Category Archives: Top Stories

Grover Essentials: Increasing Food Access & Wellness at USG

One day, when you’re sitting in the Green Grove Cafe for lunch or lounging in the beautiful new Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (BSE) building, take a look around at those around you. Did you know that as many as one … Continue reading

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From Student to Commencement Speaker

For Bita Riazi, graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) is the culmination of the hopes that her immigrant family carried to the United States nearly 30 years ago. Her parents left Iran and all their relatives behind … Continue reading

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Be a Giver this Giving Tuesday. Guest Post: Craig Kendall

Next Tuesday, December 3rd is Giving Tuesday, a day that encourages people to do good. Follow my dad’s example by contributing to the Kendall Alumni Scholarship for Working Students, the General Scholarship Fund or one of the other worthy scholarships at USG. Dad always said that giving to others is a great thing to do for yourself. Be a giver this Giving Tuesday. Have a great holiday season. Continue reading

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USG Undergraduate Expo: In Their Own Words

Another academic year means another prospective student open house event at USG! This time it’s our Undergraduate Expo, being held on Saturday, November 2, from 9am-12pm right here at USG. Each semester, I am asked to write a blog post … Continue reading

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We’re Moving!: Services on Display in the BSE

If you’ve been on campus here at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) anytime over the last year chances are you’ve noticed a little construction project we’ve got going on. You know, that rather large building that now fills out … Continue reading

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Are you robot-proof? Guest Blogger: Tetyana Bezbabna, Assistant Director UMD Information Science

In the 21st century, robots can mimic human intelligence and can do anything: interpreting medical images, scanning resumes, manufacturing automobiles, collecting data on people, and even building other robots! Robots do the same work as humans but much faster and … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking…Exposed. Guest Post: Dr. Wendy Stickle, Program Director, UMD Criminology & Criminal Justice

Human trafficking.  Prostitution.  Child labor. Exploitation.  These are words we have all heard.  These are words we often attribute to far off, exotic places.  Maybe Vietnam? India? Russia? Places that aren’t as developed and modern as the United States.  Not … Continue reading

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