Tag Archives: University of Maryland College Park

Executive Director’s Welcome Message and Video

Dear USG Community, A warm welcome to students, faculty, and staff and especially those new to USG! There’s a remarkable energy here.  It comes from the enthusiasm of our students, the close interaction between students and faculty, and a supportive … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Rommel Pazmino, UMD Criminology & Criminal Justice student

This summer I decided to study abroad in Italy to better understand the vulnerabilities associated with being a refugee in Italy. As a Criminology and Criminal Justice major, I have a passion to help and assist people who are in need of help. Continue reading

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Alumni Ambassadors at USG

My name is Pedro Branco and I am the Alumni Relations and Community Engagement Coordinator at USG. I graduated from UMBC at USG in 2017 and am currently enrolled in the UMBC Industrial Organizational Psychology Graduate program. A few months … Continue reading

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From Discovering His Passion for Science, to Working Towards Discoveries in Cancer

By the time Armen Ghazarian started taking courses at Montgomery College (MC), he was certain that he wanted to be a doctor. So, when it came time for him to decide where to transfer after his two years at MC, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Francine Baker, UMD Public Health Science student

The Good, The Bad, and The Resistant: Antibiotics & Microbes Collaboration, not only across disciplines but across universities, is among the best experience of being a student on the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) campus. Twice now, I’ve had the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Victoria McConnell, UMCP at USG Criminal Justice and Criminology Student

Thailand. The land of mango sticky rice, mountainous scenery, Asian elephants, colorful marketplaces, tuk-tuks, crazy drivers, and some of the most welcoming people you will ever meet. While my time in Thailand was spent enjoying all of these amazing aspects of this wondrous country, we were also there to learn more about a darker side of Thailand. The human trafficking that occurs in this country was the focus of our trip. Continue reading

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