meandering across the Rockville skyline, shaped like punctuation marks. Instead of seasonal treats, your favorite bakery has cupcakes decorated with semicolons and exclamation marks. Each house in your neighborhood is adorned with essays. The Riddler, with all … Continue reading

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College Can be a *Major* Decision. Guest Post: Jennifer Riehl from USG Recruitment

According to several nationwide studies, more than half of all undergraduate college students change their major at least once. This is understandable, as college is indeed a time for exploration and discovery. Students are trying out courses not previously available … 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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