The Curriculum Integration(CI) Exhibition of Summer 2020 Semester organized by the Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) Department of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) took place on October 2, 2020 in an online platform called Zoom.
Every semester MSJ department organizes CI Forum to create an opportunity for the students to showcase their creative works. It also enables student interaction.
This covid-19 pandemic, the world is going through, can result in heightened anxiety, with immediate effects on our mental health. Considering the changes in human behaviors as a major issue, the theme of Curriculum Integration Summer 2020 was ‘Psychology of Pandemic’.
The event commenced as the hosts welcomed the students, respective guests, and the faculty members. The hosts also gave a brief description of the CI theme and the projects completed as part of course work from various courses.
Professor Jude William R. Genilo, the Head of Media Studies and Journalism Department inaugurated the event with his welcome speech. Professor Jude talked about how ULAB has been coping up with the whole pandemic situation. He said, “The department selected the theme to help students deal with the range of emotions they are feeling – fear, anger, worry, anxiety, helplessness, isolation and confusion.”
Later the Chief Guest of the event Dr. Pia Arboleda, Associate Professor and the Director of Philippine Studies of the University of Hawaii at Manoa was given the platform to make her address. She praised the work of the students and said, “Your photographs, videos, posters and artworks reach out to me to provide much needed comfort.”
Next, the hosts announced that the contents of the Visual Art and Film Exhibition would remain open for visitors till 10 October 2020 on the CI website, www.ulabmsjci.net.
The program came to an end with a warm vote of thanks by Muhammad Abdul Kader, Assistant Professor of ULAB Media studies and Journalism department.