CinemaScope holds three-days workshop

CinemaScope, a film apprenticeship program of Media Studies and Journalism department at ULAB, has recently organized a workshop styled Mise-en-Scene. Renowned filmmakers Amitabh Reza Chowdhury and Zahidur Rahim Anjan conducted the workshop dividing it into three segments.

The first two segments, conducted by Zahidur Rahim Anjan, took place on January 8 and 9. During the first session, the participants were taught the basic language of film, technical issues involving the proper use of film equipment, and the necessity for good dialogue in film.

The second session on January 9 focused on script writing. The apprentices came up with a script each while the mentor brushed up the ideas for further improvement.

The final segment of the workshop was held on January 14 with a presentation by Amitabh Reza Chowdhury. During the session, apprentices learned the step-by-step process of film production. Citing examples, Amitabh Reza Chowdhury guided the apprentices towards a possible and realistic production plan. The workshop ended with a script analysis of the upcoming CinemaScope production.

Schedule of Shuttle (Bus) Services

Schedule of Shuttle (Bus) Services

The Schedule of Shuttle (Bus) Services for you to go to Permanent Campus (PC) for attending classes and return is mentioned below:

Day Departure from Campus A Departure from PC
Friday 8.50 am 12.40 pm
Sunday – Wednesday 9.00 am 9.40 am
10.30 am 11.30 am
12.15 pm 2.40 pm
3.15 pm 5.45 pm
Day Departure from Campus B Departure from PC
Thursday 9.00 am 12.15 pm
10.30 am 2.15 pm
1.15 pm 4.30 pm

 

If you have classes in the PC and want to avail the shuttle service, please check you class timings with the schedule.

Please note, the shuttle service is primarily for the students attending classes in the PC.

 

Professor Akhtar Ahmed
Registrar

International Conference: Refugees in the Public Imagination: Discourse on (Dis)location and (Dis)placement

The Department of English and Humanities, University of Liberal Arts held a two day conference titled ‘Refugees in the Public Imagination: Discourse on (Dis)location and (Dis)placement’ on Friday and Saturday, December 22-23, 2017. The session was inaugurated by the Hon. Chairman of the University Grants Commission, Professor Abdul Mannan who congratulated ULAB for hosting a conscientious and comprehensive panel and papers on such urgent and pressing issues of our time as the global refugee crises. The welcoming speech was given by the Hon. Vice Chancellor of ULAB, Dr. Jahirul Haque. The Head of the Department of English and Humanities, Dr. Shamsad Mortuza expressed a vote of thanks.

The first day of the conference commenced with academic Dr. Anjali Gera Roy’s keynote speech titled, ‘Migration, Mobility, Immobility.’ Dr. Roy is a Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. Her paper was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Professor Imran Rahman, Special Advisor to the Board of Trustees at ULAB, who spoke at length with representatives from UNHCR and Save the Children working with the Rohingya community on site in Cox’s Bazaar. Other significant sessions were hosted by eminent scholars and academics, Dr. Niaz Zaman, Dr. Anjali Gera Roy, Dr. Fakhrul Alam, Dr. Debjani Sengupta, Dr. Perween Hasan, Dr. Razia Sultana Khan, Dr. Firdous Azim, Prof. Afsan Chowdhury, and Dr. Syed Manzoorul Islam. The first day’s parallel sessions covered a range of topics including transnational diaspora, public imagination and the migrant ‘Other,’ and racial-cultural hybridity.

The second and final day of the two day International conference began with Dr. Debjani Sengupta presenting her keynote paper titled, ‘An Enclave’s Marginal Lives: Selina Hossain’s Bhumi O Kusum (2010).’ Dr. Sengupta, an Associate Professor with the Department of English at Indraprastha College, University of Delhi, highlights the present day status of border enclaves  called chhitmahal, parcels of territories belonging to Bangladesh while surrounded by India or vice versa, through the lens of the novel Bhumi O Kusum (Land and Flower, 2010) by renowned Bangladeshi novelist, Selina Hossain. Parallel sessions were being held, exploring such themes as trauma and memory, migrant voices, identity crisis within the Rohingya community, and the sociopolitical and cultural consequences of crossing borders.

The plenary session of the second day of the International conference was conducted by eminent scholar and political analyst, Dr. Salimullah Khan, Professor of the Department of General Education at ULAB, titled, ‘One and Only Figure of the Refugee.’ Through the works of philosophers, Giorgio Agamben, Frantz Fanon,  and political theorist Hannah Arendt, Dr. Khan reflected on colonialism and imperialism still being very much the rule and not the exception  ever since its historical inception in the sixteenth century. Following Dr. Khan’s speech, an academic session, ‘Refugee Narratives,’ was hosted by Dr. Zia Rahman, Mashrur Shahid Hossain, Oliur Rahman, and Samirah Tabassum . The academic conference concluded with an in-depth and comprehensive panel discussion on the Rohingya.  Dean of Humanities at ULAB Professor Dr. Kaiser Haq gave the closing speech.

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ULAB Rotaract Club conducted their first workshop regarding ‘International Rotaract Club’

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ULAB Rotaract Club conducted their first ever workshop where the theme was International Rotaract Club and its activities. The workshop held on 21.12.2017 from 2 PM to 3 PM at ULAB Campus – B Room 503. Prominent Rotarians and industry leaders of the community shared their experience which helped students of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) learn about various activities of rotary as well as International Rotaract clubs. Students were also able to share their views regarding the subject which helped them achieve professional development. Guest of honor panel for the workshop includes executives from Rotary club of Dhanmondi central. ULAB Rotaract Club executives and their adviser Mr. Md. Imran Hossain were present to conduct the workshop along with participation from students of ULAB.

‘Mind Talks’ session hosted by ULAB Language Club

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ULAB Language Club hosted Student-Led talk session entitled ‘Mind Talks’ which was facilitated by Lecturer and ex-adviser of the club, Ms. Tanzia Siddiqua, in coordination with club executives. Participants were mostly students from psycho-linguistic courses. The session took place on 19.12.2017 from 10:30 AM till 12 PM at ULAB Campus – B Seminar Room. The session helped students determine how our mind talks to us and also how different approaches are made to connect to human mind. The participation of enthusiastic students made the session an eventful one.

YOGA Workshop organized by ULAB Triathlon Club

ULAB Triathlon Club hosted YOGA Workshop for the fall 2017 semester on 17.12.17, which was conducted by Yoga Fitness Trainer of Bangladesh Gymnastics Federation, Ms. Musfika Akter. The event held at Campus – B Seminar Room from 3 PM till 5:30 PM. The motto of the workshop was to enlighten participants with the basic idea of YOGA and its benefits. It helped students to relax before the beginning of their Final term examination. Also, Certificate giving ceremony was conducted afterwards to award the Swimming competition winners of fall 2017. ULAB Triathlon Club Adviser Ms. Lili Ping, Advisor of Co-Curricular activities Dr. Pinki Shah, Professor Dr. Sazzad Hossain, and Professor and Treasurer Mr. Milan Kumar Bhattacharjee were all present during the workshop. In Overall, the workshop was conducted successfully.

ULAB Business Club organized Seminar on ‘Graduate Business Education Aboard’

 

ULAB Business Club organized Seminar on ‘Graduate Business Education Aboard’ on 12.12.2017 at ULAB Campus – A, Auditorium from 5 PM to 6:30 PM. The seminar was to discuss about the challenges and obstacles that any undergraduate student face while they decide to study abroad. Different faculty members from University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) shared about their experiences while they studied abroad with emerging students to help them get a better idea about how to establish themselves while being away from home. ULAB Business Club Adviser Mr. Niaz Morshed Patwary, Associate Professor Mr. Dr. Minhaz Uddin Ahmed, Senior Lecturer Mr. Ashique Mahmood Adnan, and Lecturer Mr. Kamrul Hassan Sunon were some of the mentioned faculties to be present at the seminar.

Seminar on Climate Change and Finance

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ULAB Yes Club, in collaboration with ULAB Sustainable Development Club has organized a seminar on Climate change and Finance. The seminar was conducted on 11.12.2017 from 10:30 AM till 11:45 AM at Campus – B Seminar Room. The main speaker of the event was Mr. Muhammad Zakir Hossain Khan, senior program manager TIB. He shared real life examples and gave tips about how to mitigate the problems that were arising. It was a very fruitful event. Lecturer & Adviser of ULAB Sustainable Development Club Mr. Joy Bhowmik, and ULAB YES Club Adviser Mr. Muhammad Hasibul Hasan were also present in the workshop.