Art Competition Workshop for underprivileged children organized by ULAB Social Welfare Club

ULAB Social Welfare organized Art Competition Workshop on 7.7.2018 from 11 AM to 12 PM on occasion to Club Day Summer 2018 to give the underprivileged children of our society an opportunity to provide colors, brushes, and snacks to them. 15 Students from Doyel primary school were present to make the event a brighter and successful one. The resources to the children were solely provided by ULAB Social Welfare Club. The chief guest for the Art Competition was Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. H M Jahirul Haque. He mentioned, “Such plan on Club Day has been organized for the first time and it is quite a successful one, considering the fact that all the children are so excited which will also increase their cultural activities and also give good impression about University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) itself.” Adviser of ULAB Social Welfare Club Ms. Selima Quader Chowdhury was also present during the workshop. She added, “Underprivileged students are well apart from the cultural aspects of our country. If this workshop can help to share any excitement for the children, we will feel like the workshop has been a successful one.” Executives along with students of ULAB Social Welfare Club were also present to make the event a memorable one.

Club Day Summer 2018

ULAB Co-Curricular Office hosted Club Day Summer 2018 on 7.7.2018 as they do so in each semester to welcome the new and existing enthusiastic students of ULAB. Celebrating FIFA World Cup 2018 and the recent success of Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team in different formats, clubs of ULAB actively participated through different segmented programs amidst much festivity to show their caliber and talent both on and off the stage. Club day for Summer 2018 took place at ULAB Campus-A, where the morning phase started with the Stall and Room activity done by clubs. The second phase started at ULAB Campus-A Auditorium with the singing of Bangladesh National Anthem followed by Welcome Speech of Advisor Co-Curricular Office Dr. Pinki Shah, and Opening speech by Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. H M Jahirul Haque. Interactive activities and games like Instant movie making competition, arm wrestling, football trivia, dirt board, and bottle throw were also conducted. Cultural activities like dance, drama, song performances, and Concert took place afterwards to entertain the audience. The program concluded with Vote of thanks towards the guests and students by Assistant Co-Curricular Saad Mohammad Kamal followed by Grafitti Art from ULAB Art and Photography Club.

DEH Creative Writing Certificate Course Begins

A three-week long Creative Writing Certificate Course, organized by the Department of English and Humanities, has begun from July 6, 2018. With 10 participants, the intensive sessions are being held on both Fridays and Saturdays at ULAB.

The program is designed to inspire budding writers who will be guided by distinguished members of the local and international writers’ community  such as Dr. Kaiser Haq, Dr. Syed Manzoorul Islam, Dr. Niaz Zaman, Dr. Fakrul Alam, Dr. Razia Sultana Khan, Dr. Azfar Hussain, Dr. Shamsad Mortuza, Aasha Mehreen Amin, Nausheen Eusuf, Dr. Sohana Manzoor, and Arifa Ghani Rahman.

Course session topics include poetry, creative nonfiction, journalistic writing, short fiction, translations, editing, and publishing.

DEH plans to publish selected works from the course participants in an anthology, and also organize a conference on creativity.

The course ends on July 21, 2018 with readings by the participants.

 

DEH Creative Writing Certificate Course Begins

A three-week long Creative Writing Certificate Course, organized by the Department of English and Humanities, has begun from July 6, 2018. With 10 participants, the intensive sessions are being held on both Fridays and Saturdays at ULAB.

The program is designed to inspire budding writers who will be guided by distinguished members of the local and international writers’ community  such as Dr. Kaiser Haq, Dr. Syed Manzoorul Islam, Dr. Niaz Zaman, Dr. Fakrul Alam, Dr. Razia Sultana Khan, Dr. Azfar Hussain, Dr. Shamsad Mortuza, Aasha Mehreen Amin, Nausheen Eusuf, Dr. Sohana Manzoor, and Arifa Ghani Rahman.

Course session topics include poetry, creative nonfiction, journalistic writing, short fiction, translations, editing, and publishing.

DEH plans to publish selected works from the course participants in an anthology, and also organize a conference on creativity.

The course ends on July 21, 2018 with readings by the participants.

 

MSJ orientation program for Summer 2018 intake

Prof Dr Jude William R Genilo delivering welcome speech at orientation programme.

 

Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) department organised a day-long orientation program for its Summer 2018 intake at Campus B on June 7. Prof Dr Jude William R Genilo, head of MSJ department, delivered the welcome speech at the event organised by PR4U — an apprenticeship program of the department.

Following that, faculty members shared inspirational words with the freshman students. Assistant Professor Mohammad Shazzad Hossain, also MSJ Undergraduate Coordinator, made a PowerPoint presentation to get the newcomers associated with the department’s history and mission.

After that, Naimul Karim, a lecturer and MSJ internship coordinator, highlighted the importance of a portfolio in the current job market, and gave the students step-by-step guidelines on how to create their own portfolios. To motivate the freshman students, two short films made by MSJ students — “PothePothe” and “Dinghi” — were screened at the program.

Later, PR4U volunteers guided the freshmen to the designated rooms for a session with their respective advisors. After the sessions, the students took a tour around the campus, visiting media lab, library and so forth.

They were brought back to Campus B Seminar Room after a short break where representatives of different apprenticeship programs of the department — Radio CampBuzz, ULAB TV, CinemaScope, PR4U, Animation Studio, ShutterBugs — greeted the newcomers with an invitation to join their respective sides. The event ended at 4:00pm, with a takeaway Iftar meal for everyone.

Workshop on acting with Afsana Mimi

Participants along with workshop facilitators.

CinemaScope, a film apprenticeship program of Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) department, has recently organised a three-day training program, titled “Workshop on Acting with Afsana Mimi and BFTA”, at Campus A Auditorium.

The workshop continued from 10:00am to 5:00pm on May 20-22. It featured acting in different cinematic situations, body language, expression, and so forth.

The first and second day involved discussions about certain theoretical aspects of acting.

Mashrur Rahman, a trainer at Bangladesh Film and Television Academy (BFTA), conducted the third day of the workshop. He conducted physical training sessions — an essential part of acting.

MSJ fares well in EPR

Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) department of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh has recently completed its External Peer Review (EPR) procedure.

Starting on May 15, the three-day-long EPR continued till May 17.

The panel of reviewers — Roger Yap Chao Jr. (Foreign Expert), independent education consultant of European Commission; Mahbub Alam (Local QA Expert), dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Independent University Bangladesh; and Kamolrat Intaratat (Subject Expert), associate professor of School of Communication Arts at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand — were very impressed with the programme.

According to them, MSJ is ready to be a regional player (in South and Southeast Asia) as far as media and communication education is concerned.

Now students can pay tuition fees online

From now on, the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) students of the private university can pay online tuition fees. In this end, an agreement was signed between Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) and ULAB. This agreement was signed on ULAB’s main campus on Monday.

Under this agreement, EBL will assist in paying online fees for ULAB students through SkyPay MasterCard Payment Gateway Service (MPGS). ULAB students will be able to pay their Tuition Fees ULAB’s official website (www.ulab.edu.bd) on any debit card or credit card by paying a tuition fee through Visa or MasterCard.

EBL Retail Banking Chief M Khorshed Anwar and ULAB Vice-Chancellor Prof. HM Zahirul Haq signed this agreement on behalf of his organization.

Special advisor to ULAB Board of Trustees Professor Imran Rahman, Treasurer Professor Milon Kumar Bhattacharya, Registrar Professor Akhtar Ahmed, Additional Director of Finance and Accounts Nikhil Bhattacharya, IT Manager Mohammad Shahed Hasan, Senior Software Developer Barun Kanti Das, Head of Acting E-Commerce Saad M. Milkhan, Manager of EBL Sartaj Fattah and Associate Manager Mohammad Rafi Nizami were present at the time of agreement signing ceremony.

Freire’s “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” reflected in CI exhibition

The Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) Department held a Film Exhibition, as part of its Curriculum Integration programme, at Shilpakala Academy auditorium on April 29. Creative works including short films, documentary films, music videos, short animation films, TV shows, corporate/ NGO videos and TV news packages produced by the students of various courses were screened in the exhibition.

The Film Exhibition was inaugurated by the head of the department Professor Jude William Genilo. He also handed over certificates and awards to the outstanding performers of different apprenticeship programmes of the department. The MSJ Department conducts curriculum integration every semester to showcase the creative works of students, enable student interaction and strengthen links with one of its primary stakeholders – parents.

The CI theme for Spring 2018 was “Pedagogy of the Oppressed”. The theme is the title of the book written by educator Paulo Freire. He proposes a pedagogy with a new relationship between teacher, student, and society. Freire suggests that the learner be treated as a co-creator of knowledge.

Meanwhile, a 6-day Visual Art Exhibition of photographs, paintings, posters, masks, video arts, installation and performance arts and comics was held at Gallery 6 at Shilpakala Academy between April 23 and April 28. The exhibits produced by the students as part of their course work reflected the CI theme of the semester. Channel i News Editor Sakila Jesmine inaugurated the Visual Art Exhibition on April 23.