The Office of International and Executive Programs has launched The OIEP Seminar Series on behalf of students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice - China (CJCH), a joint program of UMD (Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice and OIEP) and Nanjing Normal University (Law School).  Each seminar in the series will feature training given by an expert in a field or activity directly related to graduate studies, such as:

  • Accessing information and performing research;
  • Academic integrity; and
  • Academic writing.

The OIEP Seminar Series was inaugurated on September 27, 2021, when UMD librarian Celina McDonald—who is a subject specialist in Law, Criminology, and Criminal Justice—briefed newly enrolled CJCH students (of the 2021-2021 cohort) on best practices for accessing online information via the UMD library website; in particular, Ms. McDonald demonstrated the features and capabilities of a new research portal designed by her for use by Criminology and Criminal Justice students and scholars. 


UMD librarian briefs CJCH program students
Librarian Celina McDonald (upper left corner) briefs graduate students.

Reflecting on the significance of the new Seminar Series, Dr. Mengxue Li—director of the Office of International and Executive Programs—said: "OIEP has set a goal that the 2021 cohort will be the most academically successful in the history of the CJCH joint program.  We believe that these seminars will play an important part in achieving this milestone." 

UMD librarian briefs OIEP-sponsored graduate students