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The department of EEE organized two workshops in ULAB Permanent Campus on 3 March, 2020 and 5 March, 2020 respectively where partcipants gained hands-on experience on PSpice, a circuit simulator application for simulation and verification of analog and mixed-signal circuits. The first workshop, focusing on Electrical Circuits, was conducted by Dr. Tama Fouzder, Assistant Professor, EEE ; and the second workshop, focusing on Electronic Circuits, was conducted by Dr. Mirza Rasheduzzaman, Assistant Professor, EEE.
Associate Professor Arifa Ghani Rahman, Associate Professor Dr. Sohana Manzoor, and Assistant Professor Nadia Rahman, faculty members of the Department of English and Humanities, presented a panel on February 21, 2020 titled “Voices from Bangladesh: Women Writers” at the three-day 19th International MELOW Conference at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India from February 21-23, 2020.
MELOW (The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World) was first set up in 1998 as MELUS-India. It is an academic organization, among the foremost of its kind in India. The members are college and university teachers, scholars and critics interested in literature, particularly in world literatures, and literature across borders of time and space. The organization meets every year over an international conference. It seeks to maintain academic standards, encourages younger scholars and provides a forum for senior scholars in literature (Source: melow.in).
This year, in addition to Bangladesh, there were participants from the US, Poland, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Japan, and India.
As academics and translators, the DEH participating faculty members understood that Bangladeshi literature is rich but not well-represented globally. The reason is partly lack of translations, but also partly negligence. Women writers have been mostly overlooked simply because of their gender. As a panel thus, the faculty members each presented a paper. The papers’ focus were on authors Shaheen Akhtar, Dilruba Z. Ara and Rizia Rahman.
The presentations were well received and there was a very active discussion with the audience on the current literary scene in Bangladesh. The goal was to inform and possibly change some of the preconceptions about Bangladesh in at least some members of the audience.
The convening committee of the alumni association of the Department of the Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) of the University of Liberal arts Bangladesh (ULAB) was formed on February 7, 2020. A 15-member committee was declared following an alumni meeting that took place at the permanent campus auditorium in Mohammadpur.
Ariful Islam Arman and Afia Pina were nominated as the president and secretary respectively. Other members of the committee are- Md. Obaidur Rashid Mamun (Vice-president), Adnan Rashid (Joint Secretary), Nishat Sharmin (Finance Secretary), Hasnat Piash (Organizing Secretary), Modina Jahan Rime (Press Secretary). A.S.M Riad Arif, Daud Ur Rashid, Sharmin Akhtar Pinky, Dil Afrose Jahan, Ayesha Khanom, Aritra Ankan Mitra, Taslima Akter Shikha and Alvi Hossain were selected as the executive members of the committee.
The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) paid tribute to Professor Brian Shoesmith, who was a former head of the Media Studies and Journalism Aepartment of the university. Professor Brian passed away on January 30, 2020. ULAB MSJ Alumni Association organized the memorial meeting on February 7, 2020 at the permanent campus auditorium of the university at Mohammadpur.
The program started with a speech by Professor Jude William R. Genilo, the current Head of the Department of Media Studies and Journalism. Professor Jude commemorated Professor Brian’s significant contribution to the department profoundly. He said when Brian started his journey with the department; the infrastructure and other facilities were very minimal. It was Brian who took the initiative to establish a media lab for the department.
Juditha Ohlmacher, a member of the Board of Trustees of ULAB and Professor H. M. Jahirul Haque, the vice-chancellor of the university also delivered speech in the program commemorating Brian’s contribution to the university. They also shared their personal memoris of Brian.
Professor Shameem Reza of the University of Dhaka, Marium Akther, part time faculty of MSJ ULAB, several alumni including Elizabeth D Costa and Raffael Ahsan also reminisced the works of Professor Brian. MSJ faculty members and former students of the department, among others were present on the occasion.
Professor Brian served as the Head of the Media Studies and Journalism Department of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh from September 2006 to September 2008. Later he joined ULAB as the Dean for Academic Development and a Senior Advisor for Strategic Planning, Board of Trustees.
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) organized Freshers’ orientation, Spring 2020 on 16 February 2020 at the Permanent Campus Auditorium.
The program was graced by the presence of Prof. H M Jahirul Haque, Vice Chancellor of ULAB, Prof. Imran Rahman, Special Advisor to the ULAB Board of Trustees and Dean of School of Business, Prof. Md. Abdul Mottalib, Dean, School of Science and Engineering, Prof. Shahnaj Husne Jahan, Head of the General Education (GED) department, Prof. M. Mofazzal Hossain, Head of the EEE department. All the faculty members of EEE, freshers, and current students were attended the program. The speakers welcomed the new students to ULAB, encouraged and motivated the freshers through their speeches. Among the students’ one of the 4th year students and one of the freshers shared their experience at ULAB with the new students. Prof. M. Mofazzal Hossain, Head of the EEE department, delivered the vote of thanks at the end of the event.
The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh School of Business (USB) organized their orientation program for the newly enrolled BBA students of Spring 2020 on February 13, 2020 at ULAB’s Campus A Auditorium.
The program was conducted in two sessions, both of which started with the segment “Life at ULAB” where Alumni and current USB students shared the experiences and the opportunities they had in ULAB. Prof. Imran Rahman, Special Advisor to ULAB’s BOT and Dean, ULAB School of Business, gave his welcome speech for the new students and encouraged them to participate in clubs and various activities offered by ULAB.
The program also had Quiz Sessions and team building tasks. Later on, Dr.Shahnaj Husne Jahan, Head of General Education Department gave a valuable presentation on why GED courses are important, and Ms. Dilara Afroz Khan, Assistant Professor of School of Business and Director of Student Affairs Office, gave a presentation on Campus Safety. After the sessions, few of the current students performed for the newcomers.
Prof. Wazir A F Ahmad, Assistant Professor & Director, BBA Program, introduced the BBA program office bearers, and along with them, he handed over the prize to the winning teams of the Quiz and Team Building sessions. The program ended with Mr. Nafees Imtiaj Ahmed, Senior Lecturer, and Mr. Faisal Mohammad Shahriar, Assistant, delivering a vote of thanks to all the freshers, volunteers and USB Event Management Team (EMT).
Center for Language Studies (CLS), University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and British Council Bangladesh jointly organized a workshop on Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) on January 23, 2020, at Campus-A, ULAB auditorium.
The first session involved a detailed discussion on action research. It was facilitated by Mr. Imran Saifur, academic manager, British Council teaching centre, Bangladesh. Mr. Imran Saifur is an experienced CELTA, DELTA and TYLEC tutor and has UK qualification on teacher training and development. Through reflection on teacher’s classroom practice, the facilitator highlighted the cycle of identifying problems, planning changes in response, implementing changes and gathering and analysing data to evaluate the implementation. The audience was encouraged to identify and resolve a specific problem which was recently encountered in classroom or teaching method. In the beginning of the second session, he also gave a demonstration of a CELTA lesson where the main focus was on teaching grammar.
The second session of the workshop was conducted by Mr. Ste Sharpe, deputy teaching centre manager, British Council Bangladesh. He holds a BA in Modern Languages, PGCE(UK), DELTA, MA ELT, is a CELTA and Trinity TYLEC tutor, supports teachers completing DELTA and is an experienced IELTS and Cambridge ESOL examiner. His session focused on the detailed information about timing, outline and fee of CELTA course in Bangladesh. He also debunked the common myths about this internationally recognized teacher training course and engaged audience in a Q&A about the basic information of upcoming CELTA course in Bangladesh. Finally, he announced ULAB as the venue for the upcoming CELTA course.
The workshop ended a Vote of Thanks by Dr. Shaila Sultana, Honorable Advisor to CLS, ULAB. A large audience attended the workshop comprising faculty members and students from ULAB , BELTA, Stamford University Bangladesh and several other institutions.
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