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Workshop on ‘Designing of Magazine’at the English Department, JU

Everyday we go through different national and international newspapers, periodicals, magazines but very few of us know about how the news and articles in a magazine or newspaper are inserted, organized and edited considering different factors. Department of English, Jahangirnagar University always tends to develop expertise of the students through various workshops and seminars on diverse essential topics. Keeping in mind that goal, Department of English, Jahangirnagar University and The Daily Star jointly organized a workshop on “Page-making, Page-layout and Designing of a Magazine” on Monday, 24 November 2008 at English department seminar room. Mr. Shahnoor Wahid, editor of Star Campus, a weekly supplement of The Daily Star was the key speaker of the workshop. Because of limited seats, only 25 students of the department were given the opportunity to attend the workshop. At first the guest speaker provided some essential and strategic information on how to develop skill in English learning. Later part of the workshop, he subtly explained how page-making, page-layout and designing of a magazine is done before the reader gets the printed copy of the magazine. At the end when students were divided in groups and asked to frame a structure of a magazine using their own talent and creativity, there was a silent war between the groups to do better than the other groups magazines by their different themes and ideas. Mr. Wahid appreciated the effort of the students and urged to contribute regularly in different newspapers and magazines. Later, certificates were distributed among the participants. Dr. Shamsad Mortuza, Chairman of English department and some other senior teachers were present in the workshop.

(English Department ,Jahangirnagar University)

AIUB SAARC Regional Champion and 1st Runners-Up in CISCO SAARC Netriders Skills Competition in Bangalore

The American International University Bangladesh (AIUB) is now the proud home of the Champions and the 1st Runner's-Up of the Cisco SAARC Regional Competition (called Cisco SAARC NetRiders) held at Bangalore, India on November 26, 2008.

The competition pitted many of the top universities from the SAARC region. Bangladesh was represented by three (3) teams from AIUB who were the winners of the top 3 positions of the National Championships held on July 05, 2008 in Bangladesh. The 3 AIUB teams, each team comprising of 4 students of CCNA, in total 12 students competed against the top networking engineers in the SAARC region to become the Champions and 1st Runner's-Up at the prestigious event.

The SAARC Champions for 2008 are the AIUB Sparks consisting of Md. Iqbal Hossain, Zinan Nashat, Md. Asif Hossain, & Jobayer Bin Bakr, while the 1st Runner's-Up are the AIUB Scholars consisting of Abu Sami Mahmud, Mahmudul Hasan, Md. Abu Shahed, & Md. Shameem Waheed. These students have brought honor and glory not only to AIUB, but also to Bangladesh. And definitely, this is a significant milestone in AIUB's journey towards becoming a world-class university.

On November 27th, 2008, the third AIUB team; the AIUB Leaders; the Bangladesh National Champions, will be participating in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) Skills Competition at the Cisco Globalization Center in Bangalore. This event will be contested by one(1) team from 16 countries around the Asia Pacific including Australia.

The 3rd Convocation of AUST

Yeasir Arafat Turjo

The 3rd Convocation of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) was held on Sunday, 09 November 2008. At the Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Center, Dhaka. A total number of 1650 were conferred Bachelors and Masters' degrees in seven disciplines including Architecture, Civil Engineering, CSE, EEE, Textile Technology, Business Administration and Education. Seven students were awarded 'Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah Padak' for their outstanding academic performances.

Prof. Dr. Iajuddin Ahmed, Hon'ble President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh and Chancellor, AUST presided over the ceremony. Justice ATM Afzal, Former Chief Justice of Bangladesh graced the occasion as Convocation Speaker.

Prof. Dr. M. Anwar Hossain, Vice-Chancellor, AUST and Mr. Kazi Rafiqul Alam, President, Dhaka Ahsania Mission and President and Syndicate Chairman, AUST also spoke on the occasion.

Professor Nazrul Islam, Chairman, University Grants Commission, Prof. Dr. Kazi Shariful Alam, Treasurer, AUST, Deans of the Faculties, AUST, Distinguished Vice-Chancellors of other Universities, Members of the AUST syndicate, academic Council, Finance and Development Committee, teachers and officers, parents and guardians of the graduating Students were present on the solemn occasion.

Mr. Kazi Rafiqul Alam as the President and Syndicate Chairman of the University handed over a Crest to the Hon'ble President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh and Chancellor, AUST on behalf of the University.

Following the Convocation a dinner was arranged at night at the University Campus where graduates and distinguished guests participated.

Seminar held at Pharmacy Dept. KU

DalimKumar Tanchangya

Pharmacy Department of Khulna University organized a seminar on “Search for bioactive natural products targeting cancer-related signaling pathways” on 18 November 2008 at KU auditorium. Prof. Masami Ishibashi, Head of Laboratory of Natural Products Chemistry, Chiba University of Japan, was present as the Keynote Speaker at the seminar. Honorable Vice Chancellor of KU Prof. Dr. Md. Saifuddin Shah was the Chief Guest and Prof. Dr. M. Rakib Uddin, Dean, Life Science School of KU was the Special Guest at the seminar. The programme was chaired by Dr. Samir Kumar Sadhu Head, Pharmacy Discipline of KU. Dean of Biological Science of JU & teachers of other disciplines were also present at the seminar.

Launching of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award at UIU

THE Duke of Edinburgh's Award was launched at the United International University on 23rd October'08. Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Dr. Rezwan Khan graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Mr. Shah Masud Imam, Honorary Secretary of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Foundation, Bangladesh & Regional Head of Corporate Affairs, South Asia of the Standard Chartered Bank was present as the Special Guest. Mr. Suman Kumar Saha, National Director of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Foundation, Bangladesh, Mr. Suman Ahmed, Award Coordinator and Director of Student Affairs of UIU and Mr. Jashodhan Saha, Award Leader and Senior Lecturer of the University also spoke on the occasion.

World Town Planning Day 2008 at Khulna University

WORLD Town Planning Day 2008 was observed by the students of Urban & Rural Planning Discipline of Khulna University. A rally was arranged on the 9th of November, which was inaugurated by the honorable Vice Chancellor of Khulna University, Md. Saifuddin Shah and Head of Urban & Rural Planning Discipline Md. Ashraful Alam. The rally started from the university campus and went around the important places within the city. It was an attempt to create awareness about urban planning and the slogan was to achieve a green city for the future. Besides, the week long programme included seminar, poster design competition, debate on planning issues for future generation and finally cultural events. Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP) observed this day on the 8th November in Dhaka and helped in arranging the rally in Khulna.

Seminar on 'Financial Crisis’ at Maple Leaf International School

As the economic meltdown gradually engulfs the whole world and economists sit and scratch their heads to find a way out, young economists at Maple Leaf International School (MLIS) wasted no time to join them and identify the root causes of the crisis and its impact on our own economy. Members of Maple Economics Students' Society organized a seminar titled “Global Financial Crisis, its impact and rescue programs” on November 16, 2008 at Dr. Nawab Ali Auditorium at MLIS campus. The Lead Economist and Acting Country Director of the World Bank Mr. Vinaya Swaroop, Senior economist of World Bank Dr. Zahid Hussian, and economics teacher, Mr. Siddique Hayat Khan, addressed the seminar. The Public Information Associate of the World Bank, Ms. Mehrin Mahboob was also present. The seminar was presided over by the Executive Administrator of MLIS, Mr. Ali Mohiuddin Al Shams, while Farwah Tasnim, of MESS hosted the presentations.

IUB Freshers' Day 2008

Samreen Islam Ahmed

INDEPENDENT University Bangladesh (IUB), has once again proved their worth. With another wonderful cultural program organized by the Division of Student's Affairs (DoSA), IUBians warmly welcomed the newcomers with their musical performances that began with the immortal song of Rabindranath Sankochero Bihobalata Nijere Apoman sung by the students of the IUB.

Although the air outside was cold, the place where the IUBians performed was really heated up with excitement and joy of the students.

Many of the performers were also doing their last show at IUB as they will soon be graduating.

Vice Chancellor of IUB Prof. Bazlul Mobin Chowdhury and the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Mr. Omar Rahman and also many faculty members were present in the program.

A comical drama was also aired on the projection cameras for all to see. The skit was performed by fellow IUBians. The show continued with wonderful dance performances and a fashion show. I was amazed at how much the students, old, new, all, were enjoying the event. Such events should take place more often.

Seminar on 'Publishing Papers in International Journals' held at SEU

School of Business Studies of Southeast University arranged a Seminar on 'Publishing Papers in International Journals' on 23rd November in the Conference Room. Dr. Abu N.M. Wahid, Professor of Economics and Finance, Tennessee State University, and Editor, The Journal of Developing Areas, presented the keynote paper. Professor Dr. M. Shamser Ali, Vice-Chancellor, Southeast University, was the chief guest of the occasion while Professor Abu Ahmed, Pro-Vice Chancellor, SEU, was the special guest. Professor Dr. Syed Masud Husain, Dean, School of Business Studies, presided over the meeting. Professor Dr. Shahjahan Khan, Department of Statistics and Mathematical Sciences, University of Southern Queensland, Australia, was also present at the event.

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