Healthy Iftar and Sehri

On Thursday (25 May) ULAB Nutrition and Wellness Club along with Bangladesh Institute for ICT Development jointly organized an event on ‘Healthy Iftar and Sehri’ at its own campus in Dhanmondi. The event was started by the welcome speech delivered by Professor Akhtar Ahmed, Registrar, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). Later, three club members took part in an experience sharing session regarding their regular food habits during the time of Iftar and Sehri. The keynote was presented by Ms. Fahmida Hashem, the nutrition consultant. Ms. Hashem focused on balanced diet, what happens to our body during fasting, and how can we maintain a healthy diet during the holy month of Ramadan. Afterwards, Mr. Shahid Akbar, CEO (BIID) shared his views and suggestions on the event. The event ended by the vote of thanks delivered by the club’s advisor, Ms. Arzoo Ismail. Club members, students, teachers, and admin staffs attended this event. The club members also came up with healthy creative fruit plates to reflect the learnings of the session.

Theatre ULAB Visiting Radio Amar 88.4 FM

Theatre ULAB went to Radio Amar 88.4 FM, on 15th May,2017 in response to their invitation.  They joined a program titled “Club Lounge- Go Ahead Bangladesh “, Episode 7 which is basically about youth activities.  The motive of the show is letting people know how youth are representing Bangladesh now and taking part in development of our country by different kind of social activities and youth clubbing.

This show was hosted by RJ Fahad. In this program, Theatre ULAB discussed about their club life in the university and the motive, achievements and activities of the club.To answer a question of RJ Fahad one of them said “I never performed on stage before my university life. Theatre ULAB has given me the space and made me capable of talking in front of three or four hundred people”.

Add/Drop of Courses of Summer 2017

Undergraduate Add/Drop of courses of SUMMER’2017 term will be held as per the following schedule. Each student should meet his/her Faculty Advisor who will add/drop courses directly into URMS.

Date Batch

22 May

131, 132, 133,141,142, 143,151

23 May

152,153,161,162,163, 171

24 May

Reserve Day

NOTE :

  • Students graded ‘F’ in any course(s) in the previous term must register that course(s) first in order to avoid ‘Probation’.
  • Students are advised not to take 3 (three) classes in a single day as they will be appearing the exams in the same day.
  • Registrar’s Office will complete registration/add/drop of courses of students on ‘Probation’.

Class Timing During Ramadan 2017

The class timings during the month of Ramadan have been rescheduled as under:

Undergraduate
Existing Class Timing Ramadan Class Timing

8.30 am – 9.50 am

8.30 am – 9.30 am

10.00 am – 11.20 am

9.40 am – 10.40 am

11.30 am – 12.50 pm

10.50 am – 11.50 am

1.10 pm – 2.30 pm

12.00 pm – 1.00 pm

2.40 pm – 4.00 pm

1.30 pm – 2.30 pm

4.10 pm – 5.30 pm

2.40 pm – 3.40 pm

E/MBA
Existing Class Timing Ramadan Class Timing

Sunday to Tuesday 6.15 pm – 9.15 pm

4.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Friday 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

9.00 am – 11.00 am

Saturday & Friday 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm

11.05 am – 1.05 pm

Saturday & Friday 6.15 pm – 9.15 pm

3.00 pm – 5.00 pm

 

MASTERS IN COMMUNICATION
Existing Class Timing Ramadan Class Timing

Sunday to Tuesday 6.15 pm – 9.15 pm

4.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Friday 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

9.00 am – 11.00 am

Saturday & Friday 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm

11.05 am – 1.05 pm

 

MA IN ENGLISH
Existing Class Timing Ramadan Class Timing

Friday & Saturday 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

9.00 am- 11.00 am

Friday & Saturday 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

11.05 am – 1.05 pm

Friday & Saturday 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm

3.00 pm – 5.00 pm

ULAB School of Business won Junction Fellowship Award

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Mr. Niaz Morshed Patwary, Assistant Professor, USB and Mr. Iftekhar Ul Karim, Lecturer, USB has recently won Junction Fellowship, sponsored by Edward M. Kennedy Center.. Junction is an initiative by Dnet – a leading Bangladeshi social enterprise. The Research Fellowship Program addresses the challenges and opportunities in the field of entrepreneurship growth and to accelerate the growth of homegrown innovations in Bangladesh.

The two projects led by ULAB faculty members are two of the four projects which got awarded for the first cohort of Junction Fellowship. A total of 30 projects were selected in the initial round, and 10 projects were short listed for presentation in front of a jury board comprised of industry experts and University Professors.

Assistant Professor Niaz Morshed Patwary project titled “Entrepreneurship Education’s Impact on the Success of Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem” will focus on analyzing the current state of Entrepreneurship Education in tertiary level and also look at the pedagogy of undergraduate level entrepreneurship courses. Two ULAB students Nezak Kazmi Chowdhury and Seheli Chamon will work on the same project as Research Assistant.

Lecturer Iftekhar Ul Karim and his cross-sectoral team comprising of members from academia, NGO and private sector will undertake the project titled “Success and Failure of Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Bangladesh: A Human Centered Design Approach”. Mr. Iftekhar’s co-researchers are Imran Newaz Khurshid and Sadia Naureen Huq, representing private sector and NGO respectively, for this multifaceted entrepreneurship project.


3rd Inter-University Students’ Conference and Cultural Competition

The Department of English at ULAB held its 3rd Inter-University Students’ Conference and Cultural Competition on 21st and 22nd April to commemorate the 200th death anniversary of British novelist Jane Austen. Titled “200 Years of Jane Austen,” the event featured student paper presentation and cultural competition which were performed on 21st and 22nd April successively. Fourteen public and private universities, including BRAC University, Dhaka University, East West University, North South University and ULAB, participated in the academic session. Afia Mursheeda from East West University won the first prize for paper presentation, while S. M. Mahfuzur Rahman of Independent University Bangladesh won the runner up prize. The winner of the cultural program was Dhaka University and the host, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), won the runner-up prize. Professor Fakrul Alam of Dhaka University, Professor Kamaluddin Ahmed of Chittagong University and Professor Mobasshera Khanam of National University judged the academic papers on the first day. Two best papers selected by the judges received monetary prize and certificates. In the cultural competition, five universities competed with each other for the honor. Renowned actress Ms. Suborna Musthafa and Dhaka University’s Theater and Performance Studies Department’s Professor Sudip Chakroborthy judged the cultural competition held on the second day of the event.

Professor Serajul Islam Chowdhury, Professor Emeritus, Dhaka University, attended the Opening Ceremony as the Chief Guest.

Ms. Barbara Wickham, Country Director of the British Council, attended the Closing Ceremony as the Chief Guest.

In the News:

http://www.thedailystar.net/shout/ulab-organises-inter-university-students-conference-and-cultural-competition-1394380

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MoU Signing between University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and Casper Foundation

University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and Casper Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 12th April, 2017, for a partnership to initiate the Casper Program in the ULAB campus. The program will allow the university’s students to engage in social initiatives while working on their personal and career development skills under the guidance of Casper Foundation.

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Benefits to ULAB students include: Development of following skills:

Communication skills & project management skills

Teamwork & Taking an initiative

Problem-solving skills

Analytical and computer skills

Learning about the essence of social outreach projects and build networks

Attending workshops and seminars for personal and career development

Participation in inter-university competitions

Annual exposition with social & corporate exposure

Professor Imran Rahman, Vice Chancellor of ULAB, Prof. Jahirul Haque, Pro-Vice Chancellor of ULAB, Prof. Akhtar Ahmed, Registrar and Head of Administration ULAB, Taufiq uz Zaman, CEO and Founder of Casper Foundation, and A A Kamruzzaman, Chairman and Founding Member of Casper Foundation, were all present during the signing ceremony.

How to Approach a Character

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ULAB Theatre Club organized a workshop titled ‘How to Approach a Character’ which was held on April 10, 2017.The main purpose of this workshop was to show the methods of building or developing a character.

The workshop was conducted by Ms. Naila Azad.”Acting is living truthfully in an imaginary world and an actor must have intelligence beside the 3 t’s (talent, technique, tenacity) also added that acting should be done by all the parts of the body (hair to nail) not by the face only ” – Naila Azad.

The workshop was interactive as she engaged the students with a Theatre game which was divided into two groups. Theatre game deals with concentration power, vocal, eye contact, observation, decreasing shyness. The students became very enthusiastic by this Theatre game.

Muntasir Mamun, Assistant Professor of DEH, ULAB ended the workshop by handing over the crest and the gift pack to Naila Azad.

Club Orientation Day Spring’17

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ULAB Club Orientation Spring 2017 was organized on 6th April , 2017.The event was conducted from 2:00 pm to 4:50 pm at Auditorium, ULAB Campus A. The program was opened up with speeches from Dr. Pinki Shah, Coordinator Co-Curricular, Associate Professor of ULAB School of Business and soon to be followed by Professor H.M Jahirul Haque, Pro.Vice Chancellor of ULAB. The club orientation program was mainly for the new club members who were provided with some briefings about joining different clubs. There was a certificate giving ceremony as well. Lastly the program concluded with a slideshow of Co-curricular office and vote of thanks.