Poster Presentation as an extended activity of the British Council Book Reading Titled: The Curse of the Mummy
The posters were on display in Campus B (B303) from 8:50 am to 9:50 am for the audience.
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) welcomed the new Bangla year, Pohela Boishakh 1425, with much enthusiasm and colorful festivals.
ULAB Vice Chancellor Professor H.M. Jahirul Haque; Special Advisor to ULAB Board of Trustees; Professor Imran Rahman; ULAB Emeritus Professor Rafiqul Islam; ULAB Registrar Professor Akhtar Ahmed were attended the rally (Anondo Shovajatra) along with hundreds of students, faculty members, admin members who joined the programme at its permanent campus at Mohammadpur to welcome Pohela Boishakh. All carried masks, models of animals and other symbols of our Bangla heritage and participated in the rally.
Advisor of ULAB Art and Photography Club Mr. AFM Moniruzzaman Shipu directed the Anondo Shovajatra and Advisor of ULAB Co-Curricular Office Dr. Pinki Shah was also present.
The fair was featured with many stalls organized by different clubs where chotpoti, fuchka corner, variety of pitha shop, traditional Bangladeshi desserts were seen. ULAB Shangskriti Shangsad performed cultural activities to celebrate the day.
Last Saturday, ULAB celebrated the International Women’s Day at its Dhanmondi campus. ULAB Nutrition and Wellness Club (NWC), Sexual Harassment Complaint Committee (SHCC), ULAB and ULAB Student Affairs Office jointly organized the half-a-day-long event. The celebration started with the welcome speech delivered by Ms. JudithaOhlmacher, Member, ULAB Board of Trustees. She emphasized women to climb up the career ladder and reach the top levels. Later, three guest speakers — Dr. Elvina Mustary (Deputy Program Director in Reproductive Health Services Training and Education Program), Mr. Saifullah Al Mahmud (Certified Self-Defense Instructor of British Combat Association), and Mr. Tahseen Salman Choudhury (Comic Researcher and Host of the radio show ‘Comicbaj’) — conducted sessions on ‘Reproductive Health’, ‘How Not to Become a Victim’, and ‘Equality with Comics’ respectively. The interactive sessions reflected this year’s official theme of the International Women’s Day – “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. Members of ULAB Nutrition and Wellness Club also performed a drama titled “See me through a Gender-less Lens”. The event ended with a 30-minute workshop conducted and supervised by Mr. Choudhury where the participating students were asked to come up with comic stories reflecting gender equality. About 90 students took part in this comic-style story-telling contest. Afterwards, Ms. Arzoo Ismail, Advisor NWC, and Chairperson SHCC of ULAB thanked everyone and formally closed the event. Around 150 Students, faculty members, and administrative staffs from all departments joined the celebration.
The first ever Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival (DIMFF) took place at ULAB on 17 February.
Organised by CinemaScope, a film apprenticeship programme of Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) department of ULAB, the festival is a first of kind in Bangladesh. Previously it was known as Cinemascope Mobile Film Competition.
This year, DIMFF received 116 films from 35 countries. Of them, 20 films were selected for two categories — 15 for screening category and 5 for competition category.
In the screening category, 15 selected films were exhibited in the first session.
In the competition category, Indian film “Vilambal” by Senthamizhan Arunachalam Manjula is declared winner. Festival director Mir Wadud Islam collected the prize on behalf of the winner.
Md Manzurur Rahman, additional secretary to Bangladesh Public Service Commission, was present at the award giving ceremony as the chief guest.
The jury board consists of film maker, writer and film scholar Matin Rahman; writer, director and producer Proshoon Rahmaan; and writer and film critic Bidhan Rebeiro.
The festival’s event partners are: Color Canvas and other ULAB apprenticeship programmes — PR4U, Radio CampBuzz, ULAB TV and ULAB Animation Studio.
The TV partner for the festival is Jamuna TV, print media partner is Bonik Barta, Radio Partner is Shadhin 92.4 FM, digital media partner is Rabbithole, Online News Partners are Bangla Tribune, e-barta247.com, SaraBangla.net and BDMORNING.
Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) department of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh organised a day-long orientation programme for freshers for its Spring intake at ULAB Campus B on February 15.
Around 90 newly enrolled undergraduate students took part in the event organised by PR4U, an apprenticeship programme of the department.
Prof Dr Jude William R Genilo, head of MSJ department, delivered the welcome speech.
After that, the faculty members introduced themselves one by one, and shared motivational words with the new students.
Assistant Professor Mohammad Shazzad Hossain, also MSJ Undergraduate Coordinator, through a PowerPoint presentation shared the “History” and “Mission” of the department with the new students.
Naimul Karim, lecturer and MSJ internship coordinator, gave an inspirational speech about portfolio creation and highlighted importance of a portfolio in the present job market.
At the programme, two short films — “Pothe Pothe” and “Dinghi” — were screened, showcasing some of the outstanding works by the MSJ students.
Later, PR4U volunteers guided the students to designated rooms for sessions with respective advisors. Following the sessions, students were taken to a campus tour. As part of the tour, they visited Media Lab, library and so forth.
The second session started after a lunch break. Students gathered at multipurpose room at Campus B where CEOs of different apprenticeship programmes of the department spoke about their activities so that new students get motivated to join them.
Last but not least, the day-long programme ended with a musical programme that enthralled the audience.
Radio Cambuzz, an apprenticeship programme of Media Studies and Journalism department, celebrated “World Radio Day” on the campus on February 13.
Marking the day, a discussion took place on the theme “sports and radio” at ULAB Campus A Auditorium.
Alfazuddin Ahmed, president of Bangladesh Sports Commentators Forum and commentator for Bangladesh Betar; Fahim Rahman, sports journalist and commentator of Radio Aamar; Shathira Jakir Jesy, former vice captain of Bangladesh National Women’s Cricket Team and commentator for Radio Shadhin; and Nazmul Haque Tapan, sports editor of The Daily Banik Barta and also a radio jockey of Radio Aamar, spoke on the theme.
Head of MSJ Professor Dr Jude William R Genilo, Radio Cambuzz advisor Kashfia Arif, and MSJ faculty members were present at the event.
ULAB Language Club conducted workshop on Sound, Stress, & Intonation which was held on 12.03.2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The workshop took place at Room 601 of Campus A which was facilitated by Bachelor of Arts in English and Humanities Professor Golam Sarwar Chowdhury. The workshop focused on how the rise and fall of voice in speaking varies from person to person. As the workshop progressed, pronunciation relating sound and stress were discussed among participants to give them a brief idea about the related field of study. The workshop was conducted successfully in collaboration with participation of ULAB Language Club executives.
The Department of English and Humanities at ULAB just wrapped up a six-week long Creative Writing Certificate Course, the first of its kind in the country. The course was launched on January 26, 2018.
Focused on different genres and editing, the workshop-based course was facilitated by renowned writers and literary figures of the country. The workshop targeted talents that require nurturing and proper environment along with the right kind of feedback.
Dr. Kazi Anis Ahmed inaugurated the workshop with “Introduction to Creative Writing,” and the others followed. Dr. Syed Manzoorul Islam, the winner of this year’s Ekushey Padak, acclaimed poet Dr. Kaiser Haq, writer and translator Dr. Fakrul Alam, and the English Department Head Dr. Shamsad Mortuza along with Dr. Razia Sultana Khan, Khademul Islam, and celebrated columnist Syed Badrul Ahsan shared their expertise with the participants.
Two faculty members of DEH, Dr. Sohana Manzoor and Rubaiyat Kabir, also facilitated the program. On March 2, 2018, Dr. Niaz Zaman and Arifa Ghani Rahman concluded the workshop with separate sessions on editing and publishing.
In a short ceremony on the last day, Dr Kaiser Haq, the Dean of Arts and Humanities at ULAB, awarded the participants who successfully completed the course with certificates.