New Leadership at Marketing Department, University of Chittagong
S. M. Mokaddes Ahmed Dipu
UNIVERSITY of Chittagong (CU), the Department of Marketing Studies and International Marketing arranged a programme to hand over the leadership of the department to the newly appointed Chairman Professor Syed Ahsanul Alam Parvez on June 3.
Professor Dr. Alauddin, Pro Vice Chancellor of CU, Registrar of the university, deans of the faculties of the university and Mahfuzul Huq, Director of Equity, Mr. Anwar, Navy Base Chief, Mr. Mohiuddin, M.D of Clifton Group, Chonchol Roy, FAVP of Trust Bank, Nasir Uddin, Director of CCI, Jashim Uddin, Publisher of Dainik Purbokon, and Dr. Faisal Kamal AVP of Imperial Group were present on the occasion to bridge the business school with that of the corporate world. All the faculty members and other staffs of the department were also present on the occasion. All the faculties talked on today's 'session jam.' The corporate personnel emphasised the inclusion of more practical education in the department to increase the number of quality business graduates.
After the formal session there was a cultural programme followed by a dinner party. In the cultural programme Aurin, Jolly and Jahed presented some nostalgic modern Bangla songs.
Campion School recognises
CAMPION School of Uttara, Dhaka organized its 2nd Annual Award Ceremony for 2009-10 academic year on 25 June. Professor Dr. Mohammed Musa, an eminent Educationalist and Researcher of Bangladesh, Member, Board of Governors and Professor, School of Business, United International University, and Former Pro-Vice Chancellor of East West University, distributed awards among the schools' students for academic excellence as the Chief Guest, while Omar Faruq, Founder and Chairman, Campion School distributed the prizes for the Annual Sports Competition.
Seminar at Pearl Fashion Institute
Ms. Luva N Choudhury, Director General, Bengal Foundation, gave a lecture on “The Contemporary Artists of Bangladesh” as part of the cultural studies module for the BA (Hons) Fashion Design students at Pearl Fashion Institute.
She appraised the students of the influences of various cultures on Bangladesh's art, architecture and textiles. The design students were informed how the local materials, flora and fauna have influenced the various motifs on our traditional textiles. Ms Choudhury explained that in order to understand today's art one needs to have a good idea of the history, as the past has a huge influence on present. She explained how an artist's work is influenced by the various events that take place around him. A great artist is one who by adding his imagination to the various forms and events happening around him creates an art work which totally expresses his feelings.
Scholastica's Graduation and Academic Award Ceremony
SCHOLASTICA honored their graduates and achievers on the Graduations and Academic Award Giving Ceremony held on 26th, 28th, 29th and 30th June at STM Hall from 4:00 pm till 6:30 pm. The Founder Chairperson Mrs. Yasmeen Murshed, Deputy Chairperson, Ms. Wasima Parveen and Deputy Managing Director, Ms. Madiha Murshed of Scholastica Pvt limited were all present on those days to congratulate and give their words of encouragement to the students. A total of 636 students received certificates for their outstanding achievements. The students and teachers had put up an impressive cultural programme titled “Glorious Reflections of Year 2009-2010” on the outstanding achievements and overwhelming events of the past year. The evening ended with a feeling of fulfillment of the audience.
Annual seminar of Biological Science faculty held at JU
Mashrequl Islam Rahat
THE annual seminar of Biological Science faculty, Jahangirnagar University (JU) was held at seminar hall, Pharmacy Department of the university on 24 June.
The Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Dr. Sharif Enamul kabir inaugurated the seminar as Chief Guest. Pro VCs Prof. Moniruzamman (education) and Prof. Forhad Hossain (administration) graced the seminar as Special Guests.
The seminar begun with the welcome speech of dean of the faculty, Prof. Dr. Abdul Jobber Haowlader. The daylong seminar was divided into four sessions while a total of 34 research papers were presented.
Teacher Training Workshop at Presidency University
ON June 26 a daylong teacher-training workshop on “Interactive Teaching,” was held at the English Department of Presidency University. Bangladesh English Language Teachers' Association (BELTA) and American Center (Dhaka) jointly organised this programme.
Dr. Alan Klein, English Language Specialist and US Department of State, conducted the workshop. Teachers from 39 public and private schools and universities participated in the workshop. Certificates were handed out to the participants at the end of the workshop.
NSUSSC initiates Blood Donation Drive
THE North South University Social Services Club (NSU SSC) organised a three day event called the Blood Donation Drive on 20-22 June in association with Quantum Foundation.
This time the Blood Donation Drive was able to collect 463 bags, which created another record. The event was inaugurated with an in-campus rally on the first day and was attended by former president of Bangladesh and Jatiya Party chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad, MP, as the chief guest. M.A. Kashem, Chairman, Board of Governors and Porichalona Porshod, NSU Foundation, Benajir Ahmed, Vice Chairman, Board of Governors and Porichalona Porshod, NSU Foundation, Dr. Hafiz G.A. Siddique, Vice Chancellor, NSU and Dr. S.A.M. Khairul Bashar, Pro-Vice Chancellor, NSU, also visited the event. The club introduced their own blood donation mascot called “Blubby” which motivated the students and created a festive environment around the campus. All members of NSU SSC, including the members of the executive body, worked very hard to make the event a successful one.
Seminar at SUST
ASeminar was held at the Mini Auditorium of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet on “Recontextualizing Post-World War American Theatre: Desire and Death under Democracy” on 24 June. The 6TH batch students of English Department arranged the event.
Shahed Ahmed, Assistant Professor, co-coordinated and chaired the session while Professor Dr. Md. Ati Ullah was the chief discussant. Md. Ishrat Ibne Ismail and Md. Mizanur Rahman, Lecturers of English also took part in the discussion. Seven students of the graduating batch presented their respective papers and answered questions of the audience.
Setting the American Stage with Naturalistic Bang, Shame, Guilt, Empathy and the Search for Identity in Tennessee's A Streetcar Named Desire, Lives Spinning out of Control, Tennessee's A Streetcar Named Desire and the Inevitability of Sexual Politics, The Rise and Fall of Willy's American Dream and others. The chair and the discussants focused on the Cold War era crises, impacts of capitalism, globalization and Americanism, etc. as depicted in the plays of Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller and Edward Albee. They also highlighted the recurring themes of four dramas authored by these playwrights to underscore how unbridled desires, propelled by the “pursuit of happiness,” could well lead to eventual destruction in a land of democracy. The event spanned for three hours and the seminar papers were presented in a fully digitalized system. The spontaneous presence of the students and faculty members made it successful.
(Staff Correspondent, Sylhet)
International Chemistry Olympiad
Zahangir Alam Biswas
FOUR U.S. high school students including a Bangladeshi have been selected to represent USA in the upcoming '42nd International Chemistry Olympiad', which will take place in Tokyo, Japan from July 19 to 28. The team was chosen on June 15, at the conclusion of an intensive two-week U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad study camp organised by the American Chemical Society and held at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs. The 20 students who participated in this year's study camp, eighteen men and two women were the top scorers among approximately 10,000 students who took a regional exam and 930 students who went on to take the national exam.
The finalists are Richard Li of River Hill High School, Colin Lu of Vestal High School, Alexander Siegenfeld of Hopkins School and Utsarga Sikder Joy of South Brunswick High School. Utsarga Sikder Joy, one of the four finalists, is the son of Santosh Sikder of Baghchar village of Faridpur district and Uma Saha of East Dashara of Manikganj district in Bangladesh. Joy is 16 years old and he completed 11 grades from South Brunswick High School. Santosh Sikder and Uma Saha are working at a Bio-Taconic Company in USA as senior scientist and associate scientist respectively.
Former Manikganj Municipality Mayor and Joy's uncle Sudev Saha invoked all Bangladeshi people for blessing Joy. In Tokyo, the U.S. team will compete for medals alongside students from roughly 70 other countries. Participants will be judged on theoretical knowledge as well as laboratory skills. The students will also participate in sightseeing and cultural activities in and around Tokyo.
Teacher: You aren't paying attention to me. Are you having trouble hearing ?
Pupil: No, teacher I'm having trouble listening ! Why were you late ?
Sorry, teacher, I overslept.
You mean you need to sleep at home too ! Teacher: Class, we will have only half a day of school this morning.
Teacher: We will have the other half this afternoon! Teacher: That's quite a cough you have there, what are you taking for it ?
Pupil: I don't know teacher. What will you give me ? Son: I can't go to school today.
Father: Why not ?
Son: I don't feel well
Teacher: Where don't you feel well ?
Son: In school ! Teacher: You missed school yesterday didn't you ?
Pupil: Not very much ! Father: I hear you skipped school to play football
Son: No I didn't, and I have the fish to prove it ! Pupil (on phone) : My son has a bad cold and won't be able to come to school today.
School Secretary: Who is this ?
Pupil: This is my father speaking ! Father: How do you like going to school ?
Son: The going bit is fine, as is the coming home bit too, but I'm not too keen on the time in-between !
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