MSJ Alumni Association has been announced the date to elect its 1st Executive Committee on August 6. The election process will start on September 30, 2020, and the election date is scheduled for November 20, 2020. To conduct the election smoothly a three-member commotion has declared also where Modina Jahan Rime is the Chief Election Commissioner, Aritra Ankan Mitra, and Daud Ur Rashid is the Election Commissioner. The Election Commission declared that only registered members of the MSJ Alumni Association, ULAB till September 30 will be eligible as candidates and voters. To become the registered member of the association valid MSJ graduates are requested to follow the link and procedure mentioned in there.
The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) paid tribute to Professor Brian Shoesmith, who was a former head of the Media Studies and Journalism Department 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 a speech in the program commemorating Brian’s contribution to the university. They also shared their personal memories 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 convening committee of the alumni association of the Department of 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.
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