"This is USG" Video Podcast

"This is USG" is a video podcast series launched by the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) in October 2020. The series features Dr. Anne Khademian, USG's Executive Director, interviewing guests who are closely connected to USG and the greater community. Guests include students; alumni; staff; faculty; members of the USG Board of Advisors; business, community and university leaders; and others.

Episode 33 - Chamber Leaders on Business and Workforce Needs in Montgomery County: Marilyn Balcombe and Marji Graf (Taped July 12, 2021)

Past Episodes

Episode 1 - Student Leaders Present and Past: Mikal Abraha, Francisco Cartagena and Tiffany Flowers (Taped Oct. 19, 2020)

Episode 2 - USG’s Lab for Entrepreneurship and Transformative Leadership: David Blair, Marc Steren and Jamal Bazilio (Taped Oct. 26, 2020)

Episode 3 - Preparing professionals in health and human services through programs offered by University of Maryland, Baltimore at USG: Dr. Heather Congdon, Dr. Joan Pittman, Dr. Rebecca Wiseman and and Prof. MaryAnn Schneiderman (Taped Nov. 2, 2020)

Episode 4 - A Conversation with Dr. Jay Perman On His First Year as the Chancellor of the University System of Maryland in the Face Of Immense COVID-19 Challenges and the Importance of USG's Innovative Role In Higher Education (Taped Nov. 10, 2020)

Episode 5 - The Impact and Legacy of Cliff and Camille Kendall, and the Kendall Family through the Kendall Scholars Program: Clark and Craig Kendall, Gloria Kalotra and Juanita Benavides (Taped Nov. 16, 2020)

Episode 6 - The Founding of The Universities at Shady Grove: P.J. Hogan and Dr. Charlene Nunley (Taped Dec. 2, 2020)

Episode 7- The Role of the USG Board of Advisors: Shirley Brandman, Kevin Beverly and Roya Mohadjer (Taped Dec. 7, 2020)

Episode 8 - The Importance of Student Engagement at USG, Featuring Guests from Student-Run Podcast, "Nine Tea": Henri Maindidze, Joy Addae, Meghan Ceribo and Kaila-Marie McCullough

Episode 9 - A Perspective on the Priorities and Opportunities in Education in Montgomery County: Councilmember Craig Rice (Taped Jan. 12, 2021)

Episode 10 - UMBC's Cutting-Edge Translational Life Science Program at USG: Dr. Annica Wayman, Jackie Flores, Patrick Pohlhaus and Margaret Latimer (Taped Jan. 19, 2021)

Episode 11 - The Unique Partnership Between USG and Montgomery College: Dr. DeRionne Pollard (Taped Jan. 25, 2021)

Episode 12 - Career Readiness Preparation at USG: Sara Wells, Charles Hess, Joy Addae (Taped Feb. 1, 2021)

Episode 13 - Economic Development in Montgomery County: Gigi Godwin and Ben Wu (Taped Feb. 8, 2021)

Episode 14 - Higher Ed During COVID-19, the UMBC-USG Partnership and the Importance of Organizational Culture: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski (Taped Feb. 15, 2021)

Episode 15 -  How the Life Sciences Industry is Changing the World: Jeff Galvin (Taped Feb. 22, 2021)

Episode 16 - Student and Academic Services and the Evolution of USG: Robyn Dinicola-Wagle (Taped Mar. 1, 2021)

Episode 17 - The Economic and Social Impact of COVID-19 in Maryland and Higher Education: Delegate Jared Solomon (Taped Mar. 8, 2021)

Episode 18 - Student Bloggers at USG: Marianeli De Leon, Laura DeMarco, JayLynn Mayo, Leanne Mayo and Michael Schlitzer (Taped Mar. 22, 2021)

Episode 19 - The Role of Higher Education in Confronting the COVID-19 Pandemic, Systemic Racism and Economic Inequalities: Dr. Darryll Pines (Taped Mar. 29, 2021)

Episode 20 - Leadership During COVID-19, Education and Life Sciences in Montgomery County: Marc Elrich (Taped Apr. 5, 2021)

Episode 21 - The Important Role of Student Ambassadors at USG: Julia Francis, Ed-love Aidoo, Francheska Pineda (Taped Apr. 12, 2021)

Episode 22 - Economic Development, Legislative Priorities, the Life Sciences Industry and the Rise of Anti-Asian Discrimination: Delegate Lily Qi (Taped Apr. 19, 2021)

Episode 23 - University of Maryland, College Park's Engineering Programs at USG: Dr. Romel (Mel) Gomez, Glenn Kasten-Sportes, Dr. Lan Ma and Emily Bailey (Taped Apr. 26, 2021)

Episode 24 - University System of Maryland's Women's Forum: Annie Foster Ahmed and Tanya Jones (Taped May 3, 2021)

Episode 25 - UMBC's Political Science Program at USG, Political Engagement and the New "I Hate Politics" Podcast: Dr. Sunil Dasgupta (Taped May 10, 2021)

Episode 26 - Montgomery County's response to COVID-19 and planning for a new pandemic center: Hans Riemer (Taped May 17, 2021)

Episode 27 - From Baltimore City Mayor to President of the University of Baltimore: Kurt Schmoke (Taped May 24, 2021)

Episode 28 - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: USM Asst. Vice Chancellor Zakiya Smith Lee; Irene Munster, Iris Schauerman and Shelby Speer of USG (Taped June 7, 2021)

Episode 29 - The Healthcare Initiative Foundation Scholarship at USG: Crystal Carr Townsend, Katie Morris,  Jenny Merino, Elizabeth Nkansah (Taped June 14, 2021)

Episode 30 - Sustainability, Community Wealth Building and USG's Strategic Planning Process: Dr. Ralph Hall (Taped June 21, 2021)

Episode 31 - Developing a Strong Workforce in Montgomery County: Councilmember Andrew Friedson (Taped June 28, 2021)

Episode 32 - Public Service, Leadership and Strategic Planning for USG 2.0: Isiah Leggett (Taped July 12, 2021)