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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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A message from USG’s Executive Director, Dr. Anne Khademian in response to Jan. 6 events at Capitol

Dear Colleagues and Students in the USG Community: I am sure that many of you were deeply saddened and impacted by the events that took place in our nation’s capital yesterday and I wanted to share some of my own … Continue reading

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Using Innovation to Navigate Today’s Job Market. Guest Post John Zuknick

In today’s unprecedented environment, the job market is challenging at best for anyone from a recent graduate to someone laid off to a career-changer to those reentering the job market. Due to the pandemic we’re in a global recession and … Continue reading

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A Salute to UMBC’s First TLST Graduates. Guest Post: Dr. Annica Wayman

Since stepping into the role of Associate Dean at UMBC-Shady Grove in August of 2018 to oversee undergraduate and graduate applied biotechnology programs, time has surely flown by. I’m completing only my fifth fall/spring semester but this one is special. … Continue reading

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Thankfulness during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Guest Post: Obioma (Obii) Akaigwe

Hello, I’m Obioma (Obii) Akaigwe, Manager of the Auxiliary Services department at USG. Day-to-day I manage several operations at USG that many of you enjoy on campus (in normal times!), including food service, vending, the campus rec center, the copy … Continue reading

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Greetings from Dr. Anne Khademian, New USG Executive Director

Dear Colleagues: As I start my first week at USG as executive director – with the chance to work with outstanding new colleagues and to impact students working hard to better their own lives and the community and world in … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Sara Wells, ACES Summer Bridge Program – reachHIRE

“I was hopeless coming into this program, but I learned all the options I have and it regained my hope” – MCPS High School Senior. For a week in August, 2020 – isolation was replaced with hope for a group … 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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USG: Resilient in Turbulent Times

Dear Friends, I’m sure I speak for many of you when I say that, even a month ago, as we were just beginning to see the spread of Coronavirus in America, I would never have believed it if you told me … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Ruqiyyah Muid, UMCP Communication student

Have you ever wanted to be a part of a club but don’t know where to start? Maybe you’re shy or you’re not sure where your interests are yet.  It’s okay, that was me too at many points during all … Continue reading

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